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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Horace Mann School and be of some renown.

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

Alumni range from Betty White to Jack Kerouac.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Horace Mann School?” and “Which celebrities are Horace Mann School alumni?”

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Author Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, author, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records ...more

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Roy Cohn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Roy Marcus Cohn was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare. Cohn gained ...more

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Tom Lehrer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Mathematician, Songwriter, Pianist Thomas Andrew Lehrer is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he ...more

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Allard K. Lowenstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Politician Allard Kenneth Lowenstein was a Democratic politician, a one-term congressman representing the 5th District in Nassau County, New York from 1969 until 1971. His work on civil rights and the ...more

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Eliot Spitzer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Commentator, Politician, Lawyer Eliot Laurence Spitzer is a political commentator and Democratic Party politician who served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008. His ...more

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James Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Businessperson James Rupert Jacob Murdoch is the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. He is the former chairman and chief executive of News Corp., ...more

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Rockwell Kent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Artist Rockwell Kent was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer.

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Painter, Poet, Novelist Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is ...more

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Anthony Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Journalist, Author Anthony Lewis was an American public intellectual and journalist, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and a longtime New York Times columnist. He is credited with creating the field of legal ...more

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Josh Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Businessperson, Anthropologist, Photographer Josh Bernstein is an American explorer, author, survival expert, anthropologist, and TV host best known as the host of Digging for the Truth. He later appeared for one season as the host of the ...more

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Renée Richards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Tennis player, Physician Renée Richards is an American ophthalmologist, author and former professional tennis player. In 1975, Richards underwent sex reassignment surgery. She was denied entry into the 1976 US ...more

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William Carlos Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author William Carlos Williams was an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams is often numbered as being ...more

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Ira Levin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Songwriter, Writer, Playwright Ira Marvin Levin was an American novelist, dramatist and songwriter. Five of his novels and three of his plays have been adapted to film.

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Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. Si Newhouse IV appeared in the 2003 documentary film Born Rich.

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Peter Cincotti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Actor, Singer Peter Cincotti is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. He attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia University.

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Peter Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Politician Peter R. Deutsch is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. Deutsch was a Democratic Representative from Florida's 20th congressional district from 1993 until 2005.

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Robert Caro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Journalist, Biographer, Author Robert Allan Caro is an American journalist and author known for his celebrated biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. After working for many years as ...more

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Elliott Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Author, Composer Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then returned to the United States. After an ...more

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Paul Francis Webster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Songwriter, Lyricist Paul Francis Webster was an American lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award.

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Gil Shaham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Violinist Gil Shaham is an American violinist of Jewish descent.

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Anthony Hecht is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Poet, Translator Anthony Evan Hecht was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which ...more

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James R. Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Economist James Rodney Schlesinger was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He ...more

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Joshua Malina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Joshua Charles Malina is an American film and stage actor. He has played Will Bailey on the NBC drama The West Wing, Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night, and David Rosen on Scandal.

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Amy S. Bruckman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Amy Susan Bruckman is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology affiliated with the School of Interactive Computing and the GVU Center. She is best known for her pioneering research in ...more

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Alan Furst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Alan Furst is an American author of historical spy novels. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene," whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and ...more

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Ariana Ghez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Oboist Ariana Ghez is an American classical oboist. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Columbia University where she majored in English literature, and at the Juilliard School, where she studied ...more

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Rafael Yglesias is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Rafael Yglesias is an American novelist and screenwriter. His parents were the novelists Jose Yglesias and Helen Yglesias. The blogger and journalist Matthew Yglesias is his older son; his ...more

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Arthur Hays Sulzberger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Newspaper publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961. During that time, daily circulation rose from 465,000 to 713,000 and Sunday circulation from 745,000 to 1.4 ...more

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Paul Rapoport is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Lawyer Paul Israel Rapoport was an attorney and a co-founder of both the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Services Center and Gay Men's Health Crisis. The private ...more

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Ben Yagoda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Professor Ben Yagoda is a writer and educator. He is a professor of journalism and English at the University of Delaware.

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Barry Scheck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Writer, Lawyer Barry C. Scheck is an American lawyer. He received national media attention while serving on O.J. Simpson's defense team, helping to win an acquittal in the highly publicized murder case. Scheck ...more

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James Salter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter James Salter is an American novelist and short-story writer. Originally a career officer and pilot in the United States Air Force, he resigned from the military in 1957 following the successful ...more

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Timothy
Tour guide, Author, Actor Timothy "Speed" Levitch is an American actor, tour guide, poet, speaker, philosopher, author and voice actor. The name "Speed" was given to him by a childhood friend in high ...more

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Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. Journalist Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. was an American writer under the byline E.J. Kahn, Jr. with The New Yorker for five decades.

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Fred F. French is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Real estate development Frederick Fillmore French was a real estate developer.

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Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Pedro Manuel Álvarez Jr. is a Dominican-American professional baseball First and Third baseman with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. Álvarez has been nicknamed El ...more

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Ira Cohen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Publisher, Poet, Actor Ira Cohen was an American poet, publisher, photographer and filmmaker. Cohen lived in Morocco and in New York City in the 1960s, he was in Kathmandu in the 1970s and traveled the world in the ...more

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Dan Levitan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Dan Levitan co-founded Maveron in 1998, bringing a wealth of experience in the retail, consumer and financial sectors. Levitan currently serves on the boards of Cranium, Potbelly Sandwich Works, ...more

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Sally Benson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer Sally Benson was an American screenwriter, who was also a prolific short story author, best known for her semi-autobiographical stories collected in Junior Miss and Meet Me in St. Louis.

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Generoso Pope, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Generoso Pope, Jr. Generoso Paul "Gene" Pope, Jr. was an American media mogul, best known for creating The National Enquirer.

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Gideon Rose is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Editor, Journalist Gideon Rose is the editor of Foreign Affairs, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National ...more

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Ilario Pantano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Ilario Pantano Ilario Gregory Pantano is a former United States Marine Corps second lieutenant. He has also been an author, a television commentator, and served as a Deputy Sheriff in Wilmington, North ...more

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David Leonhardt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer David Leonhardt is the managing editor of a new venture at The New York Times that focuses on politics, policy, and economics. It features analytical journalism, with an emphasis on data and ...more

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Robert Heilbroner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Historian, Economist, Writer Robert L. Heilbroner was an American economist and historian of economic thought. The author of some twenty books, Heilbroner was best known for The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and ...more

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Paul Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Paul Zimmerman Writer, American football player Paul Lionel Zimmerman is the son of Charles S. Zimmerman and Rose Zimmerman. Also known to readers as "Dr. Z", he is an American football sportswriter who wrote for the weekly magazine ...more

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Marion K. Sanders is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Marion K. Sanders Marion Klein Sanders was an American journalist, editor, and author.

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Dorothy Kenyon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Dorothy Kenyon was a New York lawyer, judge, feminist and political activist in support of civil liberties. During the era of McCarthyite persecution, she was accused of being affiliated with 28 ...more

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Mark Penn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Author, Strategist, Consultant Mark J. Penn, a former pollster, political strategist, and author, is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation. Until July 2012, Penn was the CEO of the ...more

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Evan Rosen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Evan Rosen Journalist, Writer Evan Rosen is an American author, speaker, business strategist, blogger, and journalist. He is Executive Director of The Culture of Collaboration Institute and Chief Strategist of Impact Video ...more

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Morris E. Lasker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Horace Mann School Alumni
Morris E. Lasker Morris E. Lasker was a United States federal judge. Born in Hartsdale, New York, Lasker received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1938 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1941. He was a staff ...more