List of people from Hoboken, New Jersey

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This is a list of notable residents of Hoboken, New Jersey. (B) denotes that the person was born there.


  1. ^ Howard Hathaway Aiken, The History of Computing Project. Accessed June 1, 2007. "Howard Hathaway Aiken was born March 8, 1900 in Hoboken, New Jersey."
  2. ^ a b c Narvaez, Alfonso A. "Hoboken", The New York Times, August 1, 1982. Accessed June 1, 2007. "Old-time residents boast of having had Frank Sinatra among their neighbors, while newcomers point to John Sayles, the writer and movie director; Glenn Morrow, the singer, and Richard Barone, principal songwriter for the musical group The Bongos."
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen. "THE HOBOKEN BONGOS WITTY AT BOTTOM LINE", The New York Times, June 26, 1982. Accessed September 14, 2013. "The Bongos, a Hoboken-based pop group that appeared Wednesday at the Bottom Line, are one of the most promising young local bands."
  4. ^ a b This Week's Show Recap, Late Show with David Letterman, September 26, 2003. Accessed July 7, 2007. "Joe is from Hoboken, across the Hudson in New Jersey....Other celebrities who now live in Hoboken, New Jersey: Bob Borden."
  5. ^ "Hoboken Now exclusive: Joanne Borgella interview". February 15, 2008. Accessed February 6, 2013. "American Idol hopeful Joanne Borgella took a break from rehearsals in Hollywood last night to talk to Hoboken Now about her home town, how she got her start in music, and her hopes for the future."
  6. ^ Andre Walker Brewster, Accessed February 6, 2013. "Born on December 9, 1862, at Hoboken, New Jersey, during the Civil War and commissioned in the Army in 1885."
  7. ^ General A. W. Brewster, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, United States Navy. Accessed February 6, 2013.
  8. ^ Vescey, George. "SPORTS OF THE TIMES; One Yank Relaxes on The Fourth", The New York Times, July 5, 1989. Accessed February 7, 2013. "In the British press, Chang will always be the Kid From Hoboken, although the family moved to southern California when Michael was young."
  9. ^ Burr, Ty. "The worst of Irwin Chusid; Intriguing or just awful? A champion of 'outsider music' lets it speak for itself", The Boston Globe, November 17, 2003. Accessed February 6, 2013. "The chief standard-bearer of outsider music, and the man who coined the term in a 1996 article, is Irwin Chusid, a Hoboken, N.J.-based record producer, radio personality, and music historian."
  10. ^ Baldwin, Tom. "Corzine's condition upgraded to stable: Spokesman says he won't try to govern from hospital bed", Asbury Park Press, April 24, 2007, accessed April 26, 2007. "It's not clear where Corzine will reside once he is able to leave the hospital — at a rehabilitation center, his Hoboken condominium or Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton Township."
  11. ^ Kimmelman, Michael. "Willem de Kooning Dies at 92; Reshaped U.S. Art", The New York Times, March 20, 1997. Accessed December 2, 2007.
  12. ^ Mark D'Onofrio,
  13. ^ Feiden, Douglas. "SUN SETS ON 6,000 'CHAINSAW AL' SAYS: I'M A SUPERSTAR" Daily News (New York) November 13, 1996.
  14. ^ John Joseph Eagan, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed July 7, 2007.
  15. ^ "An unlikely convert". The Union City Reporter. September 8, 2013. pp. 3 and 8.
  16. ^ "The Insect Trust; Luke Faust", Perfect Sound Forever. Accessed February 6, 2013. "I moved to Hoboken in 1963 when I was 27. I'd been there a year working on the docks and doing all kinds of jobs, studying painting, playing music occasionally. I've never been a full-time musician."
  17. ^ Biography page at Cristina Fontanelli's official site, accessed November 26, 2010.
  18. ^ "Christina Fontanelli sings 'Christmas in Italy' program" The Union City Reporter, November 28, 2010, Page 20
  19. ^ Gialanella, Donna (October 14, 2007). "Ken Freedman". The Star-Ledger/ "He brings the garbage cans in from the curb of the station's Jersey City brownstone. He carts the mail from the post office box near his home in neighboring Hoboken."
  20. ^ Barnes, Danny. "Music Is Good: A Conversation with Bill Frisell", Fretboard Journal, Issue 4, Winter 2006. Accessed February 6, 2013. "But it was hard to live; I never even made it to New York! I was actually living in New Jersey. We couldn’t even afford to live in New York so we lived most of the time in Hoboken."
  21. ^ Daughtry, Greg. "For One Jersey Passenger, Survival Brought a Flicker of Silent-Film Stardom; A movie studio in Fort Lee released the first and only movie about the Titanic to feature an actual survivor of the disaster.", New Jersey Monthly, March 12, 2012. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Gibson was born in Hoboken in 1889 at her parents’ home on Willow Avenue, according to Titanic historian Phil Gowan.... A Titanic survivor and 'daughter of Hoboken,' she played herself in the first film made about the mid-ocean tragedy."
  22. ^ Rosenblum, Constance. "'Hetty': Scrooge in Hoboken", The New York Times, December 19, 2004. Accessed December 2, 2007. "At the time of her death in 1916, she had amassed a fortune estimated at $100 million, the equivalent of $1.6 billion in current dollars. Through it all she lived in small apartments in Brooklyn Heights and even -- horror of horrors! -- Hoboken."
  23. ^ Weiss, Adam. "Jewish Life in Hudson County, Past and Present", copy of article from Jewish Standard, February 1, 2008. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Hoboken and its neighbors once even had their own Chief Rabbi, the illustrious Rabbi Chaim Hirschensohn (1857-1935), who migrated from his native Palestine in 1904 to serve the Hoboken-area Jewish community."
  24. ^ a b Garrets, C. (May 9, 2008). "Mother's Day with Mike (and Juliet!)". "In addition to those Hoboken politicians, we also asked Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy - co-hosts of Fox's 'late night' morning show - what they had planned this weekend.The two share not just the stage on the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, but also the city of Hoboken, where they both live. (Separately.)"
  25. ^ Staff. "Impreveduto dies from heart complications", Hudson Reporter, August 7, 2009. Accessed August 8, 2009.
  26. ^ Timeline: Alfred Kinsey's Life, and Sex Research and Social Policies in America, PBS. Accessed February 6, 2013. "1894 - June 23: Alfred Charles Kinsey is born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the first of three children of Alfred Seguine Kinsey and Sarah Charles Kinsey."
  27. ^ a b c Mullins, Michael D. "Was it the shoes? Local fan says he has secret of Giants' success, as city plans celebration", Hudson Reporter, February 19, 2008. Accessed February 6, 2013. "City officials said that besides quarterback Eli Manning, who lives in the Hudson Tea Building on 15th Street, linebackers Kawika Mitchell and Mathias Kiwanuka are Hoboken residents."
  28. ^ Staff. "DR. KROEBER DIES; ANTHROPOLOGIST; Authority on Indians Taught at California 45 Years - Wrote Standard Text", The New York Times, October 6, 1960. Accessed February 6, 2013. "A native of Hoboken, N. J., Dr. Kroeber was graduated from Columbia in 1896."
  29. ^ Julian H. Steward, "Alfred L. Kroeber 1876-1960: Obituary", American Ethnography, first published in American Anthropologist, October 1961, New Series 63(5:1):1038-1087, accessed 5 Nov 2010
  30. ^ Weber, Bruce. "Johnny Kucks, Who Pitched Yanks to Title, Dies at 81", The New York Times, November 1, 2013. Accessed November 3, 2013. "John Charles Kucks Jr. was born in Hoboken, N.J., on July 27, 1932. His father was a butcher. He graduated from Dickinson High School in Jersey City and played one year of minor league ball in the Yankees’ organization before serving in the Army.... He had lived for many years in Hillsdale, N.J."
  31. ^ Edelstein, Jeff. "Artie Lange Steps up to the plate", New Jersey Monthly, December 2005. Accessed July 18, [2007. "The 38-year-old comedian, a Union native who lives in Hoboken, has been doing daily radio shtick alongside Howard Stern for the past four years."
  32. ^ Hortillosa, Summer Dawn (September 27, 2013). "Artie Lange -- loving life in Hoboken and heading to Comedy Festival".
  33. ^ Lurie, Maxine N. and Mappen, Marc. "Lange, Dorothea", Encyclopedia of New Jersey, p. 455. Rutgers University Press, 2004. ISBN 0813533252. Accessed February 6, 2013.
  34. ^ Vaughn, Stephen L. Encyclopedia of American Journalism. 2008, page 254
  35. ^ Photographer: Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War."
  36. ^ Berkow, Ira. "BASEBALL'S KING OF THE ROAD; Jack Lazorko Doesn't Pitch Here Anymore", The New York Times, July 11, 1993. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Few baseball careers have been anything like Jack Lazorko's, who was born in Hoboken, N.J., and grew up in River Edge to the north, and who has called so many places home since then that, he says, he has single-handedly kept map makers in business."
  37. ^ a b Galant, Debra. "IN PERSON; The Parent Not Chosen", The New York Times, April 25, 2004. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Ms. Leavitt and her husband, Jeff Tamarkin, who edits Global Rhythm, a world music magazine, did not get nearly as far as the adoptive parents in Girls in Trouble.... The 48-year-old Ms. Leavitt -- who grew up in Waltham, Mass., and moved to Hoboken in 1992 -- is no stranger to tragedy."
  38. ^ Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Random House. Accessed October 6, 2015. "He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey."
  39. ^ Grimes, William. "The Ridiculous Vision of Mark Leyner", The New York Times, September 13, 1992. Accessed February 6, 2013. "When Leyner says, "Stop it, Carmella," or "Get over here," the dog ignores him, and continues to sow chaos in her master's apartment in Hoboken, N.J."
  40. ^ Grove, Lloyd. "The Reliable Source", The Washington Post, August 16, 2001. Accessed February 6, 2013. "When G. Gordon Liddy was a puny lad in Hoboken, N.J., he roasted and ate a rat -- 'to demonstrate to myself my lack of fear,' the convicted Watergate burglar explained in his 1980 autobiography, Will."
  41. ^ Biography, Accessed February 6, 2013. "She was born Janet Paula Lupo in Hoboken, NJ."
  42. ^ a b Davis and Patrick McGeehan "Corzine's Mix: Bold Ambitions, Rough Edges", The New York Times, November 2, 2005. Accessed January 1, 2008. "But within a year, he had left his wife and the stately New Jersey house in Summit where they had raised their three children. He moved to a Hoboken apartment building that was also home to the Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning and Jesse Palmer, who also starred in the reality series The Bachelor."
  43. ^ a b Smith, Ray. "'Real Housewives of NJ' kids take Hoboken", The Union City Reporter, February 20, 2011
  44. ^ Rappaport, Melissa. "In defense of immigrants" The Union City Reporter October 18, 2009; Page 7
  45. ^ "Having it all: Anchor and Hoboken resident Natalie Morales reflects on motherhood, juggling family and career, and the birth of her son", The Hoboken Reporter, May 8, 2005. Accessed June 1, 2008.
  46. ^ Basford, Mike. "Tom Pelphrey, Actor: Television's Hottest Bad Boy", Rutgers University Alumni Success. Accessed August 20, 2008. "A typical day for Pelphrey begins very early. He commutes to the midtown Manhattan studio everyday from Hoboken, where he shares an apartment with his best friend from Rutgers."
  47. ^ "Alumni Profile: Maria Pepe", FDU Magazine, Fall / Winter 1998. Accessed August 20, 2008. ""As a young girl in Hoboken, N.J., in the early 1970s, Pepe often joined the boys’ stick-ball or wiffle-ball games. But when her fellow players decided to sign up for Little League, she thought she might have to sit on the sidelines.... Once she got permission and passed the tryouts, the young pitcher became the first girl to don a Little League uniform."
  48. ^ "10 Bookends Memoirs, essays personality-filled", San Antonio Express-News, November 10, 1991. Accessed August 20, 2008. "Now we hear more about that old bandit and other loves in "Chicago Days/Hoboken Nights" (Addison-Wesley, $17.95), a collection of stories about Pinkwater's boyhood in Chicago and his early years as an artist in Hoboken."
  49. ^ Kurtz, Howard. "Pulitzer-Winner Anna Quindlen to Leave N.Y. Times", Los Angeles Times, September 10, 1994. Accessed August 20, 2008. "But Quindlen, who works out of her Hoboken, N.J., home and prizes her time with her three children, ages 11, 9 and 5, decided the price was too high."
  50. ^ a b Cogswell, David. "Hit musical 'Hair' was written in Hoboken", Hudson Reporter, October 2, 2005. Accessed August 20, 2008. "The book and lyrics of Hair were conceived and written on the top floor of a Hoboken apartment building by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, two out-of-work actors."
  51. ^ Widdicombe, Ben. "New York Minute: Gallo bails on 'Giallo'", New York Daily News, February 7, 2008. Accessed August 20, 2008. "A-Rod closed a deal on two multimillion-dollar apartments in Hoboken's Hudson Tea complex (which is also home to Giants QB Eli Manning), reports Chaunce Hayden in Steppin' Out magazine."
  52. ^ Conley, Kevin. "Perfect Ten: How Peyton's baby brother conquered New York, stuffed Tom Brady, and took over an American football dynasty.", Men's Vogue, September 2008. Accessed August 20, 2008. "While it hardly seems like a big-thumbs-up first-choice destination for a Super Bowl MVP ("I'm going to Hoboken!"), Manning's adopted home, the refuge for indie scenesters like Yo La Tengo, has gone upscale of late.... Manning can now borrow sugar from neighbors like Governor Jon Corzine or Alex Rodriguez."
  53. ^ Baldassari, Arlene Phalon "The Road from Rio". 07030 Hoboken (Winter 2012/13). Pages 22-25.
  54. ^ Lowe, R. Kinsey. "`Ice Age': It came, thawed, conqueredTaking in an estimated $70.5 million, the animated sequel is March's best debut.", Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2006. Accessed December 19, 2012. "'This is completely out of the ballpark, beyond my expectations,' director Carlos Saldanha said Sunday from his home in Hoboken, N.J. 'They called me Friday night, and when I heard the number, I couldn't believe it.'"
  55. ^ Cyclopaedia of American Literature, accessed via Google Books, p. 273. Accessed August 7, 2008.
  56. ^ Hughes, Robert. "How The West Was Spun", Time' magazine', May 13, 1991. Accessed August 14, 2007. "It is of Charles Schreyvogel, a turn-of-the-century Wild West illustrator, painting in the open air. His subject crouches alertly before him: a cowboy pointing a six-gun. They are on the flat roof of an apartment building in Hoboken, N.J."
  57. ^ Garetts, C. (June 21, 2007). "Meet Your Neighbor: Steve Shelley". "Shelley -- who turns 44 on Saturday -- was born in Michigan but now lives somewhere in the Mile Square City; Smells Like Records, which he founded in 1992, also is based here."
  58. ^ Staff. "The Will of the Late Edwin A. Stevens.", The New York Times, September 20, 1868. Accessed February 6, 2013. "The will of the late EDWIN A. STEVENS, of Hoboken, was opened and read in the presence of his family on Thursday afternoon. His real estate in Hoboken and Weehawken is estimated to be worth from $28,000,000 to $27.000,000, and altogether it is estimated that he was worth upward of $50,000,000."
  59. ^ Colonel John Stevens, III, Stevens Institute of Technology. Accessed February 6, 2013. "After the war in 1784, John Stevens, III, or Colonel John as he became known, bought at public auction from the state of New Jersey land which had been confiscated from a Tory landowner. The land, described as 'William Bayard's farm at Hoebuck' comprised approximately what is now the city of Hoboken."
  60. ^ Verde, Tom. "The View From/Mystic; New York Yacht Club Reclaims Its Clubhouse", The New York Times, December 26, 1999. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Built in 1845 at the Hudson River estate of the club founder, John Cox Stevens (now the site of the Stevens Institute of Technology), in Hoboken, N.J., the 987 square-foot, chapel-like building served as the organization's clubhouse until 1868, when the yacht club moved its headquarters to Staten Island."
  61. ^ Staff. "New York City: Death of Robert L. Stevens", The New York Times, April 21, 1856. Accessed February 6, 2013. "ROBERT L. STEVENS died a this residence, at Hoboken, at 4 o'clock on Sunday morning. The flags of the Hoboken boats were worn at half-mast during the day, and a very general expression of sorrow at Hoboken indicated that the residence there recognized his departure as that of one who had been best benefactor of the place. Mr. Stevens was born at Hoboken, at or near his last of residence, in the year 1798 and is consequently about 68 years old."
  62. ^ Gomez, John (January 2, 2012). "Alfred Stieglitz -- Hoboken native -- featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Legends & Landmarks", The Jersey Journal. Accessed February 6, 2013. "I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession."
  63. ^ Joe Sulaitis, database Football. Accessed October 1, 2007.
  64. ^ Caldwell, David. "This Net Is Staying In New Jersey: Tyshawn Taylor Stays Put; Hoboken native Tyshawn Taylor will remain in the Garden State despite the Nets moving to Brooklyn.", New Jersey Monthly, October 12, 2012. Accessed February 6, 2013. "But that same day, Portland traded the Hoboken native to the Brooklyn Nets — the team that until this season was known as the New Jersey Nets. Still, it made sense for Taylor, who led the University of Kansas to the national collegiate championship game in March, to move back to Hoboken."
  65. ^ "Buddy Valastro". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 8 October 2015.  "Buddy Valastro (born Bartolo Valastro, Jr. in Hoboken, New Jersey on March 3, 1972)"
  66. ^ Baldwin, Carly. "From Slave to Stage Star: "Blind Tom" Wiggins at the Hoboken Museum", The Star-Ledger, November 28, 2007. Accessed February 6, 2013. "This Saturday, December 1, at 4 p.m., the Hoboken Historical Museum welcomes scholar and musician John Davis back to Hoboken for a talk and to play recordings of the music of the 1850s pianist and music savant 'Blind Tom' Wiggins, who retired in Hoboken at the end of his career."
  67. ^ Frank Winters - Class of 2012, Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame. Accessed February 6, 2012. "A native of Hoboken, Winters is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns (1987-88), New York Giants (1989), Kansas City Chiefs (1990-91), and the Green Bay Packers (1992-2002)."
  68. ^ Edwin Ruthvin Vincent Wright, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 29, 2007.
  69. ^ Testa, Jim (June 8, 2012). "Yo La Tengo biography delves deeply into the history of Hoboken", The Jersey Journal. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Since the story of Yo La Tengo is inextricably intertwined with the city of Hoboken, Jarnow begins the book by looking back at the city’s past, including the fascinating story of how professional baseball was born on Elysian Field, which today is the corner of Washington and Eleventh Streets and the home of Maxwell’s."
  70. ^ Strausbaugh, John. "In the Mansion Land of the ‘Fifth Avenoodles’", December 14, 2007. Accessed August 20, 2008. "...and the actress Pia Zadora (born Pia Schipani in Hoboken)."