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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Brooklyn College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Brooklyn College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Brooklyn College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Brooklyn College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Brooklyn College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Brooklyn College.

This list contains graduates like James Franco and Lil' Kim.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Brooklyn College?” and “Which celebrities are Brooklyn College alumni?”

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
James Franco Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

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David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
David Geffen Record producer, Businessperson, Theatrical producer

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Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Al Sharpton Politician, Actor, Presenter

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Paul Mazursky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Paul Mazursky Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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Jimmy Smits is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Jimmy Smits Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

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Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Sapphire Poet, Author, Writer

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Chester Kallman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Chester Kallman Poet, Librettist

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Meir Kahane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Meir Kahane Politician, Rabbi, Political Activist

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Frank McCourt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Frank McCourt Soldier, Writer, Teacher

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Dominic Chianese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Dominic Chianese Guitarist, Musician, Actor

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Barbara Boxer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Barbara Boxer Politician, Actor

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Herb Edelman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Herb Edelman Actor

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Leonard Herzenberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Leonard Herzenberg Scientist

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Bhikkhu Bodhi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Bhikkhu Bodhi Writer

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Jerry Moss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Jerry Moss Horse breeding, Record producer

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Paul Beatty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Paul Beatty Novelist, Writer

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Eugene Genovese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Eugene Genovese Historian, Author

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Roya Hakakian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Roya Hakakian Journalist, Author, Writer

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Walter Block is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Walter Block Businessperson, Scientist, Economist

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Harold Norse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Harold Norse Writer

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Allie Sherman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Allie Sherman American Football coach, American football player

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Helene Aylon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Helene Aylon Artist

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Dennis Prager is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Dennis Prager Commentator, Author, Radio personality

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George H. Ross is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
George H. Ross Businessperson, Lawyer

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Alan Dershowitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Alan Dershowitz Commentator, Professor, Author

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Bernard Cornfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Bernard Cornfeld Businessperson, Confidence artist, Financier

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Donald Kagan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Donald Kagan Historian, Professor, Writer

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Don Lemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Don Lemon Journalist, TV Journalist

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Benjamin Ward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Benjamin Ward Politician, Police officer, Teacher

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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Bernie Sanders Politician, Researcher, Carpenter

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Philip Zimbardo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Philip Zimbardo Professor, Psychologist, Author

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Raul Hilberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Raul Hilberg Historian, Political scientist, Author

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Richard Bellman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Richard Bellman Mathematician, Scientist

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Diane Noomin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Diane Noomin Cartoonist

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Shirley Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Shirley Chisholm Politician, Lawyer

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Sylvia Fine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Sylvia Fine Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer

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Saul Bass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Saul Bass Film Producer, Screenwriter, Designer

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Sidney Mintz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Sidney Mintz Anthropologist

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Stanley Cohen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Stanley Cohen Biochemist, Scientist, Physician

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John A. Garraty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
John A. Garraty Historian

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Paul Cohen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Paul Cohen Mathematician

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John Yau is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
John Yau Poet, Critic

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Nancy Lynch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Nancy Lynch Computer scientist

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Emily Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Emily Mitchell Novelist

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Israel Kirzner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Israel Kirzner Economist, Writer

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Marty Markowitz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Marty Markowitz Politician

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Harold C. Schonberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Harold C. Schonberg Journalist, Music critic, Author

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Stuart A. Rice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Stuart A. Rice Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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William Parente is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni

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Vera Katz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Brooklyn College Alumni
Vera Katz Politician