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What famous people have sickle cell anemia?


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Answered 2014-04-14 12:41:12
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  • Larenz Tate, Actor
  • Miles Davis, Jazz Musician
  • Paul Williams, Singer (The Temptations)
  • Georgeanna Tillman, Singer (The Marvelettes)
  • Tiki Barber, Former Football Player (New York Giants)
  • Prodigy, Rapper (Mobb Deep)
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