List Of Famous Jews

This is not a complete list.

Name Occupation Birth Death Known for
Caroline Aaron
Actor
7-Aug-1957 Character actress, 1980s to present
Paula Abdul
Singer
19-Jun-1962 Singer, later American Idol judge
Walter Abish
Author
24-Dec-1931 Alphabetical Africa
Paul Ableman
Novelist
13-Jun-1927 25-Oct-2006 I Hear Voices
Jack Abramoff
Government
28-Feb-1958 Lobbyist, incarcerated
Max Abramovitz
Architect
23-May-1908 12-Sep-2004 Designed UN Headquarters
Dan Abrams
Journalist
20-May-1966 Host of MSNBC’s The Abrams Report
Elliott Abrams
Government
24-Jan-1948 Asst. Secy. of State involved in Iran-Contra
Floyd Abrams
Attorney
9-Jul-1936 First Amendment lawyer
J. J. Abrams
Film/TV Producer
27-Jun-1966 Alias and Lost
M. H. Abrams
Author
23-Jul-1912 The Mirror and the Lamp
Jerry Abramson
Politician
12-Sep-1946 Mayor of Louisville
Dannie Abse
Poet
22-Sep-1923 Ash on a Young Man’s Sleeve
Leo Abse
Politician
22-Apr-1917 19-Aug-2008 Labour MP for Torfaen, 1983-87
Bella Abzug
Politician
24-Jul-1920 31-Mar-1998 Feminist and former Congresswoman
André Aciman
Author
2-Jan-1951 Out of Egypt
Kathy Acker
Author
18-Apr-1947 30-Nov-1997 Blood and Guts in High School
Gary Ackerman
Politician
19-Nov-1942 Congressman, New York 5th
King Ad-Rock
Rapper
31-Oct-1966 Beastie Boys
Joey Adams
Comic
6-Jan-1911 2-Dec-1999 Borscht Belt comedian
Sheldon Adelson
Business
1-Aug-1933 Las Vegas billionaire
Alfred Adler
Psychologist
7-Feb-1870 28-May-1937 Founder of Individual Psychology
Dean S. Adler
Business
c. 1957 Lubert-Adler Management
Felix Adler
Educator
13-Aug-1851 24-Apr-1933 Ethical Culture
John Adler
Politician
23-Aug-1959 Congressman, New Jersey 3rd
Luther Adler
Actor
4-May-1903 8-Dec-1984 Broadway actor
Robert Adler
Physicist
4-Dec-1913 15-Feb-2007 Invented wireless remote control
Stella Adler
Actor
10-Feb-1901 21-Dec-1992 Theater actress, Group Theater
Shai Agassi
Business
1968 Former executive, SAP
Shmuel Agnon
Author
17-Jul-1888 17-Feb-1970 ‘Tmol Shilshom
Larry Agran
Politician
2-Feb-1945 Twice Mayor of Irvine, California
Fred E. Ahlert
Composer
19-Sep-1892 20-Oct-1953 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Amy Alcott
Golf
22-Feb-1956 Winner of 5 Majors
Sholem Aleichem
Author
2-Mar-1859 13-May-1916 Fiddler on the Roof
Jason Alexander
Actor
23-Sep-1959 George Costanza on Seinfeld
Samuel Alexander
Philosopher
6-Jan-1859 13-Sep-1938 Space, Time, and Deity
Mel Allen
Sports Figure
13-Feb-1913 16-Jun-1996 Sportscaster, Voice of the Yankees
Woody Allen
Film Director
1-Dec-1935 Annie Hall
Gloria Allred
Attorney
3-Jul-1941 Feminist lawyer
Barry J. Alperin
Business
c. 1941 Former Vice Chairman of Hasbro
Herb Alpert
Musician
31-Mar-1935 Tijuana Brass, Co-Founder, A&M Records
Lyle Alzado
Football
3-Apr-1949 14-May-1992 Steroid-using defensive lineman
Ed Ames
Singer
9-Jul-1927 Try to Remember
Yigal Amir
Assassin
23-May-1970 Assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
Gilbert M. Anderson
Actor
21-Mar-1880 20-Jan-1971 Broncho Billy
Christian Anfinsen
Chemist
26-Mar-1916 14-May-1995 Molecular structure of proteins
Walter Annenberg
Business
13-Mar-1908 1-Oct-2002 Media mogul, created TV Guide
Eddie Antar
Business
18-Dec-1947 Crazy Eddie
Mary Antin
Author
1881 15-May-1949 The Promised Land
Herod Antipas
Royalty
20 BC 39 AD Put John the Baptist to death
Judd Apatow
Film Director
6-Dec-1967 Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin
Aharon Appelfeld
Author
16-Feb-1932 In the Wilderness
Max Apple
Author
22-Oct-1941 I Love Gootie
Nicole Appleton
Musician
7-Dec-1974 All Saints
Diane Arbus
Photographer
14-Mar-1923 26-Jul-1971 Influential photographer
Army Archerd
Columnist
13-Jan-1922 8-Sep-2009 Variety‘s gossip columnist
Hannah Arendt
Philosopher
14-Oct-1906 4-Dec-1975 Origins of Totalitarianism
Moshe Arens
Politician
27-Dec-1925 Likud Minister
Ted Arison
Business
1924 1-Oct-1999 Founder of Carnival Cruise Line
Adam Arkin
Actor
19-Aug-1956 Dr. Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope
Alan Arkin
Actor
26-Mar-1934 Catch 22
Harold Arlen
Songwriter
15-Feb-1905 23-Apr-1986 Wrote score to Wizard of Oz
Roland Arnall
Business
29-Mar-1939 17-Mar-2008 Ameriquest billionaire
Tom Arnold
Actor
6-Mar-1959 Ex-Husband of Roseanne Barr
Raymond Aron
Philosopher
14-Mar-1905 17-Oct-1983 Political philosopher, social theorist
Darren Aronofsky
Film Director
12-Feb-1969 Pi, Requiem for a Dream
Bernard W. Aronson
Business
16-May-1946 ACON Investments LLC
David Arquette
Actor
8-Sep-1971 Muppets From Space
Patricia Arquette
Actor
8-Apr-1968 Ed Wood
Rosanna Arquette
Actor
10-Aug-1959 Desperately Seeking Susan
Bea Arthur
Actor
13-May-1922 25-Apr-2009 Maude and The Golden Girls
Sholem Asch
Author
1-Nov-1880 1-Aug-1957 Yiddish novelist
Leon Askin
Actor
18-Sep-1907 3-Jun-2005 General Burkhalter on Hogan’s Heroes
Ed Asner
Actor
15-Nov-1929 Lou Grant
Izzy Asper
Business
11-Aug-1932 7-Oct-2003 Founder, CanWest Global
Harvey Atkin
Actor
18-Dec-1942 Sgt. Coleman on Cagney and Lacey
Leopold Auer
Violinist
7-Jun-1845 15-Jul-1930 Hungarian violinist, teacher
Robert J. Aumann
Economist
8-Jun-1930 Game theorist
Mili Avital
Actor
30-Mar-1972 Stargate
Julius Axelrod
Chemist
30-May-1912 29-Dec-2004 Research of neurotransmitters
Hank Azaria
Actor
25-Apr-1964 Moe and Apu on The Simpsons
Irving Azoff
Business
12-Dec-1947 Rock music mogul
Milton Babbitt
Composer
10-May-1916 Music for Synthesizer
Isaac Babel
Author
1-Jul-1894 27-Jan-1940 Soviet master of short stories
Hector Babenco
Film Director
7-Feb-1946 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Lauren Bacall
Actor
16-Sep-1924 Key Largo
Barbara Bach
Actor
27-Aug-1947 Atook zug zug Lana
Lawrence S. Bacow
Educator
c. 1950 President, Tufts University
Leo Baeck
Religion
23-May-1873 2-Nov-1956 Progressive Jewish Rabbi
Carroll Baker
Actor
28-May-1931 Baby Doll
Bob Balaban
Film Director
16-Aug-1945 Parents
Michael Balcon
Film/TV Producer
19-May-1896 17-Oct-1977 Eealing Studios
Steve Ballmer
Business
24-Mar-1956 CEO of Microsoft
Elizabeth Banks
Actor
10-Feb-1974 The Baxter
John Banner
Actor
28-Jan-1910 28-Jan-1973 Sgt. Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes
Theda Bara
Actor
29-Jul-1885 7-Apr-1955 A Fool There Was
Ehud Barak
Head of State
12-Feb-1942 Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001
Robert Bárány
Doctor
22-Apr-1876 8-Apr-1936 Studied inner ear, equilibrium system
Daniel Barenboim
Pianist
15-Nov-1942 Director, Berlin State Opera
Ike Barinholtz
Actor
18-Feb-1977 MADtv
Ellen Barkin
Actor
16-Apr-1954 Siesta
Roseanne Barr
Actor
3-Nov-1952 Roseanne
Barbara Barrie
Actor
23-May-1931 Mrs. Barney Miller
Gene Barry
Actor
14-Jun-1919 9-Dec-2009 The War of the Worlds
Todd Barry
Comic
26-Mar-1964 Worst Guest of the Week
Stanley F. Barshay
Business
c. 1938 Schering-Plough executive
Peter Bart
Journalist
24-Jul-1932 Former editor of Variety
Justin Bartha
Actor
21-Jul-1978 National Treasure
Bernard M. Baruch
Business
19-Aug-1870 20-Jun-1965 Coined the term Cold War
Burt Baskin
Business
17-Dec-1913 24-Dec-1967 Co-Founder of Baskin-Robbins
Leonard Baskin
Sculptor
15-Aug-1922 3-Jun-2000 Sculptor and printmaker
Alfie Bass
Actor
8-Apr-1921 15-Jul-1987 Bootsie and Snudge
Randall Batinkoff
Actor
16-Oct-1968 For Keeps
Otto Bauer
Politician
5-Sep-1881 4-Jul-1938 Austrian Marxist
Vicki Baum
Novelist
24-Jan-1888 29-Aug-1960 Grand Hotel
Abraham D. Beame
Politician
20-Mar-1906 10-Feb-2001 Mayor of New York City, 1974-77
Julian Beck
Actor
31-May-1925 14-Sep-1985 Reverend Kane in Poltergeist II
Menachem Begin
Head of State
16-Aug-1913 9-Mar-1992 Prime Minister of Israel, 1977-82
Anthony Beilenson
Politician
26-Oct-1932 Congressman from California, 1977-97
Peter Beinart
Columnist
1971 Washington Post columnist
Joshua Bekenstein
Business
c. 1958 Bain Capital
David Belasco
Playwright
25-Jul-1853 14-May-1931 Madame Butterfly
Naaman Belkind
Spy
1889 16-Dec-1917 Israeli spy
Joshua Bell
Violinist
9-Dec-1967 Violin virtuoso
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Richard Belzer
Comic
4-Aug-1944 Munch on Homicide, Law & Order: SVU
Shlomo Ben-Ami
Politician
17-Jul-1943 Israeli Foreign Minister, 2000-01
David Ben-Gurion
Head of State
16-Oct-1886 1-Dec-1973 First Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
Head of State
24-Nov-1884 23-Apr-1963 President of Israel, 1952-63
Baruj Benacerraf
Scientist
29-Oct-1920 Gene control of HLA antigens
Laslo Benedek
Film Director
5-Mar-1905 11-Mar-1992 The Wild One
H. Jon Benjamin
Actor
23-May-1966 Coach McGuirk on Home Movies
Richard Benjamin
Actor
22-May-1938 Westworld
Walter Benjamin
Philosopher
15-Jul-1892 26-Sep-1940 The Arcades Project
Jack Benny
Actor
14-Feb-1894 26-Dec-1974 The Jack Benny Show
Barbi Benton
Model
28-Jan-1950 Hee-Haw regular, 1971-76
Daniel Benzali
Actor
20-Jan-1950 Ted Hoffman on Murder One
Marisa Berenson
Actor
15-Feb-1947 Barry Lyndon
Boris Berezovsky
Business
23-Jan-1946 Russian oligarch, now in Israel
Justin Berfield
Actor
25-Feb-1986 Malcolm in the Middle
Alan Berg
Radio Personality
Jan-1934 18-Jun-1984 Murdered radio host
Gertrude Berg
Radio Personality
3-Oct-1899 14-Sep-1966 The Goldbergs
Nick Berg
Victim
2-Apr-1978 May-2004 US contractor, beheaded on Iraq videotape
Carolyn Berger
Judge
c. 1947 Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Samuel D. Berger
Diplomat
6-Dec-1911 12-Feb-1980 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1961-64
Sandy Berger
Government
28-Oct-1945 National Security Advisor for Bill Clinton
Victor L. Berger
Politician
28-Feb-1860 7-Aug-1929 Socialist Rep. from Wisconsin
Gustav Bergmann
Philosopher
4-May-1906 21-Apr-1987 Ontologist
Henri Bergson
Philosopher
18-Oct-1859 4-Jan-1941 L’Évolution Créatrice
Shelley Berkley
Politician
20-Jan-1951 Congresswoman, Nevada 1st
Milton Berle
Comic
12-Jul-1908 27-Mar-2002 Mr. Television
Irving Berlin
Composer
11-May-1888 22-Sep-1989 White Christmas, God Bless America
Isaiah Berlin
Philosopher
6-Jun-1909 5-Nov-1997 The Hedgehog and the Fox
Warren Berlinger
Actor
31-Aug-1937 American character actor
Chris Berman
TV Personality
10-May-1955 Sportscaster on ESPN
Howard Berman
Politician
15-Apr-1941 Congressman, California 28th
Shelley Berman
Comic
3-Feb-1926 Inside Shelley Berman
Ben Bernanke
Economist
13-Dec-1953 Federal Reserve Chairman
Herschel Bernardi
Actor
20-Oct-1923 9-May-1986 Voiced Charlie the Tuna, Jolly Green Giant
Edward Bernays
Business
22-Nov-1891 9-Mar-1995 Propaganda
Sandra Bernhard
Comic
6-Jun-1955 The King of Comedy
Curtis Bernhardt
Film Director
15-Apr-1899 22-Feb-1981 A Stolen Life
Sarah Bernhardt
Actor
22-Oct-1844 26-Mar-1923 French theatre actress
Alan S. Bernikow
Business
c. 1941 Deputy CEO, Deloitte & Touche, 1998-2003
Carl Bernstein
Journalist
14-Feb-1944 Broke the Watergate story
Eduard Bernstein
Politician
6-Jan-1850 18-Dec-1932 Evolutionary Socialism
Leonard Bernstein
Conductor
25-Aug-1918 14-Oct-1990 Conductor, New York Philharmonic
Stuart Bernstein
Diplomat
9-Apr-1938 US Ambassador to Denmark, 2001-05
Claude Berri
Film Director
1-Jul-1934 12-Jan-2009 Jean de Florette
John Berry
Film Director
6-Sep-1917 29-Nov-1999 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Gary Bertini
Conductor
1-May-1927 18-Mar-2005 Music Director, Jerusalem Symphony, 1978-87
Joe Besser
Actor
12-Aug-1907 1-Mar-1988 The Three Stooges
Bruno Bettelheim
Psychologist
28-Aug-1903 13-Mar-1990 Fraudulent child psychologist
Harold Beznos
Business
? Michigan real estate developer
Hayyim Nahman Bialik
Poet
9-Jan-1873 4-Jul-1934 Foremost Hebrew poet
Mayim Bialik
Actor
12-Dec-1975 Blossom Russo on Blossom
Kenneth Bialkin
Attorney
1929 Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer
Theodore Bikel
Actor
2-May-1924 The Defiant Ones
Rudolf Bing
Business
9-Jan-1902 2-Sep-1997 Manager of the NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-72
Stanley Bing
Columnist
20-May-1951 Columnist for Fortune
László Bíró
Inventor
29-Sep-1899 24-Oct-1985 Ballpoint pen
Joey Bishop
Comic
3-Feb-1918 17-Oct-2007 Rat Pack member
Claudia Black
Actor
11-Oct-1972 Aeryn Sun on Farscape
Eli Black
Business
9-Apr-1921 3-Feb-1975 Swan dive onto Park Avenue
Jack Black
Musician
28-Aug-1969 Half of Tenacious D
Jay Black
Musician
2-Nov-1938 Second “Jay” fronting Jay and the Americans
Leon Black
Business
c. 1951 Billionaire, Apollo Management
Lewis Black
Comic
30-Aug-1948 Rants on The Daily Show
Michael Ian Black
Comic
12-Aug-1971 The State
David Blaine
Magician
4-Apr-1973 World’s least engrossing daredevil
Selma Blair
Actor
23-Jun-1972 A Dirty Shame
Brad Blakeman
Government
1-Sep-1958 Republican strategist
Mel Blanc
Actor
30-May-1908 10-Jul-1989 Man of 1,000 Voices
Arthur Blank
Business
27-Sep-1942 Co-Founder of Home Depot
Robert S. Blank
Business
c. 1941 Whitcom Partners
Yasmine Bleeth
Actor
14-Jun-1968 Baywatch
Jeffrey L. Bleustein
Business
c. 1940 CEO of Harley-Davidson, 1997-2005
Wolf Blitzer
Journalist
22-Mar-1948 The Situation Room
Ernest Bloch
Composer
24-Jul-1880 15-Jul-1959 Schelomo
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Studied nuclear magnetic resonance
Henry Bloch
Business
30-Jul-1922 Co-Founder of H&R Bloch
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Richard Bloch
Business
15-Feb-1926 21-Jul-2004 H&R Block, cancer activist
Allan Bloom
Philosopher
14-Sep-1930 7-Oct-1992 The Closing of the American Mind
Michael Bloomberg
Politician
14-Feb-1942 Mayor of New York City
Mike Bloomfield
Guitarist
28-Jul-1943 15-Feb-1981 Guitarist, Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Ben Blue
Actor
12-Sep-1901 7-Mar-1975 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Léon Blum
Head of State
9-Apr-1872 30-Mar-1950 Thrice Prime Minister of France
Baruch S. Blumberg
Scientist
28-Jul-1925 Hepatitis B vaccine
Judy Blume
Author
12-Feb-1938 Author of children’s books
Sidney Blumenthal
Government
1948 Advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton
W. Michael Blumenthal
Government
3-Jan-1926 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-79
Franz Boas
Anthropologist
9-Jul-1858 22-Dec-1942 Father of American Anthropology
Steven Bochco
Film/TV Producer
16-Dec-1943 Cop Rock
Lloyd Bochner
Actor
29-Jul-1924 29-Oct-2005 It’s a cookbook
Jerry Bock
Composer
23-Nov-1928 Fiorello!
Artur Bodanzky
Conductor
16-Dec-1877 23-Nov-1939 Opera Conductor at the NY Met, 1915-39
Peter Bogdanovich
Film Director
30-Jul-1939 The Last Picture Show
Danny J. Boggs
Judge
23-Oct-1944 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Irving Bolotin
Business
c. 1933 Senior VP at Lennar, 1972-98
Josh Bolten
Government
16-Aug-1955 White House Chief of Staff
Michael Bolton
Singer/Songwriter
26-Feb-1953 Love Is a Wonderful Thing
Lisa Bonet
Actor
16-Nov-1967 Denise on The Cosby Show
Murray Bookchin
Philosopher
14-Jan-1921 30-Jul-2006 The Ecology of Freedom
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Elayne Boosler
Comic
18-Aug-1952 Has had 7 cable comedy specials
Victor Borge
Pianist
3-Jan-1909 23-Dec-2000 Comedic pianist
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Steven M. Bornstein
Business
? President of ESPN, 1990-99
Alex Borstein
Comic
15-Feb-1971 Ms. Swan on MADtv
Rudy Boschwitz
Business
7-Nov-1930 US Senator from Minnesota, 1978-91
Tom Bosley
Actor
1-Oct-1927 Dad on Happy Days
Shmuley Boteach
Religion
19-Nov-1966 Shalom in the Home
Elsbeth Bothe
Judge
17-Oct-1927 Baltimore Circuit Court Judge, retired
Leon Botstein
Educator
14-Dec-1946 President of Bard College
Lou Boudreau
Baseball
17-Jul-1917 10-Aug-2001 MLB Shortstop, Hall of Famer
Rob Bourdon
Drummer
20-Jan-1979 Linkin Park drummer
Caprice Bourret
Model
24-Oct-1971 Model and actress and singer and whatever
Barbara Boxer
Politician
11-Nov-1940 US Senator from California
Zach Braff
Actor
6-Apr-1975 Scrubs
Myles Brand
Educator
17-May-1942 16-Sep-2009 President of the NCAA, 2003-09
Louis D. Brandeis
Judge
13-Nov-1856 5-Oct-1941 US Supreme Court Justice, 1916-39
Ryan Braun
Baseball
10-Nov-1983 Milwaukee Brewers
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
David Brenner
Comic
4-Feb-1945 Guest on Tonight Show 158 times
Sydney Brenner
Scientist
13-Jan-1927 Genetic regulation of organ development
Stephen Breyer
Judge
15-Aug-1938 US Supreme Court Justice
Fanny Brice
Singer
29-Oct-1891 29-May-1951 The Baby Snooks Show
Myron H. Bright
Judge
5-Mar-1919 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-85
Ronald M. Brill
Business
c. 1944 Former EVP, Home Depot
Sergey Brin
Business
21-Aug-1973 Co-Founder of Google
Jenne K. Britell
Business
c. 1942 Structured Ventures, Inc.
Leon Brittan
Politician
25-Sep-1939 UK Home Secretary, 1983-85
Max Brod
Novelist
27-May-1884 20-Dec-1968 The Redemption of Tycho Brahe
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 Social parasite turned Poet Laureate
Adam Brody
Actor
15-Dec-1979 Seth Cohen on The O.C.
Adrien Brody
Actor
14-Apr-1973 The Pianist
Eleanor Bron
Actor
14-Mar-1934 A Touch of Love
Charles Bronfman
Business
27-Jun-1931 Fifth richest person in Canada
Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Business
16-May-1955 CEO of Seagram, Warner Music, etc
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Business
20-Jun-1929 CEO of Seagram’s until 1994
Anita Brookner
Novelist
16-Jul-1928 Hotel Du Lac
Albert Brooks
Actor
22-Jul-1947 Broadcast News
David Brooks
Columnist
11-Aug-1961 Shields and Brooks
Mel Brooks
Film Director
28-Jun-1926 Blazing Saddles
Richard Brooks
Film Director
18-May-1912 11-Mar-1992 In Cold Blood
Georgia Brown
Actor
21-Oct-1933 5-Jul-1992 The Raging Moon
Harold Brown
Government
19-Sep-1927 US Secretary of Defense, 1977-81
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Lew Brown
Songwriter
10-Dec-1893 5-Feb-1958 Beer Barrel Polka
Lenny Bruce
Comic
13-Oct-1925 3-Aug-1966 Multiply obscene comic
Jerry Bruckheimer
Film/TV Producer
21-Sep-1945 Bombastic Movie Producer
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
Patrick Bruel
Singer
14-May-1959 Force Majeure
Martin Buber
Philosopher
8-Feb-1878 13-Jun-1965 Ich und Du
Art Buchwald
Columnist
20-Oct-1925 17-Jan-2007 Syndicated columnist and humorist
Gordon Bunshaft
Architect
9-May-1909 6-Aug-1990 Skyscraper architect
Brooke Burke
TV Personality
8-Sep-1971 Co-Host, Dancing with the Stars
Arnold I. Burns
Attorney
14-Apr-1930 Deputy US Attorney General, 1986-88
George Burns
Comic
20-Jan-1896 9-Mar-1996 Oh, God!
Abe Burrows
Playwright
18-Dec-1910 17-May-1985 Co-Author, Guys and Dolls
Frederick Busch
Novelist
1-Aug-1941 23-Feb-2006 Don’t Tell Anyone
Harold Butler
Business
16-Jun-1921 9-Jul-1998 Founder of Denny’s
Jerry Butler
Pornstar
13-May-1959 10 1/2 Weeks
Judith Butler
Scholar
24-Feb-1956 Gender Trouble
Red Buttons
Actor
5-Feb-1919 13-Jul-2006 They Shoot Horses Don’t They?
Seymore Butts
Pornstar
18-Mar-1964 Family Business
Samuel Byck
Assassin
30-Jan-1930 22-Feb-1974 Unsuccessful Nixon assassin
Amanda Bynes
Actor
3-Apr-1986 All That
James Caan
Actor
26-Mar-1940 Vegas, Elf
Susan Cabot
Actor
9-Jul-1927 10-Dec-1986 The Wasp Woman
Irving Caesar
Songwriter
4-Jul-1895 17-Dec-1996 Tea for Two
Sid Caesar
Comic
8-Sep-1922 Your Show of Shows
Sammy Cahn
Songwriter
18-Jun-1913 15-Jan-1993 Three Coins in the Fountain
Hortense Calisher
Novelist
20-Dec-1911 15-Jan-2009 In the Absence of Angels
Elias Canetti
Author
25-Jul-1905 14-Aug-1994 Crowds and Power
Eddie Cantor
Singer
31-Jan-1892 10-Oct-1964 Banjo Eyes
Eric Cantor
Politician
6-Jun-1963 Congressman, Virginia 7th
Robert Capa
Photographer
22-Oct-1913 25-May-1954 War photographer
Lizzy Caplan
Actor
30-Jun-1982 Kat Warbler on The Class
Kate Capshaw
Actor
3-Nov-1953 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Benjamin L. Cardin
Politician
5-Oct-1943 US Senator from Maryland
Kitty Carlisle
Singer
3-Sep-1910 18-Apr-2007 A Night at the Opera
Robert Caro
Historian
30-Oct-1935 Biographer of Lyndon Johnson
Nell Carter
Actor
13-Sep-1948 23-Jan-2003 Housekeeper on Gimme A Break
Mama Cass
Singer
19-Sep-1941 29-Jul-1974 The Mamas and the Papas
René Cassin
Government
5-Oct-1887 20-Feb-1976 Legal scholar, Nobel Prize recipient
Ernst Cassirer
Philosopher
28-Jul-1874 13-Apr-1945 The Myth of the State
William Castle
Film Director
24-Apr-1914 31-May-1977 House on Haunted Hill
Phoebe Cates
Actor
16-Jul-1963 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Safra A. Catz
Business
Dec-1961 President & CFO of Oracle
Stanley Cavell
Philosopher
1-Sep-1926 Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
Paul Celan
Poet
23-Nov-1920 20-Apr-1970 Todesfuge
Emanuel Celler
Politician
6-May-1888 15-Jan-1981 Congressman from New York, 1923-73
Bennett Cerf
Publisher
25-May-1898 27-Aug-1971 Founder of Random House
Michael Chabon
Novelist
24-May-1963 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Marc Chagall
Artist
7-Jul-1887 28-Mar-1985 I and the Village
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Discovered penicillin
Jonathan Chait
Journalist
1972 Senior Editor, The New Republic
Mona Charen
Pundit
? Conservative columnist
Larry Charles
Screenwriter
1-Dec-1956 Seinfeld writer, also directed Borat
Jule Charney
Scientist
1-Jan-1917 16-Jun-1981 Quasi-gesotrophic theory
Paddy Chayefsky
Playwright
29-Jan-1923 1-Aug-1981 Network
Michael Chertoff
Government
28-Nov-1953 US Homeland Security Czar
Alfred Chester
Novelist
7-Sep-1928 1-Aug-1971 The Exquisite Corpse
Judy Chicago
Artist
20-Jul-1939 The Birth Project
Alex Chiu
Paranormal
8-Feb-1971 Inventor of magnetic immortality rings
Bruce Chizen
Business
1956 CEO of Adobe, 2000-07
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Actor
10-Dec-1977 Sloan on Entourage
Connie Chung
Journalist
20-Aug-1946 NBC news anchor
Aaron Ciechanover
Scientist
1-Oct-1947 Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
André Citroën
Engineer
5-Feb-1878 3-Jul-1935 Europe’s Henry Ford
Buddy Clark
Singer
26-Jul-1912 1-Oct-1949 How Are Things in Glocca Mora
Marcia Clark
Attorney
31-Aug-1953 Former O.J. prosecutor
Robert Clary
Actor
1-Mar-1926 LeBeau on Hogan’s Heroes
Andrew Dice Clay
Comic
29-Sep-1958 Ford Fairlane
Daniel Clowes
Cartoonist
14-Apr-1961 Eightball, Ghost World, David Boring
Andrei Codrescu
Author
20-Dec-1946 Exquisite Corpse
Ethan Coen
Film Director
21-Sep-1957 Half of the Coen brothers
Joel Coen
Film Director
29-Nov-1954 Half of the Coen brothers
Ben Cohen
Business
18-Mar-1951 Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Betsy Z. Cohen
Business
c. 1942 CEO of RAIT Investment Trust, 1997-2006
Eli Cohen
Spy
26-Dec-1924 18-May-1965 Israel’s greatest spy
Jared Cohen
Government
c. 1982 Children of Jihad
Leonard Cohen
Singer/Songwriter
21-Sep-1934 Everybody Knows
Morris Raphael Cohen
Philosopher
25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 Reason and Nature
Myron Cohen
Comic
1-Jul-1902 10-Mar-1986 Borscht Belt comic
Peter A. Cohen
Business
c. 1946 CEO of Shearson Lehman, 1983-90
Rob Cohen
Film Director
12-Mar-1949 The Fast and the Furious
Ronald Cohen
Business
1945 British venture capitalist, Apax
Sacha Baron Cohen
Comic
13-Oct-1971 Boyakasha! Respec
Scott Cohen
Actor
19-Dec-1964 The 10th Kingdom
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922 Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Steve Cohen
Politician
24-May-1949 Congressman, Tennessee 9th
Wilbur J. Cohen
Government
10-Jun-1913 17-May-1987 HEW Secretary, 1968-69
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Physicist
1-Apr-1933 Trapped atoms with laser light
Marc Cohn
Singer/Songwriter
5-Jul-1959 Walking In Memphis
Mindy Cohn
Actor
20-May-1966 Natalie on The Facts of Life
Roy Cohn
Government
20-Feb-1927 2-Aug-1986 Joseph McCarthy’s henchman
Steven Cojocaru
Critic
5-Jan-1965 Entertainment Tonight fashion critic
Cy Coleman
Composer
14-Jun-1929 18-Nov-2004 Hey, Big Spender
Norm Coleman
Politician
17-Aug-1949 US Senator from Minnesota, 2003-09
Jackie Collins
Novelist
4-Oct-1937 Hollywood Wives
Lauren Collins
Actor
29-Aug-1986 Degrassi: The Next Generation
Alan Colmes
Pundit
24-Sep-1950 Hannity & Colmes
Betty Comden
Songwriter
3-May-1915 23-Nov-2006 Singin’ in the Rain
Joe Conason
Journalist
c. 1954 New York Observer political columnist
Jennifer Connelly
Actor
12-Dec-1970 Betty Ross in The Hulk
Con Conrad
Songwriter
18-Jun-1891 28-Sep-1938 The Continental
Leon G. Cooperman
Business
c. 1943 Omega Advisors, Inc.
Aaron Copland
Composer
14-Nov-1900 2-Dec-1990 Fanfare for the Common Man
David Copperfield
Magician
16-Sep-1956 Disappeared the Statue of Liberty
Sam Coppersmith
Politician
22-May-1955 Congressman from Arizona, 1993-95
Ricardo Cortez
Actor
19-Sep-1899 28-Apr-1977 The Torrent
Howard Cosell
Sports Figure
25-Mar-1918 23-Apr-1995 Straight-shooting, toupee-wearing commentator
Jim Cramer
TV Personality
10-Feb-1955 Mad Money
Norma Crane
Actor
10-Nov-1928 28-Sep-1973 Fiddler on the Roof
Norm Crosby
Comic
15-Sep-1927 Stand-up and nightclub comic
James S. Crown
Business
25-Jun-1953 Henry Crown and Company
Lester Crown
Business
7-Jun-1925 CEO of Henry Crown & Co.
Billy Crystal
Comic
14-Mar-1947 When Harry Met Sally
James W. Crystal
Business
9-Oct-1937 Frank Crystal & Company
Peter D. Cummings
Business
c. 1947 Ram Realty Services
Tony Curtis
Actor
3-Jun-1925 Some Like It Hot
Disco D
Music Producer
21-Sep-1980 23-Jan-2007 Ghetto-tech DJ
Mike D
Rapper
20-Nov-1965 Beastie Boys
Meir Dagan
Spy
1945 Chief of the Israeli Mossad
Edward Dahlberg
Novelist
22-Jul-1900 27-Feb-1977 Because I Was Flesh
Marcel Dalio
Actor
17-Jul-1900 20-Nov-1983 The Sun Also Rises
Stuart Damon
Actor
5-Feb-1937 Alan Quartermaine on General Hospital
Walter Damrosch
Conductor
30-Jan-1862 22-Dec-1950 Conductor, popularizer of music
Rodney Dangerfield
Comic
22-Nov-1921 5-Oct-2004 Never did get no respect
Erin Daniels
Actor
9-Oct-1973 The L Word
Marc Dann
Politician
12-Mar-1962 Attorney General of Ohio
Sam Dash
Government
27-Feb-1925 29-May-2004 Chief counsel, Senate Watergate committee
Jules Dassin
Film Director
18-Dec-1911 31-Mar-2008 Topkapi
Hal David
Songwriter
25-May-1921 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
Larry David
Film/TV Producer
2-Jul-1947 Seinfeld co-creator, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Mack David
Songwriter
5-Jul-1912 30-Dec-1993 La vie en rose
Mario Davidovsky
Composer
4-Mar-1934 Synchronisms
Andrew Davis
Film Director
21-Nov-1946 The Fugitive
Brandon Davis
Socialite
1979 Oil heir, pal of Paris Hilton
Clive Davis
Business
4-Apr-1932 Founder of Arista Records
Lanny J. Davis
Government
c. 1946 White House Counsel, 1996-98
Marvin Davis
Business
31-Aug-1925 25-Sep-2004 Oil magnate, former owner of 20th Century Fox
Paige Davis
Game Show Host
15-Oct-1969 Katie Couric lookalike on Trading Spaces
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Singer
8-Dec-1925 16-May-1990 Coolest hepcat in the Rat Pack
Susan Davis
Politician
13-Apr-1944 Congresswoman, California 53rd
Moshe Dayan
Politician
20-May-1915 16-Oct-1981 Israeli military leader
Taylor Dayne
Singer
7-Mar-1962 Tell It to My Heart
Midge Decter
Journalist
25-Jul-1927 Neoconservative maven
Michael Dell
Business
23-Feb-1965 Founder of Dell Computer
Brad Delson
Guitarist
1-Dec-1977 Guitarist for Linkin Park
Cecil B. DeMille
Film Director
12-Aug-1881 21-Jan-1959 Pioneering film director
Jacques Derrida
Philosopher
15-Jul-1930 9-Oct-2004 Deconstructionism, Intellectual Terrorist
Alan Dershowitz
Attorney
1-Sep-1938 Lawyer, represented Klaus von Bulow
Natalie Dessay
Singer
19-Apr-1965 Coloratura soprano
John Deutch
Government
27-Jul-1938 CIA Director, 1995-96
Donny Deutsch
TV Personality
22-Nov-1957 CNBC talk show host
Martin Deutsch
Physicist
29-Jun-1917 16-Aug-2002 Discovered positronium
Peter Deutsch
Politician
1-Apr-1957 Congressman from Florida, 1993-2005
Neil Diamond
Singer/Songwriter
24-Jan-1941 Cherry Baby
Don Diamont
Actor
31-Dec-1962 The Young and the Restless
Charles M. Diker
Business
1934 Diker Management LLC
Barry Diller
Business
2-Feb-1942 CEO of USA Interactive Corp.
DJ AM
Disc Jockey
30-Mar-1973 28-Aug-2009 New York Club DJ
Stanley Donen
Film Director
13-Apr-1924 Singin’ in the Rain
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916 Spartacus
Melvyn Douglas
Actor
5-Apr-1901 4-Aug-1981 Being There
Michael Douglas
Actor
25-Sep-1944 Wall Street
Fran Drescher
Actor
30-Sep-1957 The Nanny
Alfred Dreyfus
Victim
9-Oct-1859 12-Jul-1935 Dreyfus Affair scapegoat
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
29-Oct-1947 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Orvil Dryfoos
Publisher
8-Nov-1912 26-May-1963 New York Times Publisher, 1961-63
Jacqueline du Pré
Cellist
26-Jan-1945 19-Oct-1987 Cellist
David Duchovny
Actor
7-Aug-1960 Mulder on The X-Files
Patricia Duff
Socialite
Apr-1954 Ron Perelman’s ex-wife
Kitty Dukakis
First Lady
26-Dec-1936 Wife of Michael Dukakis
Émile Durkheim
Sociologist
15-Apr-1858 15-Nov-1917 Rules of the Sociological Method
Stanley H. Durwood
Business
5-Aug-1920 15-Jul-1999 Father of the multi-screen movie theater
Andrea Dworkin
Activist
26-Sep-1946 9-Apr-2005 Anti-pornography activist
Bob Dylan
Musician
24-May-1941 The Times They Are A-Changin’
Jakob Dylan
Musician
9-Dec-1969 Head Wallflower and Bob Dylan’s son
Abba Eban
Government
2-Feb-1915 17-Nov-2002 Foreign Minister of Israel, 1966-74
Fred Ebb
Musician
8-Apr-1935 11-Sep-2004 Top Broadway lyricist, Cabaret
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929 Chemical structure of antibodies
Irwin Edman
Philosopher
28-Nov-1896 4-Sep-1954 Philosopher’s Holiday
Gus Edwards
Songwriter
18-Aug-1879 7-Nov-1945 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Zac Efron
Actor
18-Oct-1987 High School Musical
Paul Ehrlich
Doctor
14-Mar-1854 20-Aug-1915 Father of chemotherapy
David Eigenberg
Actor
17-May-1964 Steve Brady on Sex and the City
David Einhorn
Religion
1809 1879 Jewish reform movement
Ira Einhorn
Activist
15-May-1940 Earth Day founder turned killer
Carol B. Einiger
Business
c. 1948 Post Rock Advisors LLC
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Actor
2-Aug-1992 Beautiful
Warren Eisenberg
Business
c. 1930 Co-Founder, Bed Bath and Beyond
Sergei Eisenstein
Film Director
23-Jan-1898 11-Feb-1948 Alexander Nevsky
Hanns Eisler
Composer
6-Jul-1898 6-Sep-1962 German radical composer
Will Eisner
Cartoonist
6-Mar-1917 3-Jan-2005 Turned comic book authors into Sequential Artists
Stuart Eizenstat
Diplomat
15-Jan-1943 US Ambassador to the EU, 1993-96
Danny Elfman
Musician
29-May-1953 Oingo Boingo, movie composer
Richard Elfman
Musician
6-Mar-1949 Forbidden Zone
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Stanley Elkin
Novelist
11-May-1930 31-May-1995 The Living End
Larry Ellison
Business
17-Aug-1944 CEO of Oracle
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
Mischa Elman
Violinist
20-Jan-1891 5-Apr-1967 Ukrainian-American violin prodigy
Charles M. Elson
Business
c. 1960 Economist, University of Delaware
Edward E. Elson
Diplomat
c. 1934 US Ambassador to Denmark, 1994-98
Rahm Emanuel
Politician
29-Nov-1959 White House Chief of Staff
Robert Emden
Mathematician
4-Mar-1862 8-Oct-1940 Stellar structure
Eliot Engel
Politician
18-Feb-1947 Congressman, New York 17th
Eve Ensler
Playwright
25-May-1953 The Vagina Monologues
Nora Ephron
Author
19-May-1941 When Harry Met Sally
Brian Epstein
Business
19-Sep-1934 27-Aug-1967 Manager of The Beatles
Jacob Epstein
Sculptor
10-Nov-1880 21-Aug-1959 Strand Statues
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Business
20-Jan-1953 Reclusive money manager
Theo Epstein
Baseball
29-Dec-1973 General Manager of the Boston Red Sox
Ben Erdreich
Politician
9-Dec-1938 Congressman from Alabama, 1983-93
Erik Erikson
Psychologist
15-Jun-1902 12-May-1994 Eight Stages of Childhood
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
Levi Eshkol
Head of State
25-Oct-1895 26-Feb-1969 Third Prime Minister of Israel
Susan Estrich
Pundit
16-Dec-1952 Fox News liberal
Ray Evans
Songwriter
4-Feb-1915 15-Feb-2007 Que Sera Sera
Robert Evans
Film/TV Producer
29-Jun-1930 The Kid Stays In The Picture
Sammy Fain
Composer
17-Jun-1902 6-Dec-1989 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Peter Falk
Actor
16-Sep-1927 Detective Columbo
Stacey Farber
Actor
25-Aug-1987 Ellie Nash on Degrassi
Perry Farrell
Singer
29-Mar-1959 Lead singer of Jane’s Addiction
Howard Fast
Novelist
11-Nov-1914 12-Mar-2003 Spartacus
Andrew Fastow
Business
22-Dec-1961 Disgraced CFO of Enron
Jon Favreau
Actor
19-Oct-1966 Swingers
Frances Faye
Singer
4-Nov-1912 8-Nov-1991 Out, Lesbian nightclub singer
Oded Fehr
Actor
23-Nov-1970 Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Jules Feiffer
Cartoonist
26-Jan-1929 Can’t draw but writes like a master
Steve Feinberg
Business
29-Mar-1960 Cerberus Capital Management
Russ Feingold
Politician
2-Mar-1953 US Senator from Wisconsin
Dianne Feinstein
Politician
22-Jun-1933 US Senator from California
Leonard Feinstein
Business
c. 1937 Co-Founder, Bed Bath and Beyond
Michael Feinstein
Singer
7-Sep-1956 Revives the Great American Songbook
Douglas Feith
Government
16-Jul-1953 Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, 2001-05
Meyer Feldberg
Educator
17-Mar-1942 Dean of Columbia Business School, 1989-2004
George Feldenkreis
Business
14-Aug-1935 CEO of Perry Ellis International
Corey Feldman
Actor
16-Jul-1971 The Lost Boys
Marty Feldman
Comic
8-Jul-1933 2-Dec-1982 Eye-gor in Young Frankenstein
Morton Feldman
Composer
12-Jan-1926 3-Sep-1987 Coptic Light
Tovah Feldshuh
Actor
27-Dec-1952 Kissing Jessica Stein
Edna Ferber
Novelist
15-Aug-1885 16-Apr-1968 Show Boat and Giant
Emanuel Feuermann
Cellist
22-Nov-1902 25-May-1942 Cellist
Mark Feuerstein
Actor
8-Jun-1971 Good Morning, Miami
Arthur Fiedler
Conductor
17-Dec-1894 10-Jul-1979 Conductor of the Boston Pops
Leslie A. Fiedler
Critic
8-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 Love and Death in the American Novel
Totie Fields
Comic
7-May-1930 2-Aug-1978 Weight-conscious comedienne
Harvey Fierstein
Actor
6-Jun-1952 Torch Song Trilogy
Bob Filner
Politician
4-Sep-1942 Congressman, California 51st
Jeanna Fine
Pornstar
29-Sep-1964 Sleeping Booty
Larry Fine
Actor
5-Oct-1902 24-Jan-1975 Larry on The Three Stooges
Vivian Fine
Composer
28-Sep-1913 20-Mar-2000 Drama for Orchestra
Howard Fineman
Journalist
c. 1948 Newsweek chief political analyst
Eric D. Fingerhut
Politician
6-May-1959 Congressman from Ohio, 1993-95
Fyvush Finkel
Actor
9-Oct-1923 Picket Fences
Norman Finkelstein
Scholar
8-Dec-1953 The Holocaust Industry
Sam Firstenberg
Film Director
13-Mar-1950 American Ninja
Carrie Fisher
Actor
21-Oct-1956 Princess Leia in Star Wars
Eddie Fisher
Singer
10-Aug-1928 Crooner, top RCA/Victor vocalist
Franklin M. Fisher
Economist
13-Dec-1934 Economist at MIT
Lee Fisher
Politician
7-Aug-1951 Lt. Governor of Ohio
Max M. Fisher
Business
15-Jul-1908 3-Mar-2005 Gas station tycoon
Bela Fleck
Musician
10-Jul-1958 Banjo virtuoso
Ari Fleischer
Government
13-Oct-1960 White House Press Secretary, 2001-03
Richard Fleischer
Film Director
8-Dec-1916 24-Mar-2006 Soylent Green
Martin Fleischmann
Chemist
29-Mar-1927 Cold fusion crank
Leon Fleisher
Pianist
23-Jul-1928 Piano virtuoso
Herbert Fleishhacker
Business
2-Nov-1872 1957 San Francisco banking magnate
Heidi Fleiss
Criminal
30-Dec-1965 Hollywood madam
Jonathan Safran Foer
Novelist
1977 Everything Is Illuminated
Jared Fogle
Meme
1-Dec-1977 Lost 245 lbs eating only fast food
Luke Ford
Journalist
28-May-1966 Journalist of the pornographic arts
Maureen Forrester
Singer
25-Jul-1930 Contralto, interpreter of Mahler
Abe Fortas
Judge
19-Jun-1910 5-Apr-1982 US Supreme Court Justice, 1965-69
Ben Foster
Actor
29-Oct-1980 The Door in the Floor
Jon Foster
Actor
3-Aug-1984 Damien Cutler on Windfall
Sam Fox
Business
1929 US Ambassador to Belgium
William Fox
Film/TV Producer
1-Jan-1879 8-May-1952 Founder of 20th Century Fox
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Anne Frank
Victim
12-Jun-1929 Mar-1945 The Diary of Anne Frank
Barney Frank
Politician
31-Mar-1940 Congressman, Massachusetts 4th
Bruno Frank
Playwright
13-Jun-1878 20-Jun-1945 Storm in a Teacup
Lawrence Frank
Basketball
23-Aug-1970 Head Coach, New Jersey Nets
Leo Frank
Victim
17-Apr-1884 17-Aug-1915 Innocent man, lynched by mob
Otto Frank
Relative
12-May-1889 19-Aug-1980 Father of Anne Frank
Waldo Frank
Author
25-Aug-1889 9-Jan-1967 American cultural critic and social historian
Al Franken
Politician
21-May-1951 US Senator from Minnesota
Helen Frankenthaler
Painter
12-Dec-1928 Mountains and Sea
Felix Frankfurter
Judge
15-Nov-1882 22-Feb-1965 US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-62
Bonnie Franklin
Actor
6-Jan-1944 Ann Romano on One Day at a Time
Dennis Franz
Actor
28-Oct-1944 Det. Sipowicz on NYPD Blue
Frank Kelly Freas
Artist
22-Aug-1922 2-Jan-2005 Illustrator of science fiction and fantasy
Arthur Freed
Film/TV Producer
9-Sep-1894 12-Apr-1973 MGM producer, big budget musicals
A. Stone Freedberg
Doctor
30-May-1908 25-Aug-2009 Found H. Pylori near stomach ulcers
Leonard Frey
Actor
4-Sep-1938 24-Aug-1988 Stage actor, The Boys in the Band
Daniel Fried
Diplomat
1952 US Asst. Secy. of State for European Affairs
William Friedkin
Film Director
29-Aug-1935 The Exorcist
Elizebeth Friedman
Scientist
24-Sep-1891 31-Oct-1980 WWI Cryptographer
Kinky Friedman
Musician
31-Oct-1944 Texas Jewboy
Milton Friedman
Economist
31-Jul-1912 16-Nov-2006 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics
Thomas Friedman
Journalist
20-Jul-1953 New York Times
Tully M. Friedman
Business
c. 1941 Hellman & Friedman
Otto Robert Frisch
Physicist
1-Oct-1904 22-Sep-1979 Described fission
Justine Frischmann
Guitarist
16-Sep-1969 Guitarist, Elastica
Martin Frost
Politician
1-Jan-1942 Congressman from Texas, 1979-2005
David Frum
Pundit
1960 Coined “Axis of Evil”
Alan S. Frumin
Government
26-Dec-1946 US Senate Parliamentarian
Stephen Fry
Actor
24-Aug-1957 Jeeves and Wooster
Richard S. Fuld, Jr.
Business
26-Apr-1946 CEO of Lehman Brothers, 1993-2008
Allen Funt
Film/TV Producer
16-Sep-1914 5-Sep-1999 Producer and host of Candid Camera
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Mira Furlan
Actor
7-Sep-1955 Ambassador Delenn on Babylon 5
Kenny G
Jazz Musician
5-Jun-1956 Easy-Listening Saxophonist
Serge Gainsbourg
Singer/Songwriter
2-Apr-1928 2-Mar-1991 Je t’aime … moi non plus
Peter Gallagher
Actor
19-Aug-1955 American Beauty
Mavis Gallant
Author
11-Aug-1922 Prolific Canadian short story author
Romola Garai
Actor
1-Jul-1982 Rory O’Shea Was Here
Victor Garber
Actor
16-Mar-1949 Jack Bristow on Alias
Martin Garbus
Attorney
8-Aug-1934 Attorney for Lenny Bruce
John Garfield
Actor
4-Mar-1913 21-May-1952 Gentleman’s Agreement
Art Garfunkel
Singer/Songwriter
5-Nov-1941 Simon and Garfunkel
Merrick B. Garland
Judge
13-Nov-1952 US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Jeff Garlin
Actor
5-Jun-1962 Jeff Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm
Leonard Garment
Attorney
11-May-1924 Former Special Counsel to Nixon
Brad Garrett
Actor
14-Apr-1960 Robert on Everybody Loves Raymond
Ina Garten
Chef
2-Feb-1948 Barefoot Contessa
Romain Gary
Novelist
8-May-1914 2-Dec-1980 Roots of Heaven
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
Peter Gay
Historian
20-Jun-1923 The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Frank Gehry
Architect
28-Feb-1929 Postmodern architect
Sam Gejdenson
Politician
20-May-1948 Congressman from Connecticut, 1981-2001
Larry Gelbart
Film/TV Producer
25-Feb-1928 11-Sep-2009 M*A*S*H
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Actor
14-Apr-1977 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Uri Geller
Paranormal
20-Dec-1946 Thinks he has us snowed
Gina Gershon
Actor
10-Jun-1962 Showgirls
George Gershwin
Songwriter
26-Sep-1898 11-Jul-1937 Rhapsody In Blue
Ira Gershwin
Songwriter
6-Dec-1896 17-Aug-1983 They Can’t Take That Away from Me
Christopher Gersten
Activist
c. 1947 Husband of Linda Chavez
Jami Gertz
Actor
28-Oct-1965 Muffy on Square Pegs
Estelle Getty
Actor
25-Jul-1923 22-Jul-2008 The Golden Girls
Gabrielle Giffords
Politician
8-Jun-1970 Congresswoman, Arizona 8th
Jacob H. Gilbert
Politician
17-Jun-1920 27-Feb-1981 Congressman from New York, 1960-71
Melissa Gilbert
Actor
8-May-1964 Little House on the Prairie
Sara Gilbert
Actor
29-Jan-1975 Darlene on Roseanne
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932 Sequencing techniques for DNA
Jack Gilford
Actor
25-Jul-1908 2-Jun-1990 Save the Tiger
Sid Gillman
Football
26-Oct-1911 3-Jan-2003 NFL Coach, Hall of Famer
Alfred G. Gilman
Scientist
1-Jul-1941 G-protein cell signal transmission
Benjamin A. Gilman
Politician
6-Dec-1922 Congressman from New York, 1973-2003
Ronald Lee Gilman
Judge
16-Oct-1942 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Hermione Gingold
Actor
9-Dec-1897 24-May-1987 Madame Alvarez in Gigi
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933 US Supreme Court Justice
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932 Electroweak Theory
Cynthia A. Glassman
Government
? Economic Affairs, US Commerce Dept.
Nathan Glazer
Pundit
25-Feb-1923 Co-Editor, The Public Interest
Dan Glickman
Politician
24-Nov-1944 Former Congressman, President of the MPAA
Paulette Goddard
Actor
3-Jun-1910 23-Apr-1990 Reap the Wild Wind
Erving Goffman
Sociologist
11-Jun-1922 19-Nov-1982 The Presentation of Self
Elon Gold
Actor
14-Sep-1970 Gavin P. Miller on Stacked
Judy Gold
Comic
15-Nov-1962 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
Albert Goldbarth
Poet
31-Jan-1948 The most prolific modern poet
Adam Goldberg
Actor
25-Oct-1970 Saving Private Ryan
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Bernard Goldberg
Journalist
31-May-1945 Bias
Bill Goldberg
Wrestling
27-Dec-1966 Pro wrestler
Jonah Goldberg
Columnist
21-Mar-1969 National Review Online
Marshall Goldberg
Football
25-Oct-1917 3-Apr-2006 Chicago Cardinals RB
Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
4-Jul-1883 7-Dec-1970 Designer of impossible contraptions
Jeff Goldblum
Actor
22-Oct-1952 The Fly
Maurice Goldhaber
Physicist
18-Apr-1911 Neutrons
Susan Golding
Politician
18-Aug-1945 Mayor of San Diego, 1992-2000
Duff Goldman
Chef
17-Dec-1974 Ace of Cakes
Ron Goldman
Victim
2-Jul-1968 12-Jun-1994 Murder victim, OJ Simpson trial
William Goldman
Novelist
12-Aug-1931 Marathon Man
Harvey J. Goldschmid
Government
6-May-1940 SEC Commissioner, 2002-05
Neil Goldschmidt
Government
16-Jun-1940 Governor of Oregon, 1987-91
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer
10-Feb-1929 21-Jul-2004 Prominent soundtrack composer
Olivia Goldsmith
Novelist
c. 1949 15-Jan-2004 The First Wives Club
Stephen Goldsmith
Politician
12-Dec-1946 Mayor of Indianapolis 1992-99
Eugen Goldstein
Physicist
5-Sep-1850 25-Dec-1930 Cathode rays
Joseph L. Goldstein
Scientist
18-Apr-1940 Hypercholesterolemia and cell metabolism
Matthew Goldstein
Educator
c. 1941 Chancellor of CUNY
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936 Fluid mechanics
Samuel Goldwyn
Film/TV Producer
17-Aug-1882 31-Jan-1974 Put the G in MGM
Tony Goldwyn
Actor
20-May-1960 From the Earth to the Moon
Victor Gollancz
Publisher
9-Apr-1893 8-Feb-1967 Founder of Victor Gollancz, Ltd.
Samuel Gompers
Labor Leader
27-Jan-1850 13-Dec-1924 First President of the AFL
Amy Goodman
Radio Personality
13-Apr-1957 Host of Democracy Now!
Benny Goodman
Jazz Musician
30-May-1909 13-Jun-1986 Bespectacled jazz clarinetist
Charles H. Goodman
Business
c. 1934 Vice Chairman of Henry Crown & Co.
Ellen Goodman
Journalist
11-Apr-1941 Retired columnist for The Boston Globe
Oscar Goodman
Politician
26-Jun-1939 Mayor of Las Vegas
Shira D. Goodman
Business
c. 1961 EVP at Staples
Leo Gorcey
Actor
3-Jun-1917 2-Jun-1969 Bowery Boy
Keith Gordon
Actor
3-Feb-1961 Christine
Mack Gordon
Composer
21-Jun-1904 28-Feb-1959 Chattanooga Choo Choo
Michael Gordon
Film Director
6-Sep-1909 29-Apr-1993 Pillow Talk
Mike Gordon
Bassist
3-Jun-1965 Bass guitarist for Phish
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor
17-Feb-1981 Third Rock From the Sun
Lesley Gore
Singer
2-May-1946 Well-known crying advocate
Eydie Gorme
Musician
16-Aug-1931 Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Jay Gorney
Composer
12-Dec-1896 14-Jun-1990 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
Abraham Gosman
Business
1928 Bankrupt Palm Beach nursing home magnate
David S. Gottesman
Business
c. 1926 First Manhattan Company
Gilbert Gottfried
Comic
28-Feb-1955 Loudmouth Jewish comic
Alfred Gottschalk
Educator
7-Mar-1930 12-Sep-2009 President, Hebrew Union College, 1971-95
Elliott Gould
Actor
29-Aug-1938 Trapper John in M*A*S*H film
Harold Gould
Actor
10-Dec-1923 Martin Morganstern on Rhoda
Jason Gould
Actor
29-Dec-1966 Son of Streisand and Elliott Gould
Ronald M. Gould
Judge
17-Oct-1946 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary biologist and paleontologist
Bill Gradison
Politician
28-Dec-1928 Congressman from Ohio, 1975-93
Laurence S. Grafstein
Business
c. 1960 Managing Director, Lazard
Aubrey Graham
Actor
24-Oct-1986 Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi
Sheilah Graham
Columnist
15-Sep-1904 17-Nov-1988 Beloved Infidel
Lee Grant
Actor
31-Oct-1927 Portnoy’s Complaint
Alex Grass
Business
3-Aug-1927 27-Aug-2009 Founder of Rite Aid
James Grauerholz
Author
14-Dec-1953 William S. Burrough’s assistant
Alan Grayson
Politician
13-Mar-1958 Congressman, Florida 8th
Adolph Green
Songwriter
2-Dec-1914 23-Oct-2002 Singin’ in the Rain
S. William Green
Politician
16-Oct-1929 14-Oct-2002 Congressman from New York, 1978-93
Shawn Green
Baseball
10-Nov-1972 New York Mets
Bryan Greenberg
Actor
24-May-1978 Jake Jagielski on One Tree Hill
Hank Greenberg
Baseball
1-Jan-1911 4-Sep-1986 Two-time American League MVP
Shecky Greene
Comic
8-Apr-1926 Chicago nightclub comic
Jeff Greenfield
Pundit
10-Jun-1943 ABC, CNN talking head
Jerry Greenfield
Business
14-Mar-1951 Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
David Greenglass
Spy
2-Mar-1922 Gave atomic secrets to Julius Rosenberg
Alan Greenspan
Economist
6-Mar-1926 Federal Reserve Chairman, 1987-2006
Jesse L. Greenstein
Astronomer
15-Oct-1909 21-Oct-2002 Co-Discoverer of quasars
Gerald Greenwald
Business
11-Sep-1935 CEO of United Air Lines, 1994-99
Robert Greenwald
Film/TV Producer
28-Aug-1945 Outfoxed, Xanadu
Jennifer Grey
Actor
26-Mar-1960 Dirty Dancing
Joel Grey
Actor
11-Apr-1932 Cabaret
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Amiram Grinvald
Scientist
c. 1949 High-resolution optical imaging
Charles Grodin
Actor
21-Apr-1935 Perpetually angry talk-show host, actor
James J. Grosfeld
Business
22-Jun-1937 CEO of Pulte Homes, 1974-90
David J. Gross
Physicist
19-Feb-1941 Deep structure of matter
Terry Gross
Radio Personality
1951 Host of Fresh Air on NPR
David Grossman
Author
25-Jan-1954 The Smile of the Lamb
Leslie Grossman
Actor
25-Oct-1971 What I Like About You
Marc Grossman
Diplomat
23-Sep-1951 US Under Secy. for Political Affairs, 2001-05
Robert Grossman
Artist
1-Mar-1940 Versatile illustrator, caricaturist
Sanford J. Grossman
Business
21-Jul-1953 CEO of Quantitative Financial Strategies
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936 CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Lizzie Grubman
Business
30-Jan-1971 Celebrity publicist and SUV-wielder
Greg Grunberg
Actor
11-Jul-1966 Matt Parkman on Heroes
Henry A. Grunwald
Journalist
3-Dec-1922 26-Feb-2005 Managing Editor of Time, 1968-79
Mandy Grunwald
Activist
c. 1958 Hillary Clinton media adviser
Daniel Guggenheim
Business
9-Jul-1856 28-Sep-1930 Mining magnate
Meyer Guggenheim
Business
1-Feb-1828 15-Mar-1905 Patriarch of Guggenheim fortune
Peggy Guggenheim
Socialite
26-Aug-1898 23-Dec-1979 Renowned art collector
Lani Guinier
Educator
19-Apr-1950 The Tyranny of the Majority
Thomas Guinzburg
Publisher
c. 1926 Former owner, Viking Press
Ed Guthman
Journalist
11-Aug-1919 31-Aug-2008 Nixon enemy, Pulitzer Prize winner
Amy Gutmann
Educator
1949 President, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Guttenberg
Actor
24-Aug-1958 Police Academy
Jake Gyllenhaal
Actor
19-Dec-1980 Donnie Darko
Hugo Haase
Politician
29-Sep-1863 7-Nov-1919 German parliamentarian, Marxist, pacifist
Marilyn Hacker
Poet
27-Nov-1942 Presentation Piece
Buddy Hackett
Comic
31-Aug-1924 30-Jun-2003 Abrasive old school comic
Jacques-Salomon Hadamard
Mathematician
8-Dec-1865 17-Oct-1963 Prime number theorem
Corey Haim
Actor
23-Dec-1971 10-Mar-2010 The Lost Boys
David Halberstam
Journalist
10-Apr-1934 23-Apr-2007 The Powers That Be
Judah ben Samuel Halevi
Poet
c. 1085 c. 1140 Hebrew Poet of the Middle Ages
Efraim Halevy
Spy
1934 Head of the Mossad, 1998-2003
Fromental Halévy
Composer
27-May-1799 17-Mar-1862 La Juive
Monty Hall
Game Show Host
25-Aug-1921 Let’s Make a Deal
Mark Halperin
Journalist
11-Jan-1965 TIME senior political analyst
Cheryl F. Halpern
Government
? Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Marvin Hamlisch
Composer
2-Jun-1944 The Way We Were
Armand Hammer
Business
21-May-1898 10-Dec-1990 Soviet agent of influence
Chelsea Handler
Comic
25-Feb-1975 Chelsea Lately
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 The Uprooted
Helene Hanff
Author
15-Apr-1916 9-Apr-1997 84, Charing Cross Road
E. Y. Harburg
Songwriter
8-Apr-1896 4-Mar-1981 The Wizard of Oz
Isser Harel
Spy
1912 19-Feb-2003 Head of the Mossad, 1952-63
Jane Harman
Politician
28-Jun-1945 Congresswoman, California 36th
Estelle Harris
Actor
4-Apr-1932 Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld
Jonathan Harris
Actor
6-Nov-1914 3-Nov-2002 Dr. Zachary Smith on Lost in Space
Samantha Harris
TV Personality
27-Nov-1973 Co-Host, Dancing with the Stars
Walter L. Harris
Business
c. 1952 CEO of Tanenbaum-Harber Co.
Lorenz Hart
Songwriter
2-May-1895 22-Nov-1943 Lyricist, Rodgers and Hart
Mary Hart
TV Personality
8-Nov-1950 Entertainment Tonight
Lindsay Hartley
Actor
17-Apr-1978 Theresa Crane on Passions
Geoffrey Hartman
Critic
11-Aug-1929 The Unmediated Vision
Moritz Hartmann
Poet
15-Oct-1821 13-May-1872 German patriotic poet
Rita E. Hauser
Activist
12-Jul-1934 Former Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Todd Haynes
Film Director
2-Jan-1961 Far From Heaven
Anthony Hecht
Poet
16-Jan-1923 20-Oct-2004 The Hard Hours
Ben Hecht
Screenwriter
28-Feb-1894 18-Apr-1964 The Front Page
Chic Hecht
Politician
30-Nov-1928 15-May-2006 US Senator from Nevada, 1983-89
Amy Heckerling
Film Director
7-May-1954 Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Dan Hedaya
Actor
24-Jul-1940 Bestubbled character actor, Blood Simple
Jascha Heifetz
Violinist
2-Feb-1901 10-Dec-1987 Violin virtuoso
Carolyn Heilbrun
Novelist
13-Jan-1926 9-Oct-2003 Amanda Cross, mystery novelist
Henry Heimlich
Doctor
3-Feb-1920 Heimlich maneuver
Heinrich Heine
Poet
13-Dec-1797 17-Feb-1856 Buch der Lieder
Joseph Heller
Author
1-May-1923 12-Dec-1999 Catch-22
Isaias W. Hellman
Business
3-Oct-1842 9-Apr-1920 Los Angeles banker
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Warren Hellman
Business
25-Jul-1934 Hellman & Friedman
Leona Helmsley
Business
4-Jul-1920 20-Aug-2007 Queen of Mean
Mark Helprin
Author
28-Jun-1947 Winter’s Tale
Buck Henry
Comic
9-Dec-1930 Frequent SNL host
Nat Hentoff
Critic
10-Jun-1925 The Jazz Life
Herblock
Cartoonist
13-Oct-1909 7-Oct-2001 Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post
Herod the Great
Royalty
c. 74 BC 4 BC Roman Ruler of Palestine
Seymour Hersh
Journalist
8-Apr-1937 Uncovered the My Lai Massacre
Avram Hershko
Scientist
31-Dec-1937 Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
Marshall Herskovitz
Film/TV Producer
23-Feb-1952 Executive Producer, thirtysomething
Gustav Hertz
Physicist
22-Jul-1887 30-Oct-1975 Franck-Hertz experiment
Theodor Herzl
Activist
2-May-1860 3-Jul-1904 Lead Zionist
Chaim Herzog
Head of State
17-Sep-1918 17-Apr-1997 President of Israel, 1983-93
Myra Hess
Pianist
25-Feb-1890 26-Nov-1965 Held lunchtime concerts during WWII
Don Hewitt
Film/TV Producer
14-Dec-1922 19-Aug-2009 60 Minutes creator
Ira Michael Heyman
Educator
30-May-1930 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1980-90
Jonah Hill
Actor
20-Dec-1983 Superbad
Steven Hill
Actor
24-Feb-1922 Adam Schiff on Law & Order
Arthur Hiller
Film Director
22-Nov-1923 An Alan Smithee Film
Judd Hirsch
Actor
15-Mar-1935 Taxi
Peter B. Hirsch
Scientist
16-Jan-1925 Electron microscopy in metallurgy
Al Hirschfeld
Artist
21-Jun-1903 20-Jan-2003 Pen and ink caricaturist
Laura Z. Hobson
Novelist
19-Jun-1900 28-Feb-1986 Gentleman’s Agreement
Abbie Hoffman
Activist
30-Nov-1936 12-Apr-1989 Steal This Book
Dustin Hoffman
Actor
8-Aug-1937 Rain Man, The Graduate
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937 Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Susanna Hoffs
Musician
17-Jan-1959 Lead singer of The Bangles
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Investigated electron scattering and nuclei
Marshall Holman
Bowling
29-Sep-1954 Professional bowler, mostly retired
Janet L. Holmgren
Educator
c. 1946 President, Mills College
Elizabeth Holtzman
Politician
11-Aug-1941 Congresswoman from New York, 1973-81
Oskar Homolka
Actor
12-Aug-1898 27-Jan-1978 Sabotage
Sidney Hook
Philosopher
20-Dec-1902 12-Jul-1989 Pragmatist
Monica Horan
Actor
29-Jan-1963 Everybody Loves Raymond
Henry Horner
Politician
30-Nov-1878 6-Oct-1940 Governor of Illinois, 1933-40
David Horowitz
Activist
10-Jan-1939 Conservative activist
H. Robert Horvitz
Scientist
8-May-1947 Genetic regulation of organ development
Harry Houdini
Magician
24-Mar-1874 31-Oct-1926 Best-known magician and debunker
Ehud Houminer
Business
c. 1940 CEO of Philip Morris USA, 1988-90
Curly Howard
Actor
22-Oct-1903 18-Jan-1952 Highest pitched Stooge
Michael Howard
Politician
7-Jul-1941 UK Home Secretary, 1993-97
Moe Howard
Actor
19-Jun-1897 4-May-1975 Boss Stooge
Shemp Howard
Actor
4-Mar-1895 22-Nov-1955 Stooge
Irving Howe
Critic
11-Jun-1920 5-May-1993 Editor of Dissent
Bronislaw Huberman
Violinist
19-Dec-1882 16-Jun-1947 Polish violin prodigy, Pan-Europeanist
Conrad Hubert
Business
15-Apr-1856 12-Mar-1928 Flashlights
Sol Hurok
Theatre Producer
9-Apr-1888 5-Mar-1974 American impresario
Robert J. Hurst
Business
1945 Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2004
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
Dick Hyman
Pianist
8-Mar-1927 Pianist, Organist, Conductor, Composer
Trina Schart Hyman
Artist
8-Apr-1939 19-Nov-2004 Children’s book illustrator
Oscar Hammerstein I
Theatre Producer
8-May-1847 1-Aug-1919 Olympia Theatre
Scott Ian
Guitarist
31-Dec-1963 Guitarist for Anthrax
Carl Icahn
Business
16-Feb-1936 Billionaire, took over TWA
Eugène Ionesco
Playwright
26-Nov-1912 28-Mar-1994 The Bald Soprano
Jack Irons
Drummer
18-Jul-1962 Drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jason Isaacs
Actor
6-Jun-1963 Black Hawk Down
Michael Isikoff
Journalist
c. 1952 Newsweek reporter
Menasseh ben Israel
Religion
c. 1604 20-Nov-1657 Vindiciae Judaeorum
Jozef Israëls
Painter
27-Jan-1824 12-Aug-1911 Dutch scene painter
Eugene Istomin
Pianist
26-Nov-1925 10-Oct-2003 American piano prodigy
Edmond Jabès
Poet
6-Apr-1912 2-Jan-1991 The Book of Resemblances
Ze’ev Jabotinsky
Military
18-Oct-1880 4-Aug-1940 Founder of the Jewish Legion
Jacob
Religion
? ? Father of the twelve tribes
Lou Jacobi
Actor
28-Dec-1913 23-Oct-2009 Avalon
Gary N. Jacobs
Business
12-Jul-1945 General Counsel for MGM Mirage
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933 Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Marc Jacobs
Fashion Designer
9-Apr-1963 Fired in 1993 after releasing a “Grunge” line
Paul E. Jacobs
Business
c. 1963 CEO of Qualcomm
Jeff Jacoby
Columnist
10-Feb-1959 Boston Globe columnist
Sam Jaffe
Actor
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Janet Jagan
Head of State
20-Oct-1920 28-Mar-2009 President of Guyana, 1997-99
Sid James
Actor
8-May-1913 26-Apr-1976 Carry on…
Jacob K. Javits
Politician
18-Mar-1904 7-Mar-1986 US Senator from New York, 1957-81
Ricky Jay
Magician
1948 Jay’s Journal of Anomalies
Tony Jay
Actor
2-Feb-1933 13-Aug-2006 Voice and character actor
Elfriede Jelinek
Novelist
20-Oct-1946 Die Klavierspielerin
Ron Jeremy
Pornstar
12-Mar-1953 The Hedgehog
Jesus Christ
Religion
c. 4 BC 7-Apr-30 AD Carpenter, evangelist
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Novelist
7-May-1927 Heat and Dust
Joseph Joachim
Violinist
28-Jun-1831 15-Aug-1907 Virtuoso violinist, Joachim Quartet
Billy Joel
Pianist
9-May-1949 Didn’t start the fire
Josef Joffe
Editor
15-Mar-1944 Editor of Die Zeit
Scarlett Johansson
Actor
22-Nov-1984 Ghost World, Lost in Translation
John the Baptist
Religion
? c. 28 AD Precursor to Jesus Christ
Al Jolson
Singer
26-May-1886 23-Oct-1950 The Jazz Singer
Hans Jonas
Philosopher
10-May-1903 5-Feb-1993 Gnostic philosopher
Erica Jong
Author
26-Mar-1942 Fear of Flying
Spike Jonze
Film Director
22-Oct-1969 Being John Malkovich
Joseph
Religion
? ? Possessed multicolored dreamcoat
Keith Joseph
Politician
17-Jan-1918 10-Dec-1994 Conservative UK Minister, Thatcher influence
St. Joseph
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Husband of Mary
Brian D. Josephson
Physicist
4-Jan-1940 Discovered the Josephson Effect
Josephus
Historian
37 AD 100 AD The Jewish War
Josiah
Royalty
c. 649 BC 609 BC King of Judah
Judge Judy
TV Personality
21-Oct-1942 Telejurist extraordinaire
Neil Kadisha
Business
c. 1955 Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Franz Kafka
Novelist
3-Jul-1883 3-Jun-1924 Metamorphosis
Daryn Kagan
Journalist
26-Jan-1963 CNN Live Today
Donald Kagan
Historian
1932 The Great Dialogue
Elena Kagan
Attorney
28-Apr-1960 US Solicitor General
Frederick Kagan
Scholar
c. 1969 Neocon military historian, now at AEI
Mauricio Kagel
Composer
24-Dec-1931 18-Sep-2008 Absurdist composer
Steve Kagen
Politician
12-Dec-1949 Congressman, Wisconsin 8th
Meir Kahane
Activist
1-Aug-1932 5-Nov-1990 Founder of Jewish Defense League
Albert Kahn
Architect
21-Mar-1869 8-Dec-1942 Detroit architect, factory designer
Louis Kahn
Architect
20-Feb-1901 17-Mar-1974 Prominent architect
Daniel Kahneman
Psychologist
5-Mar-1934 The psychology of economics
Chester Kallman
Poet
7-Jan-1921 18-Jan-1975 Librettist, translator
Bert Kalmar
Songwriter
10-Feb-1884 17-Sep-1947 Who’s Sorry Now?
Harry P. Kamen
Business
c. 1932 CEO of Metropolitan Life, 1993-98
Michael Kamen
Composer
15-Apr-1948 18-Nov-2003 Prolific film composer and conductor
Matthew H. Kamens
Attorney
6-Dec-1951 Of Counsel, Wolf Block
Sheldon Kamins
Business
c. 1948 Blum Frank & Kamins
Eric R. Kandel
Scientist
7-Nov-1929 Signal transduction in the nervous system
John Kander
Composer
18-Mar-1927 Top Broadway composer
Carol Kane
Actor
18-Jun-1952 Simka on Taxi
Garson Kanin
Screenwriter
24-Nov-1912 13-Mar-1999 It Should Happen to You
Peter R. Kann
Business
c. 1942 CEO of Dow Jones, 1991-2006
Gabe Kaplan
Actor
31-Mar-1945 Mr. Kotter on Welcome Back, Kotter
Jill Kaplan
Publisher
1967 Publisher of Crain’s New York Business
Joel D. Kaplan
Government
c. 1969 White House policy advisor
Justin Kaplan
Author
5-Sep-1925 Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain
Stanley H. Kaplan
Business
24-May-1919 23-Aug-2009 Developed SAT study aids
Mitch Kapor
Business
1950 Founder of Lotus, Co-founder EFF
Bruce Karatz
Business
1945 CEO of KB Home, 1986-2006
James Karen
Actor
28-Nov-1923 The Return of the Living Dead
Theodore von Kármán
Mathematician
11-May-1881 7-May-1963 Kármán vortices
Mel Karmazin
Business
24-Aug-1943 President and COO of Viacom, 2000-04
Martin Karplus
Chemist
15-Mar-1930 Karplus Equation
Garry Kasparov
Chess Player
13-Apr-1963 Grand Master chess player
Moshe Katsav
Head of State
5-Dec-1945 President of Israel, 2000-07
Chris Kattan
Actor
19-Oct-1970 Saturday Night Live
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Jonathan Katz
Comic
1-Dec-1946 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Omri Katz
Actor
30-May-1976 Eerie, Indiana
Phil Katz
Computer Programmer
3-Nov-1962 14-Apr-2000 Creator of PKZIP
Steven T. Katz
Author
1944 Professor of Religion
Vera Katz
Politician
3-Aug-1933 Mayor of Portland Oregon, 1993-2005
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Business
21-Dec-1950 Produced Shrek
Ephraim Katzir
Head of State
16-May-1916 30-May-2009 President of Israel, 1973-78
Robert A. Katzmann
Judge
22-Apr-1953 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Stanley Kauffmann
Critic
24-Apr-1916 Film critic for The New Republic
Charlie Kaufman
Screenwriter
20-Sep-1958 Being John Malkovich, Adaptation
George S. Kaufman
Playwright
16-Nov-1889 2-Jun-1961 You Can’t Take It With You
Lloyd Kaufman
Film Director
30-Dec-1945 The Toxic Avenger
Jorma Kaukonen
Guitarist
23-Dec-1940 Jefferson Airplane
Julie Kavner
Actor
7-Sep-1950 Marge on The Simpsons
Danny Kaye
Actor
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Lainie Kazan
Actor
15-May-1940 My Favorite Year
Alfred Kazin
Critic
5-Jun-1915 5-Jun-1998 On Native Grounds
Munr Kazmir
Business
c. 1957 CEO, Direct Meds, Inc.
Harvey Keitel
Actor
13-May-1939 Pimp from Taxi Driver
Amos Kenan
Author
2-May-1927 4-Aug-2009 The Road to Ein Harod
Felicity Kendal
Actor
25-Sep-1946 The Good Life
Jerome Kern
Composer
27-Jan-1885 12-Nov-1945 Show Boat
Cameron Kerry
Relative
06-Sep-1950 John Kerry’s younger brother
Imre Kertész
Author
9-Nov-1929 Holocaust survivor, literature Nobel
István Kertész
Conductor
28-Aug-1929 16-Apr-1973 Hungarian operatic conductor
Hermann Kesten
Novelist
28-Jan-1900 1996 I, the King
Michael Kidd
Choreographer
12-Aug-1915 23-Dec-2007 Award-winning choreographer
David Kimche
Spy
1928 8-Mar-2010 Israeli spy, masterminded Iran-Contra
Martin S. Kimmel
Business
9-Apr-1916 15-Apr-2008 Founder of Kimco Realty
Sidney Kimmel
Business
c. 1927 CEO of Jones Apparel Group, 1975-2002
Richard Kind
Actor
22-Nov-1956 Paul Lassiter on Spin City
Alan King
Comic
26-Dec-1927 9-May-2004 Jewish comic and Friars Club fixture
Carole King
Singer/Songwriter
9-Feb-1942 Tapestry
Larry King
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1933 Larry King Live
Michael Kinsley
Pundit
9-Mar-1951 Slate founder
Shane Kippel
Actor
4-Jun-1986 Gavin Mason on Degrassi
Leon Kirchner
Composer
24-Jan-1919 17-Sep-2009 Quartet No. 3
Mia Kirshner
Actor
25-Jan-1975 The L Word
Lincoln Kirstein
Author
4-May-1907 5-Jan-1996 Co-Founder, New York City Ballet
Henry Kissinger
Government
27-May-1923 US Secretary of State, 1973-77
John Kitzhaber
Politician
5-Mar-1947 Governor of Oregon, 1995-2003
Ron Klain
Attorney
8-Aug-1961 Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff
Larry Klayman
Activist
20-Jul-1951 Founder, Judicial Watch
Dylan Klebold
Criminal
11-Sep-1981 20-Apr-1999 Columbine Massacre
Allen Klein
Business
18-Dec-1931 4-Jul-2009 Prehensile ABKCO executive
Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
19-Nov-1942 Fashion designer
Joe Klein
Journalist
7-Sep-1946 Anonymous author of Primary Colors
Naomi Klein
Author
1970 The Shock Doctrine
Robert Klein
Comic
8-Feb-1942 Unable to stop his leg
Ron Klein
Politician
10-Jul-1957 Congressman, Florida 22nd
Andrew J. Kleinfeld
Judge
12-Jun-1945 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Otto Klemperer
Conductor
14-May-1885 6-Jul-1973 Prominent German conductor
Werner Klemperer
Actor
22-Mar-1920 6-Dec-2000 Col. Klink on Hogan’s Heroes
Paul Kletzki
Conductor
21-Mar-1900 5-Mar-1973 Director, Bern Symphony, 1964-67
Franz Kline
Painter
23-May-1910 13-May-1962 Abstract expressionist painter
Leon Klinghoffer
Victim
24-Sep-1916 7-Oct-1985 Shot and thrown overboard by terrorists
Aaron Klug
Chemist
11-Aug-1926 Structural analysis of viruses
Jack Klugman
Actor
27-Apr-1922 The Odd Couple
Philip M. Klutznick
Government
9-Jul-1907 14-Aug-1999 US Secretary of Commerce, 1980-81
Alfred A. Knopf
Publisher
12-Sep-1892 11-Aug-1984 American publisher
Ed Koch
Politician
12-Dec-1924 Mayor of New York City, 1978-89
Walter Koenig
Actor
14-Sep-1936 Chekov on Star Trek
Herb Kohl
Politician
7-Feb-1935 US Senator from Wisconsin
Max Kohl
Business
12-May-1901 14-Dec-1981 Kohl’s Department Stores
Alfred Kohlberg
Business
27-Jan-1887 7-Apr-1960 The China Lobby Man
Donald L. Kohn
Economist
7-Nov-1942 Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923 Density-functional theory
Frederick Kohner
Novelist
25-Sep-1905 7-Jul-1986 Gidget
Teddy Kollek
Politician
27-May-1911 2-Jan-2007 Mayor of Jerusalem, 1965-93
David H. Komansky
Business
c. 1939 CEO of Merrill Lynch, 1996-2002
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
Bernie Kopell
Actor
21-Jun-1933 Doc on The Love Boat
Quentin Kopp
Politician
1928 California politician and judge
Ted Koppel
Journalist
8-Feb-1940 Nightline
Zoltán Korda
Film Director
3-Jun-1895 13-Oct-1961 Sahara
Harvey Korman
Comic
15-Feb-1927 29-May-2008 The Carol Burnett Show
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Tony Kornheiser
Journalist
13-Jul-1948 Pardon the Interruption
Jerzy Kosinski
Author
14-Jun-1933 3-May-1991 Being There
Martin Kosleck
Actor
24-Mar-1904 15-Jan-1994 German-American character actor
David Kossoff
Actor
24-Nov-1919 23-Mar-2005 The Mouse That Roared
Henry Koster
Film Director
1-May-1905 21-Sep-1988 The Bishop’s Wife
Yaphet Kotto
Actor
15-Nov-1937 Homicide
Sandy Koufax
Baseball
30-Dec-1935 Three-time Cy Young Award winner
Serge Koussevitzky
Conductor
26-Jul-1874 4-Jun-1951 Music Director, Boston Symphony, 1924-49
Simon Kovar
Musician
22-May-1890 17-Jan-1970 Preeminent Basoon player and teacher
Martin Kove
Actor
6-Mar-1947 Det. Isbecki on Cagney & Lacey
Alex Kozinski
Judge
23-Jul-1950 Chief Judge, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Hersh Kozlov
Attorney
15-Nov-1947 Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen
Jonathan Kozol
Educator
1936 Death at an Early Age
Robert Kraft
Business
5-Jun-1941 Owner, New England Patriots
Stanley Kramer
Film Director
29-Sep-1913 19-Feb-2001 It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Judith Krantz
Novelist
9-Jan-1928 Scruples
Lee Krasner
Painter
27-Oct-1908 19-Jun-1984 Abstract expressionist
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Bruno Kreisky
Head of State
22-Jan-1911 29-Jul-1990 Chancellor of Austria, 1970-83
Marvin Krislov
Educator
c. 1960 President, Oberlin College
Bill Kristol
Columnist
23-Dec-1952 Editor of The Weekly Standard
Irving Kristol
Columnist
22-Jan-1920 18-Sep-2009 Influential neocon
Randall S. Kroszner
Economist
22-Jun-1962 Federal Reserve Governor
Paul Krugman
Columnist
28-Feb-1953 New York Times columnist/economist
Larry Krystkowiak
Basketball
23-Sep-1964 Head Coach, Milwaukee Bucks
Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
26-Jul-1928 7-Mar-1999 2001: A Space Odyssey
Lisa Kudrow
Actor
30-Jul-1963 Friends
Maxine Kumin
Poet
6-Jun-1925 Up Country
Madeleine M. Kunin
Politician
28-Sep-1933 Governor of Vermont, 1985-91
Mila Kunis
Actor
14-Aug-1983 Jackie on That 70’s Show
William Kunstler
Attorney
7-Jul-1919 4-Sep-1995 Civil rights attorney
Irv Kupcinet
Columnist
31-Jul-1912 10-Nov-2003 Kup’s Column
Nicholas Kurti
Physicist
14-May-1908 24-Nov-1998 Molecular gastronomy
Daniel Kurtzer
Diplomat
Jun-1949 US Ambassador to Israel, 2001-05
Tony Kushner
Playwright
16-Jul-1956 Angels in America
Simon Kuznets
Economist
30-Apr-1901 8-Jul-1985 National Income and Its Composition
Shia LaBeouf
Actor
11-Jun-1986 The Battle of Shaker Heights
Jeffrey M. Lacker
Economist
27-Sep-1955 President and CEO, Richmond Fed
Carl Laemmle
Film/TV Producer
17-Jan-1867 24-Sep-1939 Independent Motion Picture Company
Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion Designer
10-Sep-1938 Chanel, Lagerfeld
Imre Lakatos
Philosopher
9-Nov-1922 2-Feb-1974 Philosopher of Science and Mathematics
Ricki Lake
Talk Show Host
21-Sep-1968 Hairspray
Adam Lamberg
Actor
14-Sep-1984 Gordo on Lizzie McGuire
Adam Lambert
Singer
29-Jan-1982 American Idol
Martin Landau
Actor
20-Jun-1931 Mission: Impossible, Space 1999
Ann Landers
Columnist
4-Jul-1918 22-Jun-2002 Syndicated advice columnist
John Landis
Film Director
3-Aug-1950 An American Werewolf in London
Charles Lane
Actor
26-Jan-1905 9-Jul-2007 Grumpy character actor
Fritz Lang
Film Director
5-Dec-1890 2-Aug-1976 Metropolis
Sherry Lansing
Business
31-Jul-1944 Former Paramount executive
Meyer Lansky
Criminal
2-Jul-1902 15-Jan-1983 The brains behind the Mafia’s money
Tom Lantos
Politician
1-Feb-1928 11-Feb-2008 Congressman from California, 1981-2008
Sidney Lapidus
Business
c. 1937 Warburg Pincus
David Lascher
Actor
27-Apr-1972 Vinnie on Blossom
Albert Lasker
Business
1-May-1880 30-May-1952 Advertising executive and medical research patron
Harold Laski
Economist
30-Jun-1893 24-Mar-1950 A Grammar of Politics
Melvin J. Lasky
Journalist
15-Jan-1920 19-May-2004 Editor of journal Encounter
Estée Lauder
Business
1-Jul-1908 24-Apr-2004 Cosmetics magnate
Leonard Lauder
Business
c. 1933 Chairman of Estee Lauder
Ronald S. Lauder
Business
26-Feb-1944 US Ambassador to Austria, 1986-87
William Lauder
Business
c. 1961 CEO, Estée Lauder
Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
14-Oct-1939 Founder, Polo Ralph Lauren
Piper Laurie
Actor
22-Jan-1932 Catherine Packard in Twin Peaks
Frank Lautenberg
Politician
23-Jan-1924 US Senator from New Jersey
Linda Lavin
Actor
15-Oct-1937 Alice
Jerome Lawrence
Playwright
14-Jul-1915 29-Feb-2004 Inherit the Wind and Mame
Steve Lawrence
Singer
8-Jul-1935 The Steve Lawrence Show
John Howard Lawson
Playwright
25-Sep-1894 11-Aug-1977 One of the Hollywood Ten
Nigel Lawson
Politician
11-Mar-1932 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1983-89
Emma Lazarus
Poet
22-Jul-1849 19-Nov-1887 The New Colossus
Norman Lear
Film/TV Producer
27-Jul-1922 Creator of All in the Family
Fran Lebowitz
Author
27-Oct-1950 Social satirist, Metropolitan Life
Mimi Leder
Film Director
26-Jan-1952 Deep Impact
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Francis Lederer
Actor
6-Nov-1899 25-May-2000 Pandora’s Box
David M. Lee
Physicist
20-Jan-1931 Superfluidity of helium-3
Stan Lee
Cartoonist
28-Dec-1922 Created Spider-Man and The Hulk
Walter Legge
Music Producer
1-Jun-1906 22-Mar-1979 Classical music producer at EMI
Herbert H. Lehman
Politician
28-Mar-1878 5-Dec-1963 Governor of New York, 1933-42
Lew Lehrman
Business
15-Aug-1938 Rite Aid drugstore founder
Fritz Leiber
Author
24-Dec-1910 5-Sep-1992 Ship of Shadows
Jerry Leiber
Songwriter
25-Apr-1933 Hitmaker for Elvis
Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
2-Oct-1949 Celebrity photographer
Carol Leifer
Comic
27-Jul-1956 Comic inspired Seinfeld‘s Elaine
Mike Leigh
Film Director
20-Feb-1943 Naked, Topsy-Turvy
Donovan Leitch, Jr.
Actor
16-Aug-1968 Glory
Mark Lenard
Actor
15-Oct-1924 22-Nov-1996 Ambassador Sarek on Star Trek
Moses de Leon
Religion
? 1305 Zohar
Robert Z. Leonard
Film Director
7-Oct-1889 27-Aug-1968 The Divorcee
Louis Lepke
Criminal
6-Feb-1897 4-Mar-1944 Head of Murder, Inc.
Alfred Lerner
Business
8-May-1933 23-Oct-2002 CEO of MBNA, 1982-2002
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920 The Woman in American History
Max Lerner
Sociologist
20-Dec-1902 5-Jun-1992 Ideas Are Weapons
Michael Lerner
Actor
22-Jun-1941 Barton Fink
Oscar Levant
Pianist
27-Dec-1906 14-Aug-1972 Panelist, Information Please
Max Levchin
Business
1975 Co-Founder of PayPal
Jeremy Leven
Film Director
1941 Don Juan DeMarco
Larry Levenson
Business
c. 1936 23-Jan-1999 Founder of Plato’s Retreat
Denise Levertov
Poet
24-Oct-1923 20-Dec-1997 With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
Primo Levi
Author
31-Jul-1919 11-Apr-1987 Survival in Auschwitz
Rita Levi-Montalcini
Scientist
22-Apr-1909 Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Claude Lévi-Strauss
Anthropologist
28-Nov-1908 1-Nov-2009 French anthropologist
Carl Levin
Politician
28-Jun-1934 US Senator from Michigan
Harvey Levin
TV Personality
2-Sep-1951 Prince of the paparazzi
Ira Levin
Novelist
27-Aug-1929 12-Nov-2007 Rosemary’s Baby
Jerry Levin
Business
6-May-1939 CEO of Time Warner, 2000-02
Meyer Levin
Novelist
8-Oct-1905 9-Jul-1981 Compulsion
Sandy Levin
Politician
6-Sep-1931 Congressman, Michigan 12th
Tony Levin
Bassist
6-Jun-1946 Bassist for King Crimson
Emmanuel Levinas
Philosopher
12-Jan-1906 25-Dec-1995 Totality and Infinity
Adam Levine
Singer
18-Mar-1979 Frontman of Maroon 5
David Levine
Cartoonist
20-Dec-1926 29-Dec-2009 Caricaturist, New York Review of Books
James Levine
Conductor
23-Jun-1943 Music Director, NY Metropolitan Opera
Mel Levine
Politician
7-Jun-1943 Congressman from California, 1983-93
Philip Levine
Poet
10-Jan-1928 What Work Is
Barry Levinson
Film Director
6-Apr-1942 Rain Man
Elliott H. Levitas
Politician
26-Dec-1930 Congressman from Georgia, 1975-85
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Author
5-Nov-1948 Who Killed Daniel Pearl?
Chandra Levy
Victim
14-Apr-1977 1-May-2001 Gary Condit’s dead intern
Eugene Levy
Comic
17-Dec-1946 Earl Camembert from SCTV
Marv Levy
Football
3-Aug-1925 NFL, CFL, and NCAA coach
Shawn Levy
Author
c. 1961 Rat Pack Confidential
Steven Levy
Author
? Hackers
Kurt Lewin
Psychologist
9-Sep-1890 12-Feb-1947 Field theorist, group dynamicist
Monica Lewinsky
Government
23-Jul-1973 Engaged in Presidential cigar play
Al Lewis
Actor
30-Apr-1923 3-Feb-2006 Grandpa on The Munsters
Bernard Lewis
Scholar
31-May-1916 Middle East scholar
David Lewis
Politician
23-Jun-1909 23-May-1981 Leader of Canada’s NDP, 1971-75
Jerry Lewis
Comic
16-Mar-1926 Cinderfella
Peter B. Lewis
Business
11-Nov-1933 Chairman of Progressive
Richard Lewis
Comic
29-Jun-1947 Such a nice young man
Shari Lewis
Performance Artist
17-Jan-1933 2-Aug-1998 Lamb Chop’s Play-Along
Mark Leyner
Author
1956 The Tetherballs of Bougainville
Lewis Libby
Government
22-Aug-1950 Cheney’s former Chief of Staff
Frank Licht
Politician
13-Mar-1916 30-May-1987 Governor of Rhode Island, 1969-73
Richard A. Licht
Politician
25-Mar-1948 Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-89
Roy Lichtenstein
Painter
27-Oct-1923 29-Sep-1997 Whaam!
Todd Lickliter
Basketball
17-Apr-1955 Head Coach, University of Iowa
Avigdor Lieberman
Politician
5-Jun-1958 Israeli Foreign Minister
Hadassah Lieberman
Relative
Mar-1948 Wife of Joseph Lieberman
Joseph Lieberman
Politician
24-Feb-1942 US Senator from Connecticut
György Ligeti
Composer
28-May-1923 12-Jun-2006 Lontano, Lux Aeterna
Judith Light
Actor
9-Feb-1949 Angela Bower on Who’s the Boss?
David E. Lilienthal
Government
8-Jul-1899 15-Jan-1981 TVA Chairman, 1941-46
Hal Linden
Actor
20-Mar-1931 Barney Miller
Linda Lingle
Politician
4-Jun-1953 Governor of Hawaii
Sol Linowitz
Business
17-Dec-1913 18-Mar-2005 Negotiated return of the Panama Canal
Alex D. Linz
Actor
3-Jan-1989 Home Alone 3
Joanne Lipman
Editor
18-Jun-1961 Editor of Condé Nast Portfolio, 2007-09
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Jonathan Lipnicki
Actor
22-Oct-1990 The Jeff Foxworthy Show
Gabriel Lippmann
Physicist
16-Aug-1845 13-Jul-1921 Photographic color plate
Walter Lippmann
Journalist
23-Sep-1889 14-Dec-1974 Today and Tomorrow
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
James Lipton
TV Personality
19-Sep-1926 Host, Inside the Actors Studio
Martin Lipton
Attorney
22-Jun-1931 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Dahlia Lithwick
Journalist
c. 1968 Slate senior editor
Sanford M. Litvack
Attorney
c. 1937 General Counsel of Disney, 1991-98
Anatole Litvak
Film Director
10-May-1902 15-Dec-1974 Anastasia
Maxim Litvinov
Government
17-Jul-1876 31-Dec-1951 Soviet foreign minister, ousted in nod to Hitler
Jay Livingston
Composer
28-Mar-1915 17-Oct-2001 Que Sera Sera
Tzipi Livni
Politician
8-Jul-1958 Israeli Foreign Minister, 2006-09
Jacques Loeb
Doctor
7-Apr-1859 11-Feb-1924 Investigator of artificial parthenogenesis
Lisa Loeb
Singer/Songwriter
11-Mar-1968 Stay (I Missed You)
Solomon Loeb
Business
1828 1903 Co-Founder of Kuhn, Loeb and Co.
Frederick Loewe
Composer
10-Jun-1901 14-Feb-1988 My Fair Lady
Otto Loewi
Scientist
3-Jun-1873 25-Dec-1961 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Herbert Lom
Actor
11-Sep-1917 Mysterious Island
Stacy London
TV Personality
25-May-1969 What Not to Wear
Jon Lovitz
Comic
21-Jul-1957 Yeaaaah, that’s the ticket!
Allard Lowenstein
Politician
16-Jan-1929 14-Mar-1980 Congressman, New York 5th
Leo Lowenthal
Sociologist
3-Nov-1900 21-Jan-1993 Literature and the Image of Man
Nita Lowey
Politician
5-Jul-1937 Congresswoman, New York 18th
Bernard Lown
Doctor
7-Jun-1921 Inventor of defibrillator, peace activist
David J. Lubar
Business
c. 1955 President of Lubar & Co.
Gary Lucas
Guitarist
c. 1952 Avant-guitarist, Magic Band alumnus
Matt Lucas
Actor
5-Mar-1974 Little Britain
Sid Luckman
Football
21-Nov-1916 5-Jul-1998 Chicago Bears QB, Hall of Famer
Sidney Luft
Film/TV Producer
2-Nov-1915 15-Sep-2005 Ex-Husband of Judy Garland
Sidney Lumet
Film Director
25-Jun-1924 Dog Day Afternoon
Jamie Luner
Actor
12-May-1971 Lexi on Melrose Place
Frank Luntz
Pundit
23-Feb-1962 Republican pollster, strategist
Isaac ben Solomon Luria
Religion
1534 5-Aug-1572 Jewish mystic
Ranan Lurie
Cartoonist
26-May-1932 Hugely popular political cartoonist
Rod Lurie
Film Director
15-May-1962 The Contender
Rosa Luxemburg
Activist
5-Mar-1871 15-Jan-1919 Co-Founder, Communist Party of Germany
André Lwoff
Scientist
8-May-1902 30-Sep-1994 Operon theory of genetic control
Natasha Lyonne
Actor
4-Apr-1979 Slums of Beverly Hills
Eugene Lyons
Author
1-Jul-1898 1985 Anti-Communist Editor of American Mercury
Lorin Maazel
Conductor
6-Mar-1930 Conductor, New York Philharmonic
Earle I. Mack
Business
? Real estate magnate
John Mack
Psychiatrist
4-Oct-1929 27-Sep-2004 A Prince of Our Disorder
Aline MacMahon
Actor
3-May-1899 12-Oct-1991 Dragon Seed
Noel Madison
Actor
30-Apr-1897 6-Jan-1975 American character actor
Bernard L. Madoff
Business
29-Apr-1938 Madoff Investment Securities LLC
Ira Magaziner
Government
8-Nov-1947 Internet advisor under Bill Clinton
Mary Magdalene
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Early follower of Jesus Christ
Moses Maimonides
Religion
30-Mar-1135 13-Dec-1204 Codified Jewish law
Bernard Malamud
Author
26-Apr-1914 18-Mar-1986 The Fixer
Janet Malcolm
Journalist
1934 The Journalist and the Murderer
Joshua Malina
Actor
17-Jan-1966 Will Bailey on The West Wing
Robert Malley
Government
1963 Ex-National Security Council
Leonard Maltin
Critic
18-Dec-1950 Film critic
David Mamet
Author
30-Nov-1947 Glengarry Glen Ross
Howie Mandel
Comic
29-Nov-1955 Host of Deal Or No Deal
Marvin Mandel
Politician
19-Apr-1920 Governor of Maryland, 1969-79
Szolem Mandelbrojt
Mathematician
1899 1983 French Mathematician
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 Fractal mathematician
Osip Mandelshtam
Poet
1891 27-Dec-1938 Acmeist Russian poet
Peter Mandelson
Politician
21-Oct-1953 EU Commissioner for Trade
Camryn Manheim
Actor
8-Mar-1961 Ellenor Frutt on The Practice
Barry Manilow
Singer/Songwriter
17-Jun-1943 I Write The Songs
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Film Director
11-Feb-1909 5-Feb-1993 The Barefoot Contessa
Abby Mann
Screenwriter
1-Dec-1927 25-Mar-2008 Judgment at Nuremberg
Herbie Mann
Jazz Musician
16-Apr-1930 1-Jul-2003 Jazz flautist
Karl Mannheim
Sociologist
27-Mar-1893 9-Jan-1947 Ideology and Utopia
Dinah Manoff
Actor
25-Jan-1958 Ordinary People
Patrick Marber
Playwright
19-Sep-1964 Closer
Marcel Marceau
Performance Artist
22-Mar-1923 22-Sep-2007 Mime, created Bip the clown
Bernie Marcus
Business
c. 1930 Co-Founder of Home Depot
Jeffrey A. Marcus
Business
13-Oct-1946 Cable TV magnate
Ruth A. Marcus
Columnist
c. 1960 Washington Post columnist
Stanley Marcus
Business
20-Apr-1905 22-Jan-2002 CEO of Neiman-Marcus, 1950-72
Herbert Marcuse
Philosopher
19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 One-Dimensional Man
Cindy Margolis
Model
1-Oct-1965 Playmate/Queen of the Internet
Miriam Margolyes
Actor
18-May-1941 The Age of Innocence
Jack A. Markell
Politician
26-Nov-1960 Governor of Delaware
Quinn Martin
Business
22-May-1922 6-Sep-1987 Quinn Martin Productions
Chico Marx
Actor
22-Mar-1887 11-Oct-1961 An Italian con-man of a Marx Brother
Groucho Marx
Comic
2-Oct-1890 19-Aug-1977 You Bet Your Life
Gummo Marx
Actor
23-Oct-1892 21-Apr-1977 Left the Marx Brothers troupe early
Harpo Marx
Actor
23-Nov-1888 28-Sep-1964 Silent harp-playing Marx Brother
Zeppo Marx
Actor
25-Feb-1901 30-Nov-1979 Straight man of the Marx Brothers
Virgin Mary
Religion
c. 20 BC c. 45 AD Virgin mother of Jesus Christ
Eric Maskin
Economist
12-Dec-1950 Mechanism design theory
Sophie Masloff
Politician
23-Dec-1917 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1988-94
Abraham Maslow
Psychologist
1-Apr-1908 8-Jun-1970 Hierarchy of Needs
Jackie Mason
Comic
9-Jun-1934 The World According to Me!
Matisyahu
Rapper
30-Jul-1979 Hasidic toaster
Marlee Matlin
Actor
24-Aug-1965 Deaf actress on The West Wing
Walter Matthau
Actor
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
André Maurois
Author
26-Jul-1885 9-Oct-1967 French biographer
Marcel Mauss
Sociologist
10-May-1872 10-Feb-1950 The Gift
Peter Max
Artist
19-Oct-1937 Psychedelic art has featured Statues of Liberty
Robert Maxwell
Publisher
10-Jun-1923 5-Nov-1991 Mirror Group tycoon
Elaine May
Comic
21-Apr-1932 Wrote and directed Ishtar
Arno J. Mayer
Historian
19-Jun-1926 Marxist Jew, quasi-revisionist
Louis B. Mayer
Film/TV Producer
4-Jul-1885 29-Oct-1957 The final M in MGM
Billy Mays
TV Personality
20-Jul-1958 28-Jun-2009 Bearded infomercial pitchman
Monet Mazur
Actor
17-Apr-1976 Blow
Paul Mazursky
Film Director
25-Apr-1930 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Malcolm McLaren
Business
22-Jan-1946 Sex Pistols manager
Anne Meara
Comic
20-Sep-1929 Stiller and Meara
Scott Mechlowicz
Actor
17-Jan-1981 EuroTrip
Peter Medak
Film Director
23-Dec-1937 Romeo Is Bleeding
Michael Medved
Critic
Oct-1948 Traditional values pundit, film critic
Ken Mehlman
Government
21-Aug-1966 RNC chairman 2005-07
Golda Meir
Head of State
3-May-1898 8-Dec-1978 Fourth Prime Minister of Israel
Kurt Mendelssohn
Mathematician
7-Jan-1906 18-Sep-1980 Cryogenics and pyramids
Moses Mendelssohn
Philosopher
26-Sep-1729 4-Jan-1786 Brilliant German-Jewish philosopher
Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist
22-Apr-1916 12-Mar-1999 Child prodigy violinist, conductor
Idina Menzel
Singer
30-May-1971 Rent
J. Ezra Merkin
Business
c. 1954 Chairman of GMAC
David Merrick
Theatre Producer
27-Nov-1911 25-Apr-2000 Hello, Dolly!
Bob Merrill
Songwriter
17-May-1921 17-Feb-1998 How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?
Robert Merrill
Singer
4-Jun-1917 23-Oct-2004 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Robert C. Merton
Economist
31-Jul-1944 Risk management and options
Robert K. Merton
Sociologist
4-Jul-1910 23-Feb-2003 On the Shoulders of Giants
Don Messick
Actor
7-Sep-1926 24-Oct-1997 Voice of Scooby Doo
Debra Messing
Actor
15-Aug-1968 Grace on Will & Grace
Howard Metzenbaum
Politician
4-Jun-1917 12-Mar-2008 US Senator from Ohio, 1977-95
Nicholas Meyer
Film Director
24-Dec-1945 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Composer
5-Sep-1791 2-May-1864 Robert le Diable
Ari Meyers
Actor
6-Apr-1969 Emma McArdle on Kate & Allie
Seth Meyers
Actor
28-Dec-1973 Saturday Night Live
Al Michaels
Sports Figure
12-Nov-1944 Sportscaster, believes in miracles
Lorne Michaels
Film/TV Producer
17-Nov-1944 Producer of Saturday Night Live
Albert A. Michelson
Physicist
19-Dec-1852 9-May-1931 Measured the speed of light
Adam Michnik
Activist
17-Oct-1946 Gazeta Wyborcza
Bette Midler
Singer
1-Dec-1945 Ol’ Red Hair
Sylvia Miles
Actor
9-Sep-1923 Midnight Cowboy
Stanley Milgram
Psychologist
15-Aug-1933 20-Dec-1984 Milgram Experiment
Darius Milhaud
Composer
4-Sep-1892 22-Jun-1974 The Creation of the World
David Miliband
Politician
15-Jul-1965 British Foreign Secretary
Ed Miliband
Politician
24-Dec-1969 British MP, Doncaster North
Ralph Miliband
Scholar
7-Jan-1924 21-May-1994 Parliamentary Socialism
Harvey Milk
Politician
22-May-1930 27-Nov-1978 Openly gay SF city supervisor
Michael Milken
Business
4-Jul-1946 Convicted financial executive
Arthur Miller
Playwright
17-Oct-1915 10-Feb-2005 Death of a Salesman
Jeremy Miller
Actor
21-Oct-1976 Ben Seaver on Growing Pains
Jonathan Miller
Film Director
21-Jul-1934 Beyond the Fringe
Judith Miller
Journalist
2-Jan-1948 Credulous NY Times WMD maven
Irving Mills
Musician
16-Jan-1894 21-Apr-1985 Songwriter, music scout, raconteur
César Milstein
Scientist
8-Oct-1927 24-Mar-2002 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
Howard P. Milstein
Business
c. 1951 Chairman of Emigrant Bank
Nathan Milstein
Violinist
31-Dec-1904 21-Dec-1992 Virtuoso violinist, interpreter of Bach
Paul Milstein
Business
1923 Manhattan real estate developer
Hermann Minkowski
Mathematician
22-Jun-1864 12-Jan-1909 Minkowski space
Oskar Minkowski
Doctor
13-Jan-1858 18-Jul-1931 Linked pancreas to diabetes
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Frederic S. Mishkin
Economist
11-Jan-1951 Federal Reserve Governor
Kevin Mitnick
Hacker
6-Aug-1963 Former “most wanted” hacker
Isaac Mizrahi
Fashion Designer
14-Oct-1961 Unzipped
Mark E. Mlotek
Business
c. 1956 EVP at Henry Schein
Rea Mochiach
Musician
? New York-based multi-instrumentalist
Leon of Modena
Religion
23-Apr-1571 24-Mar-1648 Riti Ebraici
Amedeo Modigliani
Sculptor
12-Jul-1884 24-Jan-1920 Cubist Italian sculptor and painter
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Eben Moglen
Attorney
c. 1959 Shareware law
Henri Moissan
Chemist
28-Sep-1852 20-Feb-1907 Isolated fluorine
Ferenc Molnár
Playwright
12-Jan-1878 1-Apr-1952 The Paul Street Boys
Marilyn Monroe
Actor
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Ron Moody
Actor
8-Jan-1924 Fagin in Oliver Twist
Les Moonves
Business
6-Oct-1949 CEO of CBS Television
Sara Jane Moore
Assassin
15-Feb-1930 Tried to kill President Ford
Rick Moranis
Actor
18-Apr-1953 SCTV, Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Oskar Morgenstern
Economist
24-Jan-1902 26-Jul-1977 Game theorist
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Government
11-May-1891 6-Feb-1967 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1934-45
Dick Morris
Government
28-Nov-1948 Fox News lapdog, former Clinton advisor
Moses
Religion
c. 1392 BC c. 1272 BC Ten Commandments
Robert Moses
Government
18-Dec-1888 29-Jul-1981 New York City planner
Bruce E. Mosler
Business
c. 1958 CEO of Cushman & Wakefield
Donny Most
Actor
8-Aug-1953 Ralph Malph on Happy Days
Zero Mostel
Actor
28-Feb-1915 8-Sep-1977 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Tommy Mottola
Business
14-Jul-1949 Former head of Sony Music
Michael Mukasey
Judge
28-Jul-1941 US Attorney General, 2007-09
Paul Muni
Actor
22-Sep-1895 25-Aug-1967 The Life of Louis Pasteur
Peter Munk
Business
8-Nov-1927 Founder of Barrick Gold
Arthur Murray
Dancer
4-Apr-1895 3-Mar-1991 Founded Arthur Murray dance studios
Bess Myerson
Model
16-Jul-1924 First Jewish Miss America
Roger B. Myerson
Economist
29-Mar-1951 Mechanism design theory
Jerrold Nadler
Politician
13-Jun-1947 Congressman, New York 8th
Joseph E. Nathan
Business
2-Mar-1835 2-May-1912 Founder of Glaxo
Daniel Nathans
Scientist
30-Oct-1928 16-Nov-1999 Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Yitzhak Navon
Head of State
9-Apr-1921 President of Israel, 1978-83
Alla Nazimova
Actor
22-May-1879 13-Jul-1945 Blood and Sand
Tim Blake Nelson
Actor
11-May-1964 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Howard Nemerov
Poet
1-Mar-1920 5-Jul-1991 US Poet Laureate, 1987-88
Benjamin Netanyahu
Head of State
21-Oct-1949 Prime Minister of Israel
Joseph Neubauer
Business
19-Oct-1941 CEO of ARAMARK
Richard L. Neuberger
Politician
26-Dec-1912 9-Mar-1960 US Senator from Oregon, 1955-60
Si Newhouse, Jr.
Publisher
8-Nov-1927 Chairman of Condé Nast
S. I. Newhouse, Sr.
Publisher
24-May-1895 29-Aug-1979 Founder of Advance Publications
Donald Newhouse
Publisher
1929 Advance Newspapers billionaire
Anthony Newley
Actor
24-Sep-1931 14-Apr-1999 Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist
Howard H. Newman
Business
c. 1947 Former Partner, Warburg Pincus
Paul Newman
Actor
26-Jan-1925 26-Sep-2008 Salad dressing magnate
Peter C. Newman
Journalist
10-May-1929 The Canadian Establishment
Craig Newmark
Computer Programmer
2-Dec-1952 Founder, Craigslist
Helmut Newton
Photographer
31-Oct-1920 23-Jan-2004 Celebrity photographer
Mike Nichols
Film Director
6-Nov-1931 Primary Colors
Leonard Nimoy
Actor
26-Mar-1931 Commander Spock on Star Trek
Marshall W. Nirenberg
Scientist
10-Apr-1927 15-Jan-2010 RNA’s role in protein synthesis
Max Nordau
Critic
29-Jul-1849 23-Jan-1923 Zionist and cultural critic, Degeneration
Danny Nucci
Actor
15-Sep-1968 Eraser
Martha Nussbaum
Philosopher
6-May-1947 The Fragility of Goodness
Louis Nye
Actor
1-May-1913 9-Oct-2005 Sonny Drysdale on Beverly Hillbillies
Laura Nyro
Songwriter
18-Oct-1947 8-Apr-1997 New York songwriter
Ken Ober
Game Show Host
3-Jul-1957 15-Nov-2009 Remote Control, Ober and Olsen
Adolph Ochs
Publisher
12-Mar-1858 8-Apr-1935 New York Times Publisher, 1896-1936
Clifford Odets
Playwright
18-Jul-1906 14-Aug-1963 Sweet Smell of Success
Morris W. Offit
Business
c. 1935 Founder of OFFITBANK
Sophie Okonedo
Actor
1-Jan-1969 Hotel Rwanda
Ehud Olmert
Politician
30-Sep-1945 Prime Minister of Israel, 2006-09
David Opatoshu
Actor
30-Jan-1918 30-Apr-1996 Raid on Entebbe
Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist
22-Apr-1904 18-Feb-1967 Physicist, headed the Manhattan Project
Suze Orman
Author
5-Jun-1951 The Road to Wealth
Norman Ornstein
Author
1948 American Enterprise Institute
Super Dave Osborne
Daredevil
20-Nov-1942 Underwhelming daredevil
Sharon Osbourne
TV Personality
9-Oct-1952 Wife of Ozzy Osbourne
Gerald M. Ostrov
Business
c. 1949 CEO of Bausch & Lomb
Ronn Owens
Radio Personality
17-Oct-1945 KGO radio talk show host
Amos Oz
Novelist
4-May-1939 Elsewhere, Perhaps
Frank Oz
Actor
25-May-1944 Yoda, Miss Piggy, and The Stepford Wives
Cynthia Ozick
Author
17-Apr-1928 The Puttermesser Papers
Vladimir de Pachmann
Pianist
27-Jul-1848 6-Jan-1933 Histrionic Russian pianist, known for Chopin
Alan J. Pakula
Film Director
7-Apr-1928 19-Nov-1998 All the President’s Men
Charlemagne Palestine
Pianist
14-Aug-1945 Strumming Music
Grace Paley
Author
11-Dec-1922 22-Aug-2007 The Little Disturbances of Man
William S. Paley
Business
28-Sep-1901 26-Oct-1990 Chairman of CBS, 1946-83
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor
27-Sep-1972 Shakespeare in Love
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
Joseph Papp
Theater Director
22-Jun-1921 31-Oct-1991 Founder, New York Shakespeare Festival
Barbara J. Pariente
Judge
24-Dec-1948 Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Mitchell Parish
Songwriter
10-Jul-1900 31-Mar-1993 Volare
Dorothy Parker
Author
22-Aug-1893 7-Jun-1967 Constant Reader known for acerbic quips
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actor
25-Mar-1965 Carrie on Sex and the City
Adam Pascal
Actor
25-Oct-1970 Broadway cast of Rent
Amy Pascal
Business
1959 Sony Pictures co-chairman
Solomon Passy
Government
22-Dec-1956 Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Boris Pasternak
Author
10-Feb-1890 30-May-1960 Doctor Zhivago
Joe Pasternak
Film/TV Producer
19-Sep-1901 13-Sep-1991 Destry Rides Again
Amy Wynn Pastor
TV Personality
9-May-1976 Carpenter on Trading Spaces
Mandy Patinkin
Actor
30-Nov-1952 Dead Like Me
David Paymer
Actor
30-Aug-1954 Mr. Saturday Night
Peaches
Electronic Musician
1968 Fatherfucker
Daniel Pearl
Journalist
10-Oct-1963 21-Feb-2002 Murdered Wall Street Journal reporter
Lou Pearlman
Business
19-Jun-1954 Boy bands and Ponzi schemes
Josh Peck
Actor
10-Nov-1986 Drake and Josh
Jan Peerce
Singer
3-Jun-1904 15-Dec-1984 Operatic tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera
Larry Peerce
Film Director
19-Apr-1930 Goodbye, Columbus
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
Nelson Peltz
Business
c. 1943 CEO of Triarc
Leo Penn
Film Director
27-Aug-1921 5-Sep-1998 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home
Arno Penzias
Astronomer
26-Apr-1933 Detected primordial radiation
Georges Perec
Novelist
7-Mar-1936 3-Mar-1982 La Vie: mode d’emploi
Ron Perelman
Business
1-Jan-1943 Billionaire, owns 60% of Revlon
S. J. Perelman
Author
1-Feb-1904 17-Oct-1979 New Yorker humorist
Shimon Peres
Head of State
16-Aug-1923 President of Israel
Martin L. Perl
Physicist
24-Jun-1927 Discovered the Tau Lepton
Richard Perle
Government
16-Sep-1941 Prince of Darkness
Itzhak Perlman
Violinist
31-Aug-1945 Israeli violinist
Philip B. Perlman
Attorney
5-Mar-1890 31-Jul-1960 US Solicitor General, 1947-52
Rhea Perlman
Actor
31-Mar-1948 Cheers
Ron Perlman
Actor
13-Apr-1950 Hellboy
Nehemiah Persoff
Actor
2-Aug-1919 The Harder They Fall
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
Jon Peters
Film/TV Producer
2-Jun-1945 Half of Hollywood Peters-Guber duo
Roberta Peters
Singer
4-May-1930 Coloratura soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Leo Pfeffer
Scholar
25-Dec-1910 4-Jun-1993 Religious liberty scholar, attorney
Irna Phillips
Film/TV Producer
1-Jul-1901 23-Dec-1973 Queen of soap operas
Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
17-Apr-1903 6-Aug-1976 Russian-American cello virtuoso
Molly Picon
Actor
1-Jun-1898 5-Apr-1992 Yiddish theatre actress
Marge Piercy
Novelist
31-Mar-1936 Gone to Soldiers
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
Walter Pincus
Journalist
24-Dec-1932 Washington Post reporter with CIA ties
Pink
Singer
8-Sep-1979 Can’t Take Me Home
David Pinski
Playwright
5-Apr-1872 11-Aug-1959 Yiddish playwright, Der Oitzer
Harold Pinter
Playwright
10-Oct-1930 24-Dec-2008 The Birthday Party
Daniel Pipes
Government
9-Sep-1949 Influential neocon
Camille Pissarro
Painter
10-Jul-1830 13-Nov-1903 French Impressionist painter
Ingrid Pitt
Actor
21-Nov-1937 Countess Dracula
Jeremy Piven
Actor
26-Jul-1965 Ari Gold on Entourage
John Podhoretz
Columnist
18-Apr-1961 Conservative columnist
Norman Podhoretz
Author
16-Jan-1930 Prominent neocon author
Jared Polis
Politician
12-May-1975 Congressman, Colorado 2nd
Sydney Pollack
Film Director
1-Jul-1934 26-May-2008 Tootsie
Kevin Pollak
Comic
30-Oct-1957 Host of Celebrity Poker
Tracy Pollan
Actor
22-Jun-1960 Ellen Reed on Family Ties
Jonathan Pollard
Spy
7-Aug-1954 Spied for Israel
Faith Popcorn
Pundit
c. 1948 The Popcorn Report
Ron Popeil
Business
3-May-1935 Ginsu knives, Mr. Microphone
Samuel J. Popeil
Inventor
22-Jan-1915 17-Jul-1984 Veg-O-Matic
David H. Popper
Diplomat
3-Oct-1912 24-Jul-2008 US Ambassador to Chile, 1974-77
Karl Popper
Philosopher
28-Jul-1902 17-Sep-1994 Critical Rationalist
Sylvia Porter
Columnist
18-Jun-1913 5-Jun-1991 Financial columnist
Natalie Portman
Actor
9-Jun-1981 Queen Amidala in Star Wars
Ted Post
Film Director
31-Mar-1918 Hang ‘Em High
Chaim Potok
Novelist
17-Feb-1929 23-Jul-2002 The Chosen
David S. Pottruck
Business
c. 1948 CEO of Charles Schwab, 1998-2004
Maury Povich
Talk Show Host
17-Jan-1939 The Maury Povich Show
Dennis Prager
Radio Personality
2-Aug-1948 Conservative Jewish radio host
Harry Pregerson
Judge
13-Oct-1923 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Otto Preminger
Film Director
5-Dec-1906 23-Apr-1986 Anatomy of a Murder
Emeric Pressburger
Film Director
5-Dec-1902 5-Feb-1988 Black Narcissus
André Previn
Pianist
6-Apr-1929 Concert pianist and orchestral conductor
Ilya Prigogine
Chemist
25-Jan-1917 28-May-2003 Thermodynamic systems
David Proval
Actor
20-May-1942 Richie on The Sopranos
Stanley B. Prusiner
Scientist
28-May-1942 Prions
Maxwell M. Rabb
Attorney
28-Sep-1910 9-Jun-2002 US Ambassdor to Italy, 1981-89
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
Yitzhak Rabin
Head of State
1-Mar-1922 4-Nov-1995 Twice Prime Minister of Israel
Stuart Rabner
Judge
30-Jun-1960 New Jersey Chief Justice
Gilda Radner
Comic
28-Jun-1946 20-May-1989 Saturday Night Live
Philip Rahv
Critic
10-Mar-1908 22-Dec-1973 Co-Founder, Partisan Review
Sam Raimi
Film Director
23-Oct-1959 Spider-Man
Ted Raimi
Actor
14-Dec-1965 Joxer on Xena, Warrior Princess
Luise Rainer
Actor
12-Jan-1910 German film actress
Howell Raines
Journalist
5-Feb-1943 Executive editor, NYT, resigned
Rosa Raisa
Singer
30-May-1893 28-Sep-1963 Operatic soprano
David Rakoff
Author
27-Nov-1964 Don’t Get Too Comfortable
Harold Ramis
Comic
21-Nov-1944 Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters
Tony Randall
Actor
26-Feb-1920 18-May-2004 Felix Unger in The Odd Couple
John Randolph
Actor
1-Jun-1915 24-Feb-2004 Prizzi’s Honor
Michael Rapaport
Actor
20-Mar-1970 Zebrahead
Sally Jessy Raphael
Talk Show Host
25-Feb-1942 Controversialist talk show host
Brett Ratner
Film Director
28-Mar-1969 Red Dragon
Bruce Ratner
Business
23-Jan-1945 New York City developer
Charles A. Ratner
Business
c. 1942 CEO of Forest City Enterprises
Diane Ravitch
Government
1-Jul-1938 Education reformer
Man Ray
Photographer
27-Aug-1890 18-Nov-1976 Dadaist photographer
Steven A. Raymund
Business
16-Nov-1955 CEO of Tech Data, 1986-2006
Shari Redstone
Business
14-Apr-1954 President of National Amusements
Sumner Redstone
Business
27-May-1923 Chairman and CEO of Viacom
Nikki Reed
Actor
17-May-1988 Thirteen
Roger Rees
Actor
5-May-1944 Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Bar Refaeli
Model
4-Jun-1985 Israeli model, dating DiCaprio
Steve Reich
Composer
3-Oct-1936 Minimalist composer, Different Trains
Tadeus Reichstein
Scientist
20-Jul-1897 1-Aug-1996 Adrenocortical hormones
Carl Reiner
Actor
20-Mar-1922 Your Show of Shows
Fritz Reiner
Conductor
19-Dec-1888 15-Nov-1963 Music Director, Chicago Symphony, 1953-62
Rob Reiner
Actor
6-Mar-1947 Meathead
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the Neutrino
Stephen Reinhardt
Judge
27-Mar-1931 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jehuda Reinharz
Educator
1944 President, Brandeis University
Paul Reiser
Actor
30-Mar-1957 Mad About You
Judith Reisman
Author
1935 Hates Kinsey
Jason Reitman
Film Director
19-Oct-1977 Up in the Air
Abe Reles
Criminal
1906 12-Nov-1941 Hitman for Murder, Inc.
Ed Rendell
Politician
5-Jan-1944 Governor of Pennsylvania
Paul Reubens
Actor
27-Aug-1952 Pee-wee Herman
Andrew Revkin
Journalist
c. 1956 New York Times science reporter
Simon Rex
Actor
20-Jul-1974 What I Like About You
Malvina Reynolds
Singer/Songwriter
23-Aug-1900 17-Mar-1978 Little Boxes
Abraham Ribicoff
Politician
9-Apr-1910 22-Feb-1998 Senator and Governor from Connecticut
Frank Rich
Columnist
2-Jun-1949 New York Times
Marc Rich
Criminal
18-Dec-1934 Pardoned by Clinton
Mordecai Richler
Novelist
27-Jan-1931 3-Jul-2001 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Don Rickles
Comic
8-May-1926 King of the Insult
Hyman Rickover
Military
27-Jan-1900 8-Jul-1986 Built the nuclear navy
Ron Rifkin
Actor
31-Oct-1939 Arvin Sloane on Alias
Malcolm Rifkind
Politician
21-Jun-1946 UK Foreign Secretary, 1995-97
Meshulam Riklis
Business
2-Dec-1923 Corporate raider
Martin Ritt
Film Director
2-Mar-1914 8-Dec-1990 The Long Hot Summer
Joan Rivers
Comic
8-Jun-1933 Can we talk?
Larry Rivers
Painter
17-Aug-1923 14-Aug-2002 American pop artist
Melissa Rivers
TV Personality
20-Jan-1968 Daughter of Joan Rivers
Irv Robbins
Business
6-Dec-1917 5-May-2008 Co-Founder of Baskin-Robbins
Jerome Robbins
Choreographer
11-Oct-1918 29-Jul-1998 West Side Story
Doris Roberts
Actor
4-Nov-1930 Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond
George R. Roberts
Business
c. 1945 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Tanya Roberts
Actor
15-Oct-1955 Bond Girl, Beastmaster, That 70s Show
Leo Robin
Songwriter
6-Apr-1900 29-Dec-1984 Thanks For The Memory
Edward G. Robinson
Actor
12-Dec-1893 26-Jan-1973 Key Largo
Arthur Rock
Business
19-Aug-1926 Coined term “Venture Capitalism”
Martin Rodbell
Scientist
1-Dec-1925 7-Dec-1998 G-protein cell signal transmission
Richard Rodgers
Composer
28-Jun-1902 30-Dec-1979 Rodgers and Hammerstein
Seth Rogen
Actor
15-Apr-1982 Knocked Up
Shorty Rogers
Jazz Musician
14-Apr-1924 7-Nov-1994 Shorty Rogers and His Giants
Anne Roiphe
Author
25-Dec-1935 Up the Sandbox!
Sigmund Romberg
Composer
29-Jul-1887 9-Nov-1951 The New Moon
Harold Rome
Composer
27-May-1908 26-Oct-1993 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Jim Rome
Radio Personality
14-Oct-1964 Jim Rome is Burning
Wayne Allyn Root
Author
1963 The Zen of Gambling
Irwin Rose
Scientist
16-Jul-1926 Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
Leonard Rose
Cellist
28-Jul-1918 16-Nov-1984 Virtuoso cellist
Michael N. Rosen
Attorney
c. 1940 Partner, Bryan Cave
Alan Rosenberg
Actor
4-Oct-1950 Alvin Masterson on The Guardian
Ethel Rosenberg
Relative
28-Sep-1915 19-Jun-1953 Executed for being married to Julius Rosenberg
Julius Rosenberg
Spy
12-May-1918 19-Jun-1953 Leaked atomic bomb secrets to USSR
Stuart Rosenberg
Film Director
11-Aug-1927 15-Mar-2007 Cool Hand Luke
William Rosenberg
Business
10-Jun-1916 20-Sep-2002 Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts
Peter R. Rosenblatt
Attorney
4-Sep-1933 Washington attorney
Eric S. Rosengren
Economist
3-Jun-1957 President and CEO, Boston Fed
Samuel I. Rosenman
Government
13-Feb-1896 24-Jun-1973 White House Counsel, 1943-46
Ed Rosenthal
Activist
c. 1944 Advocate for legalizing marijuana
Julius Rosenwald
Business
12-Aug-1862 6-Jan-1932 Sears executive and Good Samaritan
Ilene Rosenzweig
Columnist
? Swell designer
Dennis B. Ross
Diplomat
c. 1949 US Middle East Envoy, 1992-2000
Herbert Ross
Film Director
13-May-1927 9-Oct-2001 Steel Magnolias
Marjory Ross
Publisher
c. 1959 Regnery Publishing
Rick Ross
Activist
24-Nov-1952 Cult expert, deprogrammer
Robert Rossen
Screenwriter
16-Mar-1908 18-Feb-1966 The Hustler
Bruno Rossi
Astronomer
13-Apr-1905 21-Nov-1993 Rossi curve and magnetopause
Emmy Rossum
Actor
12-Sep-1986 The Day After Tomorrow
Leo Rosten
Author
11-Apr-1908 19-Feb-1997 The Joys of Yiddish
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Joseph Rotblat
Physicist
4-Nov-1908 31-Aug-2005 Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist
Eli Roth
Film Director
18-Apr-1972 Cabin Fever
Henry Roth
Author
8-Feb-1906 13-Oct-1995 Call It Sleep
Joe Roth
Business
13-Jun-1948 Revolution Studios, former Disney CEO
Mark Roth
Bowling
10-Apr-1951 Professional bowler
Philip Roth
Novelist
19-Mar-1933 Portnoy’s Complaint
Steven Rothman
Politician
14-Oct-1952 Congressman, New Jersey 9th
Edmond de Rothschild
Philanthropist
19-Aug-1845 2-Nov-1934 Father of the Yishuv
Edmund de Rothschild
Business
2-Jan-1916 17-Jan-2009 British banker
Jacob Rothschild
Business
29-Apr-1936 RIT Capital Partners
Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Business
2-Jul-1954 Telecom executive
Debbie Rowe
Relative
6-Dec-1958 Michael Jackson’s ex-wife
David M. Rubenstein
Business
c. 1949 Director of the Carlyle Group
James P. Rubin
Government
1960 State Department Spokesman, 1997-2000
Jerry Rubin
Activist
14-Jul-1938 28-Nov-1994 Yippie, one of the Chicago 7
Rick Rubin
Music Producer
10-Mar-1963 Ubiquitous record producer, Def Jam
Robert E. Rubin
Government
29-Aug-1938 US Treasury Secretary, 1995-99
Saul Rubinek
Actor
2-Jul-1948 Ticket to Heaven
Anton Rubinstein
Pianist
16-Nov-1829 8-Nov-1894 The Tower of Babel
Artur Rubinstein
Pianist
28-Jan-1887 20-Dec-1982 Polish-American piano virtuoso
Zelda Rubinstein
Actor
1-Jan-1933 27-Jan-2010 Tangina in Poltergeist
Harry Ruby
Songwriter
27-Jan-1895 23-Feb-1974 Who’s Sorry Now?
Paul Rudd
Actor
6-Apr-1969 The Shape of Things
William C. Rudin
Business
c. 1957 Rudin Management Company
Warren Rudman
Politician
18-May-1930 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1980-93
Rita Rudner
Comic
17-Sep-1953 Naked Beneath My Clothes
Keri Russell
Actor
23-Mar-1976 Felicity
Winona Ryder
Actor
29-Oct-1971 Edward Scissorhands
Daryl Sabara
Actor
14-Jun-1992 Spy Kids
Albert Sabin
Biologist
26-Aug-1906 3-Mar-1993 Developed oral polio vaccine
Jeffrey Sachs
Economist
5-Nov-1954 The End of Poverty
Nelly Sachs
Poet
10-Dec-1891 12-May-1970 O the Chimneys
Samuel Sachs
Business
28-Jul-1851 2-Mar-1935 Half namesake of Goldman Sachs
Boris Sagal
Film Director
18-Oct-1917 22-May-1981 The Omega Man
Bob Saget
Comic
17-May-1956 America’s Funniest Home Videos
Mort Sahl
Comic
11-May-1927 Early influential stand-up comic
S. Z. Sakall
Actor
2-Feb-1884 12-Feb-1955 Casablanca
Soupy Sales
Comic
8-Jan-1926 22-Oct-2009 Inveterate pie thrower
Jonas Salk
Scientist
28-Oct-1914 23-Jun-1995 Discoverer of the first polio vaccine
Edwin E. Salpeter
Astronomer
3-Dec-1924 Quantitative electron microscopic autoradiography
Barry Salzberg
Business
1953 CEO of Deloitte & Touche
Andy Samberg
Actor
18-Aug-1978 SNL, The Lonely Island
Herbert Samuel
Politician
6-Nov-1870 2-Feb-1963 High Commissioner of Palestine, 1920-25
Paul Samuelson
Economist
15-May-1915 13-Dec-2009 Theory of revealed preference
Bernie Sanders
Politician
8-Sep-1941 US Senator from Vermont
Adam Sandler
Comic
9-Sep-1966 The Wedding Singer, SNL alumnus
Edward Sapir
Anthropologist
26-Jan-1884 4-Feb-1939 Anthropological linguist
David Sarnoff
Business
27-Feb-1891 12-Dec-1971 CEO of RCA, founder of NBC
Vidal Sassoon
Business
17-Jan-1928 Celebrity hairstylist
Ben Savage
Actor
13-Sep-1980 Cory on Boy Meets World
Fred Savage
Actor
9-Jul-1976 The Wonder Years
Michael Savage
Radio Personality
31-Mar-1942 Savage Nation
Josh Saviano
Actor
31-Mar-1976 Paul Pfeiffer on The Wonder Years
Rebecca Schaeffer
Actor
6-Nov-1967 18-Jul-1989 Actress murdered by stalker
Akiva Schaffer
Film Director
1-Dec-1977 The Lonely Island
Jan Schakowsky
Politician
26-May-1944 Congresswoman, Illinois 9th
Andrew V. Schally
Scientist
30-Nov-1926 Hypothalamic hormones (brain peptides)
Morton Owen Schapiro
Educator
c. 1953 President, Williams College
Dore Schary
Film/TV Producer
31-Aug-1905 7-Jul-1980 President of MGM, 1951-56
Dolph Schayes
Basketball
19-May-1928 NBA Hall of Famer, coach
Arthur L. Schechter
Diplomat
6-Dec-1939 US Ambassador to the Bahamas, 1998-2001
Lynn Schenk
Politician
5-Jan-1945 US Congresswoman from California, 1993-95
Heinrich Schenker
Musicologist
19-Jun-1868 13-Jan-1935 Music theorist
James H. Scheuer
Politician
6-Feb-1920 30-Aug-2005 Congressman from New York, 1965-93
Béla Schick
Doctor
16-Jul-1877 6-Dec-1967 Schick test for diphtheria
Adam Schiff
Politician
22-Jun-1960 Congressman, California 29th
Jacob Schiff
Business
10-Jan-1847 25-Sep-1920 New York banker
Steve Schiff
Politician
18-Mar-1947 25-Mar-1998 Congressman from New Mexico, 1989-98
David Schizer
Educator
c. 1968 Dean of Columbia Law School
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Leonard A. Schlesinger
Educator
c. 1953 President of Babson College
Debbie Schlussel
Radio Personality
9-Apr-1969 Conservative pundit
Artur Schnabel
Pianist
17-Apr-1882 15-Aug-1951 Pianist and classical composer
Karl Schnabel
Pianist
6-Aug-1909 27-Aug-2001 Modern Technique of the Pedal
Rob Schneider
Comic
31-Oct-1963 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Rose Schneiderman
Labor Leader
16-Apr-1882 11-Aug-1972 Union leader of the 1920s-’50s
Bruce Schneier
Computer Programmer
15-Jan-1964 Applied Cryptography
Arthur Schnitzler
Playwright
15-May-1862 21-Oct-1931 Reigen
Arnold Schoenberg
Composer
13-Sep-1874 13-Jul-1951 Emancipated dissonance
Gershom Scholem
Historian
5-Dec-1897 21-Feb-1982 Revolutionized the study of Kabbalah
Myron S. Scholes
Economist
1-Jul-1941 Black-Scholes options pricing model
Daniel Schorr
Journalist
31-Aug-1916 Veteran journalist, Nixon enemy
Bitty Schram
Actor
17-Jul-1968 A League of Their Own
Avery Schreiber
Comic
9-Apr-1935 7-Jan-2002 Burns and Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
Actor
4-Oct-1967 Actor, voiceover talent
Budd Schulberg
Novelist
27-Mar-1914 5-Aug-2009 What Makes Sammy Run?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Politician
27-Sep-1966 Congresswoman, Florida 20th
Dutch Schultz
Criminal
6-Aug-1902 24-Oct-1935 Bootlegger, murderer, numbers racketeer
Howard Schultz
Business
19-Jul-1953 Founder of Starbucks
Joel Schumacher
Film Director
29-Aug-1939 The Lost Boys
Chuck Schumer
Politician
23-Nov-1950 US Senator from New York
Allyson Schwartz
Politician
3-Oct-1948 Congresswoman, Pennsylvania 13th
Arthur Schwartz
Composer
4-Nov-1900 3-Sep-1984 That’s Entertainment
Delmore Schwartz
Poet
8-Dec-1913 11-Jul-1966 Summer Knowledge
Josh Schwartz
Screenwriter
6-Aug-1976 Creator, The O.C.
Julius Schwartz
Cartoonist
19-Jun-1915 8-Feb-2004 Silver Age comics pioneer
Melvin Schwartz
Physicist
2-Nov-1932 28-Aug-2006 Researcher of neutrinos
Sherwood Schwartz
Film/TV Producer
14-Nov-1916 Gilligan’s Island, The Brady Bunch
William Schwartz
Business
6-May-1933 Dean of Boston University Law, 1980-88
Jason Schwartzman
Actor
26-Jun-1980 Rushmore
Karl Schwarzschild
Astronomer
9-Oct-1873 11-May-1916 Black holes, Schwarzschild radius
Martin Schwarzschild
Astronomer
31-May-1912 10-Apr-1997 Structure and Evolution of the Stars
David Schwimmer
Actor
2-Nov-1966 Ross on Friends
Neil Sedaka
Singer/Songwriter
13-Mar-1939 Laughter In The Rain
Erich Segal
Novelist
16-Jun-1937 17-Jan-2010 Love Story
George Segal
Actor
13-Feb-1934 Fun with Dick and Jane
Jason Segel
Actor
18-Jan-1980 How I Met Your Mother
Emilio Segrè
Physicist
1-Feb-1905 22-Apr-1989 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Nathan Seiberg
Physicist
22-Sep-1956 String theorist at Princeton
Donald H. Seiler
Business
c. 1928 Seiler & Company LLP
Jerry Seinfeld
Comic
29-Apr-1954 A show about nothing
Bud Selig
Baseball
30-Jul-1934 Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Sellers
Actor
8-Sep-1925 24-Jul-1980 Inspector Clouseau
Bruce M. Selya
Judge
27-May-1934 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986-2006
David O. Selznick
Film/TV Producer
10-May-1902 22-Jun-1965 Producer of A Star Is Born
Mel Sembler
Diplomat
1930 US Ambassador to Italy, 2001-05
Maurice Sendak
Author
10-Jun-1928 Where The Wild Things Are
Dan Senor
Government
6-Nov-1971 Senor Strategies LLC
MC Serch
Rapper
6-May-1967 3rd Bass MC, produced Nas album Illmatic
Rudolf Serkin
Pianist
28-Mar-1903 8-May-1991 Czech-American piano prodigy
Phyllis S. Sewell
Business
1932 Ex-VP, Federated Department Stores
Paul Shaffer
Musician
28-Nov-1949 David Letterman’s bandleader
Peter Shaffer
Playwright
15-May-1926 Amadeus, Equus
Ben Shahn
Painter
12-Sep-1898 14-Mar-1969 American Social Realist painter
Silvan Shalom
Politician
4-Oct-1958 Foreign Minister of Israel, 2003-06
Bob Shamansky
Politician
18-Apr-1927 Congressman from Ohio, 1981-83
Yitzhak Shamir
Head of State
15-Oct-1915 Twice Israeli Prime Minister
Albert Shanker
Labor Leader
14-Sep-1928 22-Feb-1997 American Federation of Teachers
Adam Shankman
Film Director
27-Nov-1964 Hairspray 2007
Judith Shapiro
Educator
24-Jan-1942 President, Barnard College
Karl Shapiro
Poet
10-Nov-1913 14-May-2000 Person, Place and Thing
Samuel H. Shapiro
Politician
25-Apr-1907 16-Mar-1987 Governor of Illinois, 1968-69
Milton J. Shapp
Politician
25-Jun-1912 24-Nov-1994 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1971-79
Moshe Sharett
Head of State
15-Oct-1894 7-Jul-1965 Prime Minister of Israel, 1953-55
Ariel Sharon
Head of State
26-Feb-1928 Prime Minister of Israel, 2001-06
Elliot Sharp
Musician
1951 New York avant-garde musician
William Shatner
Actor
22-Mar-1931 Captain Kirk on Star Trek
Melville Shavelson
Film Director
1-Apr-1917 8-Aug-2007 Yours, Mine and Ours
Shabtai Shavit
Spy
? Director-General of the Mossad, 1989-96
Artie Shaw
Musician
23-May-1910 30-Dec-2004 Clarinetist, big band leader
Irwin Shaw
Playwright
27-Feb-1913 16-May-1984 Rich Man, Poor Man
Wallace Shawn
Actor
12-Nov-1943 Ate dinner with Andre
William Shawn
Journalist
31-Aug-1907 8-Dec-1992 Editor of The New Yorker, 1952-87
Zalman Shazar
Head of State
6-Oct-1889 5-Oct-1974 President of Israel, 1963-73
Harry Shearer
Comic
23-Dec-1943 Almost half the voices on The Simpsons
Sid Sheinberg
Business
14-Jan-1935 President and COO of MCA, 1973-95
Adrienne Shelly
Actor
24-Jun-1966 1-Nov-2006 Waitress
Brad Sherman
Politician
24-Oct-1954 Congressman, California 27th
Vincent Sherman
Film Director
16-Jul-1906 18-Jun-2006 The Young Philadelphians
Armin Shimerman
Actor
5-Nov-1949 Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Iosif S. Shklovskii
Astronomer
1-Jul-1916 3-Mar-1985 Synchrotron radiation of the Crab Nebula
Amity Shlaes
Columnist
1960 The Forgotten Man
David Shoenberg
Physicist
4-Jan-1911 10-Mar-2004 Physicist at Cambridge
Isaac Shoenberg
Engineer
1-Mar-1880 25-Jan-1963 405-line format television
David Sholtz
Politician
6-Oct-1891 21-Mar-1953 Governor of Florida, 1933-37
Dinah Shore
Singer
29-Feb-1916 24-Feb-1994 See the U-S-A in a Chev-ro-let
Pauly Shore
Comic
1-Feb-1968 Encino Man
Zalman Shoval
Diplomat
28-Apr-1930 Twice Israeli Ambassdor to the US
Michael Showalter
Comic
17-Jun-1970 The State
Lee Shubert
Theatre Producer
25-Mar-1871 25-Dec-1953 Broke the Erlanger theater syndicate
Martin Shubik
Economist
24-Mar-1926 Economist and game theorist
Morton Shulman
Politician
25-Apr-1925 18-Aug-2000 Ontario MPP, iconoclast
Joe Shuster
Cartoonist
10-Jul-1914 30-Jul-1992 Co-Creator of Superman
Jesse Shwayder
Business
26-Mar-1882 24-Jul-1970 Founder of Samsonite Corporation
Bugsy Siegel
Criminal
28-Feb-1906 20-Jun-1947 Brought the mob to Las Vegas
Jerry Siegel
Author
17-Oct-1914 28-Jan-1996 Creator of Superman
Joel Siegel
Critic
7-Jul-1943 29-Jun-2007 Film critic
Ned L. Siegel
Business
1952 The Siegel Group
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Actor
15-May-1981 Tony Soprano’s bratty daughter
Beverly Sills
Singer
25-May-1929 2-Jul-2007 Soprano at the New York City Opera
Howard Da Silva
Actor
4-May-1909 16-Feb-1986 Bartender in The Lost Weekend
Joel Silver
Film/TV Producer
14-Jul-1952 Producer, The Matrix
Josh Silver
Musician
14-Nov-1962 Keyboardist for Type O Negative
Ron Silver
Actor
2-Jul-1946 15-Mar-2009 Wiseguy
Sheldon Silver
Politician
13-Feb-1944 Speaker, NY State Assembly
Robert Silverberg
Novelist
15-Jan-1935 Nightwings
Fred Silverman
Film/TV Producer
13-Sep-1937 TV producer and executive
Jonathan Silverman
Actor
5-Aug-1966 The Single Guy
Sarah Silverman
Comic
1-Dec-1970 The Sarah Silverman Program
Phil Silvers
Actor
11-May-1911 1-Nov-1985 You’re in the Army Now
Shel Silverstein
Poet
25-Sep-1930 10-May-1999 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Alicia Silverstone
Actor
4-Oct-1976 Clueless
Gene Simmons
Bassist
25-Aug-1949 Blood-spouting KISS bassist
Nick Simmons
Relative
22-Jan-1989 Son of Gene Simmons
Simon ben Yohai
Religion
fl. 2nd c. AD fl. 2nd c. AD Galilean Rabbi, Sifre
Carly Simon
Singer/Songwriter
25-Jun-1945 You’re So Vain
Neil Simon
Playwright
4-Jul-1927 The Odd Couple
Norton Simon
Business
5-Feb-1907 2-Jun-1993 Founder, Norton Simon Museum
Paul Simon
Singer/Songwriter
13-Oct-1941 Simon and Garfunkel
Bryan Singer
Film Director
17-Sep-1965 X-Men
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Author
14-Jul-1904 24-Jul-1991 Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924 Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Lori Singer
Actor
6-Nov-1957 Footloose
Peter Singer
Philosopher
6-Jul-1946 Animal Liberation
Robert Siodmak
Film Director
8-Aug-1900 10-Mar-1973 The Killers
Norman Sisisky
Politician
9-Jun-1927 29-Mar-2001 Congressman from Virginia, 1983-2001
Gene Siskel
Critic
26-Jan-1946 20-Feb-1999 Siskel and Ebert
Helen Slater
Actor
15-Dec-1963 Supergirl
Carl S. Sloane
Business
1937 Co-Founder, Temple, Barker & Sloane
Everett Sloane
Actor
1-Oct-1909 6-Aug-1965 Patterns
Lindsay Sloane
Actor
8-Aug-1977 Valerie Birkhead on Sabrina
Nicolas Slonimsky
Musicologist
27-Apr-1894 25-Dec-1995 Preeminent musicologist
Hillel Slovak
Guitarist
13-Apr-1962 25-Jun-1988 Guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dolores K. Sloviter
Judge
5-Sep-1932 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert Smigel
Actor
7-Feb-1960 Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Yakov Smirnoff
Comic
24-Jan-1951 What a country
Gregory Smith
Actor
6-Jul-1983 Ephram on Everwood
Jacob Smith
Actor
21-Jan-1990 Cheaper by the Dozen
Simon E. Sobeloff
Judge
3-Dec-1894 11-Jul-1973 4th US Court of Appeals, 1956-70
Rena Sofer
Actor
2-Dec-1968 General Hospital
Marla Sokoloff
Actor
19-Dec-1980 Lucy Hatcher on The Practice
Nahum Sokolow
Activist
3-Feb-1859 17-May-1936 World Zionist Organization
Stephen Solarz
Politician
12-Sep-1940 Congressman from New York, 1975-93
Izler Solomon
Conductor
11-Jan-1910 6-Dec-1987 Director, Indianapolis Symphony, 1956-76
Alan D. Solomont
Business
1957 DNC National Finance Chairman, 1997
Georg Solti
Conductor
21-Oct-1912 5-Sep-1997 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fred Sommers
Philosopher
1-Jan-1923 The Logic of Natural Language
Stephen Sondheim
Composer
22-Mar-1930 West Side Story
Barry Sonnenfeld
Film Director
1-Apr-1953 Men in Black
Susan Sontag
Author
16-Jan-1933 28-Dec-2004 Novelist, critic, intellectual
Aaron Sorkin
Author
9-Jun-1961 The West Wing, Sports Night
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Journalist
19-Feb-1977 The New York Times
Chaim Soutine
Painter
1894 8-Aug-1944 Expressionist painter, Carcass of Beef
Michael I. Sovern
Educator
1-Dec-1931 President of Columbia University, 1980-93
Boris Spassky
Chess Player
30-Jan-1937 Grandmaster defeated by Bobby Fischer
Arlen Specter
Politician
12-Feb-1930 US Senator from Pennsylvania
Phil Spector
Music Producer
26-Dec-1940 Creator of the Wall of Sound
Regina Spektor
Singer/Songwriter
18-Feb-1980 Anti-folk singer
Aaron Spelling
Film/TV Producer
22-Apr-1923 23-Jun-2006 Beverly Hills 90210
James Speyer
Business
22-Jul-1861 31-Oct-1941 New York Banker
Sam Spiegel
Film/TV Producer
11-Nov-1901 31-Dec-1985 Lawrence of Arabia
Art Spiegelman
Cartoonist
15-Feb-1948 Maus
Steven Spielberg
Film Director
18-Dec-1946 E.T.
Brent Spiner
Actor
2-Feb-1949 Data on Star Trek: TNG
Joel Elias Spingarn
Critic
17-May-1875 26-Jul-1939 Literary critic, NAACP leader
Baruch de Spinoza
Philosopher
24-Nov-1632 21-Feb-1677 Rationalist, lensmaker
Jordana Spiro
Actor
12-Apr-1977 PJ Franklin on My Boys
Mark Spitz
Swimmer
10-Feb-1950 Olympic swimmer
Eliot Spitzer
Government
10-Jun-1959 Governor of New York, 2007-08
Philip Sporn
Engineer
25-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1978 American Electric Power Company
Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
13-Feb-1944 The Jerry Springer Show
Nancy Spungen
Victim
27-Feb-1958 12-Oct-1978 Sid Vicious’s girlfriend
Norman H. Stahl
Judge
30-Jan-1931 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992-2001
Susan Stamberg
Radio Personality
7-Sep-1938 NPR
Dan Stamper
Activist
27-Feb-1969 Editor of Viscera! vampire webzine
Florence Stanley
Actor
1-Jul-1924 3-Oct-2003 Bernice Fish
Paul Stanley
Musician
20-Jan-1952 Lead singer for Kiss
Darren Star
Film/TV Producer
c. 1961 Creator of Beverly Hills 90210 franchise
Ben Stein
Game Show Host
25-Nov-1944 Host of Win Ben Stein’s Money
Gertrude Stein
Author
3-Feb-1874 27-Jul-1946 Avant-garde writer, salon
Herbert Stein
Economist
27-Aug-1916 8-Sep-1999 Economic adviser for Nixon
Joel Stein
Columnist
23-Jul-1971 LA Times columnist
Jules Stein
Business
26-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1981 Founder of MCA
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Studied ribonuclease
David Steinberg
Comic
9-Aug-1942 Second City alumnus
Saul Steinberg
Business
1939 Ex-CEO of Reliance Group Holdings
William Steinberg
Conductor
1-Aug-1899 16-May-1978 Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76
Jack Steinberger
Physicist
25-May-1921 Researcher of neutrinos
Gloria Steinem
Activist
25-Mar-1934 Founder, Ms. Magazine
George Steiner
Critic
23-Apr-1929 After Babel
Max Steiner
Composer
10-May-1888 28-Dec-1971 Gone With the Wind
Laurence A. Steinhardt
Diplomat
6-Oct-1892 28-Mar-1950 US Ambassador to USSR, 1939-41
Avraham Stern
Military
23-Dec-1907 12-Feb-1942 Founder of Lohamei Herut Israel
Daniel Stern
Actor
28-Aug-1957 City Slickers
David J. Stern
Basketball
22-Sep-1942 Commissioner of the NBA
Gary H. Stern
Economist
3-Nov-1944 President and CEO, Minneapolis Fed
Howard Stern
Radio Personality
12-Jan-1954 The King of All Media
Howard K. Stern
TV Personality
29-Nov-1968 Anna Nicole Smith’s lawyer
Isaac Stern
Violinist
21-Jul-1920 22-Sep-2001 Violin virtuoso
Leonard Stern
Business
28-Mar-1938 Billionaire, Hartz pet supply
Shoshannah Stern
Actor
3-Jul-1980 Deaf actress
Walter P. Stern
Activist
c. 1929 Chairman, Hudson Institute
Rachel Stevens
Musician
9-Apr-1978 In UK pop band S Club 7
Jon Stewart
Comic
28-Nov-1962 Anchor of The Daily Show
Gary Stiffelman
Attorney
c. 1952 Music industry attorney
Ben Stiller
Actor
30-Nov-1965 There’s Something About Mary
Jerry Stiller
Actor
8-Jun-1927 Frank Costanza on Seinfeld
Mike Stoller
Songwriter
13-Mar-1933 Hitmaker for Elvis
I. F. Stone
Journalist
24-Dec-1907 17-Jul-1989 I. F. Stone’s Weekly
Irving Stone
Novelist
14-Jul-1903 26-Aug-1989 Historical biographical novelist
Richard B. Stone
Politician
22-Sep-1928 US Senator from Florida, 1975-80
Lee Strasberg
Theater Director
17-Nov-1901 17-Feb-1982 Theater director and acting coach
Susan Strasberg
Actor
22-May-1938 21-Jan-1999 Picnic
Oscar S. Straus
Diplomat
23-Dec-1850 3-May-1926 Thrice Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
Annette Strauss
Politician
26-Jan-1924 14-Dec-1998 Mayor of Dallas 1987-91
Robert S. Strauss
Diplomat
19-Oct-1918 US Ambassador to Russia, 1991-92
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Politician
25-Apr-1949 Chairman, International Monetary Fund
Barbra Streisand
Singer
24-Apr-1942 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Charles Stross
Novelist
18-Oct-1964 Accelerando
Jule Styne
Songwriter
31-Dec-1905 20-Sep-1994 Three Coins in the Fountain
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Publisher
12-Sep-1891 11-Dec-1968 New York Times Publisher, 1935-61
Cathy J. Sulzberger
Business
1949 LHIW Real Estate
Punch Sulzberger
Publisher
5-Feb-1926 New York Times Publisher, 1963-91
Marc Summers
Talk Show Host
11-Nov-1951 Super Sloppy Double Dare
Bruce Sundlun
Politician
19-Jan-1920 Governor of Rhode Island, 1991-95
Joel Surnow
Film/TV Producer
18-Dec-1955 24, Half Hour News Hour
Jacqueline Susann
Novelist
20-Aug-1918 21-Sep-1974 Valley of the Dolls
David Susskind
Talk Show Host
19-Dec-1920 22-Feb-1987 The David Susskind Show
Janet Suzman
Actor
9-Feb-1939 Nicholas and Alexandra
Jeffrey Swartz
Business
c. 1960 President and CEO of Timberland
James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematician
3-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 Studied finite analysis
Marcy Syms
Business
c. 1951 Syms Corporation
István Szabó
Film Director
18-Feb-1938 Being Julia
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction
Orly Taitz
Activist
30-Aug-1962 Defend Our Freedoms Foundation
Myles Tanenbaum
Business
c. 1930 Real Estate developer
Burton M. Tansky
Business
c. 1938 CEO of Neiman Marcus
Lilyan Tashman
Actor
23-Oct-1899 21-Mar-1934 Puttin’ on the Ritz
Henry Taub
Business
1927 Founder of ADP
Nicholas F. Taubman
Business
c. 1935 Advance Auto Parts scion
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 Cleopatra
Julie Taymor
Film Director
15-Dec-1952 Across the Universe
Brian Teacher
Tennis
23-Dec-1954 Winner, 1980 Australian Open
Edward Teller
Physicist
15-Jan-1908 9-Sep-2003 Father of the Hydrogen Bomb
Howard M. Temin
Scientist
10-Dec-1934 9-Feb-1994 Tumor viruses and host genetics
Lionel Tertis
Violist
29-Dec-1876 22-Feb-1975 First prominent violist
Abigail Thernstrom
Author
1936 Opponent of Affirmative Action
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Actor
31-Oct-1980 American Pie
Khleo Thomas
Actor
30-Jan-1989 Roll Bounce
Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor
21-Dec-1944 Music Director, SF Symphony
Andre Tippett
Football
27-Dec-1959 New England Patriots, Hall of Famer
Andrew H. Tisch
Business
c. 1950 Loews Corporation
Bob Tisch
Business
29-Apr-1926 15-Nov-2005 CEO of Loews, Owner NY Giants
James S. Tisch
Business
2-Jan-1953 CEO of Loews
Jonathan M. Tisch
Business
7-Dec-1953 CEO of Loews Hotels
Laurence Tisch
Business
5-Mar-1923 15-Nov-2003 CEO of CBS, 1986-95
Ashley Tisdale
Actor
2-Jul-1985 Maddie on Zack and Cody
James Toback
Film Director
23-Nov-1944 The Pick-up Artist
George Tobias
Actor
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched
Michael Todd
Film/TV Producer
22-Jun-1909 22-Mar-1958 Around the World in Eighty Days
Martin Tolchin
Journalist
20-Sep-1928 Founder, The Hill
Robert I. Toll
Business
c. 1941 Co-Founder of Toll Brothers
Ernst Toller
Playwright
1-Dec-1893 22-May-1939 Transformation
Jeffrey Toobin
Attorney
c. 1960 CNN Senior Legal Analyst
Chaim Topol
Actor
9-Sep-1935 Fiddler on the Roof
Mel Tormé
Singer
13-Sep-1925 5-Jun-1999 The Velvet Fog
Dara Torres
Swimmer
15-Apr-1967 Swimmer, won medals in 5 Olympics
Frank D. Trestman
Business
c. 1933 CEO of Mass Merchandisers, 1983-87
Calvin Trillin
Comic
5-Dec-1935 Humorist
Diana Trilling
Critic
21-Jul-1905 23-Oct-1996 Literary critic, The Nation
Lionel Trilling
Critic
4-Jul-1905 5-Nov-1975 The Liberal Imagination
Joe Trohman
Guitarist
1-Sep-1984 Guitarist for Fall Out Boy
Barbara Tuchman
Historian
30-Jan-1912 6-Feb-1989 A Distant Mirror
Richard Tucker
Singer
28-Aug-1913 8-Jan-1975 Operatic tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera
Sophie Tucker
Singer
13-Jan-1884 9-Feb-1966 Some of These Days
Jon Turteltaub
Film Director
8-Aug-1963 National Treasure
Amos Tversky
Psychologist
16-Mar-1937 2-Jun-1996 Cognitive psychologist, studied risks
Tristan Tzara
Poet
16-Apr-1896 24-Dec-1963 Founded the Dada movement
Ricky Ullman
Actor
24-Jan-1986 Phil of the Future
Leon Uris
Novelist
3-Aug-1924 21-Jun-2003 Battle Cry
Abigail Van Buren
Columnist
4-Jul-1918 Dear Abby emeritus
Anneliese van der Pol
Actor
23-Sep-1984 Chelsea Daniels on That’s So Raven
Bobby Van
Actor
6-Dec-1928 31-Jul-1980 Broadway actor
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939 Genetic causes of cancer
Michael Vartan
Actor
27-Nov-1968 Never Been Kissed
Frankie Vaughan
Singer
3-Feb-1928 18-Sep-1999 Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl
Conrad Veidt
Actor
22-Jan-1893 3-Apr-1943 Maj. Strasser in Casablanca
Immanuel Velikovsky
Author
10-Jun-1895 17-Nov-1979 Worlds in Collision
Gabriele Veneziano
Physicist
20-Feb-1942 Father of string theory
Charles Vidor
Film Director
27-Jul-1900 4-Jun-1959 A Farewell to Arms
Bruce Vilanch
Author
23-Nov-1948 The fat guy who writes everyone’s jokes
Christoph von Dohnányi
Conductor
8-Sep-1929 Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002
Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
31-Dec-1946 Fashion designer
Ludwig von Mises
Economist
29-Sep-1881 10-Oct-1973 Libertarian Economist
Albert Von Tilzer
Songwriter
29-Mar-1878 1-Oct-1956 Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Harry Von Tilzer
Songwriter
8-Jul-1872 10-Jan-1946 Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad
Marvin Wachman
Educator
24-Mar-1917 22-Dec-2007 Temple University President, 1973-83
David Wain
Actor
1-Aug-1969 The State
Sam Waksal
Business
8-Sep-1947 CEO, ImClone
Selman A. Waksman
Scientist
22-Jul-1888 16-Aug-1973 Streptomycin and other antibiotics
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Lillian Wald
Activist
10-Mar-1867 1-Sep-1940 Henry Street Settlement
Mike Wallace
Journalist
9-May-1918 Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent
Eli Wallach
Actor
7-Dec-1915 The Magnificent Seven
Otto Wallach
Chemist
27-Mar-1847 26-Feb-1931 Terpenes and essential oils
Marc Wallice
Pornstar
3-Oct-1959 HIV+ pornstar
Hal B. Wallis
Film/TV Producer
14-Sep-1899 5-Oct-1986 Casablanca
Barbara Walters
Journalist
25-Sep-1929 20/20, The View
Michael Walzer
Philosopher
3-Mar-1935 Just and Unjust Wars
Zoë Wanamaker
Actor
13-May-1949 Susan Harper on My Family
Judge Wapner
TV Personality
15-Nov-1919 People’s Court
Aby Warburg
Scholar
13-Jun-1866 26-Oct-1929 Founder of the Warburg Institute
Felix M. Warburg
Business
14-Jan-1871 20-Oct-1937 Kuhn, Loeb and Co.
Max M. Warburg
Business
5-Jun-1867 26-Dec-1946 M. M. Warburg & Company
Paul M. Warburg
Business
10-Aug-1868 24-Jan-1932 The Federal Reserve System
David Warner
Actor
29-Jul-1941 The Omen
Jack L. Warner
Business
2-Aug-1892 9-Sep-1978 Co-Founder, Warner Bros.
Lesley Ann Warren
Actor
16-Aug-1946 The Limey
Kevin M. Warsh
Economist
13-Apr-1970 Federal Reserve Governor
Lew Wasserman
Business
22-Mar-1913 3-Jun-2002 Chairman and CEO of MCA, 1946-95
August von Wassermann
Biologist
21-Feb-1866 16-Mar-1925 Syphilis test
Bruce Wasserstein
Business
25-Dec-1947 14-Oct-2009 Wall Street dealmaker
Al Waxman
Actor
2-Mar-1935 18-Jan-2001 Lt. Samuels on Cagney and Lacey
Henry Waxman
Politician
12-Sep-1939 Congressman, California 30th
Edgar Wayburn
Activist
17-Sep-1906 5-Mar-2010 Conservationist, Sierra Club president
Helene Weigel
Actor
12-May-1900 6-May-1971 The Berliner Ensemble
Kurt Weill
Composer
2-Mar-1900 3-Apr-1950 The Threepenny Opera
Sanford I. Weill
Business
16-Mar-1933 CEO of Citigroup, 1998-2003
Max Weinberg
Drummer
13-Apr-1951 Drummer for Springsteen and Conan
Anthony Weiner
Politician
4-Sep-1964 Congressman, New York 9th
Randi Weingarten
Labor Leader
1957 President, United Federation of Teachers
Bob Weinstein
Film/TV Producer
1954 Miramax and Dimension Films
Harvey Weinstein
Film/TV Producer
19-Mar-1952 Miramax and The Weinstein Co.
Mikey Weinstein
Activist
c. 1955 With God on Our Side
Ellen L. Weintraub
Government
? US FEC Commissioner
Ronald Weiser
Diplomat
7-Jul-1945 US Ambassador to Slovakia, 2001-04
Cora Weiss
Activist
? Samuel Rubin Foundation
Michael T. Weiss
Actor
2-Feb-1962 The Pretender
Morry Weiss
Business
1940 CEO of American Greetings, 1987-2003
Theodore S. Weiss
Politician
17-Sep-1927 14-Sep-1992 Congressman from New York, 1977-92
Zev Weiss
Business
c. 1966 CEO of American Greetings
Victor Weisskopf
Physicist
19-Sep-1908 21-Apr-2002 Head of CERN, 1961-65
George Weissman
Business
12-Jul-1919 24-Jul-2009 CEO of Philip Morris, 1978-84
Rachel Weisz
Actor
7-Mar-1971 The Constant Gardener
Bruce Weitz
Actor
27-May-1943 Sgt. Belker on Hill Street Blues
Ezer Weizman
Head of State
15-Jun-1924 24-Apr-2005 President of Israel, 1993-2000
Chaim Weizmann
Head of State
27-Nov-1874 9-Nov-1952 First President of Israel
Paul Wellstone
Politician
21-Jul-1944 25-Oct-2002 US Senator from Minnesota, 1991-2002
David Wessel
Journalist
c. 1953 Wall Street Journal
Nathanael West
Author
17-Oct-1903 22-Dec-1940 The Day of the Locust
Jennifer Westfeldt
Actor
2-Feb-1970 Notes from the Underbelly
Ruth Westheimer
Talk Show Host
4-Jun-1928 4’7″ of concentrated sex
Rob Wexler
Politician
2-Jan-1961 Congressman, Florida 19th
Abigail S. Wexner
Relative
c. 1962 Wife of Leslie H. Wexner
Leslie H. Wexner
Business
8-Sep-1937 CEO of Limited Brands
Shannon Whirry
Actor
7-Nov-1964 Softcore star
Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
Judge
2-Oct-1934 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Elie Wiesel
Activist
30-Sep-1928 Anti-Holocaust and human-rights activist
Leon Wieseltier
Editor
14-Jun-1952 The New Republic
Simon Wiesenthal
Activist
31-Dec-1908 20-Sep-2005 Nazi hunter
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity
Billy Wilder
Film Director
22-Jun-1906 27-Mar-2002 Sunset Blvd.
Gene Wilder
Actor
11-Jun-1933 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Richard Willstätter
Chemist
13-Aug-1872 3-Aug-1942 Plant pigments
Paul Winchell
Actor
21-Dec-1922 24-Jun-2005 Ventriloquist and inventor
Jerry Wind
Educator
c. 1939 Director, SEI Center, Wharton
Amy Winehouse
Singer
14-Sep-1983 Rehab
Debra Winger
Actor
16-May-1955 An Officer and a Gentleman
Jon Winkelried
Business
c. 1959 Formerly Co-COO of Goldman Sachs
Henry Winkler
Actor
30-Oct-1945 Fonz on Happy Days
Irwin Winkler
Film/TV Producer
25-May-1931 Rocky
Philip D. Winn
Criminal
1-Feb-1925 HUD scandal figure pardoned by Clinton
Mare Winningham
Actor
16-May-1959 Georgia
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Actor
2-Feb-1973 Hairspray
Shelley Winters
Actor
18-Aug-1920 14-Jan-2006 Method actress and camp queen
Jay S. Wintrob
Business
1958 CEO, AIG Retirement Services
Adele Wiseman
Author
21-May-1928 1-Jun-1992 The Sacrifice
Frederick Wiseman
Film Director
1-Jan-1930 Titicut Follies
Edward Witten
Physicist
26-Aug-1951 String theorist at Princeton
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution
Alex Wolff
Drummer
1-Nov-1997 The Naked Brothers Band
Nat Wolff
Musician
17-Dec-1994 The Naked Brothers Band
Marv Wolfman
Cartoonist
13-May-1946 Former Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics
Paul Wolfowitz
Government
22-Dec-1943 President of the World Bank, 2005-07
Louis Wolfson
Business
28-Jan-1912 30-Dec-2007 Business criminal, horse breeder
Herman Wouk
Novelist
27-May-1915 The Caine Mutiny
Robert Wuhl
Actor
9-Oct-1951 Arliss on Arli$$
Ron Wyden
Politician
3-May-1949 US Senator from Oregon
Noah Wyle
Actor
4-Jun-1971 Dr. John Carter on ER
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 Developed radioimmunoassay technique
Elliott Yamin
Singer
20-Jul-1978 American Idol
Peter Yarrow
Singer
31-May-1938 The Peter in Peter, Paul, and Mary
Sidney Yates
Politician
27-Aug-1909 5-Oct-2000 Congressman from Illinois, 1949-99
Anton Yelchin
Actor
11-Mar-1989 Delivering Milo
Jack Yellen
Songwriter
6-Jul-1892 17-Apr-1991 Happy Days Are Here Again
Anzia Yezierska
Novelist
c. 1880 21-Nov-1970 Bread Givers
Ada E. Yonath
Scientist
22-Jun-1939 Cryocrystallography
Kevin Youkilis
Baseball
15-Mar-1979 Boston Red Sox
Mark G. Yudof
Educator
30-Oct-1944 President of the University of California
Harris Yulin
Actor
5-Nov-1937 Roger Stanton on 24
Saul Zaentz
Film/TV Producer
28-Feb-1921 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Edward J. Zander
Business
12-Jan-1947 CEO of Motorola, 2004-07
Israel Zangwill
Playwright
14-Feb-1864 1-Aug-1926 Children of the Ghetto
Abraham Zapruder
Cinematographer
15-May-1905 30-Aug-1970 Documented JFK’s assassination on film
Fred S. Zeidman
Business
c. 1947 GOP activist
Solomon Zeitlin
Historian
1886 1976 Dead Sea Scrolls debunker
Samuel Zell
Business
28-Sep-1941 Equity Office Properties billionaire
James David Zellerbach
Business
17-Jan-1892 1963 US Ambassador to Italy, 1957-60
Strauss Zelnick
Business
26-Jun-1957 CEO of BMG Entertainment, 1998-2000
Howard Zieff
Film Director
21-Oct-1927 22-Feb-2009 Private Benjamin
Efrem Zimbalist
Violinist
9-Apr-1889 22-Feb-1985 Russian-American violinist
Stephanie Zimbalist
Actor
8-Oct-1956 Remington Steele
Richard Zimmer
Politician
16-Aug-1944 Congressman from New Jersey, 1991-97
Marvin Zindler
Journalist
10-Aug-1921 29-Jul-2007 Houston reporter, KTRK-TV
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People’s History of the United States
Fred Zinnemann
Film Director
29-Apr-1907 14-Mar-1997 From Here to Eternity
Grigory Zinoviev
Government
23-Sep-1883 25-Aug-1936 Old Bolshevik executed during the Great Purge
Edward Zorinsky
Politician
11-Nov-1928 6-Mar-1987 US Senator from Nebraska, 1976-87
John Zorn
Composer
2-Sep-1953 Prolific avant-garde composer
David Zucker
Film Director
16-Oct-1947 Airplane!
Jerry Zucker
Film Director
11-Mar-1950 Ghost
Mark Zuckerberg
Computer Programmer
Post Options14-May-1984 Founder of Facebook
Louis Zukofsky
Poet
23-Jan-1904 12-May-1978 Co-Founded Objectivist poetry movement
Adolph Zukor
Business
7-Jan-1873 10-Jun-1976 Founder of Paramount Pictures
Terry Zwigoff
Film Director
18-May-1949 Ghost World

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