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1. Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

Actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami on February 20, 1927. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

2. Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

Singer Jason Derulo born on September 21, 1989 in Miami. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

3. Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando on July 31, 1962. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

4. Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen


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“Gone With The Wind Actress” Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen was born in Tampa, Florida on January 7, 1911. (Source: Local 10)

5. Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross was born in Carol City, Florida on January 28, 1976.

(AP) (Source: Only In Your State)

7. T-Pain


Rapper T-Pain was born in Tallahassee, Florida on September 30, 1985.

(AP) (Source: Local 10)

8. Howard “Howie” Kendrick

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MLB player Howard “Howie” Kendrick for the Philadelphia Phillies was born in Jacksonville, Florida on July 12, 1983, He grew up in Callahan, Florida. (Source: Local 10)

9. Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Musician and singer Ray Charles was born in Georgia but grew up in Greenville, Florida.

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10. Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Comedian and actress Maya Rudolph is from Gainsville, Florida. She was born on July 27, 1972.

(AP Photo) (Source: IMDB)

11. Flo Rida

Flo Rida

Rapper Flo Rida comes from Carol City, Florida just like fellow rapper Rick Ross. He was born September 16, 1979.

(PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

13. Zeke Mowatt

Former NFL Tight End for the NY Giants & New England Patriots, Zeke Mowatt is from Wauchula, Florida. (Source: Local 10) (Source: Local 10)

14. Artis Gilmore

Artis Gilmore #NBA#ArtisGilmore#ABA#basketball ##blewfootfunkypeople

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Retired NBA player Artis Gilmore comes from Chipley, Florida and was born on September 21, 1949. (Source: Local 10)

15. Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

Former NFL player Deion Sanders was born in Ft. Myers, Florida on August 9, 1967.

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