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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?”
  • Barbara Walters1

    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,...  more

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  • Joy Bryant2

    Joy Bryant

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Joy Bryant (born October 18, 1974) is an American actress and former fashion model. She has...  more

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  • Roy Cohn3

    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...  more

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    #74 of 92 Famous Only Children#3 of 12 Famous Gay People Who Died Of AIDS

  • Sean Lennon4

    Sean Lennon

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Sean Taro Ono Lennon (Japanese: 小野 太郎, Hepburn: Ono Tarō, born October 9, 1975) is a British...  more

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    #38 of 57 The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians#66 of 118 The Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

  • Stephen Sondheim5

    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

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  • Robert Oppenheimer6

    Robert Oppenheimer

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 63 (1904-1967)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Julius Robert Oppenheimer (; April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical...  more

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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg7

    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...  more

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    #15 of 22 Filmmakers and Actors Who Apologized for Their Movies#52 of 74 Celebrity Lakers Fans

  • Paul Strand8

    Paul Strand

    Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1890-1976)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Paul Strand (October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976) was an American photographer and filmmaker...  more
  • Sofia Coppola9

    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,...  more

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  • Gil Scott-Heron10

    Gil Scott-Heron

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,...  more

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  • Diane Arbus11

    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...  more

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    #2 of 33 The Most Controversial Photographers Of All Time#45 of 55 The Best Portrait Photographers

  • Marvin Minsky12

    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...  more
  • James H. Scheuer13

    AgeDec. at 85 (1920-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York

    James Haas "Jim" Scheuer (February 6, 1920 – August 30, 2005) was a Democratic member of the...  more
  • Jordan Bratman14

    Jordan Bratman

    A&R executive, Consultant


    BirthplaceSouth Bronx, New York

    Christina María Aguilera (Spanish: [aɣiˈleɾa]; born December 18, 1980) is an American singer,...  more
  • Rita Gam15


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Rita Gam (born Rita Eleanore MacKay, April 2, 1927 – March 22, 2016) was an American film and...  more
  • Howard Nemerov16

    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...  more
  • Stephen Slesinger17

    Stephen Slesinger

    Literary agent, Cartoonist

    AgeDec. at 52 (1901-1953)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Stephen Slesinger (December 25, 1901 – December 17, 1953) was an American radio, television...  more
  • Jane Mayer18

    Jane Mayer

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jane Meredith Mayer (born 1955) is an American investigative journalist who has been a staff...  more
  • Robert Moses19

    Robert Moses

    Architect, Urban planner

    AgeDec. at 93 (1888-1981)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Robert Moses was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland...  more
  • Andrew Litton20

    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...  more
  • Muriel Rukeyser21

    Muriel Rukeyser

    Poet, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 67 (1913-1980)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Muriel Rukeyser (December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980) was an American poet and political...  more

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  • Doris Ulmann22

    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...  more
  • Jill Abramson23

    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...  more
  • 24

    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

    Journalist, Novelist


    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (14 June 1934 – November 7, 2018) was an American journalist, editor...  more
  • Donald J. Sobol25

    Donald J. Sobol

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1924-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Donald J. Sobol (October 4, 1924 – July 11, 2012) was an American writer best known for his...  more