Top 10 Celebs Born in NJ
In no particular order……
- Frank Sinatra (1915–1998, Hoboken) Ok Frankie was one of the greatest singers of all time, although he sung New York, New York he was born and raised in NJ.
- Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (born 1920, Glen Ridge) The second man to walk on the moon, was born in NJ and lived in Montclair.
- Gloria Gaynor (born 1949, Newark) I will survive … enough said.
- Danny DeVito (born 1944, Neptune) It may be sunny in Philadelphia but Danny was born by the Jersey shore in Neptune.
- Whitney Houston (born 1963, Newark) When your godmother is Aretha Franklin you are destined to be a Diva.
- Derek Jeter (born 1974, Pequannock) Born in NJ grew up somewhere else, but I think we can take credit for birthing one of the best Yankees ever.
- Shaquille O’Neal (born 1972, Newark) He may not be able to shoot a free throw but Shaq is more than a basketball player as well as one of the biggest cultural icons of the 90s
- Bruce Springsteen (born 1949, Freehold) Kind of self-explanatory, I mean he’s The Boss
- John Travolta (born 1954, Englewood) He might just be the coolest guy to ever disco his way out of NJ…P.S. we forgive you for battlefield earth.
- Jon Bon Jovi (born 1962, Perth Amboy) Almost Bruce Springsteen.
- Notable Martha Stewart (born 1941, Jersey City) Ok I know what you are probably thinking, but she comes up with some really crafty stuff to decorate my home with.
Feel free to comment on people you think I left out….