Famous Simon Gratz High School Alumni

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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 John "Eddie" Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American singer and actor. He was one of the most popular artists during the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. Fisher divorced his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Reynolds' best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, after Taylor's husband, film producer Mike Todd, was killed in a plane crash. The scandalous affair was widely reported, bringing unfavorable publicity to Fisher. He later married Connie Stevens. Fisher fathered Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher with Reynolds, and Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher with Stevens. ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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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 Wallace (born September 17, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Philadelphia, Wallace played college basketball at the University of North Carolina before moving on to the NBA in 1995. Originally selected by the Washington Bullets (now known as the Washington Wizards) 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 ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Basketball player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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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William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941 – July 1, 2013) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1979 to 1991. He also served as chairman of the House Committee on the Budget from 1985 to 1989 and House Majority Whip from 1989 to 1991. He resigned from Congress in September of that year to become president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund, a position he held until 2004. As an African American, he was the fourth-highest-ranking member of the House at the time of his resignation and a minister in Philadelphia. He was co-founder of the government lobbying and advisory firm, Gray ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Politician, Pastor

Age: Dec. at 72 (1941-2013)

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

David Goodis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Simon Gratz High School Alumni
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David Loeb Goodis (March 2, 1917 – January 7, 1967) was an American writer of crime fiction noted for his output of short stories and novels in the noir fiction genre. Born in Philadelphia, Goodis alternately resided there and in New York City and Hollywood during his professional years. According to critic Dennis Drabelle, "Despite his [university] education, a combination of ethnicity (Jewish) and temperament allowed him to empathize with outsiders: the working poor, the unjustly accused, fugitives, criminals." ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

Age: Dec. at 50 (1917-1967)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania