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Famous Horace Mann School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Betty White

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, USA

    Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of television,...  more

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  • 2

    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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  • 3

    Tom Lehrer

    Mathematician, Songwriter


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Thomas Andrew Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the...  more

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  • 4

    AgeDec. at 51 (1929-1980)

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was an American Democratic politician, including a U.S. Representative of the 5th Congressional District in Nassau County, New York, for...  more
  • 5

    Eliot Spitzer

    Commentator, Politician


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

    Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American politician, attorney, and educator. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 54th Governor of New York. After serving for six...  more

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  • 6

    James Murdoch



    BirthplaceWimbledon, London, United Kingdom

    James Rupert Jacob Murdoch (born 13 December 1972) is a British-American businessman, the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of 21st Century Fox. He...  more
  • 7

    AgeDec. at 89 (1882-1971)

    BirthplaceTarrytown, New York

    Rockwell Kent (June 21, 1882 – March 13, 1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, sailor, adventurer and voyager....  more
  • 8

    Jack Kerouac

    Painter, Poet

    AgeDec. at 47 (1922-1969)

    BirthplaceLowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.He is...  more

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  • 9

    Anthony Lewis

    Journalist, Author

    AgeDec. at 86 (1927-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anthony Lewis (March 27, 1927 – March 25, 2013) was an American public intellectual and journalist. He was twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and was a columnist for The New York Times. He is...  more
  • 10

    Josh Bernstein

    Businessperson, Anthropologist


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Josh Bernstein (born February 24, 1971) 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...  more
  • 11

    Renée Richards

    Tennis player, Physician


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Renée Richards (born August 19, 1934) is an American ophthalmologist and former tennis player who had some success on the professional circuit in the 1970s, and became widely known following...  more
  • 12

    AgeDec. at 80 (1883-1963)

    BirthplaceRutherford, New Jersey

    William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet and physician closely associated with modernism and imagism. In addition to his writing, Williams had a long career...  more

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  • 13

    Ira Levin

    Songwriter, Writer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1929-2007)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Ira Marvin Levin (August 27, 1929 – November 12, 2007) was an American novelist, playwright, and songwriter. His most noted works include the novels A Kiss Before Dying (1953), Rosemary's Baby...  more
  • 14

    Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.

    Samuel Irving "S.I." Newhouse Jr. (November 8, 1927 – October 1, 2017) was an American heir to a substantial magazine and media business. Together with his brother Donald, he owned Advance...  more
  • 15

    Peter Cincotti

    Jazz Pianist, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Peter Cincotti (born July 11, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter. He began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan. In 2003,...  more
  • 16

    Peter Deutsch



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Peter R. Deutsch (born April 1, 1957) 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....  more
  • 17

    Robert Caro

    Journalist, Biographer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert Allan Caro (born October 30, 1935) is an American journalist and author known for his biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. After working for many...  more
  • 18

    Elliott Carter

    Author, Composer

    AgeDec. at 104 (1908-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Elliott Cook Carter Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, having combined...  more
  • 19

    Paul Francis Webster

    Songwriter, Lyricist

    AgeDec. at 77 (1907-1984)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907 – March 18, 1984) was an American lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Original Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award....  more
  • 20

    Gil Shaham



    BirthplaceUrbana, Illinois, United States of America

    Gil Shaham (Hebrew: גיל שחם; born February 19, 1971) is an American violinist of Israeli Jewish descent....  more
  • 21

    Anthony Hecht

    Poet, Translator

    AgeDec. at 81 (1923-2004)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) 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...  more
  • 22

    AgeDec. at 85 (1929-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, 1929 – March 27, 2014) was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents...  more
  • 23

    Joshua Malina

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Alternative NameJoshua Malina

    Joshua Charles Malina (born January 17, 1966) is an American film and stage actor. He has played Will Bailey on the NBC drama The West Wing, Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night, David Rosen on Scandal,...  more
  • 24
    Amy Susan Bruckman (born 1965) 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...  more
  • 25

    Alan Furst

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Alan Furst (; born February 20, 1941) 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...  more