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Famous City College Of New York Alumni

Updated September 23, 2019 14.8k views321 items

List RulesPeople 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.

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Woody Allen and Eli Wallach.

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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  • 1
    Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Woody Allen

    Film Score Composer, Comedian

    Age84

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Tony Curtis

    Painter, Actor

    AgeDied at 85 (1925-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Colin Powell

    Statesman, Politician

    Age83

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star... more on Wikipedia

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    #1197 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#50 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • 4
    Jackie Mason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Jackie Mason

    Rabbi, Comedian

    Age89

    BirthplaceUSA, Wisconsin, Sheboygan

    Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza; June 9, 1928) is an American stand-up comedian and film... more on Wikipedia

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    #319 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#10 of 20 Old Celebrities You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive

  • 5
    Paul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    AgeDec. at 61 (1911-1972)

    BirthplaceManhattan, Greenwich Village, Contiguous United States, New York, 10014

    Paul Goodman (September 9, 1911 – August 2, 1972) was an American novelist, playwright, poet,... more on Wikipedia

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    #262 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#217 of 250 The Best Gay Authors

  • 6
    Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Henry Kissinger

    Statesman, Businessperson

    Age97

    BirthplaceFürth, Germany

    Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an... more on Wikipedia

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    #622 of 659 The Scariest Threats to the United States#22 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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    Leonard Kleinrock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Leonard Kleinrock

    Professor, Inventor

    Age86

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York

    Leonard Kleinrock (born June 13, 1934) is an American computer scientist. A professor at... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Sociologist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician,... more on Wikipedia

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    #23 of 137 Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery#32 of 249 Famous Irish Americans

  • 9
    Sheldon Adelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Sheldon Adelson

    Businessperson, Real estate development

    Age87

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

    Sheldon Gary Adelson (pronounced ; born August 4, 1933) is an American business magnate,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Herman Hollerith

    Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1860-1929)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Herman Hollerith (February 29, 1860 – November 17, 1929) was an American inventor who... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Edward G. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    AgeDec. at 80 (1893-1973)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; Yiddish: ײמאַנועל גאָלדענבערג‎; December 12, 1893... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Norman Gaylord is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Norman Gaylord

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 84 (1923-2007)

    Norman Grant Gaylord (born Norman Gershon Goldstein; February 16, 1923 – September 18, 2007)... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Cornel Wilde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Cornel Wilde

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 77 (1912-1989)

    BirthplacePrievidza, Slovakia

    Cornel Wilde (born Kornél Lajos Weisz; October 13, 1912 – October 16, 1989) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Leonard Greene is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Leonard Greene

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1918-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Leonard Michael Greene (June 8, 1918 – November 30, 2006) was an American inventor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Yip Harburg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Yip Harburg

    Film Score Composer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 85 (1896-1981)

    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York

    Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, Yiddish: איסידור הוכברג‎; April 8, 1896 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bayard Rustin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni
    Bayard Rustin (; March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Samuel R. Delany is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Samuel R. Delany

    Editor, Literary critic

    Age78

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Samuel R. Delany (; born April 1, 1942), Chip Delany to his friends, is an African-American... more on Wikipedia

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    #628 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#62 of 208 The Best Science-Fiction Authors

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    Gabourey Sidibe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Age37

    BirthplaceBedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Gabourey Sidibe ( GAB-ə-ray SID-i-bay; born May 6, 1983) is an American actress. Sidibe made... more on Wikipedia

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    #531 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#232 of 256 The Best Actresses Working Today

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    Eli Wallach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Eli Wallach

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 99 (1915-2014)

    BirthplaceRed Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Eli Herschel Wallach (; December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014) was an American film, television and... more on Wikipedia

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    #156 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#412 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 20
    Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Jonas Salk

    Medical researcher, Virologist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1914-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jonas Edward Salk (; October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and... more on Wikipedia

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    #623 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#19 of 796 Famous American Inventors List

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    Richard Schiff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Richard Schiff

    Television director, Television producer

    Age65

    BirthplaceBethesda, Maryland, USA

    Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    #147 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures#17 of 26 The Greatest Guest Stars on NCIS, Ranked

  • 22
    Felix Frankfurter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Felix Frankfurter

    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 83 (1882-1965)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an Austrian-American lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ira Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Ira Gershwin

    Lyricist, Author

    AgeDec. at 87 (1896-1983)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz, December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Henry Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Henry Miller

    Painter, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1891-1980)

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York

    Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known... more on Wikipedia

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    Alfred Stieglitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous City College Of New York Alumni

    Alfred Stieglitz

    Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1864-1946)

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey

    Alfred Stieglitz HonFRPS (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and... more on Wikipedia
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