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Offline SBorace

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Re: Famous People From Astoria
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 09:51:02 AM »
No one mentioned Billy Loes, Brooklyn picher from the 50's.
I believe he grew up on 23rd Drive near 21st Street.

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Offline cloudezero

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 03:49:35 PM »
And how many famous people actually still live in Astoria?

Offline Philo-Junius

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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 12:35:40 AM »
Just me.
When women ask what I do, I say "I'm an Astorian," and they think I said Historian. They think I'm smart, but I really just like Greek cheeses.

Offline AlLeractra

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Re: Famous People From Astoria
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 09:43:19 AM »
Whitey Ford was born in Astoria.

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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 04:02:02 PM »
According to his bio, Ricky Martin moved to Astoria after leaving Menudo as a place to find solace after the fame.

Rachael Ray also lived in Astoria when she worked in The Cellar at Macys Herald Square.
Supposedly, at the time, she was attacked in her building one night & maced the guy.
When he stalked her days later, she moved back upstate to work at a Price Chopper supermarket where she wrote her first book.

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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 04:28:29 PM »
I think my mother once told me she dated Billy Loes when she was going to Bryant High School in the 40's.

Offline The Old Fox

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2012, 01:42:20 AM »
For fans of the old Abbott and Costello TV show, Actress Hillary Brooke The neighbor Lou had a crush on. She was also in a bunch of movies like The man who knew too much and the original Invaders from Mars. Never see her mentioned in the Queens Tribune special issue "They came from Queens"                        How soon they forget.

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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2012, 02:38:23 PM »
I just read this the other day because she got into trouble, but distaff hoops superstar Chamique Holdsclaw grew up in the Astoria Houses or one of the projects in Astoria.
 
I can't remember if he was mentioned, but Dito Montiel, who has directed several films set in Astoria grew up in Astoria and lives in the neighborhood.
 
 

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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2012, 02:57:29 PM »
Don't forget Whitey Ford.

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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2012, 12:16:15 PM »
Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy, Modern Family)

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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2012, 11:52:10 PM »
I lived in Ravenswood until I was 11. I remember a bar that Whitey Ford's uncle owned a few blocks away. We used to hang out there and get autographs from Yankee players when they went in for a drink.

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« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2012, 03:12:33 PM »
Judge Marilyn Milian, was born May 1, 1961, in Astoria, NY. :grin:

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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2012, 01:01:01 AM »
actress Debi Mazar is from Jamaica, but I think she grew up in Astoria, and till few years ago her mother still lived here.

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