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    Default Famous Dominicans

    Are you familiar with some of these personalities ?
    How many can you count on knowing or heard of ?

    Can you think of any that were left out?
    Please add them to the list for bonus on your points


    150+ .......... At this level you probably became a DR citizen. Please don't scam other
    expats/tourists


    126-150......... Excellent, you are in tune with domicanism and you can teach a thing or
    two to others about us. You must be a DR resident.

    101-125....... Very good, you can definately fire up a good conversation with any dominican

    76-100......... You are on top of DR things.

    51-75.......... You have done your share of DR related readings.

    26-50.......... You are avg

    10-25.......... You barely pass, but watch it.

    5-9............. Do you need help?

    0-4............. Do you even know where DR is? I hope you can add a couple to the list for
    your DR1 respect sake.



    Add 5 points for every personality you add, but each personality must be googleable so that
    we can read about it in order for dr1 members to give an approval. Otherwise you will need atleast 5 dr1 members to quote your add-on by stating that they are familiar with that Add-on.

    Please, resort's sankies does not count.

    FAMOUS DOMINICANS



    Authors
    · Julia Alvarez
    · Aída Cartagena Portalatín
    · Hilma Contreras
    · Junot Diaz
    · Virgilio Diaz Grullon
    · Fabio Fiallo
    · Pedro Henriquez Ureña
    · Guillermo Linares
    · Leopoldo Minaya
    · Pedro Mir
    · Samuel Nina Ortiz
    · Salomé Ureña
    · Otilio Vigil Díaz

    Beauty Queens
    · Mariasela Alvarez - Miss World 1982
    · Claudia Cruz - Miss World 2004 1st runner up
    · Denny Mendez - Miss Italy 1996
    · Susie Castillo- Miss USA 2003
    · Ruth Ocumarez- Miss Dominican Republic 2001, actress/television host
    · Amelia Vega - Miss Universe 2003

    Historical Figures
    · Francisco del Rosario Sánchez - one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
    · Juan Pablo Duarte - one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
    · Pedro Florentino - hero of the Battle of Jacuba in the War of Independence from Haiti.
    · Máximo Gómez - military commander of Cuban Independence campaign of Dominican origin.
    · Ramón Matías Mella - One of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
    · The Mirabal sisters - political dissidents

    Motion Picture & Television Personalities
    · Nancy Alvarez, psychologist/television talk show host
    · Tina Aumont, French actress (daughter of Maria Montez)
    · Freddy Beras-Goico comedian/television host/producer (cousin of Charytin)
    · Julissa Bermudez, television personality (BET)
    · Charytin, actress
    · Tony Dandrades, television journalist/host
    · Andres Garcia, actor
    · Luis Lopez, actor (film Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights)
    · Yorlin Madera, actor (television series One Life To Live)
    · Agliberto Meléndez, film director
    · Maria Montez actress
    · Omahyra Mota, actress/model
    · Patricia Mota, actress (sister of Omahrya Mota)
    · Judy Reyes, actress (television show Scrubs)
    · Alfonso Ribeiro Actor/Singer Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
    · Birmania Rios, television personality (television show Despierta America)
    · Michelle Rodriguez, actress (Dominican mother)
    · Julio Sabala, comedian/celebrity impersonator
    · Zoë Saldaña, actress
    · Merlin Santana, actor
    · Rosanna Tavarez, actress/singer (group Eden's Crush)
    · Celines Toribio ,actress
    · Sandra Zaiter, television personality in Puerto Rico

    Notable and Newsworthy Personalities
    · Felix Acosta-Nunez Journalist
    · Sully Bonnelly, fashion designer
    · Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Dominican Republic
    · Oscar de la Renta, famous fashion designer
    · Magali Febles, owner of the Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Puerto Rico pageant franchises
    · Providencia Paredes, assistant/confidante to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    · Ilka Tanya Payan, actress, AIDS/HIV activist
    · Camille ****arro, French painter (Dominican mother)
    · Porfirio Rubirosa, famous playboy
    · Miguel Suero, notorious New York City drug dealer
    · Héctor Valdez Albizu, economist

    Singers and Musicians
    · Manny Albam, jazz musician
    · José Alberto (aka El Canario), singer
    · Anaís, singer
    · Andy Andy, Bachata singer
    · Aventura, Bachata Group
    · AZ, Rapper
    · Eddie Baez, International deejay/dance music producer
    · Alex Bueno Singer
    · Michel Camilo, jazz pianist
    · Angela Carrasco singer
    · Coro, freestyle singer/actor
    · Juan Luis Guerra, merengue Singer
    · Los Hermanos Rosario, merengue group
    · Kinito Mendez merengue singer
    · Pavel Nunez, rock musician/composer
    · Johnny Pacheco, salsa singer/producer
    · Proyecto Uno merengue rap group
    · Milly Quezada, singer
    · Fausto Rey, singer/composer
    · Anthony Ríos, singer/composer
    · Raulin Rosendo, salsa singer
    · Toño Rosario merengue singer
    · Roger Sanchez, international deejay/ dance music producer
    · Antony Santos Bachata Singer
    · Luis Segura singer
    · Toque Profundo, Rock Band
    · Luis Vargas bachata singer
    · Sergio Vargas Merengue singer
    · Wilfrido Vargas Merengue singer
    · Johnny Ventura Merengue singer
    · Fernando Villalona, singer

    Sports
    · Danny Almonte Scandal-plagued Little Leaguer
    · Felipe Alou Baseball manager and player
    · Jesús Alou Baseball player
    · Matty Alou Baseball player
    · Moisés Alou Baseball player
    · Joaquín Andújar Baseball player
    · Tony Batista Baseball player
    · Danny Bautista Baseball player
    · George Bell Baseball player
    · Ronnie Belliard baseball player
    · Adrián Beltré Baseball player
    · Francisco Cabrera Baseball player, hero of the 1992 NLCS for the Atlanta Braves
    · Melky Cabrera Baseball player
    · Robinson Canó Baseball player
    · Bernie Castro Baseball player
    · Luis Castillo Football Player NFL National Football League
    · Bartolo Colón Baseball player
    · Carlos Cruz (1937-1970), World boxing champion
    · Leo Cruz world boxing champion (brother of Carlos Cruz)
    · Edwin Encarnacion Baseball player
    · Juan Encarnacion Baseball player
    · Edward Vinicio Espinal Soccer player
    · Mary Joe Fernández Tennis Player
    · Julio Franco Baseball player
    · Francisco Garcia Basketball Player NBA
    · Vladimir Guerrero Baseball Player
    · Joan Guzman World boxing champion
    · Tito Horford Basketball Player NBA
    · Francisco Liriano Baseball player
    · Genaro De León Tennis player
    · Felipe López NBA basketball player
    · Hector Luna Baseball player
    · Juan Marichal Baseball Hall of Famer
    · Pedro Martínez Cy Young Award winning baseball player
    · Eleoncio Mercedes 1985 World boxing champion
    · Raúl Mondesí Baseball player
    · David Ortiz Baseball player
    · Wily Mo Pena Baseball player
    · Jhonny Peralta Baseball player
    · Albert Pujols Baseball player
    · Hanley Ramirez Baseball player
    · Manny Ramírez Baseball player
    · José Reyes Baseball player
    · Alex Rodriguez Baseball player
    · Alfonso Soriano Baseball player
    · Sammy Sosa Baseball player
    · Félix Sánchez Olympic gold medal winning hurdler
    · Humberto A.Sanchez Baseball player
    · Ervin Ramon Santana Baseball player
    · Miguel Tejada Baseball player
    · Juan C. Uribe Baseball player
    · Rafael Veras Long distance runner
    · Charlie Villanueva, NBA Basketball Player
    · Hector Wagner Baseball player

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    I've heard of twenty-three, and I think that Roberto Clemente Baseball Player, Frank Reyes musician, and Hector Acosta musician belong on the list.
    Last edited by wuarhat; 07-23-2008 at 12:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuarhat View Post
    I've heard of twenty-three, and I think that Roberto Clemente Baseball Player, Frank Reyes musician, and Hector Acosta musician belong on the list.
    It appears that Roberto was from Puerto Rico.

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    Thanks god for Wikipedia......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuarhat View Post
    It appears that Roberto was from Puerto Rico.
    Good observation wuarhat!!!

    Those two add-on definately helped you with with 33 points.

    Man that was close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Hidalgo View Post
    Thanks god for Wikipedia......
    Lol...No cheating please...

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    Default The add-on list

    Frank reyez....................Musician
    Hector Acosta ...............Musician

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    1. waurhat................ 33 came struggling but made it

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    Ilka Tanya Payán

    Actress, Scarface, Hill Street Blues

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