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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.

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  • Carilda Oliver Labra poet
  • Jose White Lafitte violinist, composer
  • La Lupe singer
  • Wifredo Lam artist
  • Joel Lamela olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz air force commander
  • Ernesto Lecuona pianist, composer
  • Rafael A. Lecuona gymnast
  • William Levy actor
  • Pio Leyva singer
  • Jose Lezama Lima author, poet
  • Omar Linares baseball player
  • Alfredo Llaguno-Canals former auxiliary Bishop of Havana
  • Dave Lombardo drummer
  • Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez bassist
  • Mariano Lora revolutionary
  • Saturnino Lora revolutionary
  • Faizon Love actor, comedian
  • Dulce Maria Loynaz poet
  • Adolfo "Dolf" Luque baseball player
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  • Antonio Maceo revolutionary, military strategist
  • Gerardo Machado former president
  • Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti film director
  • Eli Marrero baseball player
  • Jose Marti author, poet, journalist, political activist, national hero
  • Juan T. Vazquez Martin artist
  • Armando Martinez boxer
  • Lazaro Martinez olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Liaena Hernandez Martinez politician
  • Nelson Martinez baritone
  • Rual Martinez artist
  • Raul L. Martinez USA politician
  • Rey Angel Martinez soccer player
  • Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado actress, singer
  • Miguel Matamoros singer, composer
  • Huber Matos revolutionary
  • Rene Mederos poster artist, graphic designer
  • El Medico musician
  • Julio Antonio Mella founder "internationalized" Cuban communist party
  • Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez first Cuban citizen, cosmonaut
  • Jose Mendez baseball player
  • Osleidys Menendez olympic medalist, javelin thrower
  • German Mesa olympic medalist, baseball player
  • Mario Cesar Kindelan Mesa olympic medalist, boxer
  • Anselmo Alliegro y Mila politician
  • Pablo Milanes singer, songwriter
  • Minnie Minoso baseball player
  • Enrique Molina actor
  • Hilda Molina former chief neuro-surgeon of Cuba, physician
  • Eligio SardiƱas Montalvo "Kid Chocolate" boxer
  • Rita Montaner singer, pianist
  • Aurelio Monteagudo baseball player
  • Rene Monteagudo baseball player
  • Kendry Morales baseball player
  • Benny More singer, songwriter
  • Nancy Morejon author, poet
  • Yipsi Moreno olympic medalist, hammer thrower
  • Roberto Moya olympic medalist, discus thrower
  • Victor Moya high jumper
  • Raul Musibay chef, author
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  • Jose Napoles boxer
  • Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin politician
  • Bola de Nieve singer, songwriter, pianist
  • Harold Lopez Nussa jazz pianist
  • Arnaldo Ochoa general
  • Eliades Ochoa guitarist, singer
  • Tony Pedro Oliva baseball player
  • Luis Oquendo actor
  • Rey Ordonez baseball player
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz olympic medalist, boxer
  • Braulio Orue-Vivanco first Bishop of Pinar del Rio
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  • Heberto Padilla poet
  • Dr. Eduardo J. Padron educator
  • Humberto Padron film director
  • Juan Padron animation director
  • Tomas Estrada Palma former president
  • Rafael Palmeiro baseball player
  • Benny Paret boxer
  • Oswaldo Paya political activist
  • Raul Paz singer
  • Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso pianist
  • Ivan Pedroso olympic medalist, long jumper
  • Amelia Pelaez artist
  • Brayan Pena baseball player
  • Armando Peraza percussionist
  • Fernando Perez film director
  • Mario Perez artist
  • Tony Perez baseball player
  • Luis Alberto Perez-Rionda olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Ariel "The Veteran" Pestano olympic medalist, baseball player
  • Carlos Manuel Piedra politician
  • Ignacio Pineiro composer, musician
  • Manuel Pineiro political, military leader
  • German Pinelli journalist
  • Virgilio Pinera author, playwright, poet, essayist
  • Felipe Poey zoologist
  • Ana Maria Polo lawyer, television personality
  • Fidelio Ponce de Leon artist
  • Guillermo Portabales singer, songwriter
  • Rene Portocarrero artist
  • Omara Portuondo singer, dancer
  • Damaso Perez Prado bandleader, musician, composer
  • Ariel Prieto baseball player
  • Carlos Manuel Pruneda singer

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