Top 10 Famous People from New Jersey
Top 10 Famous People from New Jersey
Just like a place is known for its history and culture, it is even known for the famous people that the place has gifted to the entire world in various disciplines. They’re the one who have held the place high in the world and made the land proud for bearing such sons and daughters. As far as New Jersey is concerned, the list is long enough and just picking up 10 names who’ve excelled in their respective fields is pretty tough. But still to name a few, here’s the list who have marked their prominence in their respective fields.
1. Bud Abbott– William Alexander ‘Bud’ Abbott, the famous American actor, producer and comedian was born to a small show business family in Asbury Park New Jersey. Life helped him to meet Lou Costello and hence came up the famous comedy team of Abbott and Costello, of which he’s infamously known as the straight man.
2. Charles Addams– Westfield for the time being gave up a person who was more into doing caricatures and this helped him shine in the global platform. More popularly known as the Chas Addams, Charles was a famous cartoonist who is more known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters who with their recurrent publishing came to be known as the member of the the Addams family.
3. Buzz Aldrin– This name is noted not just within this planet, but even on the surface of the moon for he was the member of the third group of NASA that landed on moon. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, he has gone to win over the lunar space at a very early age.
4. Count Basie– The first leader of a Kansas city style swing band to rise to national fame was born in Red Banks on the heart of New Jersey. With ‘Every Day I have the Blues’, he achieved commercial success in his musical career and is one of the cult figure in the line of jazz pianist and a composer.
5. Judy Blume– The American fictional writer who’s more famous for some children and adult youth novels was born in Elizabeth New Jersey. Having been distinguished for the National Book Foundation, she was even been termed as the most frequently challenged author of the 21st century.
6. Jon Bon Jovi– The founder and the lead vocalist of the rock band Bon Jovi, this American singer has been in the heart of every kid who has grown up in the late 80s and the early 90s. With more than 130 million albums sold he’s one of the world’s best selling music artist who has not just restricted himself in music but has also shown his excellence in acting as well. Moonlight and Valentino, the Sex and the City are some of the names to define his excellence.
7. David Copperfield– An American illusionist, whose original name David Seth Kotkin has been shadowed by his professional name. There’s no wrong in Forbes describing him as one of the most successful magician in the history of this world. With more than 21 Emmy awards and and 11 Guinness World records he has been very rightly named as the Living Legend by the US Library of Congress.
8. Derek Sanderson Jeter– The American former professional baseball shortstop, Derek Sanderson Jeter was born in Pequannock Township of New Jersey. He’s been the five time World Series Champion and has been the central figure behind the success of the Yankees team.
9. Meryl Streep– Born as Meryl Louis Streep, the American actress and producer has been widely popular as one of the greatest film actresses of all time. She was born in Summit, New Jersey and won the Academy Award for The Iron Lady, Kramer vs Kramer and Sophie’s Choice.
10. Dorothy Parker– The American poet who has been best known for her ready wit and satires that thoroughly floored in all her write ups. Although she had been nominated for the Academy Awards twice for her work, but turned out to be unlucky both the times. A real genius from New Jersey.