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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Edward R. Murrow High School and be of some renown.

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

Items on this list include Marisa Tomei and Adam Yauch.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Edward R. Murrow High School?” and “Which celebrities are Edward R. Murrow High School alumni?”
Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Edward R. Murrow High School Alumni
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Marisa Tomei is an American and Italian actress and producer. In a career spanning three decades, she had initial success in movies as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful movies, then a resurgence with a series of universally acclaimed performances and films. Eventually, she was acknowledged as one of the finest actresses of her generation and received many awards and nominations. Following her work on the television series As the World Turns, she came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. After she had appeared in a few movies in minor roles, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which ...more

Age: 53

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

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Edward R. Murrow High School Alumni
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Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist, musician, and producer. He first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist and primitivist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat's art focused on "suggestive dichotomies", such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, ...more

Age: Died at 28 (1960-1988)

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

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Darren Aronofsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Edward R. Murrow High School Alumni
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Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He has received acclaim for his often surreal, disturbing films and has been noted for frequent collaborations with cinematographer Matthew Libatique, film editor Andrew Weisblum and composer Clint Mansell. His films have generated controversy and are known for their often violent, bleak subject matter. Aronofsky attended Harvard University, where he studied film and social anthropology, and the American Film Institute where he studied directing. He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, which went on to become a National Student Academy Award finalist. Aronofsky's ...more

Age: 49

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

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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Edward R. Murrow High School Alumni
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Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He was frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City. As a Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert. ...more

Age: Died at 48 (1964-2012)

Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, USA

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