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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Rasheed Wallace and Eddie Fisher.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Simon Gratz High School?” and “Which celebrities are Simon Gratz High School alumni?”
Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Simon Gratz High School Alumni
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Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. Fisher left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Reynolds' best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, when Taylor's husband, film producer Mike Todd, died. This event garnered scandalous and unwelcome publicity for Fisher. He later married Connie Stevens. Fisher is the father of actresses Carrie Fisher, Joely Fisher, and Tricia Leigh Fisher. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1928-2010)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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#83 on The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

#19 on The Best Fish Things That Are Not Really Fish

#29 on The Greatest Crooners of All Time

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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Simon Gratz High School Alumni
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Rasheed Abdul "Sheed" Wallace is a retired American professional basketball forward who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wallace played college basketball at the University of North Carolina before moving on to the NBA in 1995. Originally selected by the Washington Bullets as the fourth pick in the 1995 NBA draft, Wallace was named to the All-Rookie second team following his first season. He was then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers after the season. With Portland he was a key member of the Trail Blazers team that made it to the Western Conference Finals in 1999 and 2000, and was an NBA All-Star in 2000 and 2001. Wallace ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#18 on The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

#33 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

#18 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

#6 on The Best North Carolina Men's Basketball Players Ever

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William H. Gray III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Simon Gratz High School Alumni
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Mr. Gray has been Chairman of the Amani Group (a consulting and advisory firm) since August 2004. Mr. Gray was President and Chief Executive Officer of The College Fund/UNCF (educational assistance) from 1991 until he retired in June 2004. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1991. During his tenure, he was Chairman of the House Budget Committee, a member of the Appropriations Committee, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and Majority Whip. He is an ordained Baptist Minister and he last pastored Bright Hope Baptist Church of Philadelphia from 1972 until 2007. Mr. Gray is also a director of J.P. Morgan Chase Co., Prudential Financial Inc., Visteon ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1941-2013)

Birthplace: Area code 225, East Baton Rouge Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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David Goodis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Simon Gratz High School Alumni
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David Loeb Goodis was an American writer of crime fiction, noted for his prolific output of short stories and novels epitomizing the noir fiction genre. A native of Philadelphia, Goodis alternately resided there and in New York City and Hollywood during his professional years. Yet, throughout his life he maintained a deep identification with the city of his birth, Philadelphia. Goodis cultivated the skid row neighborhoods of his home town, using what he observed to craft his hard-boiled sagas of lives gone wrong, realized in dark portrayals of a blighted urban landscape teeming with criminal life and human despair. “Despite his [university] education, a combination of ethnicity and ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1917-1967)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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