Famous Edward R. Murrow High School Alumni

Updated May 31, 2019 10.1k views 9 items

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 (, Italian: [toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is the recipient of various accolades including an Academy Award and nominations for a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Following her work on the television series As the World Turns, she came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received two additional Academy Award nominations for In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Age: 54

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 (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskija]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat's art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Street artist, Painter, Poet, Musician, Music Producer, + more

Age: Dec. at 28 (1960-1988)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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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 (born February 12, 1969) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter, who is noted for his surreal, melodramatic, and often disturbing films. 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 feature debut, the surrealist psychological thriller Pi, was shot in November 1997. The low-budget, $60,000 production, starring Sean Gullette, was sold to Artisan Entertainment for $1 million, and grossed over $3 million; ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Age: 50

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 (pronounced ; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) was an American rapper and filmmaker who was a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He used the stage name MCA. 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. He died in 2012 from parotid cancer. ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Film Distributor, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Age: Dec. at 48 (1964-2012)

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

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