List of people from Montclair, New Jersey

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

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Carmela Soprano, on The Sopranos, attended Montclair State University

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  1. Horner, Shirley. "About Books", The New York Times, November 10, 1985. Accessed February 28, 2011. "Two years ago, H. Bruce Franklin of Montclair, a professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, found himself, he recalled in a recent interview, 'making my usual complaint about a course on Vietnam that I teach here: that no adequate documentary history of the war that tore this nation apart for over 10 years was readily available in one volume.'"
  2. Morse, Stephen S. "Joshua Lederberg (1925-2008)", Science (magazine), March 7, 2008, vol 319, p. 1351.
  3. Broad, William J. "Joshua Lederberg, 82, a Nobel Winner, Dies", The New York Times, February 5, 2008. Accessed February 21, 2012. "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."
  4. Jenkins, Cara L.; and Raines, Ronald T. Insights on the conformational stability of collagen, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin–Madison, August 28, 2001. Accessed February 21, 2012. "Ronald T. Raines was born in 1958 in Montclair, NJ. He received ScB degrees in chemistry and biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
  5. The Honorable Kenneth Smith, Sr., The HistoryMakers. Accessed July 21, 2015. "The Reverend Dr. Kenneth B. Smith, Sr. was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on February 19, 1931."
  6. Pearce, Jeremy. "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."
  7. 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..."
  8. Staff. "Dr. Edward Weston Is 85.", The New York Times, May 10, 1935. Accessed April 16, 2012. "MONTCLAIR, N. J., May 9. - Dr. Edward Weston, scientist and inventor, whose contributions to the advancement of electrical engineering during the last half century have gained for him world-wide renown, celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday today with a dinner ar his home 37 North Mountain Avenue, here."
  9. "Virginia Hamilton Adair, 91, a Poet Famous Late in Life, Dies", The New York Times, September 18, 2004. Accessed April 16, 2012. "Mary Virginia Hamilton was born in the Bronx on Feb. 28, 1913, and was raised in Montclair, N.J. She disliked the name Mary and dropped it as soon as she left home."
  10. Brubaker, Paul. "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."
  11. Jim Axelrod: CBS Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News. Accessed June 5, 2011. "He was born in New Brunswick, N.J. Axelrod was graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and from Brown University in 1989 with a master of arts degree in history. He and his wife, Christina, live in Montclair, N.J., with their three children."
  12. 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."
  13. Galant, Debbie. "David Carr, Movie Star", Baristanet, February 4, 2011. Accessed July 13, 2012. "Add this to the list of accomplishments of Montclair's David Carr: movie star. In addition to being a New York Times media columnist, a former drug addict and memoirist and a master tweeter with a following of 295,491, Carr is the star of Andrew Rossi's documentary "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times," which got tons of buzz at Sundance last week."
  14. Wendy Coakley-Thompson, Ph.D, Page One. Accessed October 19, 2012. "Wendy Coakley-Thompson: Back to Life is my first published novel. The context is real. In 1989, a gang of Italians menaced three Black teens in Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, and a Black teenager named Yusuf Hawkins was shot to death. The story is set in Montclair, NJ, where I spent most of my life in the US."
  15. Barr, Josh. Josh Barr words: COJO Hijacking hearts and spearheading hysteria, Philly Edge, The Art Issue, April 15, 2007. "The Montclair, New Jersey-born artist's signature, vector-sharp, thick outline drawing style is quickly blurring the line between pop and urban art."
  16. Nemy, Enid. "Fleur Cowles, 101, Is Dead; Friend of the Elite and the Editor of a Magazine for Them", The New York Times, June 8, 2009. Accessed February 21, 2012. "Ms. Cowles variously gave her birthplace as Boston and Montclair, N.J., her parents as Matthew Fenton and Eleanor Pearl Fenton, and the year of her birth as anywhere from 1910 to 1917. Census records and reminiscences of friends and relatives indicate that she was born on Jan. 20, 1908, in New York City, the daughter of Morris and Lena Freidman, and that her name at birth was Florence. Her family moved to Bloomfield, N.J., when she was very young, and her sister, Millicent (who also later adopted the name Fenton), was born there. She attended high school in Bloomfield and later, according to her own biographical notes, the School of Fine and Applied Arts in New York, which no longer exists."
  17. Staff. "Fleur Cowles: Fleur Cowles, who has died aged – probably – 101, was a formidably creative American journalist and socialite who turned her back on humble origins to make her life's business networking with important people all over the world. She travelled to Persia as the guest of the Shah; Cary Grant was best man at the last of her four weddings; Yehudi Menuhin visited to play at her house in Sussex.", The Daily Telegraph, June 8, 2009. Accessed February 21, 2012. "She was born Florence Freidman in New York on January 26, 1908, if one believes a census of the time; she herself preferred 1910, or best of all 1917. Her father was Matthew Freidman (she said Fenton), who worked in the novelty business (she said a businessman-manufacturer), and her mother, Lena (she said Eleanor) Pearl. Fleur graduated from Montclair High School and went on to the School of Fine and Applied Arts in New York."
  18. Eng, Christina. "'On Moving,' by Louise DeSalvo", San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2009. Accessed February 21, 2012. "DeSalvo talks also in great detail of her own recent experiences moving from a house in Teaneck, N.J., where she and her husband raised their children, to another one in Montclair, N.J., closer now to their grandchildren."
  19. Smith, Dinitia. "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."
  20. Ellis, Edward Sylvester, Northern Illinois University. Accessed February 21, 2012. "He lived for some years at West Point while his son was instructor in mathematics there, and later in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. He died while on a vacation trip at Cliff Island, Casco Bay, Maine, June 20, 1916."
  21. Staff. "Edward S. Ellis", The New York Times, June 22, 1916. Accessed February 21, 2012. "His home was in Upper Montclair, N. J."
  22. "Jessie Redmon Fauset" from The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Accessed April 26, 2013.
  23. Staff. "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit: Montclair, NJ", Travel + Leisure, August 2010. Accessed February 28, 2011. "Montclair is one of the few New York City suburbs that can legitimately call itself cool. It is home to many New York artists and a growing population of media professionals, including New York Times reporter David Carr and New Yorker contributor Ian Frazier."
  24. Leimbach, Dulcie. "Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 98, Author of Childhood Memoir, Dies", The New York Times, November 6, 2006. Accessed June 6, 2011. "In their house in Montclair, N.J., servants took care of cooking and gardening, although every child was assigned to look after a younger sibling and performed other tasks."
  25. Herbert, Bob. "In America; Throwing a Curve", The New York Times, October 26, 1994. Accessed February 21, 2012. "In Montclair, N.J., where I grew up in the 1950's and 60's, there was an elderly woman named Mildred Maxwell who would greet the periodic outbursts of segregationists and other racial provocateurs with the angry and scornful comment, 'There isn't a hell hot enough for that man and his ideas.'"
  26. Faculty and Visitors > Special Topics 2011, Montclair State University. Accessed February 28, 2011. "Ken Johnson was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He attended Brown University and the State University of New York at Albany. Johnson is a writer for the arts pages of The New York Times, where he covers gallery and museum exhibits."
  27. Croke, Vicki. "TAKE THE TIME TO BECOME YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND", The Boston Globe, May 31, 2003. Accessed April 11, 2011. "[Jon Katz] spent a year hanging out with the dog people in his own community of Montclair, N.J., and he dived into stacks of research not only on the human-dog bond but also on bonding itself."
  28. King, Peter. "MMQB Mail: Browns got it right, big night for Byron and why we vote", Sports Illustrated, November 4, 2008. Accessed February 28, 2011. "I have been voting at the Montclair First Ward District 3 polling place for 17 years. Even with presidential elections, we never had a line longer than two or three people. This morning, at 6:48, there was a line of 36 citizens in front of us, many of them New York commuters."
  29. Laser, Michael. "SOAPBOX; Clearcutting Suburbia", The New York Times, June 20, 1999. Accessed February 6, 2012. "My wife and I moved to Montclair from Manhattan five years ago. We had chosen this house partly because its yard was bordered by wild trees and unkempt hedges."
  30. Marder, Dianna. "This case is culinary: Commissario's favorites", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 8, 2010. Accessed July 25, 2011. "Some 25 years ago, an English teacher and opera expert originally from Montclair, N.J., felt the lure of the lagoons and adopted Venice as her home. Now Donna Leon, 67, is the celebrated author of 19 international best sellers (more than two million sold) featuring a shrewd but principled police detective by the name of Guido Brunetti - and she is finally rewarding her readers with a cookbook of his favorite recipes."
  31. Adler, Margot. Potter Publisher Predicted Literary Magic, National Public Radio, July 14, 2007. Accessed October 19, 2012. "Scholastic is now a $2-billion company. "Harry Potter" represents about 8 percent of the revenues. But for Margot Siegell, the owner of Margot Sage-EL, the owner of Watchung Booksellers on Montclair, New Jersey, where Levine lives, Arthur Levine's touch is not about financial success."
  32. Anne’s Biography, The World's of Anne McCaffrey. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Anne was educated at Stuart Hall, Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School, Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures."
  33. Sherman, Ted. "Fantasy writer, former N.J. resident Anne McCaffrey dead at 85", The Star-Ledger, November 23, 2011. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Born in Cambridge, Mass., McCaffrey was raised in New Jersey, where she graduated from Montclair High School."
  34. About Susan Meddaugh, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Accessed April 11, 2011. Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey.
  35. Powell, Jim. "Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Ayn Rand: Three Women Who Inspired the Modern Libertarian Movement", The Freeman, May 1996, Volume 46 / Issue 5. Accessed February 21, 2012. "Suffering gout and other infirmities, Paterson moved in with two of her remaining friends, Ted and Muriel Hall in Montclair, New Jersey. There she died on January 10, 1961, at age 74. She was buried in an unmarked grave."
  36. Strupp, Joe. "Balancing ActThe New York Times’s editorial page editor has no lack of opinions.", New Jersey Monthly, December 13, 2010. Accessed April 16, 2012. "Rosenthal, 54, and the father of two, was born in New Delhi, India. Raised in Manhattan, he later lived in Japan, Switzerland, India, Austria and Poland. He and his wife moved to Montclair 13 years ago."
  37. Lee Siegel , The Huffington Post. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Lee Siegel is the author, most recently, of Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly, just out from HarperCollins. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and two children."
  38. Galant, Debra. "Look Homeward", The New York Times, September 17, 2000. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Richard Wesley, a black screenwriter who lives in Montclair, grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark in an era when everybody's fathers worked in factories and most of the mothers stayed at home."
  39. Staff. "Mystery Plot: Whodunit in Newark?", The New York Times, August 26, 1994. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Ms. Wilson Wesley grew up in Ashford, Conn., and now lives in Montclair, N.J., with her husband and two daughters. But she lived in nearby East Orange in the early 1970's, and Tamara's yellow-and-green Cape Cod is modeled on her old house."
  40. Segedin, Andrew. "Montclair Native Vows To Protect Sources", North Jersey Media Group, April 12, 2013. Accessed December 12, 2013. "Montclair native Jana Winter has made a career out of breaking news."
  41. ‘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."
  42. Politano, Teresa. "Haute Style Hits the Bullseye", New Jersey Monthly, December 20, 2007. Accessed February 6, 2012. "For Jack McCollough of Montclair (pictured right), success began with a thesis project back in 2002, when he and Lazaro Hernandez were students at the Parsons School of Design."
  43. Gill, Stacey. "Former Top Model Offers Teen Photography Class," Barista Kids, December 7, 2010. Accessed July 4, 2012. "For two decades fashion model Louise Vyent posed in front of the camera for such magazines as Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and American Vogue, but recently she decided to take her experience and apply it on the other side of the camera. About six months ago the Montclair resident opened up her teen portraiture studio, and now she is offering a photography class for teens and tweens."
  44. Anderson, John R. "DEAN OF SCULPTORS.; Thomas Ball of Montclair Is Also Painter and Musician.", The New York Times, May 5, 1910. Accessed July 25, 2011.
  45. Raynor, Vivien. "Art; The magnet of Montclair: its attractions on view, The New York Times, December 27, 1981. Accessed February 6, 2012. "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."
  46. Schwabsky, Barry. "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."
  47. "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."
  48. An evening with Joe McNally, Thursday, May 29, Connecticut American Society of Media Photographers. Accessed July 10, 2008. "Joe 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."
  49. Kimmelman, Michael. "Dorothy Miller Is Dead at 99; Discovered American"., The New York Times, July 12, 2003. Accessed January 26, 2008. "Dorothy Canning Miller was born on Feb. 6, 1904, in Hopedale, Mass., and was reared in Montclair, N.J."
  50. Staff. "Toni's Kitchen 30th Anniversary Benefit Event", Daily News (New York). Accessed February 6, 2012. "Toni's Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Montclair, is holding a fundraiser benefit on Saturday, March 3, at the Women's Club of Montclair. Carla Hall, co-host of the ABC-TV show The Chew and Montclair resident Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Senior Health and Medical Editor, will co-host the event."
  51. Staff. "Richard Burgi", Toronto Star, March 6, 1989. Accessed February 28, 2011. "A native of Montclair N.J. Burgi got his feet wet in soaps playing pimp turned good guy Chad Rollo on Another World for two years."
  52. 52.0 52.1 Novakovich, Lilana. "Another World's Burgi loves adventure", The Toronto Sun, September 28, 1987. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Burgi hails from Montclair, N.J., his father was Swiss and his mother is of Scottish extraction. "I checked out my family when I was in Europe," he says. 'One of my Swiss relatives discovered gold in this country.' ... His parents were involved in local theatre and the family shared a passion for music, their home often the site of neighborhood jam sessions, with Burgi and brother Chuck on drums.
  53. 53.0 53.1 Staff. "Soapy Sales",, April 25, 2005. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Eva La Rue and John Callahan (pictured below) played soap characters Maria Santos-Grey and Edmund Grey. The pair were married on the show and lauded as one of the soap's all-time favorite couples. In an art imitates life move, La Rue and Grey married and lived here in Montclair with their young daughter."
  54. Corbett, Nic. "Stephen Colbert helps Montclair kick off reading weekend", The Star-Ledger, October 2, 2009. Accessed February 28, 2011. "A Montclair resident and father, Colbert read "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf to help kick off the Montclair Public Library Foundation's weekend-long read-a-thon, The Little Read."
  55. 55.0 55.1 Klein, Alvin. "Baldwin Girl Finds Camelot (on Broadway)", The New York Times, February 22, 1998. Accessed February 6, 2012. "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."
  56. Staff. "Robert M. Colleary, 82", The Montclair Times, February 23, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2012. "Robert M. Bob Colleary, 82, of Santa Barbara, Calif., formerly of Montclair, died on Sunday, Jan. 8, in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Montclair, Mr. Colleary graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City."
  57. Reich Ronnie. "Move Over, Barrymores - Here Come The Connollys, The Star-Ledger, January 9, 2012. Accessed December 12, 2013. "Growing up in Montclair, the siblings first shared stages at the Essex Youth Theater, at Montclair Kimberly Academy and, one summer, in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" at a local park."
  58. 58.0 58.1 Williams, Alex. "A Modern Immigrant Finds the Spotlight", The New York Times, June 14, 2013. Accessed December 10, 2013. "For the last few years, Dagmara said, the glittering life was largely confined to children’s play dates with actor friends like Liv Tyler at her three-story colonial in Montclair, N.J., while finishing her novel."
  59. Nash, Margo. "Olympia Dukakis and Memories of Montclair", The New York Times, August 10, 2003. Accessed February 6, 2012. "OLYMPIA DUKAKIS'S new autobiography begins in Montclair, where she lived for 30 years and was a founder and the producing artistic director of the Whole Theater Company."
  60. Allen B. DuMont (1901-1965), Montclair, New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Accessed February 6, 2012. "In 1932, working at a small laboratory in the basement of his home in Upper Montclair, DuMont invented the 'Magic Eye,' a cathode-ray tube that could be used as a visual tuning aid in radio receivers."
  61. Keil, Braden. "Bond Ambition", New York Post, May 3, 2007. Accessed April 30, 2012. "Soap star Beth Ehlers, who was nominated last year for a daytime Emmy, is heading back to New York City after putting in hard time in New Jersey. The mother of two, who plays Harley on "Guiding Light," is now listing her 12-room Upper Montclair home for a most reasonable $899,000."
  62. Beckerman, Jim. "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..."
  63. "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."
  64. Hinckley, David. "TAP-DANCE KING SAVION GLOVER SETS IN MOTION A NEW SHOW DOWNTOWN", Daily News (New York), April 20, 1999. Accessed October 19, 2011. "He now lives in Upper Montclair, in a home he bought for his mother, and his two older brothers work with him. Carlton does the lighting for his show, and Abron is one of the dancers in Savion's dance company NYOT, which stands for Not Your Ordinary Tappers, which they aren't."
  65. Longsdorf, Amy. "Cinephiles walk on the wild side in A.C.", Courier-Post, October 6, 2012. Accessed October 19, 2012. "Montclair, Essex County, native Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction) and Billy Zane (Titanic) co-star."
  66. Krebs, Albin. "Sterling Hayden dead at 70; an actor, writer and sailor", The New York Times, May 24, 1986. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Mr. Hayden was named Sterling Relyea Walter when he was born in Montclair, N.J., on March 26, 1916."
  67. Bowie, Stephen. "Random Roles: Anthony Heald on The Silence of the Lambs, Boston Public and Head-Butting Himself", The A.V. Club, March 4, 2015. Accessed April 18, 2015. " 'By '96 my wife and I had been married for 10 years and we had two children, and we were living in Montclair, New Jersey.' "
  68. Zarra, Erica. "Meet Young Frankenstein: As Young Frankenstein’s Broadway monster, Shuler Hensley lurches and bellows. But at home in Montclair, he’s one big teddy bear.", New Jersey Monthly, August 11, 2008. Accessed April 16, 2012. "After each show, he gets into his Volvo SUV and drives through the Lincoln Tunnel—which exits onto a mile or so of some of the worst pavement in New Jersey—and takes Route 3 home to the big trees and fresh air of Montclair. With his wife, Paula, daughter, Skyler, 8, and son, Grayson, 4, Hensley lives on a main street in a Mediterranean-inspired, 1895 mansion."
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.3 Read, Philip. "Hollywood East: Local celebrities", The Star-Ledger, May 13, 2008. Accessed February 28, 2011.
  70. Staff. "Louis Jean Heydt, Actor, Dies In Boston After Playing a Scene; Veteran of Stage and Screen Stricken While Appearing in 'There Was a Little Girl'", The New York Times, January 3, 1960. Accessed October 19, 2012. "Mr. Heydt, a native of Montclair, N.J., started a career in journalism with the old New York World, but in 1927 he turned to the stage, making his debut on Broadway in the role of Harry Jones in The Trial of Mary Dugan."
  71. Maurer, Mark. "Stand-up comedian kicks off Stevens' school year", The Jersey Journal, August 27, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2011. "Despite growing up in Queens, Hofstetter is not a stranger to New Jersey. He lived in Montclair from 2007 to 2009 before moving to New York City, but he still frequents Arthur's Tavern in Hoboken about twice a year."
  72., [1]. Accessed July 10, 2012. "Janet Hubert is currently a resident of Montclair, New Jersey."
  73. 73.0 73.1 Emling, Shelley. "Surrounded By Soap Opera Stars In Montclair: A soap opera junkie confesses to being starstruck", MontclairPatch, April 25, 2012. Accessed April 30, 2012. "Others around town also said they know of various soap opera stars who currently live — or have lived — in Montclair. Among them are Vincent Irizarry, who played Dr. David Hayward on All My Children, Eva LaRue, who played Maria Santos on All My Children and is now a regular on CSI: Miami, and Jake Weary, who played Luke Snyder on As The World Turns. Deas is married to Margaret Colin, who played Margo Montgomery Hughes on As The World Turns and Eleanor Waldorf-Rose on Gossip Girl. The two moved to Montclair in the late 1990s."
  74. "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."
  75. Staff. "Jersey's Amazing Kreskin can foresee it", The Star-Ledger, March 13, 2009. Accessed December 30, 2013. "Before he was Kreskin, though, he was George Joseph Kresge, a little Polish/Sicilian kid born in Montclair in 1935."
  76. Jaeger, Barbara. "N.J. child actresses take their roles to heart: Musical benefits the AIDS fight", The Record (Bergen County), April 28, 1995. "Last year, Leach, a sophomore at Montclair High School, participated in 'Kids Care,' which she said helped raise approximately $25,000 for the AIDS battle."
  77. "Warren Littlefield: Television Svengali", Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Accessed February 6, 2012. "A native of Montclair, N.J., Littlefield began his career at Westfall Productions in New York City, where he developed and produced prime-time specials and movies. At age 26, he produced "The Last Giraffe," a made-for-television movie that was shot exclusively on location in Kenya."
  78. Nash, Margo. "Jersey footlights", December 8, 2002. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Ms Lopez, who lives in Montclair, did a reading of the play at Montclair High School last year when her son was a senior."
  79. Martin, Antoinette. "Following the Money: Longtime CNBC Co-Anchor Tyler Mathisen reports on the volatile world of finance", Montclair Magazine, Spring 2012, p. 45. Accessed April 16, 2012.
  80. Horsburgh, Susan. "Setting His Sights", People (magazine), April 22, 2002. Accessed April 16, 2012. "That's when Miller decided to follow his father, John, a National Enquirer reporter (who died in 1985), into journalism. Born in New York City but raised from age 9 in nearby Montclair, N.J., Miller and his older sister Gregg (a private detective who died of diabetes in 1999) went out on stories with their dad, who introduced them to some of the biggest names in both Hollywood and organized crime."
  81. Pacheco, Patrick. "THEATER / Black, White And the Blues / JOE MORTON is the first black actor to buy the white painting in `Art.' He also plays the blues.", Newsday, January 3, 1999. Accessed April 16, 2012. "His favorite sculptors are Brancusi and Nora Chavooshian, Morton's wife. Morton and Chavooshian live in Montclair, N.J. - where they have his-and-her studios (she to sculpt, he to play blues on the guitar) - with their two young children."
  82. Staff. "Say what? Montclair budget soap opera, police on the Q-T3, Bob and the Big Man", The Montclair Times, June 24, 2011. Accessed April 30, 2012. "Montclair attracts more than its fair share of entertainment and media types. And one of them, former Guiding Light star Michael O'Leary, showed up at Tuesday night's Township Council meeting to voice his concern about the municipal budget and spiraling taxes."
  83. Dougherty, Frank. "Radnor Studio 21 GM interviews TV legend 'Gordon' of 'Sesame Street'", Main Line Suburban Life, June 22, 2010. Accessed April 16, 2012. "A New Jersey resident, Orman and his wife live in Montclair. They are the parents of four children, the youngest in high school, and five grandchildren."
  84. "Blow to the Head=A Hit at Sundance". New Jersey Monthly, February 20, 2013.
  85. Associated Press. "`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."
  86. "Meet Todd Porter, He's Whiz Kids' Ham – And That Says It All", 16 Magazine, May 1984. "Todd, in fact, still calls Montclair, New Jersey Home. That's where the 15-year-old was born (on May 15, 1968)"
  87. Christina Ricci, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 7, 1993. "Hometown: Born in Santa Monica; moved to Montclair, N.J. as a child"
  88. Staff. "Obituary: Rosemary Rice Merrell, 87, started in TV and radio", New Canaan Advertiser, August 21, 2012. Accessed September 8, 2014. "Born on May 3, 1925, in Montclair, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Laura Rogers Rice."
  89. Slotnik, Daniel E. "Rosemary Rice, Oldest Daughter of TV’s ‘Mama,’ Dies at 87", The New York Times, August 22, 2012. Accessed October 19, 2012. "Rosemary Rice was born on May 3, 1925, in Montclair, N.J. She appeared in Broadway shows like Gypsy Rose Lee's 1943 comedy, "The Naked Genius," and on the radio in soap operas and mystery shows."
  90. Rose, Lisa. "Montclair filmmaker, Metuchen couple react to release of West Memphis Three", The Star-Ledger, August 19, 2011. Accessed April 16, 2012. "Montclair filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky was home in New Jersey when he heard about a surprise hearing today for three convicted killers in Arkansas, whose story he's been chronicling since 1993."
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