Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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  • Beanie Sigel
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Paul Robeson
  • Kevin Hart
  • The Roots
  • Will Smith
  • Jill Scott
  • Bill Cosby
  • Amber Rose
  • Lee Daniels
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Boyz II Men
  • Eve
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Holly Robinson Peete

Phyllis Hyman

The singer was born in Philadelphia in 1949 and grew up in a large family in suburban Pittsburgh, where she trained at a music school. Hyman gained fame as part of the Manhattan jazz set in the 1960s and '70s and recorded her last album, the critically-acclaimed I Refuse to Be Lonely, in 1995, the same year of her death.

(Photo: David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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