Celebrities of Washington Heights

Stan Lee

Stan Lee was born in the city of New York in 1922 to Romanian-American immigrants who were Jewish. During much of Lee’s childhood, the family lived downtown. However, shortly after the Great Depression they moved to Fort Washington Avenue in Upper Manhattan.

Through high school and much of his stay in Washington Heights, Lee worked a variety of odd jobs. It wasn’t until later in his life that he became the creator of many of the superheroes at the center of Marvel Universe. He’s been attributed with the creation of Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and many others. At the height of his career, Lee was the vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics. He founded his own foundation in 2010 to support programs for the arts and literature in schools across the country.

Celebrities of Washington Heights

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Edgar is a a film fanatic, a food lover, and an Upper West Side enthusiast. After working in PR and marketing in Chicago, he is pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. He loves photography and on his spare time you can find him hiking or biking the great outdoors (while also snapping some pretty awesome Instagram pics!).

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