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Notable Philadelphians

We take a look at those who once or still do call Philadelphia home.

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    Larry Fine of the Three Stooges. Pictured here in "Disorder." Photo: public domain.
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    Gamble and Huff. The songwriting and production team has written and produced over 170 gold and platinum records. They are also the founders of the Philadelphia International record label. Photo by Steven A. Henry/Getty Images
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    Philly Soul Singer, Jill Scott. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
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    Music Sensation Teddy Pendergrass.
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    Philadelphia Legend, Will Smith. Smith achieved fame as one of the first, groundbreaking rappers in the late 80's, and then became a star actor on the hit show "Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" and in movies such as "Independence Day" and "I Am Legend." Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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    Actor and Musician connected by 6 degrees to everyone, Kevin Bacon. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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    Philly-born Hip-Hop band, and late night TV stars, The Roots. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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    Bill Cosby. Famous comedian with a hit show, The Cosby Show. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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    Tyrell Biggs Born in Philadelphia and attended West Philadelphia High. He won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA in boxing.
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    Boyz II Men. Most successful R&B male vocal group of all time. They have won four Grammys during their career. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Vh1
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    Solomon Burke. Born in Philadelphia. This Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter began his career as a Preacher in Philadelphia then soon became the host to a gospel radio show. From there he began a successful music career. Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images
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    Host Of "American Bandstand" Dick Clark. Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images
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    G. Love - local Philly musician
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    Patti LaBelle. Born in Philadelphia and began her singer career at church. She is a renowned R&B and soul singer/songwriter. MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images
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    Actor Peter Boyle Of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images
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    Hall and Oates. Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images
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    NFL Wide Receiver, Marvin Harrison. Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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    Christina Perri, from the Philadelphia area.
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    Kevin Eubanks, American jazz guitarist and composer who was the leader of the Tonight Show Band hosted by Jay Leno. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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    ESPN Analyst and Philly Boy, Stephen A. Smith. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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    Comedian and TV Star, Bob Saget. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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    Former World Champion, Boxer Bernard Hopkins. ROGERIO BARBOSA/AFP/Getty Images
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    Anthony Green - lead singer of Circa Survive and many other musical projects.
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    Eve, Born and raised in Philadelphia. She is a famous singer/rapper/actress. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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    5 Time NBA Champion, NBA Star, Kobe Bryant, Of Lower Merion High School In Suburban Philadelphia. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
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    Motivational Speaker, Author, And Former 76ers Owner, Pat Croce. Photo by Alex Wong/Newsmakers
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    "Partridge Family" Star, Danny Bonaduce. Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images