Famous People Born In Scranton

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Jane Jacobs
(Journalist and Author Best Known for Her Book ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’)
Jane Jacobs
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Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 25, 2006

American-Canadian journalist Jane Jacobs is best known for her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. A specialist in urban culture and its issues, she was one of the few women who excelled in a male-dominated field. The Vincent Scully Prize winner was initially scorned at as a housewife.

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Lizabeth Scott
(Actress)
Lizabeth Scott
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Birthdate: September 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 31, 2015
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 3 
Adam Rippon
(American Figure Skater)
Adam Rippon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Joe Biden
(46th President of the United States (Since 2021))
Joe Biden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Joe Biden is the president-elect of the United States and will become the 46th president when he will assume the charge on 20 January 2021. Biden is the oldest person ever elected to the White House. One of the youngest senators in the US history and Delaware’s longest-serving senator, Joe Biden served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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Robert Reich
(22nd United States Secretary of Labor (1993 - 1997))
Robert Reich
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Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

Economist and University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich has also been the U.S. secretary of labor. His rare bone disorder made him a victim of bullies in childhood, but he later won the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. His bestselling book Saving Capitalism was made into a Netflix documentary.

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John Anthony Walker
(Navy Officer)
John Anthony Walker
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 2014
 7 
P. J. Carlesimo
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
P. J. Carlesimo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Lauren Weisberger
(Novelists)
Lauren Weisberger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
 9 
Matt McGloin
(American Football Player)
Matt McGloin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Daniel McDonald
(Actor)
Daniel McDonald
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Birthdate: July 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 15, 2007
 11 
Hugh Rodham
(Businessman)
Hugh Rodham
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 7, 1993
 12 
Mike Munchak
(Coach, American football player)
Mike Munchak
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Charles MacArthur
(Playwright)
Charles MacArthur
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 21, 1956
 14 
Melanie Smith
(American Equestrian and Olympic Champion)
Melanie Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 15 
Cy Endfield
(American Magician, Screenwriter, and Director)
Cy Endfield
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Birthdate: November 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 16, 1995

Cy Endfield was an American magician, screenwriter, author, director, and inventor. He is perhaps best remembered for his 1964 epic war film, Zulu. Cy Endfield is credited with influencing other magicians like Michael Vincent.  

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Gerry McNamara
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Gerry McNamara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Byrne Piven
(Actor)
Byrne Piven
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Birthdate: September 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 18, 2002
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Jean Kerr
(Author)
Jean Kerr
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 5, 2003
 19 
Chris Motionless
(American Metal Singer & Performer)
Chris Motionless
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Bill Lazor
(American football player)
Bill Lazor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
 21 
Abigail Ratchford
(American Model)
Abigail Ratchford
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 22 
Charles David Keeling
(Scientist)
Charles David Keeling
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 20, 2005
 23 
Meghan McCarthy
(YouTube Star)
Meghan McCarthy
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 24 
Ralph Levy
(American Producer and Director)
Ralph Levy
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Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 15, 2001
 25 
Frank Gibney
(Journalist)
Frank Gibney
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 9, 2006
 26 
Daniel Mazia
(Biologist)
Daniel Mazia
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 9, 1996