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

Paul Robeson

The singer, actor and civil rights activist left a huge impact on his native Philadelphia, even years after his death. He's the subject of one of the city's famous murals and had a high school named after him. His childhood home, where he spent the last decade of his life, has been turned into a museum and community center to inspire young activists and leaders. 

(Photo: H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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