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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 Tracy Jamal Morgan is an American actor and comedian best known for his eight seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Tracy Jordan in the comedy series 30 Rock. He ...more

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James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Activist, Poet, Novelist James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken 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 Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, ...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 Ralph Lauren, pronounced Loor-en is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, 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 Robert Klein is an American stand-up comedian, singer and actor.

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Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss. He took on the persona of the "Spaceman" ...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 Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile. After initially building his career on "tough ...more

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Countee Cullen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Countee Cullen was an African-American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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George Cukor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Film Director George Dewey Cukor was an American film director. He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO when David O. Selznick, the studio's Head of ...more

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Impresario, Businessperson, Soldier Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the ...more

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Don Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter Don Adams was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the television situation comedy Get Smart, which he also ...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 Marvin Neil Simon was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received ...more

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Martin Balsam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Actor Martin Henry Balsam was an American actor. He is known for his role as Archie Bunker's business partner Murray Klein in the sitcom Archie Bunker's Place from 1979-1982, his Oscar-winning role as ...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 Sherwood Charles Schwartz was an American television producer. He worked on radio shows in the 1940s, and created the television series Gilligan's Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC. On ...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 Bernard Herrmann was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. An Academy Award-winner, Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, ...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 Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative ...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 Garry Kent Marshall is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and its various spinoffs, developing Neil Simon's 1965 play The Odd ...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 Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He was considered ...more

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Judd Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Actor Judd Seymore Hirsch is an American actor known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi, John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John, and Alan Eppes on the CBS series Numb3rs. He ...more

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Richard Condon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter Richard Thomas Condon was a prolific and popular American political novelist whose satiric works were generally presented in the form of thrillers or semi-thrillers. More than being particularly ...more

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Paul Milstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Paul Milstein Businessperson Paul Milstein was a 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 Morton Donald Isaacson, known professionally as "Don Lane", was a Gold Logie winning American-born talk show host and singer. Lane became best known for his television career in ...more

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Will Eisner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Writer William Erwin "Will" Eisner was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The ...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 Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel is the U.S. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the second-longest currently serving ...more

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Bob Kane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Penciller, Screenwriter, Cartoonist Bob Kane was an American comic book artist, who with the belatedly credited Bill Finger created the DC Comics superhero Batman. He was inducted into the comic-book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of ...more

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Richard Avedon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Sailor, Photographer Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image ...more

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Daniel Schorr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Commentator, Journalist Daniel Louis Schorr was an American journalist who covered world news for more than 60 years. He was most recently a Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio. Schorr won three Emmy Awards ...more

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Richard Carmona is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Physician Richard Henry Carmona is an American nurse, physician, police officer, public health administrator, and politician. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and ...more

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Allen Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Educator, Archivist, Historian Allen Weinstein is an American historian, educator, and federal official who has served in several different offices. He served as the Archivist of the United States from February 16, 2005 until ...more

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Charles Alston is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Artist Charles Henry Alston was an African-American painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist and teacher who lived and worked in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Alston was active in the ...more

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Jan Peerce is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Opera Singer, Actor, Hazzan Jan Peerce was an American operatic tenor. Peerce was an accomplished performer on the operatic and Broadway concert stages, in solo recitals, and as a recording artist. He is the father of film ...more

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Alfred Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Basketball player Alfred "Butch" Lee, Jr. is a retired Puerto Rican professional basketball player. He began his career in the NCAA, where he gathered several "Player of the Year" recognitions ...more

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Basil Paterson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Politician Basil Alexander Paterson, a labor lawyer, was a longtime political leader in New York and Harlem and the father of the 55th Governor of New York, David Paterson. His mother was Jamaican, and his ...more

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Howard V. Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Howard V. Lee Lieutenant Colonel Howard Vincent Lee is a retired United States Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for heroism in August 1966 during the Vietnam War.

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Irwin Hasen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Cartoonist, Actor, Writer Irwin Hasen was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the Dondi comic strip.

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Bruce Jay Friedman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor Bruce Jay Friedman is an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor.

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Al Casey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Guitarist, Musician Albert Aloysius Casey known professionally as Al Casey, was an African-American swing guitarist who played with Fats Waller on some of his famous recordings. Casey composed the well-known tune ...more

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Lionel Trilling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Literary critic, Professor, Author Lionel Mordecai Trilling was an American literary critic, author, and teacher. With wife Diana Trilling, he was a member of the New York Intellectuals and contributor to the Partisan Review. ...more

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Vito Marcantonio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Vito Marcantonio Politician Vito Anthony Marcantonio was an Italian-American lawyer and democratic socialist politician. Originally a member of the Republican Party and a supporter of Fiorello LaGuardia, he switched to the ...more

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Doug Tracht is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Doug Tracht Doug "The Greaseman" Tracht is an American radio, television, and movie personality. Tracht is best known for the controversial comments he made on his morning show in the 1980s on ...more

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B. Gerald Cantor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
B. Gerald Cantor Bernard Gerald Cantor was the founder and chairman of securities firm Cantor Fitzgerald and an important philanthropist supporting visual arts institutions in the United States.

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Benjamin Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Benjamin Kaplan Benjamin Kaplan was an American copyright scholar and jurist. He was also notable as "one of the principal architects" of the Nuremberg trials. Kaplan grew up in the South Bronx, ...more

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Theodore R. Kupferman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Theodore R. Kupferman Politician Theodore Roosevelt Kupferman was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Kupferman was born in New York City. He graduated from City College of New York ...more

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Ollie Harrington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Ollie Harrington Cartoonist Oliver Wendell "Ollie" Harrington was an American cartoonist and an outspoken advocate against racism and for civil rights in the United States. Of multi-ethnic descent, Langston ...more

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Benjamin Ralph Kimlau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Benjamin Ralph Kimlau Benjamin Ralph Kimlau was a Chinese American aviator and United States Air Force bomber pilot. Kimlau was born on April 10, 1918 in Concord, MA and moved to New York City with his parents in ...more

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Jacob Kainen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Art Historian, Painter, Writer Jacob Kainen was an American painter and printmaker. He is also known as an art historian, writing books on John Baptist Jackson and the etchings of Canaletto. In addition, Kainen was a ...more

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Bernie Fliegel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Bernie Fliegel Bernard "Bernie" Fliegel was an American standout basketball player for the City College of New York during the late 1930s, and later, a professional in the American Basketball League. ...more

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Eliot Elisofon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Eliot Elisofon Eliot Elisofon was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist.

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Eli Ginzberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Eli Ginzberg Eli Ginzberg was born in New York, New York and earned an A.B., an A.M., and a Ph.D. from Columbia University between 1931 and 1934. He was son of the famous Louis Ginzberg, Professor of Talmud, ...more

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Ed Warner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous DeWitt Clinton High School Alumni
Ed Warner Edward L. Warner was an American college basketball player. He was one of the stars of the 1949–50 CCNY Beavers men's basketball team, the only team to win both the NCAA tournament and the ...more