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Famous Ethical Culture Fieldston School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Barbara Walters

    Talk show host, Journalist


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    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 View,...  more

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  • 2

    Joy Bryant

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceBronx, 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 include...  more

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  • 3

    Roy Cohn

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 59 (1927-1986)

    BirthplaceNew 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 assisting...  more

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  • 4

    Sean Lennon

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    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. Over the...  more

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  • 5

    Stephen Sondheim

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceNew 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
  • 6

    Robert Oppenheimer

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1904-1967)

    BirthplaceNew 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 wartime...  more

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  • 7

    Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew 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 to...  more
  • 8

    Paul Strand

    Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1890-1976)

    BirthplaceNew 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 establish...  more
  • 9

    Sofia Coppola

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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 debut...  more

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  • 10

    Gil Scott-Heron

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    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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  • 11

    Diane Arbus

    Writer, Artist

    AgeDec. at 48 (1923-1971)

    BirthplaceNew 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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  • 12

    Marvin Minsky

    Professor, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceNew 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 Institute of...  more
  • 13

    AgeDec. at 85 (1920-2005)

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

    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 Liberal Party of New...  more
  • 14

    Jordan Bratman

    A&R executive, Consultant


    BirthplaceSouth 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 Latin...  more
  • 15


    BirthplacePittsburgh, 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 Silver...  more
  • 16

    Howard Nemerov

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1920-1991)

    BirthplaceNew 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. For...  more
  • 17

    Stephen Slesinger

    Literary agent, Cartoonist

    AgeDec. at 51 (1901-1953)

    BirthplaceNew 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 1923 to...  more
  • 18

    Jane Mayer

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceNew 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 regarding:...  more
  • 19

    Robert Moses

    Architect, Urban planner

    AgeDec. at 92 (1888-1981)

    BirthplaceNew 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 compared to...  more
  • 20

    Andrew Litton

    Conductor, Music Director


    BirthplaceNew 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
  • 21

    Muriel Rukeyser

    Poet, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 66 (1913-1980)

    BirthplaceNew 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 Rexroth...  more

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  • 22

    Doris Ulmann


    AgeDec. at 52 (1882-1934)

    BirthplaceNew 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 1934....  more
  • 23

    Jill Abramson

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceNew 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 2011...  more
  • 24

    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

    Journalist, Novelist


    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 senior...  more
  • 25

    Donald J. Sobol

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1924-2012)

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