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Famous People From Philadelphia

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

List people range from Kobe Bryant to Bradley Cooper.

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

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  • Adam Goldstein

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