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Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an American actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway.
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Alfredo James Pacino

Alfredo James Pacino was born to a family of Italian immigrants in East Harlem, New York, on the 25th of April, 1940, his grandparents having crossed the Atlantic from Sicily....
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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928, at the Lying-In Hospital in Manhattan, New York, the first of two children of Jacques (Jacob) Leonard Kubrick (1901–85) and his wife Sadie Gertrude (née Perveler; 1903–85), who were both Jewish. At Stanley's birth, the Kubricks lived in an apartment at 2160 Clinton Avenue in Bronx....
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Wesley Trent Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes, born July 31, 1962, is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films....
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John F. Kennedy's Life In Bronx

As a boy, in the late 1920s, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president, resided at a mansion at 5040 Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of Bronx....
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Calvin Richard Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein, Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry....
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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington was born in Bronx, New York on January 31, 1977. Kerry’s mother is a professor and her father a real estate broker. ...
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Ralph Lauren / Ralph Lifshitz

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939. Ralph’s mother Fradyl Koltar-Lifshitz and his father Frank Lifshitz were both Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Russia....
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Tony Curtis / Bernard Schwartz

Tony Curtis born Bernard Schwartz was born on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York. Tony’s mother Helen Schwartz and his father Manuel Schwartz were both Hungarian Jewish Immigrants....
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born on August 25, 1931 in New York, New York. Regis mother Filomena Bosicia-Philbin is of Arbëreshë ancestry and his father Francis Philbin, is a former U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific, he is of Irish ancestry....
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Jennifer Lopez / Jenny From The Block

Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx a Middle class neighborhood in New York City. Jennifer’s father David Lopez was a Computer Technician, and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez-Lopez a Kindergarten teacher....
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Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria, 54, was born in Bronx, NY. Starting his career at a local gas station, he noticed the accountant made much more money than he did. Years later he baceme and still is the CEO of Deloitte, LLP, one of the largest and most reputable accounting firms in the world....
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Remembering Dr. Ira B. Black

Dr. Ira B. Black was a Bronx-born neuroscientist and the leading proponent in the stem cell research. He was named founding director of the state-financed Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey in May 2004....
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Sotomayor: A Bronx Star Shines

President Obama today nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Latino and only the third woman on the nation's highest court....
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Bronx Native Takes Helm of Central Park Precinct

In his first few months of taking command of the Central Park precinct, police captain Peter Andrea led the rescue of seven teens who fell into a frozen pond and also locked up a serial robber.
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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel.
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Evan Chesler

Born in Bronx on July 17, 1949, Evan Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies.

Bronx Native Strives To Build A Stronger Community

Eric Gordon is a Bronx boy who grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and who lived in New York City for much of his adult life.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Alynda Lee Segarra

Segarra grew up in Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Mirida and though she was distant from her mother she remained very close to her father as a child.
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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross, born in Bronx on May 10, 1991, is an Afro-American professional fashion model, actor and dancer, best known for being the first male albino model.

Bob Lefkowitz

In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St.
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Diahann Carroll

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina.
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Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker

Growing up in Bronx, Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker was fortunate to have a strong family support system cheering her on from the sidelines.

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Diane A. Thompson, MD, MS

is a physician and radio host of Health Talk with Dr. Diane, MD at blogtalkradio.com/drdianethompson. She has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years, first as a registered nurse, then as a nurse practitioner, and now as a physician. She is an author, a health and empowerment speaker, a wellness coach, an esthetic specialist, and holds a certificate in sports nutrition. Dr. Diane, MD may be contacted at DrDianeThompson.com , via social media at facebook.com/DrDianeAThompson or via e-mail at Dr.DianeThompson@gmail.com.