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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, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres, ...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 World War II, ...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.

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Beverly Sills is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Singer Beverly Sills was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. Although she sang a repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Massenet and Verdi, she was ...more

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Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player William John "Billy" Cunningham is an American former professional basketball player and coach, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid.

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Bobby Fischer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Professional Chess Player, Author Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess prodigy, grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him the greatest chess player of all time. At age 13 ...more

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Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
American football player Sidney "Sid" Luckman, was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League from 1939 to 1950. During his 12 seasons with the Bears he led them to ...more

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Jeff Barry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Jeff Barry is an American pop music songwriter, singer, and record producer. Among the most successful songs that he has co-written in his career are "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Then He ...more

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Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Baseball player Waite Charles Hoyt was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s, and the winningest pitcher for the New York Yankees during that ...more

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Aline MacMahon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor Aline Laveen MacMahon was an American actress. Her career began on stage in 1921. She worked extensively in film and television until her retirement in 1975. She was nominated for an Academy ...more

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Carol Bruce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Singer Carol Bruce was an American band singer, Broadway star, and film and television actress. She was born Shirley Levy in Great Neck, New York to Beatrice and Harry Levy. She began her career as a ...more

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Eleanor Holm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor, Swimmer Eleanor G. Holm was an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. She is best known for having been suspended from the 1936 Summer Olympics team after she attended a cocktail party ...more

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Samuel J. LeFrak is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Samuel J. LeFrak Businessperson Samuel J. LeFrak was an American real estate tycoon. He was a noted landlord who chaired a private building firm, the LeFrak Organization. The LeFrak Organization was also ranked 45th on the ...more

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Marian Winters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor Marian Winters was an American actress of stage, film, and television.

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Daniel Mann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Television director, Actor, Film Director Daniel Mann, also known as Daniel Chugerman, was an American film and television director. Mann was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Helen and Samuel Chugerman, a lawyer. He was a stage ...more

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Rebecca Alpert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Professor, Writer Rabbi Rebecca Trachtenberg Alpert is an American professor in the Departments of Religion and Women's Studies at Temple University.

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Sam Rutigliano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Coach Sam Rutigliano is a former NFL and NCAA head football coach, and current television football analyst in Cleveland, Ohio for ABC affiliate WEWS channel 5.

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Walter Farley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Writer Walter Farley was the son of Walter Patrick Farley and Isabelle "Belle" L. Farley. He was an American author, primarily of horse stories for children. Educated at Columbia, where he ...more

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Don McMahon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Baseball player Donald John McMahon was a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was signed by the Boston Braves before the 1950 season. He played for the Milwaukee ...more

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William Caunitz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
William Caunitz Novelist William J. Caunitz was a New York City Police Department officer who used his own experiences to write best-selling thrillers. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, and working for an ...more

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Raymond Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Raymond Weinstein Raymond A. Weinstein is an American chess master from Brooklyn, New York, who was awarded the FIDE International Master title in 1962. He has been incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital since ...more

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Bernie Kopell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Actor Bernard Morton "Bernie" Kopell is an American character actor known for his roles as Siegfried in Get Smart from 1966 to 1969 and as Dr. Adam Bricker in ABC's The Love Boat from 1977

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Sonny Werblin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
David Abraham "Sonny" Werblin was a prominent entertainment industry executive and sports impresario who was an owner of the New York Jets, Chairman of Madison Square Gardens, and who ...more

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Mary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Mary Anderson Actor Mary Anderson was an American actress, who appeared in 77 silent films between 1914 and 1923.

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Ned Irish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Ned Irish Edward S. "Ned" Irish was a basketball promoter and one of the key figures in popularizing professional basketball. He was the president of the New York Knicks from 1946 to 1974. He ...more

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Julius Blank is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Julius Blank Engineer Julius Blank was a semiconductor pioneer and a member of the so-called "traitorous eight" associated with Nobel-winning physicist William Shockley.

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Sam Coslow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Film Producer, Composer Sam Coslow was an American songwriter, singer, film producer, publisher, and market analyst. Coslow was born in New York City. He began writing songs as a teenager. He contributed songs to ...more

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Steven Gaines is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Erasmus Hall High School Alumni
Steven Gaines Writer Steven Gaines is an American author, journalist, and Public Radio show host. His books include Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons; The Sky’s the Limit: Passion and ...more