Boston Famous People

Michael Bloomberg (born 1942)
Michael Bloomberg was born on February 14, 1942 in Boston as featured on intershippingrates. In his most important role, the businessman was Mayor of New York City between 2001 and 2013. Bloomberg had studied at the famous Harvard University.

Bobby Brown (born 1969)
Bobby Brown was born on February 5, 1969 in Boston. He is a famous R&B singer and was married to de R&B, soul and pop music singer, actress and film producer Whitney Houston (1963-2012) from 1992 to 2007.
Their daughter Bobbi Kristina was born on March 4, 1993 and died on July 26, 2015

Mary Barrett Dyer ( around 1611-1660)
London-born Quaker Mary Dyer was hanged in Boston in 1660. She had entered the city several times, although as a Quaker she was no longer allowed to stay there. Today a statue commemorates the martyr. She stands in front of the Capitol.

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
The famous statesman Benjamin Framnklin is a son of the city of Boston. He was born in Boston on January 17, 1706.
Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and helped draft the United States’ Declaration of Independence. During the American Revolution he represented the United States in France and negotiated both the treaty of alliance with the French and the Peace of Paris, which ended the American War of Independence..
But many people are certainly not so familiar that he also appeared as a printer, publisher and writer.
He is particularly known for his invention of the lightning rod, the beginnings of which go back to 1749.
He also made the flexible urinary catheter, an initial form of swimming fins and bifocal glasses.
He died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sophie Freud (born 1924)
The Austrian-American psychologist and Bostonian by choice also made a name for herself as a social pedagogue and social scientist. She also works as an author.

Noah Gordon (born 1926)
Noah Gordon also ended up in Boston. The author of “Der Medicus” has chosen the city as his adopted home.
In Boston he did his bachelor’s degree in journalism and later his master’s degree in English and creative writing. He was with the Boston Herald for many years. His first novel was “The Rabbi”, which led to his successful breakthrough. His last works deal with the Inquisition and Jewish cultural history.

Leonard Nimoy (born 1931)
Leonard Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston. The actor Leonard Nimoy went down in the annals of film history primarily as Mister Spock. The emotionless pointed ear from spaceship Enterrprise also worked as a director, photographer and film producer.
He died on February 27, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Edward Norton (born 1969)
actor and director. Edward Harrison Norton was born in Boston on August 18, 1969.
His first film was Primal Fear from 1996. His films between 2014 and 2018 were:
• Grand Budapest Hotel (The Grand Budapest Hotel) from 2014
• Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance from 2014
• Sausage Party – It’s about the sausage (Sausage Party) from 2016
• Hidden Beauty (Collateral Beauty) from 2016
• Isle of Dogs – Atari’s trip (Isle of Dogs) from 2018

Andrea Robbins (born 1963)
photographer. Andrea Robbins was born in Boston on 1963.
After graduating from high school, she studied at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York until 1986, and then also in New York until 1986 at the Hunter College School of Art. She has been working with her husband, Max Becher, since 1986. Her work focuses on the culture of emigrants or displaced persons who are trying to preserve something of their old homeland as well as of their cultural roots.

James Spader (born 1960)
James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston. He is best known for his roles in the films Pretty in Pink and Stargate as well as the series Practice – The Lawyers and Boston Legal. He celebrated his breakthrough in 1989 with sex, lies and video.

Donna Summer (1948-2012)
colored singer and songwriter. Donna Summer was born in Boston on December 31, 1948. From 1968 to 1976 she lived in Germany and Austria. She is considered the disco queen who, together with producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, developed modern dance music into pop, for example. She became famous in the second half of the 1970s with her songs Love to Love You Baby, I Feel Love, Hot Stuff or On the Radio. Between 1978 and 1997 she had received five Grammys in the music genres R’n’B, rock, gospel and dance-pop. Her song Last Dance from 1978 was even awarded an Oscar. She died on May 17, 2012 in Naples, Florida>
Uma Thurman (born 1970)
Uma Thurman was born on 1970 in Boston.
Anyone who has not seen her in Jennifer 8 will know this celebrated actress from Pulp Fiction at the latest.

Donnie Wahlberg (born 1969)
singer, actor and producer. Donald Edmond Donnie was born on 17th August 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American.He became known as a member of the former teen band New Kids on the Block, which had success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and returned to the music business in 2008 on Wahlberg’s initiative was. Wahlberg’s breakthrough as an actor came in the role of the mentally ill patient in the 1999 psychological thriller The Sixth Sense. Donnie Wahlberg is the older brother of actor Mark Wahlberg.

Mark Wahlberg (born 1971)
actor, singer and film producer. Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971 in Boston. He became known in 1991 as the front man of the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and as a model for the fashion designer Calvin Klein (born 1942). After working with the reggae musician Prince Ital Joe (1963-2001) and the German composer and music producer Alex Christensen (born 1967) in the mid-1990s, he switched to the film business and had his breakthrough as an actor with the tragic comedy Boogie Nights by 1997. For his role in Departed-Unter Feinden he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2007. He is the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg.

Eric Zinman (born 1963)
pianist and composer. Eric Zinman was born in Boston on May 22, 1963. He works in the field of free jazz and new improvisation music. Among other things, he composed music for dance and theater ensembles and worked with visual artists and writers.
It is worth mentioning that in 2005 he founded the trio New Language Collaborative with cellist Glynis Loman and percussionist Syd Smart.

Eric Zinman