List of people from Montclair, New Jersey


List of people from Montclair, New Jersey

Notable current and former residents of Montclair, New Jersey include:

*Bradley Abelow, Treasurer of the U.S. State of New Jersey. He was appointed Treasurer by Governor of New Jersey, Jon Corzine and took office on January 23, 2006. [http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/approved/20070807.html "Governor Taps Brad Abelow As Chief Of Staff"] , Governor of New Jersey press release dated August 7, 2007. Accessed August 7, 2007. "Governor Jon S. Corzine today announced that effective September 1, 2007 State Treasurer Bradley Abelow will serve as his new chief of staff.... Abelow earned an M.B.A. from the Yale University School of Management and a B.A. from Northwestern University. He and his family live in Montclair."]
*Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913-2004), poet. [Fox, Margalit. [http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/18/arts/18adair.html "Virginia Hamilton Adair, 91, a Poet Famous Late in Life, Dies"] , "The New York Times", September 18, 2004. Accessed November 21, 2007.]
*Steve Adubato Jr., Anchor (PBS / ), Columnist. [Porter, Mark S. [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=8117 "Covering the coverage: Class to monitor media’s portrayal of presidential campaign"] , "The Montclair Times", August 18, 2004. Accessed June 4, 2008. "And it will be taught by columnist, lecturer and television host Steve Adubato Jr. of Montclair."] ("The Star-Ledger"), Author ("Speak From the Heart", "Make the Connection")
*Buzz Aldrin (born 1930), Astronaut, second man to walk on the moon. [ [http://www.buzzaldrin.com/about/timeline/ Reflections on a Lifetime of Achievement] , accessed December 21, 2006. "Buzz Aldrin has led an exciting and fascinating life. This timeline covers the highlights of his distinguished career, beginning with his early life in Montclair, New Jersey."]
*Jonathan Alter, "Newsweek" Magazine journalist. [Brubaker, Paul. [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=9927 "Journalism from both sides now: Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter speaks on making news and touching history"] , "The Montclair Times", June 16, 2005. Accessed June 6, 2007. "I prepared sedulously for the interview," Alter remembered, sitting in the living room of his Upper Mountain Avenue home, taking a break from a book he is writing on President Franklin D. Roosevelt."]
*Jim Axelrod, chief White House correspondent for CBS News, and reports for the "CBS Evening News". [ [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/10/08/broadcasts/main524771.shtml Jim Axelrod: CBS Chief White House Correspondent] , CBS News. Accessed August 12, 2007.]
*Thomas Ball (1819-1911), artist best known as a sculptor. [Anderson, John R. "DEAN OF SCULPTORS.; Thomas Ball of Montclair Is Also Painter and Musician.", "The New York Times", May 5, 1910.]
*Me'Lisa Barber (born 1980), track and field sprint athlete. [Litsky, Frank. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9504E7DC133AF93AA35752C0A9679C8B63 "PLUS: TRACK AND FIELD; Fast Times Eyed At Armory Meet"] , "The New York Times", January 9, 2001. Accessed November 26, 2007. "The 800 to 900 athletes expected to compete in the Armory meet include Miki and Me'Lisa Barber, South Carolina's sprinting twins from Montclair, N.J...."]
*Michael Barrow, NFL, Linebacker for New York Giants currently plays for Dallas Cowboys, former resident
*Yogi Berra (born 1925), Baseball player and manager with the New York Yankees and New York Mets. [ [http://www.yogiberramuseum.org/yogi_index.html Life of Yogi] , accessed December 21, 2006. "A resident of Montclair, NJ for over 40 years, Yogi Berra remains an inspiration to different generations."]
*Eric Boehlert, Journalist, Author, frequent contributor to "The Huffington Post", contributing editor to "Rolling Stone". [ [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2006/07/27/namecheck_e_25962.html Namecheck] , The Huffington Post, July 27, 2006. Accessed June 6, 2007. "Boehlert, who recently published "Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush," will be based out of his home in Montclair, NJ and will start by the end of the summer."]
*Enea Bossi, Sr., Italian-American aviation pioneer
*Bill Bradley (born 1942), former forward for the New York Knicks, U.S. Senator and prospective presidential candidate. [ [http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=3007 Random House Author Spotlight: Bill Bradley] , accessed December 21, 2006. "Mr. Bradley is the author of Life on the Run, The Fair Tax, and Time Present, Time Past. He is married and has one daughter and lives in Montclair, New Jersey."]
*Bobbi Brown (born 1957), makeup artist. [ [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=12122 ‘I am not Ms. Perfect. I am Ms. Normal’: Cosmetics guru Bobbi Brown honored for exemplary parenting] , "The Montclair Times", May 10, 2006. "Beauty innovator Bobbi Brown of Montclair stood out for her “what you see is what you get” natural style and classic, down-to-earth flair at the 28th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards luncheon held Thursday, May 4, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City."]
*Chuck Burgi (born 1952), drummer
*Richard Burgi (born 1958), film and television actor. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/75/Richard-Burgi.html Richard Burgi Biography] , filmreference.com. Accessed November 29, 2007.]
*Peter A. Carlesimo (1915-2003), basketball coach. [Araton, Harvey. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E05E7DB1E3CF933A15753C1A962958260 "BASKETBALL; Up, Up and Away: Muted Carlesimo Starts Over"] , "The New York Times", October 20, 1994. Accessed December 3, 2007. "All of a sudden, Carlesimo was at his parents' home on a tree-lined street in Upper Montclair, N.J., the family called into conference to talk Carlesimo out of leaving or help him tie the loose ribbons around his decision to go west."]
*Wendy Coakley-Thompson (born 1966), Writer, author of "Back to Life", set in Montclair
*Benjamin Chavis Muhammad (born 1948), civil rights activist
*Cojo, Art Juggernaut (born 1977), commercial artist, writer, cartoonist.Fact|date=February 2008
*Stephen Colbert (born 1964), Host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" and former Presidential Candidate. [ [http://www.timeout.com/newyork/DetailsAr.do?file=hotseat/506/506.hotseat.html Joyce words: As he prepares to move on from The Daily Show, the host of the upcoming Colbert Report gets his Ulysses on] , "Time Out New York" by David Cote, June 9, 2005. "Alternating goofy with grave, Colbert chatted by cell from his home in Montclair, New Jersey."]
*Margaret Colin (born 1957), Actress, "Independence Day".Klein, Alvin. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03E4DF133FF931A15751C0A96E958260&scp=4&sq=%22Margaret+Colin%22+montclair&st=nyt "Baldwin Girl Finds Camelot (on Broadway)"] , "The New York Times", February 22, 1998. Accessed January 26, 2008. "A year and a half ago the couple, married 10 years, and their sons, Sam, 8, and Joe, 4, moved from an apartment in Manhattan to "a mansion for the money" in Upper Montclair, N.J."]
*William Couper (1853-1942), sculptor. [Raynor, Vivien. [http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=F40E1EF9395C0C748EDDAB0994D9484D81 " Art; THE MAGNET OF MONTCLAIR: ITS ATTRACTIONS ON VIEW"] , "The New York Times", December 27, 1981. Accessed December 6, 2007. "By the 1890's, the colony included several sculptors, among them Jonathan Scott Hartley, Inness's son-in-law, and William Couper. It was Couper who built the substantial villa, "Poggioridente," an Italianate pile that still stands on Upper Mountain Avenue."]
*Ted Curson (born 1935), jazz trumpeter. [http://www.nj.com/greatday/stories/more.html The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats] , "The Star-Ledger", September 28, 2004.]
*Justin Deas (born 1948), actor.
*Larry Doby (1923-2003), second African-American to play professional baseball in Major League Baseball. [ [http://www.montclair.edu/pages/Publications/News/NewsRelease0107doby.html MSU Professor Featured in Showtime Special on Baseball Great and Civil Rights Pioneer Larry Doby] , Montclair State University press release dated January 26, 2007, accessed April 23, 2007. "Doby lived in Montclair for many years before his death in 2003 and received an honorary degree from Montclair State University in 1987."]
*Olympia Dukakis (born 1931), Actress, former resident. [Nash, Margo. [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30813FB38550C738DDDA10894DB404482&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fPeople%2fD%2fDukakis%2c%20Olympia "Olympia Dukakis and Memories of Montclair"] , "The New York Times", August 10, 2003, accessed April 23, 2007. "Profile of and interview with actress and theater director Olympia Dukakis, who comments on her career, her years in Montclair, NJ..."]
*Christopher Durang (born 1949), contemporary playwright. [Smith, Dinitia. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/26/theater/newsandfeatures/26dura.html?ex=1290661200&en=8556e0b5cf325e79&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss "Christopher Durang Explores the Afterlife, Including His Own"] , "The New York Times", November 26, 2005. Accessed June 6, 2007. "For Mr. Durang, there is always the memory of the silent pain that permeated his childhood home in Montclair, N.J."]
*Thomas Edison (1847-1931), inventor
*Frankie Faison, Actor in such films as "The Silence of the Lambs". [Beckerman, Jim. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2MzgmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcwNjUyMjAmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk5 "It's ugly, but Frankie Faison enjoys life on 'The Wire'"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", January 28, 2007, accessed April 23, 2007. "The veteran actor, who's in his 50s and has been a Montclair resident for 19 years, was already a familiar face in movies..."]
*Hussein Fatal (born 1973), rapper, former member of the Outlawz
*Bayard H. Faulkner (1894-1983), former mayor and chairman of the Commission on Municipal Government that created New Jersey's Optional Municipal Charter Law, better known eponymously as the Faulkner Act. [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,763214,00.html?promoid=googlep "What Do You Think?"] , "Time (magazine)", February 26, 1940, accessed April 23, 2007. "Citizens of Montclair, N. J. had a mighty pretty letter in their mail last week. The letter, from Mayor William E. Speers and Director of Revenue and Finance Bayard H. Faulkner, said that the town treasury had a surplus of half a million dollars."]
*Harry Fenn (1845–1911), was an English-born illustrator, primarily of landscapes. [Schwabsky, Barry. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9502E3DC173FF935A25751C0A961958260 "A Haven for Creative Talents, Then and Now"] , "The New York Times", February 16, 1997. Accessed November 11, 2007. "Inness was hardly the first artist to settle in Montclair. Apparently that title is shared by two English-born illustrators, Harry Fenn and Charles Parsons, who arrived in the 1860's."]
*Frank Field (born 1923), meteorologist, current resident. [ [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2006/10/30/2006-10-30_weathering_retirement.html "WEATHERING 'RETIREMENT'"] , "New York Daily News", October 30, 2006. Accessed June 4, 2008. "The man who once had a higher Q-rating, or popularity score, than famed newsman Walter Cronkite has officially retired to Boca Raton, Fla., but maintains a house in Montclair, N.J."]
*Ian Frazier (born 1951), writer, humorist, and essayist
*Don Garber (born 1957), commissioner of Major League Soccer. [Cooper, Darren. [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=3619 "The Commissioner Next Door: Don Garber Leaves Montclair Every Day To Run Major League Soccer"] , "The Montclair Times", September 25, 2002. Acecssed July 3, 2007. "It is this puzzle that MLS Commissioner Don Garber grapples with every day. A Montclair resident for the past 10 years, Garber looks at his town, the place where he and his wife Betsy chose to raise his two kids, and sees endless possibilities for soccer."]
*Frank Bunker Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972), and their twelve children, featured in the autobiography "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Belles on Their Toes" by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey and Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr.. [Leimbach, Dulcie. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/06/books/06carey.html "Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 98, Author of Childhood Memoir, Dies"] , "The New York Times", November 6, 2006. Accessed November 30, 2007.]
*Floyd Hall, CEO of K-Mart from 1995–2001. [Wlad, Matthew L. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/politics/20amtrak.html "Amtrak's Own Board Sows Alarm About System's Future"] , "The New York Times", February 20, 2005. Accessed November 11, 2007. "Mr. Laney, a Dallas lawyer and Bush campaign donor who is a former chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, declined a request for an interview, as did the other two outside members of the board, Floyd Hall, of Montclair, N.J., a retired chairman of Kmart, and Enrique Sosa, of Miami."]
*Alfred Starr Hamilton (1914-2005), poet
*Billy Hart (born 1940), jazz drummer.
*Brian Hart (born 1984), heir to the Dick and Jane fortune
*Sterling Hayden (1916-1986), actor, "". [Krebs, Albin. [http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=F50711FB395E0C778EDDAC0894DE484D81 " STERLING HAYDEN DEAD AT 70; AN ACTOR, WRITER AND SAILOR"] , "The New York Times", May 24, 1986. Accessed October 17, 2007. "Mr. Hayden was named Sterling Relyea Walter when he was born in Montclair, N.J., on March 26, 1916."]
*Steve Hofstetter (born 1979), comedian / radio personality
*Lonna Hooks, Secretary of State of New Jersey from 1994 to 1998, under Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman. [Peterson, Ivar. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE3DC1E38F930A15751C1A965958260 "Close Adviser to Whitman Is to Be Secretary of State"] , "The New York Times", December 23, 1993. Accessed December 18, 2007.]
*George Inness, (1825-1894), landscape painter. [ [http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/2aa/2aa574.htm "Montclair Art Museum Gallery Will Be Dedicated to Works by George Inness"] , Montclair Art Museum. Accessed June 4, 2008. "George Inness settled in Montclair, New Jersey in 1885, living and working there until his death in 1894."]
*Janet Hubert-Whitten (born 1956), Actress, "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
*Billy "Brud" Johnson (1918-2006), Former New York Yankees third baseman
*Sean T. Kean (born 1963), represents the 11th legislative district in the New Jersey General Assembly. [ [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=43112 Assembly Member Sean T. Kean] , Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 9, 2007.]
*Rich Kenah (born 1970), middle distance runner who won bronze medals over 800 metres at the 1997 World Indoor Championships and at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, and was a member of the US Team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. [ [http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/oldBios/2001/Kenah_Rich.asp Rich Kenah] , USA Track & Field. Accessed January 21, 2008.]
*Peter King (born 1957), "Sports Illustrated" football writer who also appears on HBO's "Inside the NFL"
*Dorothy Kirsten (1910-1992), lyric soprano. [Kozinn, Allan. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE0DA103DF93AA25752C1A964958260 "Dorothy Kirsten, a Lyric Soprano, Is Dead at 82"] , "The New York Times", November 19, 1992. Accessed December 22, 2007.]
*The Amazing Kreskin (born 1935), paranormalist/TV personality. [ [http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/neighbors/mckinney/news/stories/032407dnMcKkreskin.857842c.html Prepare to be dazzled by the Amazing Kreskin] , "Dallas Morning News", March 22, 2007. " Born in Montclair, N.J., Kreskin was fully fascinated with magic by the age of five."]
*Howard Krongard (born 1940), head of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State. [ [http://oig.state.gov/about/c12822.htm Howard J. Krongard, Inspector General] , United States Department of State. Accessed September 20, 2007.]
*Oliver Lake (born 1944), alto saxophone player and composer.
*Nicole Leach (born 1979), actress
*Joshua Lederberg (1925-2008), geneticist who received the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work in bacterial genetics, was born in Montclair. [Morse, Stephen S. "Joshua Lederberg (1925-2008)", "Science (magazine)", March 7,2008, vol 319, p. 1351.] [Broad, William J. [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/us/05lederberg.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/Subjects/D/Deaths%20(Obituaries)&pagewanted=all "Joshua Lederberg, 82, a Nobel Winner, Dies"] , "The New York Times", February 5, 2008. Accessed April 22, 2008. "Dr. Lederberg was born May 23, 1925, in Montclair, N.J., to Zvi Hirsch Lederberg, a rabbi, and the former Esther Goldenbaum, who had emigrated from what is now Israel two years earlier. His family moved to the Washington Heights section of Manhattan when he was 6 months old."]
*Claude Lemieux (born 1965), NHL forward played with the New Jersey Devils, Phoenix Coyotes, and others
*Priscilla Lopez (born 1948), actress, singer, dancer, "Maid in Manhattan". [Nash, Margo. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C04E3DA123BF93BA35751C1A9649C8B63 "JERSEY FOOTLIGHTS"] , December 8, 2002. Accessed April 1, 2008. "Ms Lopez, who lives in Montclair, did a reading of the play at Montclair High School last year when her son was a senior."]
*John McMullen (1918-2005), naval architect and marine engineer, and former owner of the New Jersey Devils and Houston Astros. [Goldstein, Richard. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/18/sports/18mcmullen.html "John J. McMullen Dies at 87; Ex-Owner of Devils and Astros"] , "The New York Times", September 18, 2005. Accessed December 25, 2007.]
*Joe McNally, photographer. [ [http://www.ctasmp.org/communications/169 An evening with Joe McNally, Thursday, May 29] , Connecticut American Society of Media Photographers. Acecssed July 10, 2008. "oe McNally is a native of Montclair New Jersey. He received his bachelor's and graduate degrees from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He now lives and works in Westport, Connecticut."]
*Jim McNeely (born 1949), jazz pianist, composer and arranger; seven-time Grammy Award nominee.Wise, Robert. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E5DE163AF93BA35751C0A9629C8B63 "Eclectic Sounds of New Jersey, Echoing From Coast to Coast"] , "The New York Times", February 8, 2004. Accessed November 21, 2007.]
*Dorothy Canning Miller (1904-2003), art curator. [Kimmelman, Michael. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03E3DB1E3DF931A25754C0A9659C8B63&scp=1&sq=%22Dorothy+Canning+Miller%22&st=nyt "Dorothy Miller Is Dead at 99; Discovered American"] ., "The New York Times", July 12, 2003. Accessed January 26, 2008.]
*Trevor Moore (born 1980), sketch club & TV comedian, satirist, cartoonist, writer, director; founded NYC-based sketch comedy troupe Whitest Kids U Know.Fact|date=July 2008
*Joe Morton (born 1947), actor.Fact|date=July 2008
*Scott Niedermayer (born 1973), NHL defenseman and captain of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim; former New Jersey Devil. [ [http://www.hhof.com/html/exSCJ_08.shtml Stanley Cup Journal] , accessed April 7, 2007. "Scott enjoyed a day with the Stanley Cup on Monday. Although not his official twenty-four hour visit, which will likely involve a visit to Cranbrook, British Columbia later this summer, Scott and his wife hosted a neighbourhood party in their Montclair, New Jersey backyard."]
*Kal Penn (born 1977), actor, "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle". [Associated Press. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/26/AR2007032600714.html "`Kumar' Actor Has College Teaching Gig"] , "The Washington Post", March 26, 2007. Accessed October 9, 2007. "The university said Penn, a native of Montclair, N.J., received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a specialization in theater, film and television from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is pursuing a graduate certificate in international security at Stanford University."]
*Christina Ricci (born 1980), actress, "The Addams Family", "Buffalo ’66" [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=ST&s_site=dfw&p_multi=ST&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAF8F4BC7748DC1&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Christina Ricci] , "Fort Worth Star-Telegram", December 7, 1993. "Hometown: Born in Santa Monica; moved to Montclair, N.J. as a child"]
*Anwar Robinson (born 1979), singer, contestant on "American Idol". [ [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=9598 "Anwar: Out!"] , "The Montclair Times", April 28, 2005."A member of the MHS Class of 1997 and a township resident for five years, Robinson’s run from one of hundreds of thousands of contestants to the last seven finalists ended Wednesday, April 20, after he received the fewest votes among the remaining contestants."]
*Wallace Roney (born 1960), trumpet player and jazz musician.
*Adam Schlesinger (born 1967), musician, bass player for Fountains of Wayne and Ivy. [Wise, Brian. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E5DE163AF93BA35751C0A9629C8B63 " Eclectic Sounds of New Jersey, Echoing From Coast to Coast"] , "The New York Times", February 8, 2004. Accessed May 5, 2008. "Adam Schlesinger, from Montclair, and Chris Collingwood, of Sellersville, Pa., formed Fountains of Wayne in the late 1980's."]
*Steven Spielberg (born 1946), film director. [ [http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/kids/people.htm Famous people from New Jersey] , State of New Jersey. Accessed July 3, 2007.]
*Dr. Leo Henryk Sternbach (1908-2005), chemist, invented precursor to Valium. [Pearce, Jeremy. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/01/health/01sternbach.html "Leo Sternbach, 97, Valium Creator, Dies"] , "The New York Times", October 1, 2005. Accessed October 17, 2007. "The couple lived in Upper Montclair, N.J., until last year, when they moved to Chapel Hill."] [ [http://www.rocheusa.com/newsroom/current/2005/pr2005092901.html Inventor of Valium and National Inventors Hall of Fame] , Roche, September 30, 2005. Accessed October 17, 2007. "A devoted family man, Sternbach lived with his wife, Herta, in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, from 1943 to 2003..."]
*Michael Strahan (born 1971), NFL defensive end for the New York Giants, holds single season sack record. [ [http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/NYG/5770240 Strahan home improvement a labor of love] , "NFL Insider", October 3, 2002.] [Vacchiano, Ralph. [http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/2004/03/09/2004-03-09_giants_get_green_in_free-age.html "GIANTS GET GREEN IN FREE-AGENT BLITZ"] , "New York Daily News", March 9, 2004. Accessed July 10, 2008. "DE Michael Strahan is running for an at-large seat on the Montclair, N.J., Township Council. The election is May 11."]
*Kelly Sweet (born 1988), recording artist.Fact|date=July 2008
*Ty Taylor (born 1967), guitarist and vocalist of R&B group Dakota Moon and as a contestant on the reality TV show "". [Christiano, Mary Anne. [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=10382 "It’s ‘not the end of it all’ for Ty Taylor"] , "The Montclair Times", September 7, 2005. Accessed November 21, 2007.] ) is an American musician best known as
*Michelle Thomas (1969-1998), played Myra on "Family Matters". [Pace, Eric. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B03E7D8173FF93BA15751C1A96E958260 "Michelle Thomas, 30, Actress On TV Soap Opera and Sitcoms"] , "The New York Times", December 28, 1998. Accessed October 30, 2007. "She was born in Boston, Mass., grew up in Montclair, N.J., and graduated from West Essex High School in North Caldwell, N.J."]
*Dallas Townsend (1919-1995), CBS Anchor for the "CBS World News Roundup". [ [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00911FC3D5D0C718CDDAF0894DD494D81 Dallas Townsend, 76, CBS Radio News Anchor] , "The New York Times", June 2, 1995. "Dallas S. Townsend Jr., who wrote and anchored the morning CBS radio news roundup for 25 years, died yesterday at Montclair Community Hospital in New Jersey. A former resident of Montclair, he was 76 and lived in Sarasota, Fla., after retiring in 1985."]
*Edward W. Townsend (1855-1942), represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district from 1911 to 1913, and the 10th district from 1913-1915. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000332 Edward Waterman Townsend biography] , United States Congress. Accessed July 31, 2007.]
*David Tyree (born 1980), NFL Wide receiver for the New York Giants, graduate of Montclair High School, '98. [ [http://www.nflplayers.com/players/player.aspx?id=34715 David Tyree player profile] , National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 24, 2007. "Hometown: Montclair, NJ... Attended Montclair (N.J.) High…Blue Chip Illustrated All-America…Super Prep, Tom Lemming and Prep Star All Regional selection."]
*Joe Walsh (born 1947), musician/songwriter for the James Gang and the Eagles. [ [http://www.last.fm/music/Joe+Walsh/+wiki Artist Description for Joe Walsh] , accessed December 4, 2006.]
*Jake Weary (born 1990), actor, "As The World Turns"
*Richard Wesley (born 1945), screenwriter and playwright. [Galant, Debra. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE6D61238F934A2575AC0A9669C8B63 "Look Homeward"] , "The New York Times", September 17, 2000. Accessed September 22, 2008.]
*Mary Alice Williams (born 1949), television personality. [Martin, Antoinette. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0CE1DE103BF93BA35751C0A9629C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 "On Tobacco Road, It's a Tougher Sell"] , "The New York Times", February 8, 2004. Accessed April 1, 2008. "Eighteen months ago, Mary Alice Williams, a broadcaster with WCBS radio, bought a stately 80-year-old, five-bedroom colonial from a friend -- before it was listed on the exceedingly competitive Montclair, N.J., market, where it would probably have triggered a bidding war."]
*Wendy Williams (born 1964), radio host, "The Wendy Williams Experience". [Neglia, Ashley V. [http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/njmyway/mixing-media.html "Mixing Media"] , "New Jersey Monthly", June 9, 2008. Accessed July 22, 2008.]
*Reggie Workman (born 1937), jazz musician. [ [http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=14153 "Sculptured Sounds Music Festival"] , "The Montclair News", February 15, 2007. Accessed June 4, 2008. "Under the direction of Festival Producer Reggie Workman, a Montclair musician and educator, each weekly concert will consists of a demonstration/lecture, opening act and a headlining act."]
*Jenny Owen Youngs (born 1981), singer/songwriter. [La Gorce, Tammy. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/14njMUSIC.html "Sure, I Rock, but I Need Health Care"] , "The New York Times", May 24, 2006. Accessed October 24, 2007. "To get it, Ms. Owen Youngs, 24, who shares an apartment in Montclair with a roommate, drives an hour northwest every weekday to Shanachie Records in Newton."]
*Kim Zimmer (born 1955), actress, "Guiding Light". [ [http://www.montclair.edu/pages/publications/News/NewsRelease502theater.html MSU's state-of-the-art theater celebrated at MSU's annual dinner] , Montclair State University, press release dated May 9, 2002. ""Also attending the third annual dinner was Kim Zimmer, a Montclair resident who appears as “Reva Shane” in the long-running soap opera, “Guiding Light.”"]
*Louis Zorich (born 1924), actor, former resident. [Klein, Alvin. [http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview.html?res=9407E6DB1F3BF934A15754C0A961958260 "Too Hot for 'Antigone,' so They Compromised"] , "The New York Times". July 27, 1997. Accessed June 6, 2007. "Olympia Dukakis returns to New Jersey more than once a year. She lives here, with her husband, Louis Zorich."]

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