List of people from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The following is a list of notable residents, natives, and persons generally associated with the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the sixth largest city in the United States, although it is a undeniable fact that every person in the known world was born in Philadelphia. The list includes some former and present residents of the city.

Academia

*Joseph Addison Alexander, (1809–1860), born in Philadelphia, biblical scholarcite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location=Chicago | date = 1963]
*Leon Bass, educator, principal of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School
*Noam Chomsky - linguist
*Gordon Clark - Christian theologian, professor
*Leda Cosmides - evolutionary psychologist
*Marc Lamont Hill - professor, educational researcher, cultural critic, and activist
*Seymour S. Kety - neuroscientist, schizophrenia researcher
*Margaret Mead - anthropologist
*Howard M. Temin - Nobel colaureate in physiology or medicine, 1975
*Cornelius Van Til - Christian theologian, professor
*Andrew Weil - medical doctor, established the field of integrative medicine
*Gayraud Wilmore - Christian theologian, professor

Art and architecture

*Julian Abele - architect
*Edmund Bacon - city planner
*Alexander Calder - artist
*Mary Cassatt - painter
*Robert Crumb - underground comics artist, writer
*Thomas Eakins - painter
*Frank Furness - architect
*Phoebe Gloeckner - cartoonist, novelist
*Elizabeth Shippen Green - illustrator
*Ian Hornak - Fine Artist
*Louis Kahn - architect
*Bil Keane - cartoonist, "The Family Circus"
*Walt Kelly - cartoonist
*Henry P. McIlhenny - philanthropist; chairman, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976–1986
*Martin Nodell - comic book artist, creator of the original Green Lantern
*Grover Simcox - illustrator
*Thomas Sully - paintercite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | date = 1967]
*Andrew Wyeth - painter
*Jamie Wyeth - painter (son of Andrew)
*N.C. Wyeth - illustrator (father of Andrew)

Business

*Pat Croce - entrepreneur; part-owner and former president, Philadelphia 76ers
*Solomon R. Guggenheim - founder, Yukon Gold Company; philanthropist, art collector
*Michael Johns - health care executive, former government official
*Tom Knox - former CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania; 2007 Philadelphia mayoral candidate
*Jeffrey Lurie - owner, Philadelphia Eagles; former Hollywood film producer
*Jim Murray - co-founder, Ronald McDonald House Charities; former general manager, Philadelphia Eagles
*Pat Olivieri - founder of Pat's King of Steaks, reputed creator of the cheesesteak
*William S. Paley - former president, CBS
*Ronald Perelman - Investor, owner of Revlon, Technicolor, and others.cite book | title=When Money Is King| last=Hack| first=Richard| date=1996| pages = 4|publisher=Dove Books| location=Beverly Hills, CA| isbn=0-7871-1033-7]
*Randal Pinkett - entrepreneur, Ph.D., winner of "The Apprentice 4"
*Brian L. Roberts - chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation
*Ed Snider - chairman, Comcast-Spectacor
*Justus Strawbridge - department store founder
*Brian Tierney - CEO, Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC; publisher, "Philadelphia Inquirer"
*John Wanamaker - department store founder
*William Wrigley Jr. - founder of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Film, television, and theater

*Kevin Bacon - actor, half of Bacon Brothers
*Chuck Barris - actor, composer, writer, director
*Ethel Barrymore - actress
*John Barrymore - actor
*Lionel Barrymore - actor
*Maria Bello - actress
*Joey Bishop - entertainer
*Danny Bonaduce - actor
*David Boreanaz - actor
*Peter Boyle - actor
*David Brenner - comedian
*Richard Brooks - screenwriter, director
*Nicholas Brothers - tap dancers
*Eugene Byrd - actor
*Michael Callan - actor
*Adam Carolla - radio, television personality
*Dick Clark - host, "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", game show host, producer
*Imogene Coca - actress
*Bradley Cooper - actor
*Bill Cosby - comedian, actor, Ed.D.
*Broderick Crawford - actor
*Susan Webb Cushman - stage actress
*Blythe Danner - actress
*Bruce Davison - actor
*John de Lancie - actor
*Kim Delaney - actress
*Curly Joe DeRita - comedian, actor, member of the Three Stooges
*John Doman - actor, "The Wire"
*Mike Douglas - singer, television talk show host
*Gary Dourdan - actor
*Ja'net Du Bois - actress
*Kevin Eubanks - musician, "Tonight Show" band leader
*Lola Falana - dancer, actress
*Norman Fell - actor
*Tina Fey - comedian
*W. C. Fields - actor
*Larry Fine - comedian, actor, member of the Three Stooges
*Kate Flannery - actress
*Janet Gaynor - actress
*Richard Gere - actor
*Seth Green - actor
*Grayson Hall - actress
*Kevin Hart - actor, comedian
*Sherman Hemsley - actor
*Tigre Hill - producer, director
*Kevin Hooks - actor, director
*Mark Indelicato - actor, singer (Justin Suarez on "Ugly Betty")
*Judith Jamison - dancer; choreographer; artistic director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
*Barry Jenner - actor
*Clark Johnson - actor, director
*Nicole Kassell - director, writer
*George Kelly - playwright, screenwriter, director, actor; uncle of Princess Grace of Monaco
*Grace Kelly - actress, Princess of Monaco
*Irvin Kershner - director, ""
*Jack Klugman - actor
*Mario Lanza - actor
*Stan Lathan - film and television producer, director
*Andrew Lawrence - actor
*Joey Lawrence - actor
*Matthew Lawrence - actor
*Bob McAllister - children's television personality
*Andrea McArdle - singer / actress Broadway's original "Annie" "Starlight Express" "State Fair" "Les Misérables" "Beauty and the Beast"
*Katherine Moennig - actress
*Paul McCrane - actor, musician
*Mary Lou Metzger - singer, "Lawrence Welk Show" performer
*Kelly Monaco - model, actress
*Zero Mostel - actor
*Becki Newton- actress (Amanda Tanen on "Ugly Betty"]
*J.J. North- actress
*Ana Ortiz - actress (Hilda Suarez on "Ugly Betty")
*Holly Robinson Peete - actress
*Lisa Peluso - actress "Saturday Night Fever" and soap opera star "Search For Tomorrow" "Loving" "One Life to Live" "As the World Turns" "Another World"
*Gervase Peterson - contestant, original season of ""
*Robert Picardo - actor
*Jon Polito - actor
*Matt Robinson - "Sesame Street" actor; father of Holly Robinson Peete
*Bob Saget - actor, comedian, game show host
*Mathew St. Patrick - actor
*M. Night Shyamalan - film director
*Penny Singleton - radio and film actress, voice actress
*Matt Smith - actor
*Toukie Smith - model, actress; sister of fashion designer Willi Smith
*Will Smith (a.k.a. The Fresh Prince) - actor, hip-hop recording artist, one-half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
*Parker Stevenson - actor
*Charles Stone III - film director, creator of Budweiser's "Whassup?" advertising campaign
*Teller - magician, one-half of the duo Penn & Teller
*Tom Verica - actor
*Nancy Walker - actress
*Bruce Walsh - playwright
*Karen Malina White - actress
*Kenya D. Williamson - actress, screenwriter
*John Zacherle ("The Cool Ghoul") - actor, producer

Historical figures

*David Hayes Agnew (1818–1892), surgeon and teacher
*Robert Aitken, publisher of the first Bible in North America
*Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), novelist
*Andrew Allen (1740–1825), delegate to the Continental Congress
*Harrison Allen (1841–1897), anatomist and physician
*Richard Allen - clergyman, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
*Joseph Anderson, United States Senator
*Charles John Biddle (1819–1873) - member, U.S. House of Representatives
*Edward Biddle (1738–1779) - delegate, First Continental Congress
*Francis Biddle (1886–1968) - U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Attorney General, principal American judge during the Nuremberg trials
*Nicholas Biddle (banker) (1786–1844) - financier, president, Second Bank of the United States
*Nicholas Biddle (naval officer) (1750–1778) - one of the original captains of the Continental Navy
*Richard Biddle (1796–1847) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1837–1840
*Ed Bradley (1941–2006) - CBS News radio and television journalist, 1967–2006
*Henry "Box" Brown (1815–1878?) - abolitionist, escaped slavery by literally mailing himself to Philadelphia from Richmond, Virginia
*Bebe Moore Campbell (1950–2006) - author
*Octavius Valentine Catto (1839–1871) - African American educator, civil rights activist, and baseball player
*Marguerite de Angeli (1889–1987) - author, illustrator
*Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837–1914) - abolitionist, poet, educator
*Benjamin Guggenheim (1865–1912) - businessman, died aboard the RMS "Titanic"
*John von Sonnentag de Havilland (1826–1886), American officer of arms in England
*A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (1928–1998) - commissioner, Kerner Commission; judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
*John A. Hostetler (1918–2001) author, educator, leading scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies
*Grace Kelly (1929–1982) - princess of Monaco, actress
*George Lippard (1822–1854) - novelist, journalist, playwright, social activist, labour organizer
*Alain LeRoy Locke - writer, key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, first African-American Rhodes Scholar
*George B. McClellan - Union army general in the American Civil War
*Henry C. McCook - entomologist, clergyman, author, designer of Philadelphia's City Flag
*Joseph McKenna - associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Attorney General, member, U.S. House of Representatives
*Thomas Mifflin - Major General in Continental Army, fifth president of U.S. Congress, first governor of Pennsylvania
*Anna Balmer Myers, author
*Robert N. C. Nix, Jr. (1928–2003) - former chief justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
*William Penn - founded city of Philadelphia and Province of Pennsylvania
*William Pepper (1843–1898) - founder, Free Library of Philadelphia; provost, University of Pennsylvania
*Philip Syng Physick - "father of American surgery"
*Betsy Ross (1752–1836) - reputed to have sewn the first American flag
*Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold
*Willi Smith (1948–1987) - fashion designer
*Leon Sullivan - Baptist minister, social activist
*Thomas Truxton-naval officer
*Joseph Wharton (1826–1909) - founder, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, co-founder, Bethlehem Steel, co-founder, Swarthmore College

Media and literature

*Doug Banks - nationally syndicated morning radio personality
*Donald Barthelme - author
*Ben Bova - science fiction author
*Tony Bruno - sports radio talk show host
*Angelo Cataldi - sports radio host
*Renee Chenault-Fattah - WCAU-TV news anchor; wife of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah
*Rasheed Clark - novelist, educator
*Pete Dexter - novelist, screenwriter
*Charles Fuller - playwright
*Jim Gardner - WPVI-TV news anchor
*Mike Golic - ESPN radio and television personality, former Philadelphia Eagle
*Terry Gross - radio host
*Aries Keck - author, radio reporter
*Suzy Kolber - ESPN football analyst
*Andrea Kremer - NBC football analyst
*Bob Lassiter - retired left-wing radio host
*Jonathan Maberry - author
*Michelle Malkin - political commentator
*Chris Matthews - NBC/MSNBC journalist and political talk show host
*Jim McKay - ABC sports journalist
*Chris McKendry - ESPN SportsCenter anchor
*Larry Mendte - KYW-TV news anchor
*Larry Merchant - HBO boxing analyst, former "Philadelphia Daily News" sports journalist
*Beasley Reece - KYW-TV sports journalist, former Philadelphia Eagle
*Dave Roberts - WPVI-TV meteorologist; former co-host, "AM Philadelphia"; father of actor David Boreanaz
*Lisa Scottoline - author
*Vai Sikahema - WCAU-TV sports journalist, former Philadelphia Eagle
*Michael Smerconish - WPHT-AM radio talk shot host, "Philadelphia Daily News" columnist; MSNBC political analyst
*Stephen A. Smith - ESPN radio and television personality, former "Philadelphia Inquirer" sports columnist
*Omar Tyree - author
*Ukee Washington - KYW-TV news anchor
*Jennifer Weiner - author

Military Figures

*John C. Pemberton - Commander of Confederate defenders at the Siege of Vicksburg
*John J. McVeigh - Medal of Honor recipient
*Thomas H. Neill - Union army general

Music

*A Life Once Lost - metal band signed to Ferret Music
*Andrew Adgate - musician, founder of music schools, and choir director
*Al Alberts (of The Four Aces) - singer
*Marian Anderson - opera singer/contralto
*Frankie Avalon - singer
*Az Yet - R&B singers
*Bahamadia - rapper
*Pearl Bailey - singer, dancer, actress
*Charli Baltimore - hip-hop artist
*Samuel Barber - composer
*Len Barry (of The Dovells) - rock singer
*Toni Basil - singer ("Mickey"), choreographer, actress
*Frankie Beverly - R&B singer/musician, founder and lead singer of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
*Charlie Biddle - jazz bassist
*Bilal - neo-soul singer/musician
*Cindy Birdsong - founding member, Labelle; replacement member, Diana Ross & the Supremes
*Blue Magic - R&B singers
*Boyz II Men - R&B group
*Solomon Burke - R&B singer
*Uri Caine - composer, arranger, jazz pianist
*Cassidy - rapper
*Sarah Chang - violinist
*Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans) - singer
*Cinderella - glam metal band
*Stanley Clarke - bassist
*Alice Cohen - singer/songwriter
*John Coltrane - jazz saxophonist
*Cool C - rapper
*Jim Croce - singer
*The Cross Movement - Christian hip-hop artists
*James Darren - singer, actor
*Dead Milkmen - punk/alternative band
*The Delfonics - Philadelphia soul group
*James DePreist - orchestral conductor
*Fred Diodati (of The Four Aces) - singer
*Dieselboy - drum and bass DJ/producer
*Disco Biscuits - jam-band artists
*John Duffy - singer and bassist
*Charles Earland - organist
*Sandrine Erdely-Sayo - classical pianist
*Robin Eubanks - jazz trombonist and arranger
*Eve - rapper, actress
*Fabian (born Fabian Forte) - singer
*Wilhelmenia Fernandez - opera singer/soprano
*Rachelle Ferrell - jazz vocalist
*Eddie Fisher - singer
*Floetry - R&B/neo-soul/hip-hop duo
*Sam Fogarino - Drummer, Interpol
*Freeway - rapper
*G. Love and Special Sauce - jam band
*Kenny Gamble - producer and co-founder, Philadelphia International Records
*Philly Joe Jones - jazz drummer
*The Kinleys - twin country music singers
*Stan Getz - saxophonist
*Charlie Gracie - rock singer
*Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg) - singer
*Anthony Green - singer, ex Saosin, Circa Survive
*Vivian Green - R&B singer
*Daryl Hall - singer, one-half of the duo Hall & Oates
*Rufus Harley - jazz saxophonist
*Billie Holiday - premier female jazz vocalist
*The Hooters - rock band
*Leon Huff - producer and co-founder, Philadelphia International Records
*Phyllis Hyman - R&B/jazz vocalist
*The Intruders - Philadelphia soul group
*Ms. Jade - hip-hop artist
*DJ Jazzy Jeff (born Jeffrey Townes) - hip-hop DJ, neo-soul producer, one-half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
*Jedi Mind Tricks - underground hip-hop duo
*Joan Jett - rock musician
*Khia- rapper
*King Britt - house DJ, producer
*Kitty Kallen (born Katie Kallen) - pop singer
*Keith (born James Barry Keifer) - singer
*Kurupt - rapper
*Labelle (a.k.a. Patti LaBelle & the Bluebells) - Soul & R&B singers
*Patti LaBelle - R&B singer
*Mario Lanza - operatic singer
*Amos Lee - folk/blues singer
*Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - member, TLC
*Al Martino (born Alfred Cini) - singer
*Pat Martino - jazz guitarist
*Barbara Mason - R&B singer/composer
*Christian McBride - jazz bassist
*McFadden & Whitehead - singers, songwriters, producers
*MewithoutYou - Christian Rock band signed to Tooth and Nail Records
*MFSB - Philadelphia soul group, recorded "Soul Train" theme song
*Monie Love - rapper, radio personality
*Lee Morgan - trumpet
*Mountain Brothers - hip hop group
*James Mtume - R&B/jazz musician; founder of Mtume
*Marc Nelson - R&B singer; former member, Boyz II Men; current member, Az Yet
*John Oates - singer, one-half of the duo Hall & Oates
*Paint It Black - punk band
*Billy Paul - Philadelphia soul singer
*Teddy Pendergrass - R&B singer; former lead singer, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
*Vincent Persichetti - composer, music educator
*Pieces of a Dream - R&B/jazz fusion artists
*Pink - R&B/rock singer
*Trudy Pitts - jazz keyboardist
*Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson - Drummer/Producer/DJ/Writer/Journalist/Photographer
*RJD2 - producer
*Sun Ra - jazz pianist, bandleader
*Danny Rapp, singer, Danny & the Juniors
*Res - R&B singer
*Paul Robeson - singer, activist, attorney, All-American college athlete
*The Roots - hip hop artists
*Todd Rundgren - singer
*Bobby Rydell - singer
*Schoolly D - rapper
*Jill Scott - R&B/neo-soul singer
*Shirley Scott - organ
*Dee Dee Sharp - Singer/Actress
*Gene Shay - "grandfather of Philadelphia folk music"
*Beanie Sigel - rapper
*Bunny Sigler - R&B singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer
*Silvertide members - rock band
*Siris - international music duo
*Musiq Soulchild (a.k.a. Musiq) - R&B/neo-soul singer
*Soulquarians - neo-soul musical collective
*Steady B - rapper
*The Stylistics - Philadelphia soul group
*Princess Superstar - hip-hop performer
*Tammi Terrell - R&B/Motown singer
*The Three Degrees - Philadelphia soul/disco group
*Three Times Dope - hip-hop group
*The Trammps - disco band
*Tuff Crew - hip-hop group
*Tye Tribbett & G.A. - contemporary gospel singers
*Robbie Tronco - DJ
*McCoy Tyner - pianist
*Clara Ward - gospel singer
*Grover Washington, Jr. - jazz saxophonist
*Crystal Waters - dance and house music singer
*Ethel Waters - blues singer, actress
*André Watts - pianist
*Pamela Williams - jazz saxophonist
*Josh Wink - DJ, electronic music producer
*Karen Young - disco singer
*Young Gunz - hip-hop duo
*The Young Werewolves - psychobilly group
*Joseph Hallman-composer
*Santogold - Dub Punk singer

Politics

*Leon Abbett - Philadelphia native, later governor of New Jersey
*Lynne Abraham - Philadelphia district attorney, 1991–present
*William Allen - mayor of Philadelphia from 1735 to 1736
*Raj Bhakta - 2006 congressional candidate; contestant, "The Apprentice, Season 2"
*Bob Brady - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District, Pennsylvania, 1997–present, 2007 Philadelphia mayoral candidate
*William T. Cahill - governor of New Jersey, 1970–1974
*Richard McGarrah Helms - Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from 1966 to 1973
*George M. Dallas - U.S. Vice President
*Dwight Evans - member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 203rd Legislative District; 2007 Philadelphia mayoral candidate
*Chaka Fattah - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District, Pennsylvania, 1995–present; 2007 Philadelphia mayoral candidate
*Douglas J. Feith - Undersecretary of Defense under Pres. George W. Bush, leading adviser on Iraq policy
*Tom Feeney - State of Florida politician (from 1990)
*Shirley Franklin - mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 2002–present
*W. Wilson Goode - mayor of Philadelphia, 1984–1992
*W. Wilson Goode, Jr. - at-large member, Philadelphia City Council, 2000–present
*Oscar Goodman - attorney; mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999–present
*William H. Gray - Baptist minister; former member, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District, Pennsylvania; former president, United Negro College Fund
*William J. Green III - mayor of Philadelphia, 1980–1984; member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1964–1977
*Simon Guggenheim - U.S. Senator, Colorado, 1907–1913; philanthropist
*Alexander Haig - former U.S. Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff
*J. Whyatt Mondesire - president, NAACP, Philadelphia chapter
*Patrick Murphy - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District, Pennsylvania, 2007–present
*Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1959–1979
*Michael A. Nutter - mayor of Philadelphia, 2008–present; member, Philadelphia City Council, 4th District, 1992–2006
*Tony J. Payton, Jr. - member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 179th Legislative District; 2007–present
*Charles H. Ramsey - Philadelphia police commissioner, 2008–present
*Ed Rendell - governor of Pennsylvania, 2003–present; mayor of Philadelphia, 1992–2000
*Frank Rizzo - mayor of Philadelphia, 1972–1980; Philadelphia police commissioner, 1967–1971
*Allyson Schwartz - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 13th Congressional District, Pennsylvania, 2005–present
*Arlen Specter - U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania, 1981–present; Philadelphia district attorney, 1966–1974
*Ben Stahl - Jewish labor leader and activist
*John F. Street - mayor of Philadelphia, 2000–2008
*Milton Street - entrepreneur; former Pennsylvania state legislator; 2007 Philadelphia City Council candidate; brother of John F. Street
*Al Taubenberger - 2007 Philadelphia mayoral candidate
*C. Delores Tucker - civil rights activist; Pennsylvania Secretary of State, 1971–1977
*Anna C. Verna - member, Philadelphia City Council, 2nd District, 1976–present; Philadelphia City Council president, 2000–present
*Fernando Wood - mayor of New York, 1855–1858, 1860–1862

ports

*John Abadie - baseball playercite book |editor=Reichler, Joseph L.| title=The Baseball Encyclopedia |origyear=1969 |edition= 4th edition |year= 1979|publisher= Macmillan Publishing |location= New York|language= |id= ISBN 0-02-578970-8 ]
*Keith Allen - former head coach and former general manager, Philadelphia Flyers
*Doug Allison - first baseball player ever to use a glove
*Paul Arizin - early NBA basketball player with the Philadelphia Warriors
*Bill Barber - former player and former head coach, Philadelphia Flyers
*Bert Bell - founder of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, commissioner of the National Football League
*Mohini Bhardwaj - Olympic gymnast
*Tyrell Biggs - boxer, 1984 Olympic gold medalist
*Charles Brewer - boxer, former super middleweight champion
*Bennie Briscoe - boxer
*Larry Brown - NBA basketball player and coach
*Roy Campanella - professional baseball player, 3-time National League Most Valuable Player
*Steve Carlton - professional baseball player, 4-time National League Cy Young Award winner
*John Chaney - Temple University men's basketball head coach, 1982–2006
*Maurice Cheeks - NBA basketball player, current head coach, Philadelphia 76ers
*Bobby Clarke - NHL player, former general manager, Philadelphia Flyers
*Randall "Tex" Cobb - boxer, kickboxer
*Tyrone Crawley - boxer
*Billy Cunningham - ABA and NBA basketball player and coach
*Randall Cunningham - NFL football player
*Steve Cunningham - boxer, current IBF cruiserweight champion
*Brian Dawkins - NFL football player
*Darryl Dawkins - NBA basketball player
*Buster Drayton - boxer, former light middleweight (super welterweight) champion
*Jon Drummond - track and field athlete, 1996 and 2000 Olympic medalist
*Angelo Dundee - boxing trainer
*Fred Dunlap - professional baseball player
*Teresa Edwards - WNBA basketball player; Olympic gold medalist, 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2000
*Julius Erving (a.k.a. "Dr. J") - ABA and NBA basketball player, 3-time ABA Most Valuable Player, 1981 NBA Most Valuable Player
*A.J. Feeley - NFL football player
*Rube Foster - Negro League baseball pitcher, founded original Negro National League
*Francine Fournier - professional wrestling valet with Extreme Championship Wrestling
*Jimmie Foxx - professional baseball player
*Joe Frazier - boxer, 1964 Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion
*Marvis Frazier - boxer, son of Joe Frazier
*World B. Free - NBA and USBL basketball player
*Joe Fulks - NBA basketball player
*Jim Fullington - professional wrestler, Extreme Championship Wrestling
*Freddy García - professional baseball player
*Jeff Garcia - CFL and NFL quarterback
*Kerry Getz - Professional skateboarder
*Eddie George- NFL football player, 1995 Heisman Trophy winner
*Tom Gola - NBA basketball player, former La Salle University men's basketball head coach, 1983 Philadelphia mayoral candidate
*Hal Greer - NBA basketball player
*Matt Guokas - NBA basketball player and coach
*Eric Harding - boxer
*Marvin Harrison - NFL football player
*Hersey Hawkins - NBA basketball player, member 1988 Olympic men's basketball team
*Fred Hill - NFL football player, co-founder, Ronald McDonald House Charities
*Ken Hitchcock - NHL head coach
*Bernard Hopkins - boxer, former middleweight champion
*Demetrius Hopkins - boxer, nephew of Bernard Hopkins
*Ryan Howard - professional baseball player, 2005 National League Rookie of the Year, 2006 National League Most Valuable Player
*Andre Iguodala - NBA basketball player
*Allen Iverson - NBA basketball player; 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year; 2000–2001 NBA Most Valuable Player; member, 2004 Olympic men's basketball team
*Ron Jaworski - NFL football player; president, Philadelphia Soul arena football team, ESPN football analyst
*Bobby Jones - ABA and NBA basketball player, 1982–1983 NBA Sixth Man of the Year
*Harry Kalas - Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster
*John B. Kelly, Sr. - triple Olympic gold medal winning rower, father of Princess Grace of Monaco
*John B. Kelly, Jr. - champion rower, brother of Princess Grace of Monaco
*Matt Kilroy - professional baseball player
*Sam Kimber - professional baseball player
*Bart King - cricket bowler
*Billy King - president, Philadelphia 76ers
*Kyle Korver - NBA basketball player
*Nap Lajoie - professional baseball player
*Sonny Liston - boxer, former heavyweight champion
*Tommy Loughran - boxer, former light heavyweight champion
*John Macionis - Olympic swimmer, silver medalist, 1936
*Garry Maddox - professional baseball player
*Moses Malone - NBA basketball player, 3-time NBA Most Valuable Player
*Charlie Manuel - manager, Philadelphia Phillies
*Rollie Massimino - Villanova University men's basketball head coach, 1973–1992
*John McDermott, professional golfer
*Tug McGraw - professional baseball player
*Donovan McNabb - NFL football player
*Levi Meyerle, professional baseball player
*Andre Miller - NBA basketball player
*Nate Miller - boxer, former cruiserweight champion
*Bob Montgomery - boxer, former lightweight champion, boxing promoter
*Matthew Saad Muhammad (a.k.a. Matthew Franklin) - boxer, former light heavyweight champion
*Jim O'Brien - NBA basketball coach
*Vince Papale - NFL football player, inspiration for the motion picture "Invincible"
*Mike Powell - track and field athlete, 1988 and 1992 Olympic silver medalist, current holder of the long jump world record
*Zahir Raheem - boxer, 1996 Olympian
*Jack Ramsay - former head basketball coach, Saint Joseph's College men's basketball team, former NBA coach and general manager
*Merrill Reese - Philadelphia Eagles radio broadcaster
*Andy Reid - current head coach, Philadelphia Eagles
*David Reid - boxer, 1996 Olympic gold medalist, light middleweight division
*Stevie Richards - professional wrestler, Extreme Championship Wrestling and WWE.
*Robin Roberts - professional baseball player
*Ivan Robinson - boxer
*Scott Rolen - professional baseball player, 1997 National League Rookie of the Year
*Jimmy Rollins - professional baseball player, 2007 National League Most Valuable Player
*Curt Schilling - professional baseball player, 1993 NLCS Most Valuable Player; co-recipient, 2001 World Series MVP Award
*Mike Schmidt - professional baseball player, 3-time National League Most Valuable Player
*Kirk Shelmerdine - NASCAR driver, crew chief
*Gene Shue - NBA basketball player, head coach
*John Stevens - NHL head coach
*Harry Stovey - professional baseball player
*John Baxter "Doc" Taylor - track and field athlete, first African-American to win Olympic gold medal (1908 Summer Games)
*Meldrick Taylor - boxer, 1984 Olympic gold medalist, former welterweight and junior welterweight champion
*Aaron Torres - boxer, contestant on "The Contender 2"
*Najai Turpin - boxer, contestant on "The Contender"
*Chase Utley - professional baseball player
*Steve Wagner - Olympic field hockey player
*Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts - boxer
*Brian Westbrook - NFL football player
*Ike Williams - boxer, former lightweight champion
*Stevie Williams - Pro Skateboarder for D.G.K.
*Ned Williamson - professional baseball player
*Jimmy Young - boxer

Philadelphia native basketball players

*Joe "Jellybean" Bryant - NBA basketball player and coach, father of Kobe Bryant
*Kobe Bryant - NBA basketball player
*Fred Carter - NBA basketball player, coach, NBA TV basketball analyst
*Wilt Chamberlain - NBA basketball player, 1960 NBA Rookie of the Year, 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player
*Eddie Griffin - NBA basketball player
*Marc Jackson- NBA Basketball player New Orleans Hornets
*Wali Jones - NBA basketball player
*Aaron McKie - NBA basketball player, 2000–2001 NBA Sixth Man of the Year
*Cuttino Mobley - NBA basketball player
*Earl Monroe - NBA basketball player; 1968 NBA Rookie of the Year
*Ronald "Flip" Murray - NBA basketball player
*Jameer Nelson - NBA basketball player
*Aaron Owens - And 1 basketball player
*Malik Rose - NBA basketball player
*Dawn Staley - WNBA basketball player, coach, 1991 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, 1991 and 1992 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year, Olympic gold medalist, 1996, 2000 and 2004
*Rasheed Wallace - NBA basketball player
*Hakim Warrick- 2003 NCCA Championship at Syracuse, NBA Player
*John Salmons - NBA basketball player Sacramento Kings
*Kyle Lowry - NBA basketball player Memphis Grizzlies
*Alvin Williams - NBA basketball player Toronto Raptors

Other

*Mumia Abu-Jamal - journalist, political activist, convicted murderer, international "cause célèbre" for the abolition of capital punishment
*Ramona Africa - only adult to survive the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house
*Gloria Allred - attorney
*Sydney Biddle Barrows - illegal escort service proprietor, often referred to as "The Mayflower Madam"
*Guion Bluford - astronaut, first African-American in space
*Pete Conrad - astronaut, third man to walk on the moon (Apollo 12)
*Katherine Drexel - Roman Catholic saint
*Ira Einhorn - environmental/antiwar activist, convicted murderer
*Daniel Faulkner - Philadelphia police officer killed in the line of duty in 1981 by Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted of his murder
*Christopher Ferguson - astronaut
*Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde - Philadelphia Municipal Court judge, boxer, daughter of Joe Frazier
*Barbara Clementine Harris - first female bishop ordained in the Anglican Communion
*James Martin (Jesuit writer) - Jesuit priest, writer ("My Life with the Saints"), and frequent media commentator on modern Catholicism
*Seamus McCaffrey - justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; former presiding judge of the "Eagles Court"
*Carol McCain - ex-wife of presidential candidate John McCain
*Silas Weir Mitchell - physician, writer
*John Joseph O'Connor - Roman Catholic cardinal; archbishop, Archdiocese of New York, 1984–2000
*Marjorie Rendell - judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1997–present; first lady of Pennsylvania, 2003–present
*Nicodemo Scarfo - mafioso; head of the Scarfo crime family, 1981–1991
*Walter Williams - economist
*Jeremiah Wright - United Church of Christ minister

References

External links

* [http://www.nndb.com/geo/659/000069452/ Famous Philadelphians at the Notable Names Database]
* [http://www.phillyfiction.com/more/philadelphia_literature.html Books by authors associated with Philadelphia]


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