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Famous Far Rockaway High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Photo: U.S. Department of Justice / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (April 29, 1938 – April 14, 2021) was an American market maker, investment advisor, financier, and convicted fraudster who served a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a massive Ponzi scheme. He was at one time non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, before being revealed as and later confessing to having been the operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, and the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Prosecutors estimated the fraud to be worth $64.8 billion based on the amounts in the accounts of Madoff's 4,800 clients as of November 30, 2008....  more
    • Profession: Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor, Stock broker, Financial adviser
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York

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    Richard Feynman

    Richard Phillips Feynman, ForMemRS (; May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) 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 which he proposed the parton model. For contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions describing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became...  more
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1918-1988)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York


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    Joyce Diane Brothers (née Bauer; October 20, 1927 – May 13, 2013) 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 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 40 years and became, according to The Washington Post, the "face of American psychology". Brothers appeared in dozens of television roles,...  more
    • Profession: Psychologist, Actor, Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1927-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Burton Richter (March 22, 1931 – July 18, 2018) was an American physicist. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) team which co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974, alongside the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) team led by Samuel Ting for which they won Nobel Prize for Physics in 1976. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics. He was the SLAC director from 1984 to 1999....  more
    • Profession: Physicist
    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York