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Michael B. Jordan

Name at birth: Michael Bakari JordanBefore he won raves from critics for his leading role in Fruitvale Station, Michael B. Jordan was known to TV viewers as Wallace, a sensitive, troubled drug dealer…

Connie Francis

Connie Francis(Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero)singer, actressBorn: 12/12/1938Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Dark-haired, bubbly singer who made it big with hits like “ Who's Sorry Now?” and “…

Whitney Houston Biography

Whitney Houstonpop singer, actressBorn: 8/9/1963Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Grammy Award-winning pop singer and actress known for her remarkable vocal range and powerful, gospel-inspired…

Paul Simon Biography

Paul Simonsinger, guitarist, songwriterBorn: 10/13/1941Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter best known for being half of the folk-rock duo…

Brian De Palma Biography

Brian De Palmadirector, screenwriterBorn: 9/11/1940Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Contemporary film director who has been, at times, as controversial as he has been successful. With movies…

Joe Pesci Biography

Joe PesciactorBorn: 2/9/1943Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey An Academy-Award winning actor known for playing the fast-talking, mini-Mafioso. Pesci was first nominated for an Oscar for his part in…

Connie Francis Biography

Connie Francis(Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero)singer, actressBorn: 12/12/1938Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Dark-haired, bubbly singer who made it big with hits like “ Who's Sorry Now?” and “…

Eva Marie Saint Biography

Eva Marie SaintactressBorn: 7/4/1924Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Saint's film career was launched with her remarkable performance as Marlon Brando's girlfriend in On the Waterfront (1954), for…

Ice-T Biography

Ice-T (Tracy Marrow)rap musician, actorBorn: 2/16/1958Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Ice-T's rap album credits include Rhyme Pays (1987), The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say…

Jerry Lewis Biography

Jerry Lewis(Joseph Levitch)comedian, actor, writer, directorBorn: 3/16/1926Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Comedian, actor, writer and director whose rubber-faced, often juvenile, characters…