Mutual Roots in New York

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Endicott, New York is a unique city in America.  It was formed by the blood and sweat of hard-working immigrants along with the innovative ideals of industrial democracy.  Endicott Johnson Shoes and IBM were two iconic organizations that were born in this area.  In addition to its rich history, it is the city my relatives have called home for generations.  It is where my parents met, and where I was born.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel back to this area this week to visit family members.  During my stay here, I watched a fascinating documentary that intrigued and reignited my pride in having been born in the great state of New York (not that I don’t love living in Minnesota, mind you).  Therefore, I am dedicating this post to some of the famous classic cinema icons that were born in New York.

Barbara Stanwyck (Brooklyn, N.Y)

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Tony Curtis (The Bronx)

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Lucille Ball (Jamestown, N.Y.)

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Burt Lancaster (New York City, N.Y.)

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Clara Bow (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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Mickey Rooney (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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Susan Hayward (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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Robert Montgomery (Beacon, N.Y.)

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Joan Blondell (New York City, N.Y.)

Reference:  http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TIO9ed0Xt_g/TXnCb70i6TI/AAAAAAAAS58/u9tALD1s4N4/s1600/JoanBlondell30as.jpgJames Cagney (Stanford, N.Y.)

Reference:  http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Cagney,%20James/Annex/Annex%20-%20Cagney,%20James_08.jpg

Lauren Bacall (The Bronx)

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Humphrey Bogart (New York City, New York)

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Constance Bennett (New York City, N.Y.)

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Walter Matthau (New York City, N.Y.)

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Marion Davies (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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Marx Brothers:  Harpo, Chico, Groucho (New York City, N.Y.)

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Rita Hayworth (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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Franchot Tone (Niagara Falls)

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Mae West (Bushwick, N.Y.)

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George Raft (New York City, N.Y.)

Reference:  http://doctormacro.com/Images/Raft,%20George/Annex/Annex%20-%20Raft,%20George%20(Midnight%20Club)_01.jpg

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” Charlie Chaplin

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