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Famous Cubans

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Carlos Acosta ballet dancer
  • Tomas Diez Acosta soldier, historian
  • Ignacio Agramonte revolutionary
  • Juan Carlos Robinson Agramonte former secretary Cuban communist party
  • Francisco Aguabella percussionist
  • Andres Rivero Aguero former president
  • Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino Catholic cardinal
  • Albita singer, producer, composer
  • Tomas Gutierrez Alea filmmaker
  • Jose Braulio Aleman brigadier general
  • Alicia Alonso ballerina
  • Maria Conchita Alonso singer
  • Adalberto Alvarez pianist, director, composer
  • Santiago Alvarez filmmaker
  • Sandy Amoros baseball player
  • Deborah Andollo diver
  • Gustavo Arcos revolutionary
  • Reinaldo Arenas poet, playwright
  • Joel Armas swimmer
  • Desi Arnaz actor, television producer
  • Rene Arocha baseball player
  • Renny Arozarena actor
  • Lorenzo Aragon Armenteros boxer
  • Alexandre Arrechea artist, sculptor
  • Rolando Arrojo baseball player
  • Manuel Artime leader Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Nelson Ascencio comedian
  • Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda author, poet
B
  • Danys Baez baseball player
  • Roberto Balado boxer
  • Manuel Barrueco classical guitarist
  • Yan Bartelemi boxer
  • Fulgencio Batista former president, dictator
  • Jose Miguel Battle, Sr. former leader of Cuban Mafia
  • Steven Bauer actor
  • Esteban Bellan baseball player
  • Antonio Benitez-Rojo author
  • Neisser Bent swimmer
  • Sebastian Arcos Bergnes human rights activist
  • Jose Bernal artist
  • Ana Betancourt leader in war of independence from Spain, national heroine
  • Yuniesky Betancourt baseball player
  • Yoandri Betanzos jumper
  • Oscar Elias Biscet physician, human rights advocate
  • Jesus Sosa Blanco captain in Cuban army
  • Pedro Luis Boitel poet, dissident
  • Jorge Bolet concert pianist
  • Esther Borja singer
  • Juan Almeida Bosque politician
  • Eduardo Tomas Boza-Masvidal auxiliary Bishop of Havana
  • Pablo de la Torriente Brau journalist
  • Leo Brouwer composer, conductor
  • Federico Laredo Bru former president
  • Mariano Brull poet
  • Lazaro Bruzon chess grandmaster
  • Elena Burke singer
  • Lena Burke singer, songwriter
  • Malena Burke singer
  • Manela Bustamante actress
C
  • Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera politician
  • Jack Calvo baseball player
  • David Calzado bandleader, music director
  • Miguel Campaneria ballet dancer
  • Bert Campaneris baseball player
  • Barbaro Canizares baseball player
  • Jose Canseco baseball player
  • Ozzie Canseco baseball player
  • Jose Raul Capablanca chess player
  • Jose Cardenal baseball player
  • Agustin Cardenas sculptor
  • Jose Miro Cardona politician
  • Jose Manuel Carreno ballet dancer
  • Luis Posada Carriles paramilitary leader
  • Julian del Casal poet
  • Joel Casamayor boxer
  • Pedro Alvarez Castello artist
  • Eliseo Castillo boxer
  • Esteban Salas y Castro composer
  • Fidel Castro former president
  • Mariela Castro activist, author
  • Raul Castro president
  • Alejandro Garcia Caturla composer
  • Yudel Johnson Cedeno olympic medalist, boxer
  • Ignacio Cervantes pianist, composer
  • Carlos Manuel de Cespedes "Father of the Country"
  • Yat-Sen Chang ballet dancer
  • Daina Chaviano author
  • Oscar Espinosa Chepe economist, dissident
  • Eduardo Chibas politician
  • Willy Chirino singer, songwriter
  • Camilo Cienfuegos revolutionary
  • Jose Contreras baseball player
  • Raul Corrales photographer
  • Juan Corzo chess master (born in Spain)
  • Miguel Coyula filmmaker
  • Yunaika Crawford olympic medalist, hammer thrower
  • Ana Cristina singer, songwriter
  • Juan Croucier musician
  • Celia Cruz singer
  • Lydia Diaz Cruz ballerina
  • Miguel "Mike" Cuellar baseball player
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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.