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Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

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

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

This list features graduates like Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Erasmus Hall High School?” and “Which celebrities are Erasmus Hall High School alumni?”
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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Singer-songwriter

Age: 76

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

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor

Age: Dec. at 83 (1907-1990)

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

Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model, and dancer. Starting as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s, she was a film and ...more

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Mae West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Pin-up girl, Comedian, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 87 (1893-1980)

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

Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven ...more

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Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Writer

Age: Died at 94 (1917-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. ...more
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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Businessperson, Coach

Age: Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts

Allen Davis (July 4, 1929 – October 8, 2011) was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League ...more

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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer

Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. With 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Diamond has sold more ...more

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Dorothy Kilgallen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: Dec. at 52 (1913-1965)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Dorothy Mae Kilgallen (July 3, 1913 – November 8, 1965) was an American journalist and television game show panelist. After spending two semesters at the College of New Rochelle, she started her ...more

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Norma Talmadge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 63 (1894-1957)

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

Norma Marie Talmadge (May 2, 1894 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress and film producer of the silent era. A major box-office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in ...more
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Barbara McClintock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Geneticist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 90 (1902-1992)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in ...more
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Lainie Kazan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere and the 1993 ...more
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Mickey Spillane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1918-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Frank Morrison Spillane (; March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike ...more
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Jeff Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 43 (1918-1961)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was ...more

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Louis Begley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Novelist

Age: 85

Birthplace: Stryi, Ukraine

Louis Begley (born October 6, 1933) is a Polish-born Jewish American novelist. He is best known for writing the semi-autobiographical Holocaust novel Wartime Lies (1991) and the Schmidt trilogy: ...more
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Jerry Reinsdorf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jerry M. Reinsdorf (born February 25, 1936) is a CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the MLB's Chicago White Sox. He started his professional life as a tax attorney with the ...more
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Betty Comden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Librettist, Screenwriter, Lyricist

Age: Dec. at 89 (1917-2006)

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

Betty Comden was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway ...more
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Bernard Malamud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1914-1986)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American novelist and short story writer. Along with Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller, and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American ...more
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Joseph Barbera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Storyboard Artist, Film Score Composer, Television director

Age: Dec. at 95 (1911-2006)

Birthplace: Delancey Street

Joseph Roland Barbera ( bar-BAIR-ə, BAR-bər-ə, Italian: [barˈbɛːra]; March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, ...more
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Norm Drucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Basketball Official

Age: 98

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Norm Drucker (July 4, 1920 – February 6, 2015) was a major influence in professional basketball officiating for over 35 years. His NBA and ABA officiating career as both a referee and Supervisor ...more
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Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 78 (1897-1975)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York

Moses Harry Horwitz (June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975), known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian, best known as the leader of the Three Stooges, the farce comedy team ...more

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Eric Kandel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Psychiatrist, Professor, Neuroscientist

Age: 89

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Eric Richard Kandel (German: [ˈkandəl]; born November 7, 1929) is an Austrian-American medical doctor who specialized in Psychiatry, a neuroscientist and a University Professor of biochemistry ...more
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Kedar Massenburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician

Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, New York

William "Kedar" Massenburg (born 1963) is an American record producer and record label executive, who was the president of Motown Records from 1997 to 2004. Massenburg is best known ...more
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Bob Arum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Businessperson, Promoter, Actor

Age: 87

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

Robert Arum (born December 8, 1931) is an American lawyer, boxing promoter and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Top Rank, a professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas. He ...more
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Elaine de Kooning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Painter, Artist

Age: Dec. at 71 (1918-1989)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (Dutch: [də ˈkoːnɪŋ], née Fried; March 12, 1918 – February 1, 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World ...more
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Robert Silverberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Author

Age: 84

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

Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the ...more

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Roger Kahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Roger Kahn Editor, Journalist, Author

Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927) is an American author, best known for his 1972 baseball book The Boys of Summer.