born in Hunts Point, but growing up in Soundview, she became the symbol of a 1920s flapper. She became a
widely-known singer, with kewpie-doll looks and a doll-like voice. Nervousness
led her to add the nonsense phrase "boop-boop-de-doop" to her songs, and she
was nicknamed Betty Boop, a name later applied to a cartoon character that
mimicked her style.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Nobel Prize Winner
, native Bronxite, to manage Williamsbridge Oval, St. James and Poe parks
and the Mosholu Parkway Greenway and others as the new Community Board #7
of Hip Hop Soul
Rose Marie Bravo
What does a woman from the
Bronx have to do with the legendary British
Burberry Trench Coat?
honored by South Bronx Board of Trade as
Business Woman of the
"paints the sky" green
atop the Empire State Building, honoring
Donate Life Month and her mother
One of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement.
Mary Higgins Clark
writes memoir Kitchen Privileges that opens with anecdotes about Bronx
Ellen Amy Levine--
Born in the Bronx, New
York, Jennifer lived in the
"Castle Hill" section and
had to take the 6 train
get to Manhattan for work,
hence the name of her
first album, "On the Six."
National Award for
Local Yiddish Poet