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Famous Hunter College High School Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 9.3k views36 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Hunter College High School and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Cynthia Nixon, Immortal Technique.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hunter College High School?” and “Which celebrities are Hunter College High School alumni?”
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    Cynthia Nixon

    Actor, Voice acting
    Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actor and activist. For her portrayal...  more

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    Ruby Dee

    Activist, Poet
    Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress,...  more

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    Ophelia DeVore

    Ophelia DeVore (August 12, 1922 – February 28, 2014) was an American businesswoman, publisher,...  more
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    Audre Lorde

    Activist, Librarian
    Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an...  more

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    Judy C. Lewent

    Judith Carol Lewent is on the board of directors for GlaxoSmithKline since April 2011, Thermo...  more
  • 6

    Elena Kagan

    Professor, Law professor
    Elena Kagan (; born April 28, 1960) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United...  more
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    Diane di Prima

    Poet, Writer
    Diane di Prima (born August 6, 1934) is an American poet. She is also an artist, prose writer,...  more
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    Maria Muldaur

    Actor, Singer
    Maria Muldaur (born September 12, 1943) is an American folk and blues singer who was part of...  more
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    Cynthia Ozick

    Poet, Novelist
    Cynthia Shoshana Ozick (born April 17, 1928) is an American short story writer, novelist, and...  more
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    Sylvia Pressler (April 10, 1934 – February 15, 2010) was an American judge who served in a...  more
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    Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003) was an American biochemist. She was the...  more
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    Norma Merrick Sklarek was an African-American architect who accomplished many firsts for black...  more
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    Immortal Technique

    Master of Ceremonies, Rapper
    Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal...  more

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    Max Kellerman

    Sports journalism, Commentator
    Max Kellerman (born August 6, 1973) is an American sports television personality and boxing...  more


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    Mildred Dresselhaus

    Physicist, Professor
    Mildred Dresselhaus (née Spiewak; November 11, 1930 – February 20, 2017), known as the "queen...  more
  • 16

    Deborah Tannen

    Professor, Author
    Deborah Frances Tannen (born June 7, 1945) is an American academic and professor of...  more
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    Jeannie Suk

    Professor, Lawyer
    Jeannie Suk Gersen is a professor of law at Harvard Law School....  more
  • 18

    Judith Jarvis Thomson

    Physician, Philosopher
    Judith Jarvis Thomson (born October 4, 1929) is an American moral philosopher. She was elected...  more
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    Martina Arroyo

    Martina Arroyo (born February 2, 1936) is an American operatic soprano who had a major...  more
  • 20

    Bernadine Healy

    Politician, Physician
    Bernadine Patricia Healy (August 4, 1944 – August 6, 2011) was an American physician,...  more
  • 21

    Steve Gilliard

    Steve Gilliard (November 13, 1964 – June 2, 2007) was an American freelance journalist and...  more
  • 22

    Young MC

    Record producer, Rapper
    Marvin Young (born May 10, 1967), better known by his stage name Young M.C., is a British-born...  more


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    Jennifer 8. Lee

    Jennifer 8. Lee (Chinese name: 李競; pinyin: Lǐ Jìng; POJ: Lí Kēng) (born March 15, 1976) is an...  more
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    Mollie Orshansky

    Economist, Statistician
    Mollie Orshansky (January 9, 1915 – December 18, 2006) was an American economist and...  more
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    Helen Epstein

    Helen Epstein is an American writer of memoir, journalism and biography who lives in...  more