Famous People Born In Schenectady

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Mickey Rourke
(Actor and Former Boxer)
Mickey Rourke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
An amateur boxer in his early days, Mickey Rourke later deviated to acting, mostly starring in action movies and thrillers. He went back to his former love, boxing, in 1991, only to retire in 1994. He then stunned his fans with his Academy Award-nominated role in The Wrestler.
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Ann B. Davis
(Actress)
Ann B. Davis
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Birthdate: May 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 1, 2014
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Kevin Greene
(American Football player)
Kevin Greene
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 21, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Maria Brink
(Frontwoman of American Alternative Metal Band 'In This Moment')
Maria Brink
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Maria Brink is a singer and songwriter best known as the lead singer of the rock band In This Moment.  She developed an early interest in performing and received encouragement from her mother. She began her musical career as a young woman and played with numerous other bands before forming In This Moment. She is also an aspiring artist.

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Ato Essandoh
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Birthdate: July 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Harold Gould
(Actor)
Harold Gould
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Birthdate: December 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 11, 2010
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
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Birthdate: August 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Wayne LaPierre
(Business executive)
Wayne LaPierre
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Sir Charles Mackerras
(Conductor)
Sir Charles Mackerras
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 14, 2010
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John Sayles
(Film director)
John Sayles
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Birthdate: September 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Trevor Bryan
(Boxer)
Trevor Bryan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Antonio Delgado
(Lawyer, Politician)
Antonio Delgado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Ron Rivest
(Cryptographer)
Ron Rivest
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Mary Daly
(Philosopher)
Mary Daly
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Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 3, 2010
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Telford Taylor
(Lawyer)
Telford Taylor
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 23, 1998
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Katharine Burr Blodgett
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Birthdate: January 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 12, 1979
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Pat Cadigan
(Writer)
Pat Cadigan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Alison Des Forges
(Historian)
Alison Des Forges
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Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 12, 2009
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Sheree Zampino
(Businesswoman and Ex-Wife of Actor Will Smith)
Sheree Zampino
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Vincent Schaefer
(US Chemist and Meteorologist Who Developed 'Cloud Seeding')
Vincent Schaefer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 25, 1993

US chemist and meteorologist Vincent Schaefer is remembered for his pioneering studies on the physics of precipitation. He developed cloud seeding, a weather modification system, using dry ice pellets. He taught at the State University of New York and was later named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.