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Famous People From Buffalo

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List of famous people from Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Buffalo 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 Buffalo, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Lee Wheeler and Harl Vincent.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Buffalo?" or "Which celebrities were born in Buffalo?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Jessica White

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Jessica White (born June 21, 1984) is an American fashion model, actress and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Vincent Gallo

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Vincent Gallo (; born April 11, 1961) is an American actor, director, model, musician, painter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lex Luger

    Lex Luger

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by the ring name Lex Luger, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wendie Malick

    BirthplaceUSA, Buffalo, New York

    Wendie Malick (born December 13, 1950) is an American actress and former fashion model, known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Christine Baranski

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Christine Jane Baranski (born May 2, 1952) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jeffrey Jones

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American character actor best known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Edward Gibson

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Edward George Gibson (born November 8, 1936) is a former NASA astronaut, pilot, engineer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Dick Beyer

    Dick Beyer

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Richard John Beyer (July 11, 1930 – March 7, 2019) was an American professional wrestler who... more on Wikipedia
  • Chaim Potok

    Chaim Potok

    Dec. at 73 (1929-2002)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first... more on Wikipedia
  • H. Bruce Humberstone

    H. Bruce Humberstone

    Dec. at 83 (1901-1984)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    H. Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone (November 18, 1901 – October 11, 1984) was a movie actor (as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Bram

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Christopher Bram (born 1952) is an American author. Bram grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia... more on Wikipedia
  • Mary Ann Esposito
    Mary Ann Esposito (born August 3, 1942 in Buffalo, New York) is an American chef, cookbook... more on Wikipedia
  • Amanda Blake

    Amanda Blake

    Dec. at 60 (1929-1989)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Amanda Blake (February 20, 1929 – August 16, 1989) was an American actress best known for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lawrence Block

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two... more on Wikipedia
  • Sorrell Booke

    Sorrell Booke

    Dec. at 64 (1930-1994)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994) was an American actor who performed on... more on Wikipedia
  • John J. McNeill

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    John J. McNeill (1924 or 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American Roman Catholic priest,... more on Wikipedia
  • Edith M. Flanigen

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Edith Marie Flanigen (born January 28, 1929) is a noted American chemist, known for her work... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Paladino

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Carl Pasquale Paladino (born August 24, 1946) is an American businessman and political... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Robinson

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • A. R. Gurney

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr. (November 1, 1930 – June 13, 2017) (sometimes credited as Pete... more on Wikipedia
  • Irene Rich

    Irene Rich

    Dec. at 97 (1891-1988)

    BirthplaceUSA, Buffalo, New York

    Irene Rich (born Irene Frances Luther; October 13, 1891 – April 22, 1988) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Kate Clinton

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Kate Clinton (born November 9, 1947) is an American comedian specializing in political... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Duzen

    Dec. at 74 (1870-1944)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    William George "Bill" Duzen (February 21, 1870 – March 11, 1944), was a Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Geri Jewell

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Geraldine Ann "Geri" Jewell (born September 13, 1956) is an American actress and stand-up... more on Wikipedia
  • Beverly Eckert

    Beverly Eckert

    Dec. at 58 (1951-2009)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Beverly Eckert (May 29, 1951 – February 12, 2009) was an activist and advocate for the... more on Wikipedia