Famous People from New York State

Can you name these famous New Yorkers based on a short clue?
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Last updated: December 17, 2019
First submittedJanuary 4, 2013
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Billionaire ex-mayor
NYC
Mike Bloomberg
Ex-mayor who says 9/11 a lot
NYC
Rudy Giuliani
Governor and
escort agency patron
NYC
Eliot Spitzer
Former Bennifer member
NYC
Jennifer Lopez
"New York State of Mind"
Hicksville
Billy Joel
Steroidal shortstop
NYC
Alex Rodriguez
Son of Sam killer
NYC
David Berkowitz
Rough rider President
NYC
Theodore Roosevelt
"The Great Gatsby" author
Buffalo
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fur baron
NYC
John Jacob Astor
"Teflon Don" crime boss
NYC
John Gotti
"Meet the Parents" father
NYC
Robert De Niro
ALS disease
is named for him
NYC
Lou Gehrig
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Author of "Cosmos"
NYC
Carl Sagan
Had a TV show
about nothing
Massapequa
Jerry Seinfeld
He is Jack Donaghy
Massapequa
Alec Baldwin
He was Spartacus
Amsterdam
Kirk Douglas
His real name is
Shawn Carter
NYC
Jay-Z
Michael Corleone
NYC
Al Pacino
Garfunkel's partner
NYC
Paul Simon
Wore a meat dress
NYC
Lady Gaga
"Mean Girls" actress
NYC
Lindsay Lohan
Facebook CEO
White Plains
Mark Zuckerberg
Pink-wigged rapper
NYC
Nicki Minaj
Donkey from "Shrek"
NYC
Eddie Murphy
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Level 71
Jan 2, 2013
You spelled Giuliani wrong.
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2013
Fixed. Thanks!
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Level 37
Oct 23, 2017
eddie murphy was born and raised in Roosevelt, l. I. and don't you DARE go 'SAVING COMMENTS' on me!
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Level 72
Jan 2, 2013
I know Rodriguez was a shortstop, but I think it makes more sense to say third baseman since that's the position he plays now.
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Level 56
Jan 2, 2013
Maybe, but he used steroids when he was a shortstop. He only moved to third base when he went to the Yankees and supposedly did not use steroids after that.
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Level 44
Nov 30, 2013
rumors are that he did use steroids after he left the rangers and joined the yankees
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Level 71
Jul 22, 2015
The category is famous New Yorkers. A-Rod never played short stop as a Yankee; that was Jeter's gig. So it should say steroid using 3rd baseman.
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Level 54
Aug 1, 2014
I got it, but I wasn't sure when I was typing in the answer.

He hasn't been at short for awhile. If you are mentioning shortstop in the clue, third base has to be also given or you could be confusing the quiz taker.

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Level 81
Aug 4, 2019
The correct answer is all of 'em.
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Level 79
Oct 21, 2014
Completely overlooked the Paul Simon clue. I hate it when I do that.
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Level 78
Aug 19, 2017
Glad I'm not the only one that does that. Drives me nuts. (short ride, I know)
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Level 50
Jul 21, 2015
Definitely thought of Nas before Billy Joel
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Level 43
Jul 23, 2015
Only one representative from upstate? This is a NYC people quiz, not an NYS quiz.
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Level 44
Jul 26, 2015
Thought Bennifer referred to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and since they're divorcing the "former" made sense... I guess I'm too young to have known the Lopez phase
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Level 44
Jul 29, 2015
Mark Zuckerberg isn't from White Plains. He lived in Dobbs Ferry and went to Ardsley schools.
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Level 75
May 10, 2017
F Scott Fitzgerald is not from New York, and even though he lived there a short while, was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and self-identified as Minnesotan. He lived in Buffalo only about ten years from the ages of 2-12 while his father jumped between jobs. They then returned to St. Paul where Scott finished his schooling and lived on and off until after his daughter Scottie was born.
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Level 76
Jul 2, 2019
Anyone else think "Teflon Don crime boss" referred to the current occupant of 1600 Penn?
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Level 81
Aug 4, 2019
Technically, you should accept a lot of actors' names as Spartacus.
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Level 64
May 9, 2020
So many New Yorkers could be added to make this about the whole state. Tommy Hilfiger, FDR, Hal Roach, Ani diFranco, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Herman Melville...
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Level 55
Aug 4, 2020
Lindsay Lohan is not from NYC, she is from Merrick, NY on Long Island.