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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ethical Culture Fieldston School and be of some renown.

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

List includes Barbara Walters, Sofia Coppola and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ethical Culture Fieldston School?” and “Which celebrities are Ethical Culture Fieldston School alumni?”
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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 89

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Walters has hosted a variety of television programs, including Today, The ...more

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Joy Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Joy Bryant (born October 18, 1974) is an American actress and former fashion model. She has appeared in numerous films and television since beginning her acting career in 2001. Her accolades ...more

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Roy Cohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1927-1986)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Roy Marcus Cohn (; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer best known for being Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, for ...more

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Sean Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Sean Taro Ono Lennon (Japanese: 小野 太郎, Hepburn: Ono Tarō, born October 9, 1975) is a British American musician, songwriter, producer and guitarist. He is the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. ...more

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Stephen Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter

Age: 88

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

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, ...more

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Robert Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist

Age: Dec. at 63 (1904-1967)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (; April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the ...more

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Jeffrey Katzenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 68

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

Jeffrey Katzenberg (; born December 21, 1950) is an American film executive, film producer and media proprietor. He became well known for his tenure as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 ...more

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Paul Strand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Artist, Photographer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1890-1976)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Paul Strand (October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976) was an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with fellow modernist photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped ...more
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Sofia Coppola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 47

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Sofia Carmina Coppola (; born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and former actress. The daughter of filmmakers Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, she made her film ...more

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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His ...more

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Diane Arbus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Writer, Artist, Photographer

Age: Dec. at 48 (1923-1971)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Diane Arbus (; March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer. Arbus famously worked to normalize marginalized groups and highlight the importance of proper representation of all ...more

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#3 of 33 The Most Controversial Photographers Of All Time #22 of 55 The Best Portrait Photographers #8 of 46 The Best Photographers of All Time

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Marvin Minsky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist, Scientist

Age: 91

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

Marvin Lee Minsky (August 9, 1927 – January 24, 2016) was an American cognitive scientist concerned largely with research of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of the Massachusetts ...more
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James H. Scheuer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 85 (1920-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

James Haas "Jim" Scheuer (February 6, 1920 – August 30, 2005) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. He was also affiliated with the ...more
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Jordan Bratman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
A&R executive, Consultant

Age: 41

Birthplace: South Bronx, New York

Christina María Aguilera (Spanish: [aɣiˈleɾa]; born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, one ...more
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Rita Gam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Actor

Age: 91

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Rita Gam (born Rita Eleanore MacKay, April 2, 1927 – March 22, 2016) was an American film and television actress and documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the ...more
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Howard Nemerov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 71 (1920-1991)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. ...more
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Stephen Slesinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Literary agent, Cartoonist

Age: Dec. at 52 (1901-1953)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Stephen Slesinger (December 25, 1901 – December 17, 1953) was an American radio, television and film producer, creator of comic strip characters and the father of the licensing industry. From ...more
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Jane Mayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jane Meredith Mayer (born 1955) is an American investigative journalist who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1995. In recent years, she has written for that publication ...more
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Robert Moses is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Architect, Urban planner

Age: Dec. at 93 (1888-1981)

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Robert Moses was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes ...more
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Andrew Litton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Conductor, Music Director

Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Andrew Litton (born May 16, 1959, New York City) is an American orchestral conductor. Litton is a graduate of The Fieldston School, and holds both undergraduate and masters degrees in music from ...more
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Muriel Rukeyser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Poet, Screenwriter, Writer

Age: Dec. at 67 (1913-1980)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Muriel Rukeyser (December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980) was an American poet and political activist, best known for her poems about equality, feminism, social justice, and Judaism. Kenneth ...more

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Doris Ulmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Photographer

Age: Dec. at 52 (1882-1934)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Doris Ulmann (May 29, 1882 – August 28, 1934) was an American photographer, best known for her portraits of the people of Appalachia, particularly craftsmen and musicians, made between 1928 and
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Jill Abramson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Editing

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jill Ellen Abramson (born March 19, 1954) is an American author and journalist. She is best known as the former executive editor of The New York Times; Abramson held that position from September ...more
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Christopher Lehmann-Haup... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Age: 85

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (14 June 1934 – November 7, 2018) was an American journalist, editor of the New York Times Book Review, critic, and novelist, based in New York City. He served as ...more
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Donald J. Sobol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni
Donald J. Sobol Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1924-2012)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Donald J. Sobol (October 4, 1924 – July 11, 2012) was an American writer best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series.