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Famous City College Of New York Alumni

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

List of famous alumni from City College of New York, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from City College of New York include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished City College of New York alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended City College of New York 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 City College of New York.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to City College of New York?” and “Which celebrities are City College of New York alumni?”
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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician
Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, writer, director, comedian and playwright, whose career spans more than 50 years. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes ...more
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Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Painter, Actor
Tony Curtis was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a ...more
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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more
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Jackie Mason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Rabbi, Comedian, Screenwriter
Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor.
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Paul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Writer
Paul Goodman was an American novelist, playwright, poet and psychotherapist, although now best known as a social critic, anarchist philosopher, and public intellectual. Though often thought of ...more
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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Statesman, Businessperson, Politician
Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents ...more
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Leonard Kleinrock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Professor, Inventor, Computer scientist
Leonard Kleinrock is an American engineer and computer scientist. A computer science professor at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, he made several important ...more
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Sociologist, Politician
Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected ...more
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Sheldon Adelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Businessperson, Real estate development, Entrepreneur
Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay ...more
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Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Businessperson, Inventor, Statistician
Herman Hollerith was an American statistician and inventor who developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was the ...more
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Edward G. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Actor
Edward Goldenberg Robinson was a Romanian-born American actor. A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age and known for roles such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar and as Rocco in ...more
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Norman Gaylord is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Chemist, Inventor, Engineer
Norman Gaylord was an American industrial chemist and research scientist credited with playing a key role in the development of the gas-permeable rigid contact lens which allows oxygen to reach ...more
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Cornel Wilde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Cornel Wilde was a Hungarian-American actor and film director.
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Leonard Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Inventor, Engineer
Leonard Michael Greene was an American inventor and aerodynamics engineer who held more than 200 patents, many of which are aviation-related. He is most well known for his contributions to ...more
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Yip Harburg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Film Score Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Yip Harburg was a lyricist, screenwriter, and film score composer.
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Bayard Rustin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Bayard Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil ...more
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Samuel R. Delany is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Editor, Literary critic, Educator
Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. His ...more
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Gabourey Sidibe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Actor
Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that brought her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. From 2010 to 2013, she ...more
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Eli Wallach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing ...more
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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Medical researcher, Virologist, Scientist
Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. Born in New York City, he attended New York ...more
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Richard Schiff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor
Richard Schiff is an American actor and comedian. He played Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, a role for which he received an Emmy Award. Schiff made his directorial debut with The West Wing, ...more
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Felix Frankfurter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Politician, Professor, Jurist
Felix Frankfurter was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna and immigrated to New York at the age of 12. He graduated from Harvard Law School ...more
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Ira Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Lyricist, Author
Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote ...more
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Henry Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Painter, Novelist, Author
Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social ...more
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Alfred Stieglitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
Artist, Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, ...more