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Nathaniel Adderley (1931 - 2000) Was an American jazz cornet and trumpet player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. Born in Tampa, FL (1167)

Robert Arthur Allison (1937 - ) Robert Arthur Allison is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. Born in Miami, FL (813)

Wallace (Wally) Amos (1936 - ) Founder of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Corporation. Born in Tallahassee, FL (90)

MarĂ­a Canals Barrera (1966 - ) Is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Theresa Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, Connie Torres in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, and as the voice of Shayera Hol/Hawkgirl in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Born in Miami, FL (1653)

Amanda Bearse (1958 - ) Is an American actor, director and comedian best known for her role as wacky neighbor Marcy D'Arcy (formerly Marcy Rhoades) on Married... with Children, a sitcom that ran in the United States between 1987 and 1997, and for her performance in the 1985 horror film Fright Night opposite William Ragsdale. Born in Winter Park, FL (1654)

Derek Nathaniel Bell (1968 - ) Is a former Major League Baseball player. Primarily a right fielder and center fielder, Bell batted from the right side and threw with his right hand. Born in Tampa, FL (1168)

Fernando Bujones (1955 - 2005) Praised as one of the finest male ballet dancers of the 20th century. Born in Miami, FL (95)

Delta Ramona Leah Burke (1956 - ) Is an American television and film actress. Her television work includes a leading role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Also known for her role as Eve in the 2000 blockbuster What Women Want, Burke has also starred in several made-for-TV movies and has had supporting roles in dozens of films and television shows. Born in Orlando, FL (1655)

Diana Canova (1953 - ) Is an American actress best known for her role of promiscuous daughter Corinne Tate on Soap, a sitcom that parodied soap operas, between 1977 and 1980. Her professional last name is taken from the maiden name of her mother, actress and singer Judy Canova. Born in West Palm Beach, FL (1656)

Steve "Lefty" Carlton (1944 - ) Baseball player. Born in Miami, FL (92)

Jacqueline Cochran (1906 - 1980) Pilot who organized women pilots during World War II. Born in Muscogee, FL (91)

Elizabeth Ann Cole (1939 - ) Is an American actress who first came to prominence as the ingenue in the Broadway play Take Her, She's Mine, which earned her a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play. Born in Ocala, FL (1652)

Christopher Andrew Conrad (1970 - ) Is an American actor, known for playing Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. He should not be confused with fellow actor Christian Conrad (son of Robert Conrad of Wild Wild West fame). Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL (1657)

Brittany Daniel (1976 - ) She is a talented actress. Born in Gainesville, FL (766)

Faye Dunaway (1941 - ) Is an American actress. Dunaway won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Network (1976) after receiving previous nominations for the critically acclaimed films Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Chinatown (1974). She has starred in a variety of films, including The Thomas Crown Affair (both the 1968 and 1999 versions), The Towering Inferno (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), and Mommie Dearest (1981). Born in Bascom, FL (1440)

Michael C. Flessas (1959 - ) Actor most notable film role was Angry Man in the Cannes Film Festival 2000 Born in Miami, FL (767)

Bethany Joy Galeotti (1981 - ) Is an American actress, musician, director, producer and writer. Born in Hollywood, FL (1435)

Joanna Leanna Garcia (1979 - ) Is an American television and film actress. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The CW sitcom Reba, and later had leading roles on the short-lived series Welcome to The Captain, Privileged, and the ABC Family movie Revenge of the Bridesmaids. Born in Tampa, FL (1441)

Bobby Goldsboro (1941 - ) Is an American country and pop singer-songwriter. Born in Marianna, FL (814)

Dwight Gooden (1964 - ) Baseball pitcher. Born in Tampa, FL (98)



Carla Gugino (1971 - ) Is an American actress known for her roles of Sally Jupiter in Watchmen, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in seasons 3 and 7 of Entourage, Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold. Her feature film work includes appearances in Son in Law, the three Spy Kids films, Sin City, Night at the Museum and American Gangster. Born in Sarasota, FL (1437)

Danielle Andrea Harris (1977 - ) Is an American television and film actress, known for her roles in four films in the Halloween series. Born in Daytona, FL (1439)

Victoria Jackson (1959 - ) Comedian Born in Miami, FL (768)

Jonathan Stevens Jackson (1982 - ) Is an American actor, best known for playing Lucky Spencer, son of supercouple Luke and Laura on the American daytime drama General Hospital. He also played the protagonist, Jesse Tuck, in the 2002 film Tuck Everlasting. Born in Orlando, FL (1658)

Carter Mark Jenkins (1991 - ) Is an American actor. Born in Tampa, FL (1659)

Catherine Ann Keener (1959 - ) Is an American actress. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, for Being John Malkovich (1999) and Capote (2005). Born in Miami, FL (1438)

lfonso Ramon "Al" Lopez (1908 - 2005) Was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. Born in Tampa, FL (1169)

Robert Martinez (1934 - ) Was the 40th Governor of Florida from 1987 to 1991.[1] Prior to that, he was the mayor of Tampa from 1979 to 1986. Born in Tampa, FL (1170)

Michael David McCready (1966 - ) Is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Born in Pensacola, FL (1050)

Butterfly McQueen (1911 - 1995) Born Thelma McQueen, was an American actress. Originally a dancer, McQueen appeared as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. Born in Tampa, FL (1171)

Harry T. Moore (1905 - 1951) 1930-40's Civil Rights worker. Born in Houston, FL (96)

Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971) Famous rock singer and leader of The Doors; born in Melbourne. Born in Melbourne, FL (100)

Louis Victor Piniella (1943 - ) Is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He has been nicknamed "Sweet Lou," both for his swing as a major league hitter and, facetiously, to describe his demeanor as a player and manager. He presently ranks 14th all-time on the list of Managerial Wins. Born in Tampa, FL (1172)

Sidney Poitier (1927 - ) First African-American actor to win an Oscar, which he won for the movie "Lilies of the Fields". Born in Miami, FL (99)

A. Philip Randolph (1889 - 1979) African American Civil Rights Leader and founder of the first black labor union in the U.S. Born in Crescent City, FL (101)

Janet Reno (1938 - ) First woman Attorney General of the United States of America. Born in Miami, FL (102)

Roy Roberts (1906 - 1975) Was an American character actor. Over his more than 40-year career, he appeared in more than nine hundred productions on stage and screen. Born in Tampa, FL (1173)

David Robinson (1965 - ) Basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs. Born in Key West, FL (94)

Brittany Anne Snow (1986 - ) Is an American television and film actress. She is known for her roles as Meg Pryor in American Dreams, Daisy Lemay in Guiding Light and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray. Born in Tampa, FL (1436)

Platoon Sergeant Ernest Ivy "Boots" Thomas, Jr. (1924 - 1945) Was one of the six United States Marines who raised the first American flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his fearless leadership during an assault on Mount Suribachi three days earlier. Thomas was killed in action eight days after the first flag raising. Born in Tampa, FL (1175)