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Famous Overbrook High School Alumni

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

Famous alumni from Overbrook High School; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable Overbrook High School alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Overbrook High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. You can also search and filter the list to find a specific person or name. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list of successful alumni may even include a few celebrities who attended Overbrook High School.

Examples of graduates on this list include Wilt Chamberlain and Will Smith.

This list answers the questions “who are the most famous alumni from Overbrook High School?” and “what is a list of big names that went to Overbrook High School?”

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Record producer, Rapper, Television producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith ...more

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Guion Bluford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut

Age: 76

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who ...more
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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Basketball player, Screenwriter, Coach

Age: Dec. at 63 (1936-1999)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Wilton Norman Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player who played as a center and is considered one of the greatest players in history. He played for ...more

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Chaka Fattah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Politician

Age: 62

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America, + more

Chaka Fattah (born Arthur Davenport; November 21, 1956) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. Representative for ...more
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Malik Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Malik Jabari Rose (born November 23, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player. Rose played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association, winning NBA championships with the ...more
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James Lassiter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer
James Lassiter is an American film producer. He is actor Will Smith's long-time business partner.
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Mike Gale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 68

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Eugene Gale (born July 18, 1950) is a retired American basketball player. After graduating from Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, Gale, a 6'4" guard, played college basketball ...more
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Alan Butkovitz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Alan Butkovitz

Age: 66

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alan L. Butkovitz (born April 15, 1952) is an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the City Controller of Philadelphia from 2006 to 2018. He was ...more
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Phil Jasner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Phil Jasner Sports journalism, Journalist, Author

Age: Dec. at 68 (1942-2010)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philip Mark "Phil" Jasner (March 24, 1942 – December 3, 2010) was a sports journalist in Philadelphia.
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Lewis Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Lewis Lloyd

Age: 60

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lewis Kevin Lloyd (February 22, 1959 – July 5, 2019) was an American basketball player. A 6'6" swingman from Drake University, he played most of his professional career for the National ...more
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Bobb Goldsteinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Bobb Goldsteinn

Age: 82

Bobb Goldsteinn (born Bob Goldstein, June 10, 1936) is an American showman, songwriter, and artist. As a pop pioneer, he wrote The Village Stompers' international hit "Washington ...more
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Jerome J. Shestack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
Jerome J. Shestack Military Officer, Human rights activist, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Shestack (February 11, 1923 – August 18, 2011) was a Philadelphia lawyer and human rights advocate active in Democratic Party politics who served as president of ...more
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James Forman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
swbenson added Professor, Civil Rights Leader, Writer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

James Forman (October 4, 1928 – January 10, 2005) was a prominent African-American leader in the civil rights movement. He was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the ...more
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James Mtume is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Overbrook High School Alumni
swbenson added James Mtume