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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Far Rockaway High School and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Bernard L. Madoff, Joyce Brothers and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Far Rockaway High School?” and “Which celebrities are Far Rockaway High School alumni?”
Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Far Rockaway High School Alumni
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Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008. The firm was one of the top market maker businesses on Wall Street, which bypassed "specialist" firms by directly executing orders over the counter from retail brokers. He employed at the firm his brother Peter, as Senior Managing ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

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

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Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Far Rockaway High School Alumni
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Richard Phillips Feynman, ForMemRS was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics. For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams. During his lifetime, Feynman became one of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1918-1988)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Joyce Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Far Rockaway High School Alumni
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Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing, which was suggested as a stunt by the show's producers. In 1958, she presented a television show on which she dispensed psychological advice, pioneering the field. She wrote a column for Good Housekeeping for almost forty years and became, according to The Washington Post, the "face of American psychology". Brothers appeared in dozens of television roles, usually as herself, but from the 1970s ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 86 (1927-2013)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Burton Richter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Far Rockaway High School Alumni
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Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center team which co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974, alongside the Brookhaven National Laboratory team led by Samuel Ting. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics. He was the SLAC director from 1984 to 1999. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

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

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