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Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to DeWitt Clinton High School and be of some renown.

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

You can rank all of these graduates, from Burt Lancaster to Tracy Morgan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to DeWitt Clinton High School?” and “Which celebrities are DeWitt Clinton High School alumni?”
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Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Tracy Jamel Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for his seven seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1996–2003) and 30 ...more

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James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Activist, Poet, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 63 (1924-1987)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, playwright, and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of ...more

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Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Comic book creator, Editor, Television Show Host

Age: 96

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber ; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run ...more

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Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 79

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ralph Lauren, KBE (né Lifshitz; born October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global ...more

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Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 77

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Robert Klein (born February 8, 1942) is an American stand-up comedian, singer, and actor. He had several comedy albums in the 1970s, was nominated for a Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award for ...more

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Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and co-founding member of ...more

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Burt Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Salesman, Soldier, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Burton Stephen Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing "tough guys", he went on to achieve success with more ...more

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Countee Cullen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 43 (1903-1946)

Birthplace: New York

Countee Cullen (born Countee LeRoy Porter; May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an American poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright, particularly well known during the Harlem
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George Cukor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Film Director

Age: Dec. at 84 (1899-1983)

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

George Dewey Cukor (; July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO when David O. ...more

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Impresario, Businessperson, Soldier

Age: Dec. at 60 (1931-1991)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca; January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter ...more
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Don Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Don Adams Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Donald James Yarmy (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005), known professionally as Don Adams, was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as ...more

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Neil Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist

Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Marvin Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly ...more

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Martin Balsam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 77 (1919-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American character actor. He is best known for a number of renowned film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred ...more

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Sherwood Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 95 (1916-2011)

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Sherwood Charles Schwartz (; November 14, 1916 – July 12, 2011) was an American television producer. He worked on radio shows in the 1940s, he is best known for creating the 1960s television ...more
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Bernard Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer

Age: Dec. at 64 (1911-1975)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer best known for his work in composing for motion pictures. As a conductor, he championed the music ...more

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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His ...more

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Garry Marshall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Garry Kent Marshall (November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016) was an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor who is best known for creating Happy Days and its various spin-offs, ...more
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Paddy Chayefsky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 58 (1923-1981)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards ...more
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Judd Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Actor

Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Judd Seymore Hirsch (born March 15, 1935) is an American actor known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi (1978–1983), John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John (1988–1992), ...more

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Richard Condon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 81 (1915-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York City – April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas) was a prolific and popular American political novelist. Though his works were satire, they were generally ...more
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Paul Milstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Paul Milstein Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Paul Milstein (May 12, 1922 – August 9, 2010) was an American real estate developer and philanthropist.
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Don Lane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Talk show host, Actor, Singer

Age: Died at 76 (1933-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Don Lane (born Morton Donald Isaacson, 13 November 1933 – 22 October 2009) was an American-born talk show host and singer, best known for his television career in Australia, especially for ...more
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Will Eisner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1917-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

William Erwin Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, ...more
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Charles B. Rangel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer

Age: 88

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

Charles Bernard Rangel (; born June 11, 1930) is an American politician who was a U.S. Representative for districts in New York from 1971 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the ...more
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Bob Kane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Penciller, Screenwriter, Cartoonist

Age: Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman. He was ...more

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