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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

Age: Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Brookline, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States 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

Age: 75

Birthplace: Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase had a variety of jobs before moving into ...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

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) 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. ...more

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Cesar Romero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Ballroom Dancer, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 87 (1907-1994)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Cesar Julio Romero Jr. (February 15, 1907 – January 1, 1994) was an American actor, singer, dancer and vocal artist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. His wide ...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

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Joseph Hill Whedon (; born June 23, 1964) is an American producer, director, screenwriter, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of ...more

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Ed Rendell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Politician, Actor, Lawyer

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Edward Gene Rendell (; born January 5, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, politician, and author who, as a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania from ...more
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Richard Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Richard Blumenthal (; born February 13, 1946) is an American attorney and politician who has served as a United States Senator from Connecticut since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic ...more
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James Gleick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist, Biographer, Author

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York

James Gleick (; born August 1, 1954) is an American author and historian of science whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology. Recognized for his writing about complex ...more
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Leopold Mannes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Musician, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 65 (1899-1964)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Leopold Damrosch Mannes (December 26, 1899 – August 11, 1964) was an American musician, who, together with Leopold Godowsky, Jr., created the first practical color transparency film,
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Dan Abrams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Television director, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Dan Abrams (born c. 1965/1966) is an American web entrepreneur and television presenter who serves as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News, host of Live PD on the A&E cable network, ...more

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Tracee Ellis Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Television producer, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein; October 29, 1972) is an American actress, model, comedian, director, and television host. She is known for her lead roles in the comedy television ...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

Age: 57

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Sean Altman (born May 9, 1961) is an American musician and songwriter. He is a founder and former lead singer (tenor) of the singing group Rockapella and a pioneer of the modern a cappella ...more

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Varian Fry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist

Age: Dec. at 60 (1907-1967)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Varian Mackey Fry (October 15, 1907 – September 13, 1967) was an American journalist. Fry ran a rescue network in Vichy France that helped approximately 2,000 to 4,000 anti-Nazi and Jewish ...more
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Robert Krulwich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist
Robert Louis 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 ...more
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Scott Snyder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Writer

Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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

Age: 41

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Jordana Spiro (born April 12, 1977) is an American actress, director, and writer. As an actress she has starred in numerous films and television series including Netflix's Ozark and TBS comedy ...more
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Jack Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Actor

Age: 34

John T. "Jack" Carpenter (born September 18, 1984) 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

Age: Dec. at 68 (1870-1938)

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Leopold Godowsky (13 February 1870 – 21 November 1938) was a Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer, and teacher. He was one of the most highly regarded performers of his time – known for ...more

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Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Consultant, American football player

Age: 68

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Calvin G. Hill (born January 2, 1947) is a retired American football player. He played running back in the National Football League for twelve seasons. Hill played for the NFL Dallas Cowboys, ...more

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Nick McDonell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Nick McDonell Novelist, Author

Age: 35

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Robert Nicholas "Nick" McDonell (born February 18, 1984) is an American writer who has worked as a journalist, screenwriter, producer, novelist and researcher.
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John Lahr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Biographer, Critic

Age: 77

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

John Henry Lahr (born July 12, 1941) is a British-based American theater critic, and the son of actor Bert Lahr. From 1992 to 2013, he was the senior drama critic at The New Yorker magazine. His ...more
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Richard Engel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Journalist, Author

Age: 45

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Richard Engel (born September 16, 1973) 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 ...more
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Neal Conan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Neal Conan Journalist

Age: 70

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Neal Conan (born November 1949) is an American radio journalist, producer, editor, and correspondent. He worked for National Public Radio for over 36 years and was the senior host of its talk ...more
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Philip Proctor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 78

Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States of America

Philip Proctor (born July 28, 1940) is an American actor, voice actor and a member of the Firesign Theatre. He has performed voice-over work for video games, films and television series.
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Michael Zakarin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Riverdale Country School Alumni
Guitarist, Musician

Age: 37

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