List of people from Teaneck, New Jersey

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The following is a list of noted current and former residents of Teaneck, New Jersey.

(B) denotes that the person was born in Teaneck.

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  1. ^ Chapman, Frank Michler (United States 1864–1945), Western Kentucky University. Accessed August 22, 2007. "born in West Englewood, New Jersey, on 12 June 1864."
  2. ^ Dr. Frank Gill, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. Accessed August 22, 2007. "I was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey and moved to the Philadelphia area when I began to work at the Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP)."
  3. ^ Winkler, Lisa K. "COLLEGE PRESIDENTS SERIES: Alan Kadish, M.D., Touro President and CEO", Education Update, June 2010. Accessed October 24, 2011. "Kadish relocated to Teaneck, N.J., where he lives with his wife and teenage child. Three older children are in college."
  4. ^ Shenker, Israel. "Columbia Names Kenen Provost; Economist Protested the S.D.S.", The New York Times, July 22, 1969. Accessed November 17, 2011. "A resident of Teaneck, N. J., Professor Kenen is married and has three children - Joanne, 11; Marc, 9, and Stephanie, 5."
  5. ^ Chawkins, Steve. "Clifford Nass dies at 55; sociologist warned against multitasking; He was one of the first academics to study the dangers of chronic multitasking and the decline of face-to-face interaction.", Los Angeles Times, November 6, 2013. Accessed November 8, 2013. "Born in Jersey City, N.J., on April 3, 1958, Nass grew up in Teaneck, N.J., and graduated from Princeton University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics."
  6. ^ A Protein Artist's Studio, Women in Chemistry. Accessed November 8, 2013. "Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Richardson showed a great aptitude for science at an early age."
  7. ^ via United Press. "TWO IN SAME SCHOOL WIN SCIENCE CONTEST", The New York Times, March 4, 1958. Accessed September 13, 2011. "The other scholarship winners are Jane Shelby, 17, of 431 Claremont Avenue, Teaneck, N. J., $5,000; Donald M. Jerina, 18, of River Grove, Ill., $4,000, and Neal L. Nininger of Larkspur, Calif., $3,000."
  8. ^ Staff. Biophysicist in Profile: Jane S. Richardson, Biophysical Society Newsletter, February 2012. Accessed June 5, 2012. "Her Teaneck, New Jersey, high school afforded access to amateur astronomy groups, both there and in nearby New York City."
  9. ^ Curriculum Vitae: Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, Yeshiva University. Accessed February 2, 2011.
  10. ^ Kerwick, Mike. "Teaneck doctor focuses on balancing family and career", The Record (Bergen County), January 19, 2011. Accessed January 19, 2011.
  11. ^ Staff. "Helen Walker, 91, First Woman To Head U.S. Statistical Group", The New York Times, January 18, 1983. Accessed December 3, 2014. "Helen M. Walker, a leader in educational statistics and the first woman to be president of the American Statistical Association, died Saturday at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. She was 91 years old and lived in Teaneck."
  12. ^ Sullivan, Ronald. "Westin in Teaneck: Guiding a Magazine", The New York Times, December 5, 1976. Accessed March 31, 2011. "THE Civil Liberties Review is celebrating its third birthday as a national bimonthly magazine sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. While the magazine's editorial offices are at 22 East 40th Street in Manhattan, its guiding force emanates from the second-story study of Prof. Alan F. Westin in Teaneck."
  13. ^ Langer, Emily via Washington Post News Service. "Alan Westin, 83, privacy scholar", The Record (Bergen County), February 21, 2013. Accessed February 21, 2013. "Alan Westin, one of the first and most widely respected scholars to explore the dilemmas of privacy in the information age, died Monday of cancer at a hospice in Saddle River. The longtime Teaneck resident was 83."
  14. ^ Nizin, Joel. "A Brief History of Roy Wilhelm and theAnnual Souvenir Picnic of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá", Wilhelm Bahá’í Properties of Teaneck. Accessed December 19, 2013. "Wilmette House of Worship - Designed by Teaneck local, Louis Bourgeois"
  15. ^ McGrath, Charles. "Shalom Auslander: An Orthodox Jewish outsider grapples with his past", International Herald Tribune, October 3, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2013. "In the early 1990s he was married and living in Teaneck, New Jersey, working in an ad agency and just getting started as a writer. One Saturday he walked all the way to Madison Square Garden to see a game during the Stanley Cup playoffs. God punished him by making the Rangers lose."
  16. ^ Bendheim, Kim. "Adult Education a Writer Learns the Tragic Histories of His Family and His People", Chicago Tribune, July 13, 1997. Accessed August 26, 2013. "Balakian spent his early childhood wanting to be Jewish like his neighborhood friends in Teaneck. When he tells his mother he has no intention of moving with the family from their home in Teaneck to the nearby but WASPier, more-upscale town of Tenafly because, 'I'm Jewish, I belong here,' her warning-response strikes him as strange."
  17. ^ The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, A Memoir and Manual, Cathy Bao Bean. Accessed September 13, 2011.
  18. ^ The Golden Hack, Time (magazine), May 13, 1957."A teetotaler, Bishop works in a pink-and-black oceanside house at Sea Bright, N.J., sees his wife and family in Teaneck only on weekends."
  19. ^ Menconi, David. "SxSW @ 25: Texas Ex Louis Black reflects on the little festival he almost didn't start", The Alcalde, March / April 2011, pp. 38-43. Accessed September 14, 2011. "Black's career is idiosyncratic and it should be inspirational to anyone who doesn't quite fit in. His early years in Teaneck, N.J., were distinguished mostly by dyslexia, attention-deficit issues, tone-deafness, poor math skills, and poorer handwriting.... Before long, Black and [Leonard] Maltin were skipping after-school studies to go watch movies. 'I wasn't going to do any better in school, and Leonard wasn't going to do any worse,' Black says."
  20. ^ Staff. "New Jersey Briefs", The New York Times, June 4, 1977. Accessed September 13, 2011.
  21. ^ Staff. "MONDAY PROFILE, PARACHUTE AUTHOR STILL HAS PASSION FOR WRITING", Contra Costa Times, December 26, 2005. Accessed September 13, 2011. "Bolles credits his father for his boundless energy and his mother for his kindness. 'I was raised by the grandest parents in the world in Teaneck, NJ', he said."
  22. ^ Grimes, William. "George Cain, Writer of ‘Blueschild Baby,’ Dies at 66", The New York Times, October 29, 2010. Accessed March 18, 2012. "His father, an employee with the Department of Labor, ascended the civil service ladder and reached the position of assistant regional manager, a job that allowed him to move the family to a middle-class neighborhood in Teaneck, N.J., soon after George graduated from high school. ".
  23. ^ Eng, Christina. "'On Moving,' by Louise DeSalvo", San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2009. Accessed March 31, 2009.
  24. ^ Macdonald, Andrew. Howard Fast: A Critical companion, p. 26, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. ISBN 0-313-29493-3. Accessed March 18, 2012. "Back in America, the Fasts lived in the suburbs, in Teaneck, New Jersey, and Howard joined the Daily Worker as a permanent staff member."
  25. ^ Und Spartakus, Berliner Zeitung, March 15, 2003. "Aus Furcht vor dem "Communist Control Act" zog Howard Fast 1954 mit seiner Familie nach Teaneck, New Jersey, wo seine Kinder im Notfall bei den Großeltern verbleiben konnten."
  26. ^ About, Jeff Gottesfeld. Accessed July 16, 2014. "ONE PLACE I ACTUALLY GREW UP - Teaneck, New Jersey, where I went to Whittier School, Ben Franklin Junior High School, and then Teaneck High School."
  27. ^ Duin, Steve. "David Heatley", The Oregonian, October 24, 2008. Accessed October 24, 2008.
  28. ^ What Teaneck Did, Open News & Views, Winter/Spring 2005. "Mike Kelly, a journalist who resides in Teaneck, stated the obvious in his mid-1990s study Color Lines..."
  29. ^ Page, Jeffrey. "RAMPAGING COMPUTERS", The Record (Bergen County), March 1, 1993. Accessed September 10, 2009. "Malzberg, of Teaneck, opened the mail and found a warrant had beenissued for his arrest because, the computer's microchips insisted, he had failed to pay a parking ticket 9½ years ago."
  30. ^ Voreacos, David. "AUTHOR COMES OF AGE -- FIRST BOOK IS A NOVEL EXPERIENCE", The Record (Bergen County), November 27, 1991. Accessed September 12, 2007.
  31. ^ Sudden Rain - About the Author, accessed January 1, 2007. "She currently lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her husband and three Yiddish-speaking children."
  32. ^ Genocchio, Benjamin. "A Career Built on Exploring the Boundaries of Art", The New York Times, November 30, 2003. Accessed December 6, 2009. "When, in 1974, he took up residence in Teaneck, with his wife and two sons, he was a young artist and lecturer at Hunter College in New York."
  33. ^ Regan, Margaret. "Charles Harbutt overcame many obstacles in his career, most notably cynicism.", Tucson Weekly, December 29, 1997. Accessed October 12, 2009. "Harbutt grew up in the little town of Teaneck, N.J. He learned so much about photography from the 'amateurs' in the local camera club that at Marquette in the 1950s he was banned from photog classes on the grounds that he already knew what he was doing".
  34. ^ Staff. "Frank R. Paul Dead; Illustrator Was 79", The New York Times, June 30, 1963. Accessed September 14, 2011. "TEANECK, N. J., June 29 - Frank R. Paul, an artist who was known as the dean of science-fiction illustrators, died at his home, 700 Cedar Lane. He was 79 years old."
  35. ^ Fleming, John. "Saying it with flowers Series: DANCE PREVIEW", Tampa Bay Times, June 19, 1992. Accessed June 6, 2013. "'I'm bringing the costumes, and the props are going to be found there,' Porter says, speaking from her home in Teaneck, N.J."
  36. ^ Shambroom, Paul. Face to face with the bomb: nuclear reality after the Cold War, p. 119. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. Accessed September 26, 2011.
  37. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "Chuck Stewart's photo portraits of jazz greats on display at bergenPAC", The Record (Bergen County), October 14, 2010. Accessed September 13, 2011. "The difference between Chuck Stewart, the Teaneck photographer whose jazz portraits graced the covers of more than 2,000 albums, and today's paparazzi is that Stewart was always looking to capture his subjects at exactly the right moment.... Stewart, 83, a widower with three children, lives in the Teaneck house he moved into in 1965, equipped with an upright piano he never learned to play ('I took lessons for eight years, and when I was through I couldn't play Chopsticks'), and some handsome tables, lamps and carpeting that – in some cases – came as perks for various photo assignments."
  38. ^ Gefter, Philip. "Henry Wessel: Capturing the Image, Transcending the Subject", The New York Times, May 21, 2006. Accessed November 8, 2007. "Mr. Wessel, who was born in Teaneck, N.J., 64 years ago, aims for that innocence in his work: he wants to narrow the distinction between the subjects he chooses and how they look photographed."
  39. ^ Staff. "Fashion Flattery: Teaneck native Marc Jacobs to be honored by CFDA",, March 23, 2011. Accessed December 19, 2013.
  40. ^ Robb, Adam. "NJ native designers Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, nominated for CFDA Fashion Awards", The Star-Ledger, March 17, 2011. Accessed March 17, 2011. "Jacobs was raised in Teaneck and attended Teaneck High School and McCollough grew up in the New Jersey suburbs."
  41. ^ Marc Jacobs, Accessed October 27, 2010. "After the death of his father, he lived in Teaneck, New Jersey with his mother, sister, and younger brother."
  42. ^ Rourke, Mary. "Lynn Kohlman dies at 62; model and photographer was muse to top designers", Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2008. Accessed October 25, 2014. "Kohlman was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Teaneck, N.J."
  43. ^ Weinraub, Bernard. "Flawed Characters In the Public Eye, Past and Present", The New York Times, September 12, 1994. Accessed October 22, 2011. "Mr. Attanasio grew up in the Bronx, in Pelham Bay, and his family later moved to Teaneck, N.J. (His father, Joseph, a businessman, had speaking parts in "Quiz Show" and "Disclosure.") After graduating from Harvard in 1981, and then Harvard Law School in 1984, he was hired at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore."
  44. ^ Sommers, Michael W. "Scaling 'the Heights': Musical charmer catches Tonys' eye with 13 nods", The Star-Ledger, May 13, 2008. Accessed October 19, 2011."Among the nominees with Jersey roots are Kinnelon native Laura Benanti as featured actress in a musical for gracefully portraying an ugly duckling who becomes stripper extraordinaire Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy; lifelong Teaneck resident de'Adre Aziza in the same category for playing several characters in "Passing Strange..."
  45. ^ Kiper, Dmitry. "de'Adre Aziza",, May 22, 2008. Accessed October 19, 2011. "A year after de'Adre—pronounced 'Dee-A-dra,' a fanciful variation on Deidre—was born, her mom got a job offer in New York, but 'being from the country, she didn't want to move to the big city, so she moved to Teaneck,' the actress explains."
  46. ^ a b Salazar, Carolyn. "Teaneck couple sue radio shock jocks over on-air stunt", The Record (Bergen County), December 4, 2007. Accessed October 25, 2014.
  47. ^ Advisory Board Biographies, Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media. Accessed March 6, 2008.
  48. ^ Heller, Steven. "Ben Blank, Innovator of Graphics for TV News, Dies at 87", The New York Times, February 18, 2009. Accessed March 18, 2012. "Ben Blank, who as graphics director for CBS and later ABC television news introduced the concept of using logolike images behind anchors as signatures for major news coverage, died on Feb. 3 at his home in Teaneck, N.J. He was 87."
  49. ^ Klein, Alvin. "THEATER; FOR TEANECK ACTOR, PLAY IS THE THING", The New York Times, July 10, 1983. Accessed March 18, 2012. "Mr. Bosco, a native of Jersey City, and his wife, Nancy, who 'nipped a dancing career in the bud to be a wife and mother and made the transition gracefully,' according to Mr. Bosco, have been Teaneck residents for 23 years. "
  50. ^ Biography of Philip Bosco, accessed January 1, 2007. "During the 70s, Bosco suffered anxiety attacks which made it difficult for him to leave his Teaneck (New Jersey) home and severely limited his professional choices."
  51. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Haworth's Philip Bosco is a seasoned star", The Record (Bergen County), November 14, 2007. Accessed November 14, 2007. "'It's lived in,' says Bosco, who moved to Haworth after 31 years in Teaneck."
  52. ^ Profile of Chris Brancato: Writer / Creator of Sci Fi Channel's First Wave, accessed January 1, 2007. "Brancato always knew he was going to be a writer — but not for the movies. He grew up in Teaneck, N.J., with school-teacher parents."
  53. ^ Corbett, Nic. "'Friday Night Lights' actor soon graduating with master's from Drew Theological School plans comeback ", The Star-Ledger, November 22, 2011. Accessed March 18, 2012. "With a backpack slung over one shoulder and a spiral notebook in hand, the 28-year-old actor from Teaneck now looks the part of just another unassuming student on Drew University's leafy campus — until someone recognizes him as Brian Smash Williams, the Texas high school football player he is best known for portraying for three seasons."
  54. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "From TV football series to college to TV football series", The Record (Bergen County), July 17, 2012. Accessed December 19, 2013. "Playing Brian 'Smash' Williams in the small-screen "Friday Night Lights" was a breakout role for Teaneck-bred actor Gaius Charles."
  55. ^ a b THE LEADING MEN: Hunter Green, Playbill, September 9, 2003. Accessed September 13, 2011. "Foster is married to Jennifer Cody (Urinetown, Taboo); the cute couple live in Teaneck, N.J., with Zach, their Yorkshire terrier."
  56. ^ Ouzounian, Richard, Richard. "Toxic Avenger found his bard in Bon Jovi: Band's David Bryan just wants people to sing the songs he writes", Toronto Star, December 6, 2009. Accessed December 6, 2009. "He got a crash course in how to do it when he met up with Joe DiPietro, another Jersey boy (this one from Teaneck)."
  57. ^ Gliatto, Tom; and O'Neill Anne-Marie. "Grease Is the Word: Twenty Years Later, the Stars Are Still True to Their School", People (magazine), April 13, 1998. Accessed September 13, 2011. "'I always felt Jan was the person most like the audience,' says Jamie Donnelly, 50, who dyed her prematurely gray hair to play the pigtailed Pink Lady. 'She wasn't as cool as the other ones.' The Teaneck, N.J., native now lives in La Canada, Calif., with her husband, screenwriter Stephen Foreman, son Sevi, 10, and daughter Madden Rose, 8."
  58. ^ Klein, Alvin. "The Duke and I", The New York Times, March 30, 1997. Accessed October 17, 2011. "BORN 44 years ago to St. Paul (a minister who always found someplace to preach) and Kathryn Epps (who taught home economics in Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in Teaneck), Sheldon Epps lived in Los Angeles until he was 11. We moved to Teaneck when I was in the seventh grade, and there I stayed through junior high school and through college, he said.... He discovered theater when he performed in a summer musical program at Teaneck High School."
  59. ^ Savio, Anita. "TV or no TV? No question in her mind", Latino Leaders: The National Magazine of the Successful American Latino, April–May, 2002. Accessed January 8, 2008. "It has been rising since she was a teenager. Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, Galan immigrated with her family to Teaneck, New Jersey, when she was two."
  60. ^ a b Staff. "MANY HOMES ARE SOLD IN TEANECK SECTION; $3,000,000 Palisades Acreage Reported Acquired by Syndicate.", The New York Times, July 1, 1929. Accessed December 13, 2011.
  61. ^ a b Taylor, Mildred. "Spiritual Comforts Take Root", History of Teaneck, pp. 98-103 via Teaneck Public Library. Accessed December 13, 2011. "Mane [sic] good people came to live in the township, among them Ferde Grofe, composer of The Grand Canyon Suite and other fine music. The senior John Gambling of Radio Station WOR lived in Teaneck with his wife and his son John, who now heads the program that keeps the area posted each morning. Jim Bishop, syndicated columnist, built a fine home in Teaneck."
  62. ^ Levin, Jay. Susan Aviner, child star and Teaneck businesswoman, at 62", The Record (Bergen County), December 19, 2011. Accessed December 20, 2011. "Susan Aviner of Teaneck, who as button-cute, blond-haired Susan Gordon shared the screen with the likes of Danny Kaye, Ed Wynn and Ronald Reagan, has died."
  63. ^ Vincent, Stuart. "THE Comic's Comic So you want jokes? Jay Jason's got a million of 'em. And in the Catskills, most of them still work.", Newsday, October 5, 1992. Accessed March 18, 2012. "Jay Jason is still there, commuting to the Catskills from his home in Teaneck, NJ, where he and Lynn, his wife of 44 years, raised two children."
  64. ^ About the executive producers of ‘Lost', USA Today, September 29, 2006.
  65. ^ Lumenick, Lou. "LEONARD MALTIN'S REEL-LIFE STORY -- MOVIE MAVEN WENT FROM TEANECK TO HOLLYWOOD", The Record (Bergen County), October 17, 1994. Accessed December 21, 2009. "Leonard Maltin was a so-so student. 'I was the only student in the history of Teaneck High School to fail a take-home, open-book exam,' he says with a mixture of pride and embarrassment."
  66. ^ Dunning, Jennifer. "Ballerina Refuses to 'Dwindle Off'", The New York Times, June 1, 1989. Accessed September 13, 2011. "That delight and comfort could probably be ascribed to Miss McBride's childhood ballet lessons in her hometown, Teaneck, N.J., with a beloved teacher named Ruth Vernon."
  67. ^ Bob McGrath Biography, accessed January 1, 2007. "McGrath is married and lives in Teaneck, NJ with his wife Ann."
  68. ^ Staff. "Teaneck, N.J. Native Julianne Michelle Discusses Upcoming MoviesHer New Film Opens In 3D On Wednesday", WCBS-TV, July 21, 2013. Accessed November 17, 2014. "Local actress Julianne Michelle is starring alongside Mischa Barton and Rebecca De Mornay in a new horror movie coming to theaters this week. Michelle is a Teaneck, N.J. native and has attended Cornell, Columbia and Marymount Manhattan College."
  69. ^ Grahnke, Lon. "The full Nelson: TV `Biography' shows complex sitcom family", Chicago Sun-Times, June 19, 1998. Accessed June 16, 2014. "The son of Swedish immigrants, Ozzie was an Eagle Scout at 13. He grew up in Teaneck, N.J., with a strong sense of family values."
  70. ^ Via Associated press. "Singing idol Ricky Nelson, six others die in plane crash", Boca Raton News, January 1, 1986. Accessed December 6, 2009. "Nelson was born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, N.J., on May 8, 1940."
  71. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Teaneck teen actor lands his dream role", The Record (Bergen County), February 2, 2012. Accessed February 3, 2012.
  72. ^ Klein, Alvin. "ACTRESS, 18, HAS SOME REGRETS", The New York Times, October 30, 1983. Accessed March 18, 2012 "But during last winter's cold wave, pipes in the Englewood house burst and the Forstes moved to a rented house in nearby Teaneck, where, Miss Parker said, they have decided to stay because, among other things, the town's school system is academically very strong."
  73. ^ Pignataro, Mike. "Teaneck Man to Host Daily Program on FOX Business Network; 'Making Money With Charles Payne' will explore the top headlines of the day and take an insider's look at the next day's money makers.", Teaneck Patch, May 31, 2014. Accessed November 5, 2014.
  74. ^ Phelps, Shirelle; and Oblender, David G. "Randall Pinkston", Contemporary Black Biography, p. 129. Gale Research, 2000. ISBN 0-7876-3248-1. Accessed August 16, 2011. "He and his wife, Patricia McLain, and their daughter and two stepdaughters, live in Teaneck, New Jersey."
  75. ^ Staff. "Obituaries", St. Petersburg Times, February 17, 1997. Accessed February 2, 2011. "Mr. Ridgely, a native of Teaneck, N.J., began as a cabaret entertainer. He appeared in television shows such as Get Smart, Sea Hunt and Coach."
  76. ^ Staff. "Robert Ridgely, 65, Film and TV Actor", The New York Times, February 16, 1997. Accessed December 4, 2013. "Mr. Ridgely, a native of Teaneck, N.J., began as a cabaret entertainer."
  77. ^ Rosenblatt, Gary. "Joining ‘Gangs’ to Work With the Best: Executive producer Rick Schwartz savors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese and others.", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, January 2, 2003. Accessed October 22, 2011. "When the now-legendary film director Martin Scorsese first discovered Herbert Asbury's book, Gangs of New York, in 1970 and decided to make it into a film, Rick Schwartz was a 2-year-old growing up in a modern Orthodox home in Teaneck, N.J.... During several recent interviews, Schwartz, 34, who now lives in Englewood, N.J., spoke about the 'incredible opportunity' of spending much of the last three years working closely with Scorsese and actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz on the film, an almost three-hour depiction of the brutal and bruising life in Lower Manhattan during the Civil War period, little explored in American movies."
  78. ^ Hirsch, Lynda. "Soaps", Toledo Blade, April 7, 1992. Accessed December 23, 2013. "Six-foot Matt Servitto was born in Teaneck, N.J., but grew up in Detroit."
  79. ^ Longsdorf, Amy. "Cameraman always has eye on Jersey roots", The Record (Bergen County), June 1, 2009. Accessed December 19, 2013. "It was on a Teaneck High School class trip to Paris that Lawrence Sher discovered his life's passion. Before he left home, Shers father insisted he take along a 35mm camera to capture the sights."
  80. ^ Klein, Alvin. "JERSEY FOOTLIGHTS; Executive Producer Search Is On", The New York Times, March 19, 2000. Accessed June 16, 2014. "By contrast, the theater was founded with a flourish in 1986, mostly because the actor Paul Sorvino, its first artistic head, lived in Teaneck at the time, opened his home to fund-raising parties, starred in the opening play (All The King's Men) and directed The Diary of Anne Frank, in which his daughter, Amanda Sorvino, played the title role."
  81. ^ Elkin, Michael. "Of 'Glee' I Sing: Okay, Josh Sussman can't carry a tune, but maybe a series?", Jewish Exponent, June 11, 2009. Accessed December 23, 2013. "What about it, Josh? Okay, you can't carry a tune, but maybe a series? Is this resurging career revenge of the nerds? 'Well, I wasn't the most popular kid in high school,' he recalls of the taunts he took back in Teaneck, N.J."
  82. ^ Staff ."JUDY TYLER DIES AS CARS COLLIDE; Actress and Husband Killed by Crash in Wyoming-- Was on 'Howdy Doody'", The New York Times, July 5, 1957. Accessed August 8, 2008.
  83. ^ Actor behind Artie Bucco shows another side, Star-Ledger, September 18, 2000.
  84. ^ Feather, Leonard. "Jazz: Nat Unfurls the Adderley Banner", Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1976. Accessed August 16, 2011. "For several months Nat commuted between his Teaneck N.J home and California where he helped his sister-in-law singer-actress Olga James..."
  85. ^ Stewart, Zan. "Born to swing: Nat Adderley Jr. returns to his roots", The Star-Ledger, September 10, 2009. Accessed September 10, 2009. "The 54-year-old pianist was born in Quincy, Fla., but grew up in Teaneck from age 5."
  86. ^ Buried Love: From sipping iced tea and playing Al Green to imagining you're watching Ricky beat Lucy, Village Voice, March 1, 2005. Accessed May 12, 2008. "Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay has a dry voice and an even drier wit. Barzelay was born in Israel, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, and did time studying jazz at Berklee before dropping out to start a noise-rock band named for the talking asshole in William Burroughs's Naked Lunch."
  87. ^ a b LaGorce, Tammy. "For Longtime Jazz Singer, Latest Success Is Sweet", The New York Times, April 6, 2008. Accessed September 21, 2011. "She sang in the Tony Award winning musical City of Angels from 1989 to 1992 before moving to Teaneck in 1998 with her husband, the jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur, and their daughters Sofia, now 12, and Anna, now 9."
  88. ^ Garcia, Chris. "Frenzied Founder", Austin American-Statesman, March 12, 2006. Accessed October 27, 2010. "Growing up in the suburb of Teaneck NJ he loved to read literature history and comic books."
  89. ^ Teen Commandments, Time, January 5, 1959. "...Singer Pat Boone, 24, stands out as an exemplary type. While earning a reported $750,000 a year, he lives modestly in suburban Teaneck, NJ. with the wife he married at 19 and their four daughters."
  90. ^ The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats, The Star-Ledger, September 28, 2004.
  91. ^ Zezima, Katie; and Chase, Randall. "Innovative jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, of Teaneck, dies at 80", The Record (Bergen County), February 11, 2013. Accessed February 11, 2013. "Byrd, a longtime resident of Teaneck, N.J., was a distinguished scholar at William Paterson University and twice served as an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University."
  92. ^ Fugazi, Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed September 10, 2009. "The members were drummer Brendan Canty (b. March 9, 1966, Teaneck, N.J., U.S.)..."
  93. ^ Garcia, Alfa. "With a song in his heart for Teaneck: Native son returns to pay tribute", The Record (Bergen County), May 14, 2009. "For Gordon Chambers, returning to Teaneck to perform is more than just a homecoming; it's a chance to pay tribute to the town that helped him on the road to becoming an award-winning songwriter and performer. 'Teaneck is the place where I had all my musical training,' says Chambers, who was born in the Bronx and moved to Teaneck in 1977. As a student at Teaneck High School, Chambers took up trumpet and piano and joined a high school 16-piece cover band called New Progressions."
  94. ^ Lustig, Jay. "New Jersey musician kicks off festival paying tribute to African-American culture", The Star-Ledger, February 26, 2009. Accessed September 13, 2011. "'Once we started talking about gospel we were like, You know what, we really need to do a whole other show with that,' says Chew, a New York City native who moved to Teaneck 11 years ago."
  95. ^ a b Strauss, Neil. "Johnny Copeland, 60, Who Sang Texas Blues and Played Guitar", The New York Times, June 4, 1997. Accessed March 18, 2012. "Johnny Copeland, one of the foremost Texas blues singers and guitarists of the 70's and 80's, died yesterday at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 60 and lived in Teaneck, N.J."
  96. ^ Staff. "SHAKER HEIGHTS: THEY'RE RAP'S TOP WOMEN, BUT ARE SALT 'N' PEPA TOO SEXY FOR THEIR OWN GOOD?", Entertainment Weekly, March 18, 1994. Accessed June 6, 2009. "The group's self-described little sister, Roper lives in Teaneck, N.J., with Christenese, 1, the child she had with ex-boyfriend Kenny Anderson of the New Jersey Nets."
  97. ^ Domingo, Placido; and Matheopoulos, Helena. My Operatic Roles, p. 16. Baskerville Publishers, Inc., 2000. ISBN 9781880909614. Accessed June 16, 2014. ""After singing 280 performances of 11 role, the Domingos left Tel Aviv in the summer of 1965, with Marta pregnant with their first son Placi, to settle in New York - or rather, the New Jersey suburb of Teaneck."
  98. ^ "Domingo: Iron man of opera", The Cincinnati Post, September 23, 1998. Accessed August 7, 2007. "Domingo vividly recalls his Met debut - four days earlier than planned. His parents were visiting him and his wife, Marta, in Teaneck, N.J., and they'd just sat down to dinner when "the phone rang and Rudolf Bing's voice inquired, 'How are you feeling, Placido?'"
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  102. ^ Seidel, Mitchell. "Jon Faddis", JazzTimes. October 2006. Accessed May 9, 2011. "'s not just the food that draws trumpeter Jon Faddis from his nearby Teaneck home. It's also the memories, a clue to which one can find near the front of the store [Baumgart's in Englewood, NJ], where you can see the requisite handful of autographed celebrity photos. Among them is one from Dizzy Gillespie." "Faddis moved to Teaneck in 1989..."
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  108. ^ Sad News, DEMS Bulletin of the Duke Ellington Music Society, August–November 2001. "About the time that Unchained Melody hit the charts (1955), he was married to Jeanette at which time they purchased a home in Teaneck, NY."
  109. ^ Inductees Profile of The Isley Brothers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Accessed December 23, 2013. "The Isley Brothers took business matters into their own hands in 1969 by re-establishing their own label, T-Neck (named for their home base of Teaneck, New Jersey)."
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  113. ^ Petrick, John; and Levin, Jay. "Rapper Big Bank Hank of Englewood-based Sugar Hill Gang dies at age 57", The Record (Bergen County), November 11, 2014. Accessed November 12, 2014. "Big Bank Hank and two other young rappers, Englewood’s Mike 'Wonder Mike' Wright and Teaneck’s Guy 'Master Gee' O’Brien, were discovered by Robinson’s mother, Sylvia, a founder of Sugar Hill Records in the 1970s."
  114. ^ Ratliff, Ben. "Milt Jackson, 76, Jazz Vibraphonist, Dies", The New York Times, October 11, 1999. Accessed June 16, 2014. "Milt Jackson, the jazz vibraphonist who was a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet for 40 years and was one of the premier improvisers in jazz with a special brilliance at playing blues, died on Saturday at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 76 and lived in Teaneck, N.J."
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  117. ^ An Interview with J.J. Johnson, Online Trombone Journal, accessed January 12, 2007. "We lived in New Jersey for a number of years, in Teaneck. Fond memories. Didn't want to move back to New Jersey."
  118. ^ Kevin Jonas Biography, Us Weekly. Accessed January 28, 2015. "The oldest of the Jonas Brothers trio, Paul Kevin Jonas II, affectionately known as Kevin, was born on November 5, 1987 in Teaneck, NJ."
  119. ^ Heller, Karen. "CAMPAIGNING FOR QUEEN TO LIL' KIM, THE SELF-DUBBED QUEEN BEE, THE ELECTION IS OVER, AND IT'S A LANDSLIDE VICTORY. BIGGIE SMALLS' FORMER CONSORT IS NOTORIOUS IN HER OWN RIGHT NOW.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 22, 2000. Accessed July 6, 2008. "For a while, Kim lived in Teaneck, NJ, with Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, and half his cremains in a mahogany box that she kissed every day."
  120. ^ Park, Eunnie. "Armor for Sleep's dream is nearing reality", The Record (Bergen County), November 6, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2013.
  121. ^ Valdes, Alisa. "ON THE BEAT HOW PROYECTO UNO IS WORKING TO BE THE NEXT BIG THINGSIDEBAR IT'S FRENETIC, AND DELICIOUS", The Boston Globe, February 25, 1996. Accessed September 19, 2008. "Magic Juan, 24, a native of Teaneck, was born to Dominican parents."
  122. ^ Sullivan, Ronald. "Ulysses Kay, Prolific Composer And Educator, Is Dead at 78", The New York Times, May 23, 1995. Accessed September 21, 2011. "Ulysses Kay, a professor of music and a prolific composer of five operas, 20 large orchestral works and scores of choral, chamber and film compositions, died on Saturday in Englewood Hospital in Englewood, N.J. He was 78 and lived in Teaneck, N.J. The cause was Parkinson's disease, his family said."
  123. ^ Johnson, Paul H. "A SOULFUL SONG AMONG NEIGHBORS", The Record (Bergen County), December 18, 1997. "King, who has lived in Teaneck since the late 1960s, staged a rare public performance Tuesday night in The township's municipal building."
  124. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "The seeds of 'Grey Gardens' songs -- Lyricist Michael Korie points to Teaneck upbringing", The Record (Bergen County), June 6, 2007. Accessed December 23, 2013. "Michael Korie, the Tony-nominated "Grey Gardens" lyricist, leads a visitor to a room in the Teaneck home where he grew up... This place, the Indicks' home since 1963, and these parents had a profound influence on Korie (his middle name, which he uses professionally), a successful lyricist who has also done several operas."
  125. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "Met Opera regular from Teaneck gets a new career in HBO series ", The Record (Bergen County), May 30, 2010. Accessed October 27, 2010.
  126. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "A classical relief effort; Opera stars in Katrina benefit.", The Record (Bergen County), October 14, 2005. "'My father used to say he heard Caruso at the French Opera House,' says Laciura, a Teaneck resident who has sung tenor for 24 years with the Metropolitan Opera in New York."
  127. ^ via Associated Press. "Composer Named Dean Of Yale Music School", The New York Times, April 15, 1989. Accessed October 24, 2011. "Mr. Laderman, 64 years old, a resident of Teaneck, N.J., and of Woods Hole, Mass., is chairman of the American Composers' Orchestra and president of the National Music Council."
  128. ^ McCabe, Bret. "Teen Scream: Baltimore's Mario climbs the pop charts", Baltimore City Paper. Accessed March 26, 2009. "Mario is always sure to mention Charm City in interviews. And though he moved to Teaneck, N.J., about a year ago, his family still lives here and he still calls Baltimore home."
  129. ^ Staff. "Songwriter is in the spotlight, at last, at 86", The Star-Ledger, February 19, 2009. Accessed September 13, 2011. "McCoy, 86 -- an Arkansas native who moved to New York in 1942, and has been living in Teaneck since 1955 -- will sing a few numbers at the end of it."
  130. ^ via Associated Press. "Death Claims Hit Singer At Age of 41", Merced Sun-Star, June 16, 1972. "Clyde McPhatter, rhythm and blues singer in the early days of rock 'n' roll, died Thursday in the Bronx of an apparent heart attack, He was 41 years old and lived in Teaneck, N.J."
  131. ^ via The Canadian Press, "Fortuitous timings helped singer", Leader-Post, June 12, 1984. Accessed October 22, 2011. "He moved to Teaneck, N.J., in 1976 so that he could commute to the Met where he has sung such roles as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Schaunard in Franco Zefferelli's 1981 production of La Boheme."
  132. ^ Wulff, June. "A classic debut", The Boston Globe, December 15, 2008. Accessed May 9, 2011. "Melissa Morgan has been preparing for her recording debut since her childhood days in Teaneck N.J...."
  133. ^ Jordan, Chris. "Drummer Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie has kept the time to your life", Asbury Park Press, October 4, 2013. Accessed October 5, 2013. "Purdie eventually moved to Jersey — Teaneck and Edison before settling in Springfield."
  134. ^ 2005 Living Legacy Award Winner: Rufus Reid, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Accessed September 21, 2011. "Rufus Reid was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Sacramento, California and currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey."
  135. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "Ben-Hur flavors his jazz with Middle Eastern spice", The Record (Bergen County), July 17, 2005. "Luckily, pianist John Hicks, drummer Leroy Williams, percussionist Steve Kroon and celebrated Teaneck bassist Rufus Reid were happy to go where Ben-Hur led."
  136. ^ Alumnotes, Berklee College of Music, Vol. 15, Issue 1. Accessed January 3, 2008. "Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, played on the Mingus Big Band's Tonight at Noon . . . Three or Four Shades of Love CD, which was nominated for a Grammy."
  137. ^ Weidman, Rich. The Doors FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Kings of Acid Rock, p. 32. Backbeat Books, 2011. ISBN 9781617131103. Accessed May 28, 2014. "Often referred to as the 'fifth Door,' Paul A. Rothchild was born on April 18, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and began his career as a producer on the Boston folk scene."
  138. ^ Staff. "Ernie Royal, Trumpeter, 61; Played in Many Jazz Bands", The New York Times, March 18, 1983. Accessed September 21, 2011. "Ernie Royal, a trumpet player who was featured in a number of major jazz bands and who also played in the pit bands for several Broadway musicals, died of cancer Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mr. Royal, who was 61 years old, lived in Teaneck, N.J."
  139. ^ Keepnews, Peter. "Hilton Ruiz, 54, Pianist Fluent In Jazz and Latin Rhythms", The New York Times, June 7, 2006. Accessed November 4, 2007. "Hilton Ruiz, a versatile and prolific pianist equally at home in the worlds of modern jazz and Latin music, died yesterday in New Orleans. He was 54 and lived in Teaneck, N.J."
  140. ^ "Bullets, pot found in rapper's car", Daily News (New York), March 12, 2008. Accessed March 12, 2008. "Santana, 26, whose real name is LaRon James, was arrested last week as he approached the entrance of his home in the gated Glenpointe community in Teaneck."
  141. ^ Murrells, Joseph. Million Selling Records from the 1900s to the 1980s: An Illustrated Directory, p. 156. Batsford (publisher), 1984. ISBN 0-7134-3843-6. Accessed July 23, 2011. "Linda (real name Linda Joy Sampson) was born on 11 June 1945 in Queens, New York and has been performing as a singer since she was four. She moved to Teaneck, New Jersey when 11 and enrolled at the high school there."
  142. ^ ASCAP Henry Mancini Award, ASCAP. Accessed October 21, 2007. "Manhattan-born and Teaneck, New Jersey–bred, Silvestri attended Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music before joining a Las Vegas band as a guitarist."
  143. ^ Petrucelli, Alan W. "Village Person looking forward to county fair", The Barnstable Patriot, July 17, 2008. Accessed September 21, 2011. "We chatted with the 54-year-old Simpson at his home in Teaneck, N.J., where he lives with his wife, Leslie, and daughter, Alayna."
  144. ^ Leichman, Abigail. "Ashford and Simpson sing of wedded bliss", The Record (Bergen County), September 7, 2007. "'People tried to talk us out of songwriting, but we just kept doing it, and eventually we made it through,' said Simpson, whose brother, Village People lead singer Raymond Simpson, is a longtime Teaneck resident."
  145. ^ Kennedy, Randy. "The Shorter, Faster, Cruder, Tinier TV Show", The New York Times Magazine, May 28, 2006. Accessed June 28, 2007. "But Sirulnick comes by his knowledge of hip-hop as honestly as his knowledge of television. Raised in Teaneck, N.J., he became obsessed with rap in junior high school when some of its first hits were starting to emerge from Sugar Hill Records in nearby Englewood."
  146. ^ Throwing In the Crying Towel: Phoebe Snow beats the blues with a fine new album, Time (magazine) May 1, 1989."Lili Grossman was a former Martha Graham dancer who married an entertainer turned exterminator and raised Phoebe and her sister in the subdued suburban environs of Teaneck, N.J."
  147. ^ Holden, Stephen. "Phoebe Snow, Bluesy Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 60", The New York Times, April 26, 2011. Accessed May 9, 2011. "Phoebe Ann Laub was born in New York City and grew up in Teaneck, N.J."
  148. ^ "An unconventional Requiem", Courier-Post, March 9, 2008. "Torres-Santos, who lives in Teaneck, was born in Puerto Rico 50 years ago."
  149. ^ Jordan, Chris. "R&B crooner Trey Songz refuses to be boxed in", The Courier-Journal, March 28, 2008. Accessed July 6, 2008. "Songz -- born Tremaine Neverson in Virginia -- brings a smooth R&B mix of old-school jams, sexy dancefloor romps, and loverman call-outs to the table. Initially, Songz moved to Jersey City, N.J., and Teaneck, N.J., to work behind the scenes in the music industry."
  150. ^ Marriott, Michel. "The Short Life of a Rap Star, Shadowed by Many Troubles", The New York Times, March 17, 1997. Accessed June 16, 2014. "Last summer, Mr. Wallace was arrested at his home in Teaneck, N.J., after the police found 50 grams of marijuana and four automatic weapons with laser sights, enlarged bullet clips and filed-off serial numbers."
  151. ^ Yorio, Kara. "Teaneck's Lenny White to play four nights at Jazz Standard", The Record (Bergen County), December 19, 2013. Accessed December 19, 2013. "White, a two-time Grammy winner, is one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion. His first recording gig was with Miles Davis on the groundbreaking "Bitches Brew" album that was released in 1970."
  152. ^ Leichman, Joseph. "More powerful than a locomotive: Steel Train remembers Jersey roots on path to fame", The Jewish Standard, November 26, 2010. Accessed October 19, 2011. "The Steel Train nucleus had modest beginnings. Jack Antonoff of New Milford and Daniel Silbert of Tenafly first crossed paths in elementary school at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford, where they also met Evan Winiker, whose family moved to Teaneck in time for him to begin the sixth grade at Schechter."
  153. ^ LaGorce, Tammy. "MUSIC; Once More to the Abyss For the Wrens", The New York Times, May 7, 2006. "Members of The Wrens, 16-year-old band from Teaneck, NJ, comment on their careers and new CD..."
  154. ^ Bunkley, Nick. "Bob Beaumont, Who Popularized Electric Cars, Dies at 79", The New York Times, October 29, 2011. Accessed October 30, 2011.
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  156. ^ via Associated Press. "Otten living his dream", Sun Journal (Lewiston), February 14, 1996. Accessed September 13, 2011. "Now, 25 years later, the boy with big plans from Teaneck, N.J., is on the verge of not only owning the company, but the largest skiing enterprise in North America."
  157. ^ Meyerson, Harold. "Opinion: Paul Volcker, the boring banker", The Record (Bergen County), May 17, 2012. Accessed June 4, 2012. "Volcker, 84, a Princeton grad who was raised in Teaneck, is an old-school banker unimpressed by the financial "innovations" that led to Wall Street's ascent over the rest of the economy."
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  160. ^ Griffin, Robert D. "The Father of Teaneck. William Weaver Bennett", The Record (Bergen County), October 20, 1995, archived by the Teaneck Public Library. Accessed November 8, 2013. "William Bennett arrived in Teaneck in 1867 from his home in Binghampton, New York, where he had been a builder and architect.... After arriving in Teaneck, he designed and constructed s series of row houses on Teaneck Road (When called Washington Avenue) above Cedar Lane.... Having also managed the Phelps' estate for 14 years, he was the obvious (and unanimous) choice to serve as Teaneck's first township committee chairman, roughly the equivalent of mayor and manager combined."
  161. ^ Moussaoui Judge Minces No Words: Violation Of Judge's Rules Leaves Sentencing Trial Up in Air, CBS News, 'March 13, 2006. Born in Teaneck, N.J., in 1944, Brinkema did graduate work in philosophy at two universities before obtaining her MLS at Rutgers in 1970 and her J.D. from Cornell in 1976.
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  163. ^ Biography, Gale M. Candaras, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 2, 2012. Accessed December 23, 2013. "Gale Candaras, Wilbraham (D), was born in Brooklyn, New York, on New Years Day, 1949, to Speros Candaras of Antyssa, Mytelene, Greece, and Ethel Andrews of Brooklyn, New York, both deceased. Gale's maternal grandparents were from Cork, Ireland. Gale was raised in Brooklyn and Teaneck, New Jersey, where she attended public schools and graduated from Teaneck High School."
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  165. ^ Johnson, Paul H. "Thomas Costa, former Teaneck mayor, assemblyman", The Record (Bergen County), April 5, 2003. Accessed December 31, 2014. "Thomas Costa, the former mayor of Teaneck and a former assemblyman, died Friday in Florida. He was 90. Born in the Bronx, Mr. Costa grew up in Teaneck. He was a member of the first graduating class of Teaneck High School in 1931 and attended the Longfellow School."
  166. ^ Longtime State Senator Metthew Feldman Dies: "Always wanted to do what was right", The Record (Bergen County), April 12, 1994.
  167. ^ Staff. "Steve Carell to play Teaneck's Steven Goldstein on the big screen", The Record (Bergen County), August 28, 2014. Accessed October 25, 2014. "Steve Carell will play Teaneck's Steven Goldstein, founder of the civil rights organization Garden State Equality, in the upcoming movie Freeheld, according to Deadline."
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  171. ^ Man of the People, Time (magazine), May 2, 1949. "Later, he and his wife moved to Teaneck, N.J., and then to a Manhattan apartment on 97th Street just off Riverside Drive."
  172. ^ Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Accessed September 13, 2011. "When she was in high school, the family moved to Teaneck, New Jersey. Tall and a natural athlete, she played field hockey and was president of the girls' leadership club. Her yearbook states that she is one of the 'nicest' and 'most liked girls' in the class."
  173. ^ Demetriades, Andoni. "2010 State of the County", The Torch student newspaper of Bergen Community College, p. 7. April 2010. Accessed September 19, 2011. "McNerney, who happens to be a graduate of BCC, then began his address. He spoke about his long history in the county, how he grew up in Teaneck and attended grammar school in Bogota."
  174. ^ Peter Pace: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Department of Defense. Accessed December 23, 2013. "General Pace was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Teaneck, NJ."
  175. ^ Staff. "ARNOLD PETERSEN, SOCIALIST LABORITE", The New York Times, February 7, 1976. Accessed October 23, 2011. "Arnold Petersen, who retired in 1969 after 55 years as national secretary of the Socialist Labor Party, died Thursday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, N.J. He was 90 years old and had lived in Teaneck, N.J., for many years."
  176. ^ Staff. "MANY PAINTINGS DESTROYED.; A DISASTROUS FIRE IN THE HOME OF WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS.", The New York Times, April 3, 1888. Accessed September 13, 2011. "The fire at the residence of Congressman William Walter Phelps, at Teaneck, N.J., which broke out Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock, did its work with great completeness. Of the building itself there is nothing left but bare walls, and of the valuable paintings in the art gallery about half a dozen pictures are the only survivors."
  177. ^ Gittrich, Greg. "Cabinet Pick Was Bx. Boy", Daily News (New York), January 19, 2001. Accessed September 14, 2011. "A former principal at Mount Saint Michael, Magee said Principi rarely had time to make the half-hour ride to his parents' home on Winthrop Road in Teaneck, N.J."
  178. ^ From Teaneck to the Fed: The making of a financial titan, The Record (Bergen County), May 23, 2004. "Paul Volcker grew up in the shadow of New York, in the suburban town of Teaneck. From the kitchen window of the family home on Longfellow Avenue, he could the see the spire of the Empire State Building."
  179. ^ Heininger, Claire. "Corzine touts lieutenant governor selection Loretta Weinberg at rally", The Star-Ledger, July 25, 2009. Accessed August 16, 2011. "Weinberg was elected to the Senate in 2005 after 14 years in the Assembly. A Teaneck resident and widowed grandmother, she lost her life savings -- about $1.3 million -- last year in the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme masterminded by Bernie Madoff."
  180. ^ Lance Ball, Denver Broncos. Accessed September 12, 2011. "Ball rushed for 3,403 yards and 39 touchdowns during his career at Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J."
  181. ^ Beaton, Rod. "USA Olympians", USA Today, January 6, 1988. Accessed August 16, 2011. "Beth Beglin of Teaneck N.J. and Sheryl Johnson of Palo Alto Calif head the selections for the USA's women's field hockey team that will compete in the Summer Olympics at Seoul South Korea in September. Beglin and Johnson will be making their third Olympic appearances."
  182. ^ Craig, Marc. "Teaneck resident Dellin Betances is thrilled to be called up by Yankees", The Star-Ledger, September 10, 2011. Accessed September 11, 2011. "Nobody seemed to notice. But Yankee fans who might have been driving through a certain part of Teaneck on Thursday morning could have caught a glimpse of one of their team's top prospects. Before catching a flight to the West Coast, and before he joined the Yankees today, their latest September call-up, right-hander Dellin Betances, held a quick throwing session in front of his home."
  183. ^ Staff. "Bouton Makes Semipros Pitch", The Palm Beach Post, August 11, 1984. Accessed February 2, 2011. "Bouton, who lives in Teaneck, perhaps 10 miles from New York City, has a 50-24 career record in the Met League and a 2.80 ERA."
  184. ^ via Associated Press. "Hitmen playing in XFL with hopes of return to NFL", CNN Sports Illustrated, February 1, 2001. Accessed September 14, 2011. "They are looking to get back to the NFL. 'It depends on how well everything goes. How well I play,' said wide receiver Chris Brantley, a Teaneck High School star who played for Rutgers before three NFL seasons with the Rams in Los Angeles and the Buffalo Bills."
  185. ^ Giuffra, Brian A. "Where are they now: Teaneck's Chris Brantley", The Record (Bergen County), November 8, 2011. Accessed November 8, 2011.
  186. ^ Harvin, Al. "BASKETBALL; Knicks Fill In the Missing X By Getting Wolves' Campbell", The New York Times, September 15, 1992. Accessed October 23, 2011. "Campbell, who is from Teaneck N.J., and whose family owns a bakery and a car wash in New York City, was ecstatic."
  187. ^ Vaccaro, Mike. "Cassell: I Love NY", New York Post, April 24, 2003. Accessed October 23, 2011. "'When I played in New Jersey, it wasn't so much that I was thrilled with being in New Jersey as that I was 10 minutes from New York,' said [Sam Cassell], who lived in Teaneck when he played for the Nets. 'I spent a lot of days and a lot of nights in the city. A lot of fun days. And a few long nights.'"
  188. ^ Hoffman, Jan. "PUBLIC LIVES; Cerone's Back in the Minors, and Loving It", The New York Times, July 8, 1999. Accessed November 12, 2013. "For even when injuries and attitude sliced at his batting average, the Yankee catcher Rick Cerone resisted playing for the minors.... But chastened now, living in Teaneck, divorced with three daughters, hair gone steely, two aching thumbs, he is the owner of a fledgling independent minor league team: the Newark Bears."
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  190. ^ "The Nets Refuse to Panic as Carter Keeps Struggling", The New York Times, December 21, 2006. ""The organization has been committed to making this a metropolitan team in terms of it's a regional team," said Coach Lawrence Frank, who was raised in Teaneck, N.J. "We love the support in Jersey.""
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