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Famous Philadelphia High School For Girls Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Philadelphia High School for Girls and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Jill Scott, Erika Alexander and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Philadelphia High School for Girls?” and “Which celebrities are Philadelphia High School for Girls alumni?”
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    Barbara Harris

    Barbara Clementine Harris (born June 12, 1930) is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church. She was the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion. ...  more
    • Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Photo: Sandra Alphonse / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
    Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004) and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007) both achieved gold status. She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007. After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011. In 2014, she starred in the film Get On Up as the second wife of James Brown. She also appeared as the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency based on the...  more
    • Profession: Poet, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Artist
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Jessie Redmon Fauset (April 27, 1882 – April 30, 1961) was an African-American editor, poet, essayist, novelist, and educator. Her literary work helped sculpt African-American literature in the 1920s as she focused on portraying a true image of African-American life and history. Her black fictional characters were working professionals which was an inconceivable concept to American society during this time Her story lines related to themes of racial discrimination, "passing", and feminism. From 1919 to 1926, Fauset's position as literary editor of The Crisis, a NAACP magazine, allowed her to contribute to the Harlem Renaissance by promoting literary work that related to the social movements...  more
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1882-1961)
    • Birthplace: New Jersey
  • Bebe Moore Campbell (born Elizabeth Bebe Moore; February 18, 1950 – November 27, 2006), was an American author, journalist and teacher. Campbell was the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, and What You Owe Me, which was also a Los Angeles Times "Best Book of 2001". Her other works include the novel Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Literature; her memoir, Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad; and her first nonfiction book, Successful Women, Angry Men: Backlash in the Two-Career Marriage. Her essays, articles, and excerpts appear...  more
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Teacher
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1950-2006)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA