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Famous Overbrook High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”

  • Will Smith1

    Will Smith

    Record producer, Rapper


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Guion Bluford2

    Guion Bluford

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American...  more
  • Wilt Chamberlain3

    Wilt Chamberlain

    Basketball player, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 63 (1936-1999)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Wilton Norman Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball...  more

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  • Chaka Fattah4

    Chaka Fattah



    BirthplacePennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America

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  • Malik Rose5

    Malik Rose

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Malik Jabari Rose (born November 23, 1974) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • James Lassiter6

    James Lassiter

    Businessperson, Television producer
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  • Mike Gale7

    Mike Gale

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Michael Eugene Gale (born July 18, 1950) is a retired American basketball player. After...  more
  • Alan Butkovitz8

    Alan Butkovitz

    Alan L. Butkovitz (born April 15, 1952) is an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member...  more
  • 9

    Phil Jasner

    Sports journalism, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1942-2010)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philip Mark "Phil" Jasner (March 24, 1942 – December 3, 2010) was a sports journalist in...  more
  • Lewis Lloyd10

    Lewis Lloyd

    Lewis Kevin Lloyd (February 22, 1959 – July 5, 2019) was an American basketball player. A 6'6"...  more
  • 11

    Bobb Goldsteinn

    Bobb Goldsteinn (born Bob Goldstein, June 10, 1936) is an American showman, songwriter, and...  more
  • Jerome J. Shestack12

    Jerome J. Shestack

    Military Officer, Human rights activist

    AgeDec. at 88 (1923-2011)

    BirthplaceAtlantic City, New Jersey

    Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Shestack (February 11, 1923 – August 18, 2011) was a Philadelphia lawyer...  more
  • James Forman13

    James Forman

    Professor, Civil Rights Leader

    AgeDec. at 77 (1928-2005)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    James Forman (October 4, 1928 – January 10, 2005) was a prominent African-American leader in...  more
  • 14

    James Mtume