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Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 23.3k views65 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Barbra Streisand

    Television director, Television producer

    Age78

    BirthplaceWilliamsburg, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Fashion Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 83 (1907-1990)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Mae West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Mae West

    Pin-up girl, Comedian

    AgeDied at 87 (1893-1980)

    BirthplaceBushwick, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Arthur Laurents

    Theatre Director, Screenwriter

    AgeDied at 94 (1917-2011)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and... more on Wikipedia
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    Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Al Davis

    Businessperson, Coach

    AgeDec. at 82 (1929-2011)

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

    Allen Davis (July 4, 1929 – October 8, 2011) was an American football coach and executive. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Neil Diamond

    Singer-songwriter, Actor

    Age79

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and... more on Wikipedia

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

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Journalist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 52 (1913-1965)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Dorothy Mae Kilgallen (July 3, 1913 – November 8, 1965) was an American journalist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Norma Talmadge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Norma Talmadge

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1894-1957)

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Norma Marie Talmadge (May 2, 1894 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress and film... more on Wikipedia
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    Barbara McClintock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Barbara McClintock

    Geneticist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 90 (1902-1992)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Lainie Kazan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Lainie Kazan

    Actor, Singer

    Age80

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Mickey Spillane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Mickey Spillane

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 88 (1918-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Frank Morrison Spillane (; March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane,... more on Wikipedia

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    Jeff Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Jeff Chandler

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 43 (1918-1961)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor,... more on Wikipedia

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

    Louis Begley

    Novelist

    Age87

    BirthplaceStryi, Ukraine

    Louis Begley (born October 6, 1933) is a Polish-born Jewish American novelist. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jerry Reinsdorf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Jerry Reinsdorf

    Businessperson, Lawyer

    Age84

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jerry M. Reinsdorf (born February 25, 1936) is a CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Betty Comden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Betty Comden

    Librettist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 89 (1917-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Betty Comden was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bernard Malamud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Bernard Malamud

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American novelist and short story... more on Wikipedia

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    Joseph Barbera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Joseph Barbera

    Storyboard Artist, Film Score Composer

    AgeDec. at 95 (1911-2006)

    BirthplaceDelancey Street

    Joseph Roland Barbera ( bar-BAIR-ə, BAR-bər-ə, Italian: [barˈbɛːra]; March 24, 1911 – December... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Norm Drucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Norm Drucker

    Basketball Official

    Age100

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Norm Drucker (July 4, 1920 – February 6, 2015) was a major influence in professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Moe Howard

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 78 (1897-1975)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York

    Moses Harry Horwitz (June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975), known professionally as Moe Howard, was an... more on Wikipedia

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

    Eric Kandel

    Psychiatrist, Professor

    Age90

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Eric Richard Kandel (German: [ˈkandəl]; born November 7, 1929) is an Austrian-American medical... more on Wikipedia
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    Kedar Massenburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Kedar Massenburg

    Record producer, Entrepreneur

    Age56

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William "Kedar" Massenburg (born 1963) is an American record producer and record label... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Arum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Bob Arum

    Businessperson, Promoter

    Age88

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Robert Arum (born December 8, 1931) is an American lawyer, boxing promoter and businessman. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Elaine de Kooning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Elaine de Kooning

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1918-1989)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (Dutch: [də ˈkoːnɪŋ], née Fried; March 12, 1918 – February... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Silverberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni

    Robert Silverberg

    Editor, Novelist

    Age85

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for... more on Wikipedia

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

    Roger Kahn

    Editor, Journalist

    Age92

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927) is an American author, best known for his 1972 baseball... more on Wikipedia
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