Famous People Born In Yonkers

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Jon Voight
(Best Known for His Performance in the Films: 'Midnight Cowboy', 'Coming Home' and 'The Champ')
Jon Voight
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Birthdate: December 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn

A veteran actor who has been active in Hollywood for almost six decades, Jon Voight is the recipient of one Academy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. Coming to prominence in the late 1960s with several critically acclaimed roles, he went through a lean phase before resurrecting his career. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2019.

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Jadakiss
(Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer)
Jadakiss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sid Caesar
(Actor, Comedian and Writer Known for His TV Series: ‘Your Show of Shows’ and ‘Caesar's Hour’)
Sid Caesar
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Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 12, 2014
Sid Caesar is remembered as a pioneer of live TV shows. He soared to fame with the Emmy-winning series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. He played Coach Calhoun in the Grease franchise. He was known for his signature sketch-comedy style, which relied heavily on body language and accents. 
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James Comey
(American Lawyer and 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013 - 2017))
James Comey
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Former U.S. deputy attorney general James Comey was made the FBI director by Barack Obama. However, Donald Trump dismissed Comey in 2017, reportedly due to Trump’s fears regarding the investigations on Russian intervention. Comey has worked with Bridgewater Associates and HSBC Holdings and was a scholar at Columbia Law School
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Carlos Alazraqui
(Actor, stand-up comedian best known for his role as Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911! and for his voice acting roles)
Carlos Alazraqui
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Birthdate: July 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Antony Blinken
(71st United States Secretary of State)
Antony Blinken
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tommy Dreamer
(American Professional Wrestler)
Tommy Dreamer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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James Blake
(American Former Professional Tennis Player)
James Blake
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Eddie Kingston
(American Professional Wrestler)
Eddie Kingston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Sean Kilpatrick
(Basketball player)
Sean Kilpatrick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
(Former physician, medical researcher known for early discovery of prion disease)
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
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Birthdate: September 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 2008
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter, Journalist)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jim Cronin
(American Zookeeper & Co-Founder of 'The Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre')
Jim Cronin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 17, 2007

Jim Cronin was an American zookeeper best remembered for co-founding the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, England, in 1987. The centre works as a sanctuary for neglected and abused primates. Jim Cronin was celebrated for his expertise in the rescue and rehabilitation process of abused primates.

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Winnaretta Singer
(Socialite)
Winnaretta Singer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 26, 1943
 15 
Robert Shayne
(Actor)
Robert Shayne
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Birthdate: October 4, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 29, 1992
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Trill Williams
(American Football Player)
Trill Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Joe Lapchick
(Basketball Player)
Joe Lapchick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 10, 1970
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Gregory Rabassa
(American Translator and Educator)
Gregory Rabassa
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Birthdate: March 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 13, 2016
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Grayson Kirk
(Academic)
Grayson Kirk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 21, 1997
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John Howard Northrop
(American Biochemist Who Won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
John Howard Northrop
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 5, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 27, 1987

 John Howard Northrop became interested in enzymes while conducting research on fermentation processes of acetone and ethyl alcohol for U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service during WWI and established that enzymes obey laws of chemical reactions. He later isolated and crystallized pepsin, trypsin and chymotrypsin and bacteriophage and also determined their chemical nature; he earned 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for it.