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Leonard Susskind, Ph.D.

Leonard Susskind (born 1 January 1940, South Bronx) is the Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.

 

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Denzel Washington: My Mmother Saved Me

Denzel Washington believes his mother saved him from spiralling into a self-destructive lifestyle and he credits her with helping him achieve success by instilling the right values into him....
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Ellen Barkin

Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. As of 2012 she stars as Jane Forrest (Nana) in the NBC sitcom The New Normal....
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WAVES Boot Camp In Bronx, 1943

even English ladies like the future Duchess of Devonshire helped with the war effort during World War II....
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Millard Drexler

Millard Drexler (b. August 17, 1944), the Bronx-born businessman who’s been called the “Steve Jobs of retail” is the current chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group and formerly the CEO of Gap Inc. He has been a director at Apple, Inc. since 1999....
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Tyson Beckford Joins Bronx Walk Of Fame

Bronx nativeTyson Beckford, 41, one of the world’s most celebrated male models, will be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame this coming Spring....
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Samantha Tuffarelli

Samantha Tuffarelli was born and raised in Bronx in an Italian-American neighborhood, just a stone's throw from where movie icons Chazz Palminteri and Jennifer Lopez grew up. Destined to be an actor, she started at age 2, and booked "Sesame Street," by the age of 7, continuing to work the show until she was 10....
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Jacob Lew - White House Chief Of Staff

On January 9, 2012, President Obama announced that Jacob Lew, born August 29, 1955, is scheduled to be the 25th White House Chief of Staff, replaceing Bill Daley. ...
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William Martin Joel

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, performer, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA....
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Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an American actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway....
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Alfredo James Pacino

Alfredo James Pacino was born to a family of Italian immigrants in East Harlem, New York, on the 25th of April, 1940, his grandparents having crossed the Atlantic from Sicily....
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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928, at the Lying-In Hospital in Manhattan, New York, the first of two children of Jacques (Jacob) Leonard Kubrick (1901–85) and his wife Sadie Gertrude (née Perveler; 1903–85), who were both Jewish. At Stanley's birth, the Kubricks lived in an apartment at 2160 Clinton Avenue in Bronx....
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Wesley Trent Snipes

Wesley Trent Snipes, born July 31, 1962, is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, who has starred in numerous action films, thrillers, and dramatic feature films....
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John F. Kennedy's Life In Bronx

As a boy, in the late 1920s, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president, resided at a mansion at 5040 Independence Avenue in the Riverdale section of Bronx....
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Calvin Richard Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein, Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry....
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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington was born in Bronx, New York on January 31, 1977. Kerry’s mother is a professor and her father a real estate broker. ...
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Ralph Lauren / Ralph Lifshitz

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939. Ralph’s mother Fradyl Koltar-Lifshitz and his father Frank Lifshitz were both Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Russia....
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Tony Curtis / Bernard Schwartz

Tony Curtis born Bernard Schwartz was born on June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York. Tony’s mother Helen Schwartz and his father Manuel Schwartz were both Hungarian Jewish Immigrants....
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born on August 25, 1931 in New York, New York. Regis mother Filomena Bosicia-Philbin is of Arbëreshë ancestry and his father Francis Philbin, is a former U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific, he is of Irish ancestry....
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Jennifer Lopez / Jenny From The Block

Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx a Middle class neighborhood in New York City. Jennifer’s father David Lopez was a Computer Technician, and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez-Lopez a Kindergarten teacher....
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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.