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Historical and Celebrity Immigrants


Charles Atlas
Bodybuilder
(Italy)

 

Famous Immigrants in History -- Irving Berlin Composer
Irving Berlin
Composer
(Russia)

 


Frank Capra
Director
(Italy)

 


Albert Einstein
Physicist
(Germany)

 


Al Jolson
Actor
(Lithuania)

 


Bela Lugosi
Actor
(Hungary)

 


John Muir
Naturalist
(United Kingdom)

 


Anthony Quinn
Actor
(Mexico)

 


Knute Rockne
Athlete
(Norway)

 


Rudolph Valentino
Actor
(Italy)

 


Sports    Literature   
Business    Government    Education    Arts and Entertainment
Sports

Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti
Race Car Driver
(Italy)

 

Livian Hernandez
Livan Hernandez
Baseball Player
(Cuba)

 

Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
Hockey Player
(Canada)

 

Bela Karolyi
Bela Karolyi
U.S. Gymnastics
Coach
(Romania)

 

Lenny Krazelburg
Lenny Krazelburg
Swimmer
(Russia)

 

Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
Basketball Player
(Jamaica)

 

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
(Czech Republic)

 

Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon
Basketball Player
(Nigeria)

 

Jhoon Goo Rhee
Jhoon Goo Rhee
Judo Expert
(Korea)

 

Sammy Sosa
Sammy Sosa
Baseball Player
(Dominican Rep.)

 

Literature

Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende
Author
Daughter of Fortune
(Chile)

 

Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat
Author
Breath, Eyes, Memory
(Haiti)

 

Le Ly Hayslip
Le Ly Hayslip
Author
When Heaven and Earth Change Places
(Vietnam)

 

Bette Bao Lord
Bette Bao Lord
Author
Legacies
(China)

 

Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt
Author
Angela's Ashes
(Ireland)

 

Business

Liz Claiborne
Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
(Belgium)

 

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
Fashion Designer
(Dominican Rep.)

 

Max Frankel
Max Frankel
Editor,
New York Times
(Germany)

 

John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth
Galbraith
Economist
(Canda)

 

Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
Founder,
Intel Corp.
(Hungary)

 

Jeong H. Kim
Jeong H. Kim
High-Tech
Entrepreneur
(Korea)

 

Jenny Ming
Jenny Ming
CEO, Old Navy
(Macau)

 

Josie Natori
Josie Natori
Fashion Designer
(Phillipines)

 

Bjarne Stroustrup
Bjarne Stroustrup
Inventor, C++ Computer Language
(Denmark)

 

Tobias Taurel
Tobias Taurel
CEO, Eli Lilly & Co.
(Morocco)

 

Government

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright
Former U.S.
Secretary of State
(Czech Republic)

 

Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
Former U.S.
Secretary of State
(Germany)

 

Tom Lantos
Tom Lantos
U.S. Congressman
(Hungary)

 

John Shalikashvili
John Shalikashvili
Former Chairman,
Joint Chiefs of Staff
(Poland)

 

John Timoney
John Timoney
Former Police Commissioner
(Ireland)

 

Education and the Sciences

Jagdish Bhagwati
Jagdish Bhagwati
Professor
Columbia University
(India)

Hans Bethe
Hans Bethe
Nobel Prize-winning
Physicist
(Germany)
 

Jaime Escalante
Jaime Escalante
Educator
Stand and Deliver (Bolivia)

David Ho
David Ho
Scientist/
AIDS Researcher
(Taiwan)
 

I.M. Pei
I.M. Pei
Architect
(China)

 

Cesar Pelli
Cesar Pelli
Architect/Educator
(Argentina)

 

Chang-Lin Tien
Chang-Lin Tien
Chancellor
UC Berkley
(China)
 

Roman Totenberg
Roman Totenberg
Professor
Boston University
(Poland)

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Elizabeth
Kubler-Ross
Physician/Author
(Switzerland)
 

Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
Noble Prize Winner
(Romania)
 

   
Arts & Entertainment

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Dancer/Actor
(Russia)

 

Placido Domingo
Placido Domingo
Opera Singer
(Spain)

 

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
Singer
(Cuba)

 

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
Actor
(Canada)

 

Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Actor/Comedien
(United Kingdom)

 

Iman
Iman
Model/Actress
(Somalia)

 

Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Actress
(United Kingdom)

 

Ming Cho Lee
Ming Cho Lee
Set Designer
(China)

 

Ann Margret
Ann Margret
Actress/Singer
(Sweden)

 

Peter Max
Peter Max
Artist
(Germany)

 

Zubin Mehta
Zubin Mehta
Conductor
(India)

 

Gian Carlo Menotti
Gian Carlo Menotti
Composer
(Italy)

 

Nathan Milstein
Nathan Milstein
Concert Violinist
(Russia)

 

Ricardo Montalban
Ricardo Montalban
Actor
(Mexico)

 

Louise Nevelson
Louise Nevelson
Sculptor
(Russia)

 

Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
Director
(Germany)

 

Seiji Ozawa
Seiji Ozawa
Conductor
(China)

 

Frank Oz
Frank Oz
Puppeteer/Director
(United Kingdom)

 

Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman
Violinist
(Israel)

 

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Actor
(Bahamas)

 

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
Musician
(Mexico)

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor
(Austria)

 

John Secada
John Secada
Singer
(Cuba)

 

William Shatner
William Shatner
Actor
(Canada)

 

Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
Artist
(Romania)

 

Isaac Stern
Isaac Stern
Concert Violinist
(Russia)

 

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress
(United Kingdom)

 

Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
Game Show Host
(Canada)

 

Derek Walcott
Derek Walcott
Poet
(St. Lucia)

 

Wayne Wang
Wayne Wang
Director
(China)

 

Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
Director
(Austria)

 

Neil Young
Neil Young
Musician
(Canada)

 

Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia
Actor
(Cuba)
 

Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
Concert Cellist
(France)
 

Midori
Midori
Classical Violinist
(Japan)
 

Claus Oldenburg
Claus Oldenburg
Artist
(Sweden)
 
Andre Previn
Andre Previn
Pianist/Composer
(Germany)
 
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons
Musician
(Israel)
Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
Musician
(The Netherlands)
 
Pinchas Zukerman
Pinchas Zukerman
Concert Violinist
(Israel)

 

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Last Updated 21-Jul-2014