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List of people from Philadelphia

The following is a list of notable residents, natives, and persons generally associated with the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth-largest city in the United States. The list includes both former and present residents of the city.


  • Academia 1
  • Art and architecture 2
  • Business 3
  • Film, television, and theater 4
    • A-K 4.1
    • L–Z 4.2
  • Historical figures 5
  • Media and literature 6
  • Military figures 7
  • Music 8
  • Politics 9
  • Sports 10
    • Philadelphia native basketball players 10.1
  • Other 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13


Art and architecture


Film, television, and theater



Historical figures

Media and literature

Military figures




Philadelphia native basketball players



References are on the article pages if not listed here.

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  2. ^ jacob soll | West Philly Local
  3. ^ Cecilia Beaux Cecilia Beaux
  4. ^ Will Stapp, John Hannavy (ed.), Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Vol. 1 (Routledge, 2007), pp. 142–143, Google Books
  5. ^ Shewry, Brian (August 19, 2004). "Ginger's quest is where angels are always pleased to tread". Littlehampton Gazette: 31–32. 
  6. ^ "Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb".  
  7. ^ Sarah Weatherwax, John Hannavy (ed.), William Herman Rau, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Vol. 1 (Routledge, 2007), pp. 1184, Google Books
  8. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 
  9. ^ Barnes, Mike (June 4, 2010). "Teshome Actor Eddie Barth dies; Voiceover artist known for 1980s Miller Lite commercials". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 3, 2010. 
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  11. ^ Miss Bessie Clayton, Retired Ballerina, The New York Times, July 17, 1948, p. 15
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  13. ^ Doug Banks Radio Show
  14. ^ "Four Die in 'Copter Crash, June 27, 1972". The Morning Herald,  
  15. ^ "Winston Churchill's Daughter May Wed Negro Artist". Jet Magazine (Google Books). January 28, 1965. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Former Philly Councilwoman Augusta Clark Dies at 81".  
  17. ^ Frank J. Larkin-United States Senate
  18. ^ "RANDALL, Samuel Jackson (1828–1890)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "LICHTENWALNER, Norton Lewis (1889–1960)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing.  
  21. ^ "Derek Bryant". Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Florian Kempf". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  23. ^ Sullivan, Patricia (November 28, 2009). "Developer of Kevlar vest, Lester Shubin, dies". The San Francisco Chronicle. 

External links

  • Famous Philadelphians Notable Names Database
  • Books by authors associated with Philadelphia
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