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Famous The New School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to The New School and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Bradley Cooper to Marlon Brando and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The New School?” and “Which celebrities are The New School alumni?”
  • 1
    Marlon Brando

    AgeDec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • 2
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 78 (1884-1962)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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  • 3
    Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Marc Jacobs

    Marc Jacobs

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 5
    Ani DiFranco

    Ani DiFranco

    Poet, Guitarist


    BirthplaceUSA, Buffalo, New York

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  • 6
    Tennessee Williams

    Tennessee Williams

    Screenwriter, Writer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1911-1983)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi, Lowndes County, United States of America, United States

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  • 7
    James Baldwin

    James Baldwin

    Activist, Poet

    AgeDec. at 63 (1924-1987)

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York

    James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, playwright,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Tony Curtis

    Tony Curtis

    Painter, Actor

    AgeDied at 85 (1925-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 9
    Veronica Webb

    Veronica Webb

    Journalist, Model


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

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  • 10
    Peter Falk

    Peter Falk

    Certified Public Accountant, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1927-2011)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 11
    Harry Belafonte

    Harry Belafonte

    Songwriter, Television producer


    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Tom Ford

    Tom Ford

    Fashion designer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Thomas Carlyle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    John Popper

    John Popper

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceChardon, Ohio, USA

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  • 14
    Jonah Hill

    Jonah Hill

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

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  • 15
    John Cage

    John Cage

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1912-1992)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    James Lipton

    James Lipton

    Pilot, Television producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • 17
    Soleil Moon Frye


    BirthplaceGlendora, California, United States of America

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  • 18
    Shelley Winters

    AgeDec. at 86 (1920-2006)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • 19
    Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann

    Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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  • 20
    Bea Arthur

    Bea Arthur

    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 87 (1922-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 21
    Jesse Eisenberg

    Jesse Eisenberg

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 22
    Narciso Rodriguez

    Narciso Rodriguez

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

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  • 23
    Elaine Stritch

    Elaine Stritch

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 89 (1925-2014)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Comic book creator, Songwriter


    BirthplaceRed Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

    Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Donna Karan

    Donna Karan

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceForest Hills, New York City, New York

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