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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like John F. Kennedy and Chevy Chase.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Riverdale Country School?” and “Which celebrities are Riverdale Country School alumni?”

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Politician, Military Officer, Author John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from ...more

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before he moved into comedy and ...more

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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include ...more

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Cesar Romero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Ballroom Dancer, Actor, Presenter Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. was an American actor, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian who was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. His wide range of screen roles ...more

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Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Comic book creator, Film Score Composer, Television director Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, composer and actor. He is the founder of Mutant ...more

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Ed Rendell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Politician, Actor, Lawyer Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell is an American politician who served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, from 2003 to 2011. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor ...more

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Richard Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Lawyer Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut. Born in Brooklyn, New ...more

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James Gleick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist, Biographer, Author James Gleick is an American author, historian of science, and sometime Internet pioneer whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology. Recognized for illuminating complex ...more

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Leopold Mannes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Musician, Inventor Leopold Damrosch Mannes was an American musician, who, together with Leopold Godowsky, Jr., created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome.

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Dan Abrams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Television director, Journalist, Television producer Dan Abrams is an American television host, legal commentator, Web entrepreneur and author. former anchor of Nightline and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News He worked as chief legal ...more

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Tracee Ellis Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Television producer, Actor Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, model, comedian, producer and television host. The daughter of singer/actress Diana Ross, Ross began her career acting in independent films, variety ...more

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Sean Altman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter Sean Altman is an American musician and songwriter. He is a founder and former lead singer of the singing group Rockapella and a pioneer of the modern a cappella movement. He was a member of ...more

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Varian Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Varian Fry Journalist Varian Mackey Fry was an American journalist. Fry ran a rescue network in Vichy France that helped approximately 2,000 to 4,000 anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees to escape Nazi Germany and the

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Robert Krulwich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist Robert Krulwich is an American radio and television journalist who currently serves as a science correspondent for NPR and is a co-host of the program Radiolab. He has worked as a full-time ...more

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Scott Snyder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Writer Scott Snyder is an American writer. He is known for his 2006 short story collection Voodoo Heart, and his comic book writing, including American Vampire, Detective Comics, Batman, Batman: Gates ...more

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Jordana Spiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Actor Jordana Ariel Spiro is an American film and television actress, known for starring in the TBS comedy series My Boys as P.J. Franklin.

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Jack Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Actor John T. "Jack" Carpenter is an American actor.

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Leopold Godowsky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Pianist, Composer, Teacher Leopold Godowsky was a Polish American pianist, composer, and teacher. One of the most highly regarded performers of his time, he became known for his theories concerning the application of ...more

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Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Consultant, American football player Calvin G. Hill is a retired American football running back who had a 12-year NFL career from 1969 to 1981. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. In 1975 he ...more

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Nick McDonell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Nick McDonell Novelist, Author Robert Nicholas "Nick" McDonell is an American writer.

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John Lahr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Biographer, Critic John Henry Lahr is a British-based American theater critic, and the son of actor Bert Lahr. Since 1992, he has been the senior drama critic at The New Yorker magazine.

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Richard Engel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist, Author Richard Engel is an American journalist and author who is NBC News' chief foreign correspondent. He was assigned to that position on April 18, 2008, after being the network's Middle East ...more

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Neal Conan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Neal Conan Journalist Neal Conan is an American radio journalist, producer, editor, and correspondent who was the senior host of the National Public Radio talk show Talk of the Nation. Conan hosted Talk of the Nation ...more

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Philip Proctor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Philip Proctor is an American actor, voice actor and a member of The Firesign Theatre. He plays Rocky Rococo and Nancy in the Nick Danger series, attended Yale University, where he contributed ...more

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Michael Zakarin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Guitarist, Musician Michael Zakarin (born March 30, 1981) is the lead guitarist for The Bravery, a band that originated in New York City. He is also left-handed and plays the guitar left-handed as well. He plays a ...more

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Lee MacPhail is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Lee MacPhail Leland Stanford MacPhail, Jr. was an American front-office executive in Major League Baseball. MacPhail was a baseball executive for 45 years, serving as the director of player personnel for the ...more

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Bradley Abelow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Bradley Abelow Businessperson Bradley Abelow is an American businessman and political leader who formerly served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of New Jersey in the Cabinet of Gov. Jon Corzine. Prior to entering Governor ...more

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Tim Morehouse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Human Resources Officer, Athlete Timothy Frank "Tim" Morehouse is an American fencer who won a Silver Medal competing in the men's sabre as a member of the United States fencing team, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Jeffrey Hollender is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Jeffrey Hollender Entrepreneur, Author Jeffrey Hollender is an American entrepreneur, author, and activist. He is known for his roles as co-founder and CEO of Seventh Generation Inc., a distributor of all-natural cleaning, paper, and ...more

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Bill Konigsberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Bill Konigsberg Bill Konigsberg is an award-winning American author, most known for his novel Out of the Pocket, which won the 2008 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Children's/Young Adult category. His newest ...more

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Erik Lee Preminger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Erik Lee Preminger Film Producer, Actor, Writer Erik Lee Preminger is an American writer and actor. He has also been known as Erik Kirkland, Erik de Diego, Erik Lee, and Eric Preminger. His birth name was Eric Lee Kirkland or Erik Lee ...more

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John Kao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
John Kao Author John Kao is an author and strategic advisor based in San Francisco. His work concentrates on issues of innovation and organizational transformation. Kao was born in 1950 to Chinese immigrant ...more

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Josh Appelbaum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Josh Appelbaum Television producer, Screenwriter Josh Appelbaum is a television writer and producer. He has written for shows such as Life on Mars, October Road, and most recently, the series Happy Town.

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Tim Zagat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Tim Zagat Businessperson

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Dan Shamash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
spmci added Dan Shamash Dan Shamash a.k.a. Smash is an American football coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL, following stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns. Shamash joined the Browns ...more

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Suzan Johnson Cook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
spmci added Suzan Johnson Cook Dr. Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is a presidential advisor, pastor, theologian, author, activist, and academic who served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious ...more

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Ron Kim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
spmci added Ron Kim Ronald Tae Sok Kim is an American politician from New York City. He serves in the New York State Assembly representing the 40th District, which includes portions of Whitestone, Flushing and ...more

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Lonnie Ramati is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Ilan Ramati added Lonnie Ramati Film Producer Lonnie Ramati is a film producer.

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Robin Pogrebin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
samuelmcintosh added Robin Pogrebin Robin Pogrebin has been a culture reporter for The New York Times since 1995 and covers topics such as art institutions, architecture, and many more. She has also covered the magazine industry ...more

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Reginald Zelnik is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
samuelmcintosh added Reginald Zelnik