Famous People Born In Rochester

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Jon Jones
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
Jon Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jon Jones, the American professional mixed martial artist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever. He holds many Ultimate Fighting Championship records in the light heavyweight division. However, he has been also been involved in several controversies and has been arrested for felony, hit-and-run charges and has tested positive for banned substances.

 2 
John Lithgow
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Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra

A Harvard alumnus and a Fulbright scholar, John Lithgow began his career with Broadway and later also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Known for his Emmy-winning performances in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, and The Crown, Lithgow is also an American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

 3 
Robert Forster
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Max Cherry’ in the Film ‘Jackie Brown’)
Robert Forster
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Birthdate: July 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 11, 2019

A prominent actor who was active in the entertainment industry for five decades, Robert Forster was known for his versatility. As a college student, he initially planned to study law but eventually changed his mind and ventured into acting. Dedicated to his profession with a passion, he continued working even after being diagnosed with cancer.

 4 
Ryan Lochte
(12-Time Olympic Medalist and the Second Most Decorated Swimmer in Olympic History)
Ryan Lochte
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has won 12 Olympic medals, including six golds, and is the joint-second-most-decorated swimmer in the history of Olympics. He is known for his expertise in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, and individual categories. He was suspended for vandalism while in Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 5 
Jenna Marbles
(YouTuber)
Jenna Marbles
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Jenna Marbles, famed YouTube star and vlogger, had the 177th-most-subscribed YouTube channel as of November 2020. In June 2020, she announced she would be quitting YouTube indefinitely and apologized for some racist posts. She is the first social-media star to have a Madame Tussauds Museum wax statue in New York. 
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Cab Calloway
(Singer)
Cab Calloway
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 18, 1994

Jazz singer and dancer, Cab Calloway, was a famous vocalist of the swing era.  From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, he led a very popular band that included musicians like  Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham. A man of color, he became the first African-American musician to sell a million records from a single song.

 7 
Abby Wambach
(American Retired Soccer Player and Coach)
Abby Wambach
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini

Retired soccer player Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is a FIFA Women's World Cup champion as well and a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She retired in 2015 and was listed in that year’s Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

 8 
Kim Gordon
(Singer)
Kim Gordon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Teddy Geiger
(Musician)
Teddy Geiger
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Lou Gramm
(Singer-songwriter)
Lou Gramm
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Hugh O'Brian
(American actor)
Hugh O'Brian
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Birthdate: April 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 5, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Chandler Jones
(American football player)
Chandler Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 13 
Pete Duel
(Actor)
Pete Duel
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Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 31, 1971
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Walter Hagen
(American Professional Golfer and One of the Greatest Golfers Ever)
Walter Hagen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 6, 1969

A major figure in the early-20th century international golf, American golfer Walter Hagen is often hailed as the father of professional golf for his contributions towards raising the stature of the game. The first golfer to earn one million dollars, he registered 58 wins including eleven major championships and made golf popular in the USA, with his flair and style.

 15 
Chyna
(Professional Wrestler Best Known as 'The Most Dominant Female Competitor of All Time')
Chyna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 17, 2016

Chyna was a professional wrestler, pornographic actress, bodybuilder, and glamour model. The first woman to take part in WWF's Royal Rumble match, Chyna set an important precedent as a powerful and dominant wrestler to the future female wrestlers. With victories over many popular male wrestlers, she was deemed the most dominant female wrestler of all time.

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Chuck Mangione
(Composers)
Chuck Mangione
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 17 
Mimi Kennedy
(Actress)
Mimi Kennedy
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Birthdate: September 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
 18 
Davey Havok
(Singer)
Davey Havok
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Joel Glazer
(Businessperson)
Joel Glazer
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
 20 
Malcolm Glazer
(American businessman)
Malcolm Glazer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 28, 2014
 21 
Wang Leehom
(American Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Film Producer, and Director)
Wang Leehom
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Suzanne Cryer
(Actress)
Suzanne Cryer
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Birthdate: January 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Danny Padilla
(American Bodybuilder)
Danny Padilla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Avram Glazer
(Businessperson)
Avram Glazer
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
 25 
Brodie Lee
(American Professional wrestler)
Brodie Lee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2020
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Rudy Boesch
(Military personnel, Reality television participant)
Rudy Boesch
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 1, 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Wellington Mara
(Co-owner of the 'New York Giants' of the National Football League)
Wellington Mara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 25, 2005

Wellington Mara co-owned the NFL team New York Giants, as he inherited the team from his father and the team’s founder, Tim Mara. The Giants players named him The Duke, as it was believed he was named after the Duke of Wellington. He died of lymphoma at age 89.

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Mary Grace Canfield
(Actress)
Mary Grace Canfield
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Birthdate: September 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 15, 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Thomas Bryant
(Basketball player)
Thomas Bryant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
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Vincent Martella
(Actor, Child Actor)
Vincent Martella
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Birthdate: October 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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James Smith Bush
(Jurist, Writer, Lawyer, Priest, Politician)
James Smith Bush
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 11, 1889

The progenitor of the Bush political family, James Smith Bush, was a jurist by training before he was drawn to divinity and ordained as a priest. He began his career as rector of the Grace Church in Orange, New Jersey. Later, he visited other parts of the country, writing several books on religion, most significant of them being Evidence of Religion.

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Arthur Jones
(American football player)
Arthur Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Joe Simon
(Writer)
Joe Simon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 14, 2011
 34 
Isaiah Stewart
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Stewart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Charles Radbourn
(Baseball player)
Charles Radbourn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 11, 1854
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 5, 1897
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John Ashbery
(Poet, Writer, University teacher, Journalist)
John Ashbery
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Listed In:
Birthdate: July 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
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Anthony Lamb
(Basketball Player)
Anthony Lamb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Dalton Castle
(American Professional Wrestler)
Dalton Castle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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John Wallace
(Basketball player)
John Wallace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Robert D. Putnam
(Political Scientist)
Robert D. Putnam
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Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Kenneth Rogoff
(American Economist and Chess Grandmaster)
Kenneth Rogoff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
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Willie Monroe Jr.
(Boxer)
Willie Monroe Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Walter Rauschenbusch
(American Theologian and Baptist Pastor)
Walter Rauschenbusch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 25, 1918

Walter Rauschenbusch was an American Baptist pastor and theologian. He played an important role in the single tax and Social Gospel movements by propagating the importance of theology through his book A Theology for the Social Gospel which he published in 1917. Walter Rauschenbusch's work influenced prominent personalities like Martin Luther King Jr., Norman Thomas, Desmond Tutu, and James McClendon.

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Yianni Diakomihalis
(Wrestler)
Yianni Diakomihalis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 11, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Lincoln Kirstein
(Writer)
Lincoln Kirstein
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 5, 1996
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jason McElwain
(American Basketball Player and Marathon Runner)
Jason McElwain
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 47 
Florine Stettheimer
(Painter)
Florine Stettheimer
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Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 11, 1944
 48 
Joe English
(songwriter)
Joe English
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Alisa Weilerstein
(Cellist)
Alisa Weilerstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
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Patrick Beilein
(Basketball player)
Patrick Beilein
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)