List of people from Jersey City, New Jersey

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The following is a list of notable people from Jersey City, New Jersey. (B) denotes that the person was born there.

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  1. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Jean Anyon Dies at 72; Wrote ‘Ghetto Schooling’", The New York Times, September 29, 2013. Accessed October 2, 2013. "Jean Maude Anyon was born in Jersey City on July 16, 1941. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a master’s in education there and a Ph.D. from New York University in education and psycholinguistics."
  2. ^ Grimes, William (January 2, 2011). "Janine Pommy Vega, Restless Poet, Dies at 68". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Kimmelman, Michael. "Alphaeus Cole, a Portraitist, 112", The New York Times, November 26, 1988. Accessed October 2, 2013. "Mr. Cole, whose father was Timothy Cole, a noted 19th-century engraver of Old Master paintings, was born in Jersey City, N. J., on July 12, 1876."
  4. ^ Gopnik, Alexander (April 4, 1989). "Bayonne". The New Yorker. 
  5. ^ [www2.scholastic.com/browse/contributor.jsp?id=3437 Walter Dean Myers] bio at Scholastic, accessed January 20, 2011.
  6. ^ "2010 National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Literature: Walter Dean Myers". National Book Foundation. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  7. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Elizabeth Allen, 77, Stage Star Known for Memorable TV Line, Is Dead", The New York Times, October 9, 2006. Accessed October 2, 2013. "Elizabeth Ellen Gillease was born on Jan. 25, 1929, in Jersey City, the daughter of Viola and Joseph Gillease."
  8. ^ Schuh, Jamie (August 29, 2009). "Howard Stern Show's Beetlejuice makes an appearance in North Bergen". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved December 19, 2012. ""It's about livin', livin' life. It's my life whether there's cameras there or not!" exclaimed famed Howard Stern sidekick and Jersey City native Beetlejuice, talking about his new reality series, which chronicles his hilarious exploits with best friend Bobby Rooney, a Bayonne native." 
  9. ^ Staff. "Danny Dayton, 75, Actor and Director", The New York Times, February 12, 1999. Accessed October 2, 2013. "Mr. Dayton, who was born in Jersey City, N.J., was a graduate of New York University's School of Journalism but turned instead to the theater."
  10. ^ "Cirie Fields Biography". CBS. Retrieved June 21, 2010. 
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  12. ^ Peck, Stacey. "Home Q&A", Los Angeles Times, September 13, 1981. Accessed April 28, 2012. "Flannery attributes her self-assurance to her parents. 'I was born In Jersey City, New Jersey, and both my parents were first generation Americans of Irish descent.'"
  13. ^ Paul Gleason Biography, Film Reference, Accessed November 15, 2010.
  14. ^ Dezell, Maureen (October 19, 2003). "Nathan Lane goes beyond Broadway". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 9, 2008. 
  15. ^ Maher, Adam. "Jersey City comedian Patrice O'Neal dies at 41". The Jersey Journal, November 30, 2011. Accessed April 28, 2012.
  16. ^ Slotnik, Daniel E. (December 27, 2012). "Cliff Osmond, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 75". The New York Times. 
  17. ^ "Julie Thinks Kevin is Psycho!" The Real World: New York; Episode 11; First aired July 30, 1992; MTV.
  18. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. "'Girlfight' Star in Alleged Girl Fight". People, March 20, 2002. Accessed September 22, 2013. "Sultry actress Michelle Rodriguez, who played a boxer in the 2000 film "Girlfight" and who appears in the new movie "Resident Evil," was arrested Saturday on charges of fighting with another woman at her apartment in Jersey City, N.J., reports New York's Daily News.... According to the news, Rodriguez, born in Texas, moved to Jersey City with her mother and some of her 10 brothers in 1990."
  19. ^ "Fast Facts: Martha Stewart Timeline". Fox News. March 4, 2005. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  20. ^ "In her New Jersey hometown, Martha Stewart's downfall stings". Associated Press. 2004-03-14. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  21. ^ Cover, Time, January 31, 1972.
  22. ^ Watkins, Mel. "Flip Wilson, Outrageous Comic and TV Host, Dies at 64", The New York Times, November 27, 1998. Accessed September 8, 2011. "Mr. Wilson was born Clerow Wilson in Jersey City on Dec. 8, 1933, one of 18 children. He was placed in foster care at the age of 7, shortly after his mother abandoned the family."
  23. ^ Jones, Steve (October 4, 2004). "Akon, not 'Trouble,' is his middle name". USA Today. Retrieved June 12, 2007. "Akon (real name: Allaune Thiam) is the son of acclaimed Senegalese percussionist Mor Thiam, who came to the USA to tour with dancers Katherine Dunham and Alvin Ailey. Growing up, Akon had a hard time getting along with kids in New Jersey. When he and his older brother reached high school, his parents left them on their own in Jersey City and moved the family to Atlanta" 
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  26. ^ "Landmark Loew's sets 2010 shows". The Jersey Journal. December 18, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  27. ^ Ratliff, Ben. "Andrew Hill, 75, Jazz Artist Known for His Daring Style, Dies", The New York Times, April 21, 2007. Accessed January 2, 2008. "Andrew Hill, a pianist and composer of highly original and sometimes opaquely inner-dwelling jazz whose work only recently found a wide audience, died yesterday at his home in Jersey City. He was 75."
  28. ^ Hao Huang, Scripps College; Accessed October 23, 2010.
  29. ^ "Christina Milian Biography". Yahoo!. Retrieved July 23, 2008. 
  30. ^ "Frank Sinatra's Jersey City Connection". Jersey City History. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  31. ^ Berger, Joseph (October 11, 2009). "Raymond A. Brown, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved October 12, 2009. 
  32. ^ "Orestes Cleveland biography". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved June 12, 2007. 
  33. ^ "New Jersey Governor James Fairman Fielder". National Governors Association. Retrieved Aug. 27, 2013. 
  34. ^ Staff. John V. Kelly, The Star-Ledger, November 2, 2009. Accessed November 2, 2009.
  35. ^ Eugene Walter Leake, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed November 11, 2007.
  36. ^ "New Jersey Governor Franklin Murphy". National Governors Association. Retrieved Aug. 27, 2013. 
  37. ^ Gettleman, Jeffrey. "William Musto, 88, a Mayor Re-elected on His Way to Jail, Is Dead", The New York Times, March 1, 2006. Accessed September 8, 2011. "William Vincent Musto was born March 27, 1917, at a hospital in neighboring Jersey City. He spent his entire life in what is now Union City, except during World War II, when he served as an artillery officer under Gen. George S. Patton. Mr. Musto won a Bronze Star."
  38. ^ John Parnell Thomas, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed May 23, 2008.
  39. ^ Sackett, William (1919). Scannell's New Jersey's first citizens and state guide. J.J. Scannell. pp. 454–455. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  40. ^ Charles Henry Voorhis, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed November 11, 2007.
  41. ^ "Peter Meyer, The New Superintendent of Schools for New Orleans, Fall 2011". educationnext.org. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  42. ^ "John White's appointment as Louisiana education superintendent assures continuity for reforms: An editorial, January 13, 2012". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients – World War II (A–F)". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2008. 
  44. ^ Nominations Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 112th Congress, Federation of American Scientists. Accessed September 9, 2013. "Martin E. Dempsey... 5. Date and place of birth: March 14, 1952; Jersey City, NJ."
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  46. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients – World War II (M-S)". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 6, 2010. 
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  48. ^ "BASEBALL; Yankees Reach Deal With Banks". The New York Times. January 17, 1998. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  49. ^ "Carl Barisich". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved August 28, 2007. 
  50. ^ Hague, Jim (May 14, 2006). "Truant officer was Olympic hero Emerson High has gold medalist in midst". The Hudson Reporter. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  51. ^ Pope, Gennarose (March 18, 2012). "A truant officer…and an Olympian Two-time gold medalist inspires students to achieve". The Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  52. ^ a b c Weiss, Dick. "Ahmad Nivins grows into stardom at St. Joseph's", Daily News (New York), February 15, 2009. Accessed February 27, 2009. "His unbeaten 1989 team alone produced three NBA first-round picks – Bobby Hurley, Terry Dehere and Rodrick Rhodes. Six players from last year's 32-0 mythical national championship team – Mike Rosario, Travon Woodall, Jio Fontan, A.J. Rogers, Alberto Estwick and Tyshawn Taylor – accepted Division I scholarships."
  53. ^ "Dominick A. (Dom) Flora '58". Washington and Lee University. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  54. ^ Bunn, Curtis. "Bobby Hurley", Daily News (New York), March 28, 1996. Accessed April 28, 2012. "The Vitals: Grew up in Jersey City, N.J., and starred for his father at St. Anthony High School."
  55. ^ Lieber, Jill. "On defense at St. Anthony's", USA Today, October 6, 2002. Accessed September 8, 2011. "'When you grow up in Jersey City and play basketball, your whole life you want to go to St. Anthony's. It's a badge of courage. You want to play for a legendary school, and a legendary coach as big as the city.'— Danny Hurley, head coach at St. Benedict's Prep and the coach's youngest son"
  56. ^ Stanmyre, Matthew. "Former Duke and NBA star Roshown McLeod named new head basketball coach at St. Benedict's", The Star-Ledger, April 20, 2010. Accessed April 1, 2011. "Former Indiana University men’s basketball assistant coach and St. Anthony High standout Roshown McLeod was named head coach at St. Benedict’s Prep yesterday afternoon, taking over one of the country’s preeminent boys basketball programs."
  57. ^ Roshown Mcleod, databaseBasketball.com. Accessed December 30, 2007.
  58. ^ Goldstein, Richard. "John J. McMullen Dies at 87; Ex-Owner of Devils and Astros", The New York Times, September 18, 2005. Accessed December 25, 2007.
  59. ^ Popper, Steve. "BASKETBALL: COLLEGE MEN – ST. JOHN'S; Red Storm Seeks Alaskan Recruit", The New York Times, November 16, 1998. Accessed December 29, 2007. "St. John's has also been visited by the 7-0 center Josh Moore, who played for St. Anthony's of Jersey City before transferring to St. Thomas More Prep in Connecticut."
  60. ^ Staff. "East West students travel to the Far East to train", The Sparta Independent, December 23, 2008. Accessed August 11, 2011. "In the mid 1950s, a young Marine from Jersey City named Don Nagle was stationed in Okinawa. He trained under the legendary karate master Tatsuo Shimabuku, the founder of Isshinryu karate. Upon his return to the United States, he helped start the origin of Isshinryu in our country. "
  61. ^ Adamek, Steve. "Shaq ready to sack Nets", The Record, April 30, 2005. Accessed June 12, 2007. "No gentrified waterfront project stood along the Hudson River when Shaquille O'Neal spent part of his childhood in this city, living in a house he tried to buy last summer. Although born in Newark, he split his formative years between there and Jersey City, where he knew he'd quickly become a 7-foot-2 Pied Piper if he chose to step out of his hotel Friday afternoon."
  62. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald. "PRO FOOTBALL; Parmalee Signed by Jets For Special-Teams Job", The New York Times, September 8, 1999. Accessed September 8, 2011. "Parmalee, who attended Lincoln High in his native Jersey City, described himself as a Jet fan growing up. 'I remember Joe Klecko and Mark Gastineau, and how they didn't win,' he said of those Jets teams that nearly went to the top."
  63. ^ Bernie Parmalee, Database Football. Accessed January 3, 2008.
  64. ^ Curry, Jack. "Lakers Rookie's Search for Solace", The New York Times, January 15, 1989. Accessed September 9, 2013. "David Rivers has always been ready for the game. One of the finest players to come out of New Jersey in the last 20 years, he overcame obstacles to become an All-State performer at St. Anthony High School."
  65. ^ Lieber, Jill. "On defense at St. Anthony's". USA Today. October 6, 2002.
  66. ^ "Walt Singer Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  67. ^ Lamarca, Stephen. &id=14890598 "Wall of sports heroes: County Hall of Fame reorganizes", Hudson Reporter, July 31, 2011. Accessed April 28, 2012. "The Hall of Fame inductees include esteemed athletes such as World Boxing Champion James J. Braddock of North Bergen, former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas of Harrison, and Olympic gold and silver medal-winning sprinter Andy Stanfield of Jersey City."
  68. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (January 28, 1990). "Super Bowl XXIV; Tagliabue Sweeps Into Action". The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2009. 
  69. ^ Anderson, Dave. "SPORTS PEOPLE; Tagliabue Has Only Begun to Rebound", The New York Times, October 29, 1989. Accessed September 9, 2013. "Growing up in Jersey City, N.J., as a gangly kid who would sprout into a 6-foot-5-inch Georgetown rebounder and a Rhodes Scholar finalist, Tagliabue recalled wanting to be 'the next Bill Swiacki, catching passes from Charlie Conerly,' then the Giants end and quarterback, respectively, in the late 40's."
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  71. ^ Vega, Michael. "Valentin gifted in major league bow", Boston Globe, July 28, 1992. Accessed April 1, 2011. "With [Tim Naehring] nursing a sprained right wrist and Luis Rivera riding out a slump on the pine, the time seemed perfect for the 25-year-old from Jersey City, N.J. It was there Valentin grew up playing high school basketball at St. Anthony's alongside former Notre Dame star David Rivers."
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