Feb 21, 2007

Harvey Keitel or Woody Allen? Brooklyn's Most Famous?


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The list of celebrities from Brooklyn is long and growing. I linked the list to Wikipedia from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's walk of fame. - The Celebrity Path - "At irregular intervals along the way, approximately 100 artists, poets, performers, and athletes who were born or have lived in Brooklyn are honored, from Walt Whitman to Barbra Streisand"

How many names do you know?

F. Murray Abraham, Carl Abrams, Joey Adams, Woody Allen, Isaac Asimov, Lauren Bacall, Joseph Barbera, Dave Barry, Gene Barry, Daniel Benzali, Jay Black, Eubie Blake, Joe Bologna, Clara Bow, Mel Brooks, Julie Budd, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Cantor, Betty Carter, Jack Carter, Harry Chapin, Dane Clark, Kim Coles, Betty Comden, Didi Conn, Pat Cooper, Aaron Copland, John Corigliano, Howard Cossell, Vic Damone, Tony Danza, Elaine deKooning, Dom De Luise, Alan M. Dershowitz, Neil Diamond, Richard Dreyfuss, Eliot Feld, Harvey Fierstein, Fyvush Finkel, Phil Foster, Vincent Gardenia, George Gershwin, Jack Gilford, Jackie Gleason, Marty Glickman, Louis Gossett, Jr., Elliott Gould, Arlo Guthrie, Marty Gunty, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Hackett, Moss Hart, Connie Hawkins, Susan Hayward, Gil Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Gregory Hines, Gil Hodges, Celeste Holm, Lena Horne, Edward Everett Horton, Harry Houdini, Anne Jackson, Lainie Kazan, Danny Kaye, Ezra Jack Keats, Harvey Keitel, Alan King, Carole King, Larry King, Bernie Kopell, Sandy Koufax, Lee Krasner, Martin Landau, Julius La Rosa, Jacob Lawrence, Steve Lawrence, Harvey Lichtenstein, Tony Lo Bianco, Vince Lombardi, Leonard Lopate, Phillip Lopate, Norman Mailer, Barry Manilow, Paule Marshall, Peter Max, Frank McCourt, Anne Meara, Robert Merrill, Arthur Miller, Stephanie Mills, Marianne Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Esai Morales, Cousin Brucie Morrow, Arnold Moss, Zero Mostel, Joseph Papirofsky, Joseph Papp, Floyd Patterson, Beverly Pepper, S. J. Perelman, Rosie Perez, The Persuasions, Noel W. Pointer, Sr., Martha Raye, Sal Richards, The Ritz Brothers, Joan Rivers, Max Roach, Lucille Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Rooney, Stanley Ralph Ross, Howard J. Rubenstein, John Saxon, Jack Scalia, Neil Sedaka, Maurice Sendak, Roger Sessions, Ben Shahn, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Beverly Sills, Phil Silvers, Neil Simon, Betty Smith, Jimmy Smits, Paul Sorvino, Barbara Stanwyck, John Steptoe, Connie Stevens, Jerry Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Irving Thalberg, Gene Tierney, Marisa Tomei, George Tooker, Joe Torre, Richard Tucker, John Turturro, Brenda Vaccaro, Ben Vereen, Abe Vigoda, Joe Viterelli, Eli Wallach, Harry Warren, Wendy Wasserstein , Randy Weston, Mae West, Walt Whitman, Lenny Wilkens, Shelley Winters, Lillias White, Henny Youngman, Judith Zuk

2 comments:

Xris said...

Why do some of the names have different weights?

Hi-O said...

They are based on my recognition and running them by a few of my friends. Nothing Scientific.