Famous People Born In Brooklyn New York
With the movie industry being located in New York in the early days of movies it is common for people that are famous in the movies to be born in Brooklyn. Here is a list of some of the more famous actors and other personalities.
One of my favorites is Jackie Gleason who starred in the Honeymooners TV show which was all about New York City and the struggles people had back in the day. His get rich schemes are born out of the daily life of making it in New York City.
Actor and producer Woody Allen is always putting the early days of NYC in films. His movie Radio Days was shot all over the city. I watched them film parts in Rockaway Beach. Shots of Annie Hall have Brooklyn in the background. Richard Dreyfuss from the movie the Goodbye Girl was born in Brooklyn.
The beautiful Lauren Bacall who starred in a lot of famous movies with Humphrey Bogart was born in Brooklyn in 1924. Speaking of beautiful women Brooklyn is also the birthplace of Marisa Tormei and one of my favorites Jennifer Connelly.
Funny man Mel Brooks often talks about his early days in Brighton Beach in interviews. Speaking of funny men comedians there was a lot born in Brooklyn with vaudeville acts being in Coney Island and all. The three stooges were all born here as is Pat Cooper. Often his comedy is based on good ole Brooklyn.
Other famous funny people born in Brooklyn are Jimmy Fallon, Steve Lawrence, Richard Lewis, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Rosie Perez, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Jerry Seinfeld. With Saturday Night live being shot in the city many up and coming stars come from here.
Actors that use their Italian accent in TV and the movies are Tony Danza and Scott Baio who are good old Brooklyn boys. I believe Tony has a restaurant over in the Mill Basin area. The beautiful Alyssa Milano was also born in Brooklyn.
Some famous singers have been born here most notable are Neil Diamond Neil Sedaka, Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow and the sultry Carole King. Brooklyn is also the home for many in the rap world as Jay Z, Foxy Brown and Lil Kim were born here. Music producer Jimmy Iovine is also a Brooklyn boy.
I am sure I am leaving some people off this list as there really are a lot of famous people born and raised in Brooklyn that it is nearly impossible to list them all. I just got an e-mail telling me Joe Torre former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and former manager of the New York Yankees was born in Brooklyn and went to St. Francis Prep.
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