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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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  • Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Joan Rivers

    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan... more on Wikipedia
  • Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jerome Allen Seinfeld ( SYNE-feld; born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Rita Hayworth

    Dec. at 69 (1918-1987)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Mickey Rooney

    Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Lil' Kim

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or 1975), known professionally as Lil' Kim, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Larry David is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Larry King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Larry King

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nia Long is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Nia Long

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Nia Talita Long (born October 30, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in... more on Wikipedia
  • Jennifer Esposito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress and author. She is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tony Danza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Tony Danza

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Tony Danza (born April 21, 1951) is an American actor, comedian, singer, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Lena Horne

    Dec. at 93 (1917-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant

    Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, dancer, actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Scott Baio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Scott Baio

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

    Scott Vincent James Baio (; born September 22, 1960 or 1961 (sources differ)) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dom DeLuise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Dom DeLuise

    Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Dominick DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harvey Keitel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Keitel ( ky-TEL; born May 13, 1939) is an American actor and producer. He has starred... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Buddy Hackett

    Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian... more on Wikipedia
  • Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Steve Guttenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Steven Robert Guttenberg (born August 24, 1958) is an American actor, author, businessman,... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American business magnate, producer, film... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Blaine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    David Blaine White (born April 4, 1973) is an American illusionist, endurance artist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Turturro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American character actor, writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    BirthplaceNew York City, Red Hook, USA, New York

    Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Brooklyn

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Dec. at 83 (1907-1990)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an... more on Wikipedia

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