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Famous People From Brooklyn

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List of famous people from Brooklyn, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Brooklyn, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Brooklyn you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Brooklyn, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list contains people like Leonard Rosenman and Arthur Piantadosi.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Brooklyn?" or "Which celebrities were born in Brooklyn?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Joan Rivers

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    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Jerry Seinfeld

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Rita Hayworth

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    Dec. at 69 (1918-1987)

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  • Mickey Rooney

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    Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Age: 86

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Age: 45

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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    Age: 69

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Age: Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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    Scott Baio

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

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  • Dom DeLuise

    Dom DeLuise

    Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)

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  • Buddy Hackett

    Buddy Hackett

    Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)

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