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Name Occupation Lived in Born
Kirk AcevedoActor, probably best known for his roles as Alvarez on HBO's Oz as well as FBI Agent Charlie Francis in the Fox TV science-fiction series FringeBorn in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx.27 Nov 1971
Joey AdamsBorscht-Belt comic, actor, NY Post columnist, husband of Cindy AdamsJanuary 6, 1911

died: December 2, 1999
Mason AdamsActor, probably best known for the role of Managing Editor Charlie Hume on the Lou Grant TV show, which ran for five seasons.26 Feb 1919

died: 26 April 2005
Woody AllenFilmmaker, comedian, actorGrew up in Midwood, lived on Avenue K, between East 14th and 15th Streets. December 1, 1935
Alan ArkinActor and Director26 March 1934
Adam ArkinActor19 Aug 1957
Isaac AsimovAuthor
W.H. AudenPoet, Authorone of several famous residents of February House at 7 Middagh Street.21 Feb 1907

died: 28 Sep 1973
Paul AusterAuthorPark Slope3 Feb 1947
Lauren BacallActress
Angelo BadalamentiFilm Composer, often works with director David Lynch22 Mar 1937
Joseph BarberaHanna and Barbera Cartoons
Dave BarryWriter
Gene BarryActor
Jean-Michel BasquiatArtist22 Dec 1960

died: 12 Aug 1988
Daniel BenzaliActorBorn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Benzali's family moved to Brownsville when he was a child. Probably best known for recurring roles on TV in Murder One, The Agency, and NYPD Blue.20 Jan 1950
Pat BenatarSinger / SongwriterBorn Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, Benatar lived in Greenpoint until she was 3 years old.
Paul BettanyActorLived on Prospect Park West (Park Slope), with wife Jennifer Connelly
Dante Beze a.k.a. Mos Def
Eubie BlakeRagtime performer & composerBedford-Stuyvesant7 Feb 1883

died: 12 Feb 1983
David BlaineIllusionist
Joe BolognaActor
Clara BowActress
Jane BowlesAuthor and playwrightOne of several famous residents of February House.22 Feb 1917

died: 4 May 1973
Paul Bowles Composer and authorOne of several famous residents of February House.30 Dec 1910

died: 18 Nov 1999
Barbara BoxerUnited States Senator from CaliforniaGraduate of Wingate High School and Brooklyn College 11 Nov 1940
Benjamin BrittenBritish composer and pianistOne of several famous residents of February House.22 Nov 1913

died: 4 Dec 1976
Mel BrooksWriter, Director365 South 3rd Street in Williamsburg.28 Jun 1926
Margaret Wise BrownAuthor of children's classic book Goodnight, MoonGreenpoint23 May 1910

died: 13 Nov 1952
Foxy BrownRapperPark Slope, now lives in Prospect Heights. Apparently does not get along with her neighbors.6 Sept 1978
Larry BrownNY Nicks Basketball Coach14 Sep 1940
Julie BuddSinger
Steve BuscemiActor, Director, Writer13 Dec 1967
Eddie CantorEntertainerBorn on the Lower East Side, attended business school in Williamsburg and was a singing waiter on Coney Island.
Alphonse CaponeMobster17 Jan 1899

died: 25 Jan 1947
Betty CarterJazz Singer
Jack CarterComedian
Shawn Cartera.k.a. Jay-Z, rapper, part owner of NJ Nets basketball teamMarcy Houses, Bedford-Stuyvesant. 4 Dec 1968
Harry ChapinSinger, Songwriter
Shirley Chisholm first black U.S. Congresswoman
Dane ClarkActor
Kim ColesSinger
Betty ComdenComposer
Didi ConnActor
Jennifer ConnellyActressLived in Park Slope briefly.12 Dec 1970
Pat Coopercomedian
Aaron CoplandComposer
John CoriglianoComposer
Howard CossellSportscaster
Jonathan CoultonSinger/Songwriter. Provides background music for hobo documentaries. Park Slope1 Dec 1970
Peter CrissBorn George Peter John Criscuola, original drummer for rock band KISSGreenpoint20 Dec 1945
Billy CunninghamBasketball Hall of Famer, Philly 76ers3 Jun 1943

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