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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
Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwrighter, actress, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist. During a career spanning six decades, she ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, ...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
Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, and screenwriter whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a ...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
Arthur Laurents was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter. After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during WWII, Laurents ...more
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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Businessperson, Coach
Allen "Al" Davis was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League from 1972 to 2011. ...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
Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music ...more
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Dorothy Kilgallen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter, Author
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen was an American journalist and television game show panelist. She started her career early as a reporter for the Hearst Corporation's New York Evening Journal after ...more
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Norma Talmadge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Norma Talmadge 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 the early 1920s, when she ranked among ...more
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Barbara McClintock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Geneticist, Scientist
Barbara McClintock, was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in ...more
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Lainie Kazan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Singer
Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer.
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Mickey Spillane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Frank Morrison Spillane, better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of crime novels, many featuring his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of ...more
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Jeff Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Singer
Jeff Chandler was an American film actor and singer in the 1950s, best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow, and for being one of Universal International's most popular male stars of ...more
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Louis Begley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Novelist
Louis Begley is a Polish American novelist.
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Jerry Reinsdorf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer
Jerry M. Reinsdorf 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 Internal Revenue Service. ...more
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Betty Comden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Librettist, Screenwriter, Lyricist
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
Bernard Malamud was an American author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball ...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
Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an Italian-American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained ...more
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Norm Drucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Basketball Official
Norm Drucker was a major influence in professional basketball officiating for over 35 years. His NBA and ABA officiating career as both a referee and Supervisor of Officials spanned the careers ...more
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Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Moses Harry Horwitz, known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian best known as the de facto leader of The Three Stooges, a group that originally started out as Ted ...more
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Eric Kandel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Psychiatrist, Professor, Neuroscientist
Eric Richard Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist. He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in ...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
William "Kedar" Massenburg is an American record producer and record label executive, who was the president of Motown Records from 1997 to 2004. Massenburg is best known for bringing ...more
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Bob Arum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Businessperson, Promoter, Actor
Robert "Bob" Arum 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 also ...more
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Elaine de Kooning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Painter, Artist
Elaine de Kooning appeared in Jackson Pollock film.
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Robert Silverberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Author
Robert Silverberg is a prolific 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 Science Fiction and ...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
Roger Kahn is an American author, best known for his 1972 baseball book The Boys of Summer.