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

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

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Edward G. Robinson and Army Archerd.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Townsend Harris High School?” and “Which celebrities are Townsend Harris High School alumni?”

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Edward G. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Actor Edward Goldenberg Robinson was a Romanian-born American actor. A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making ...more

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Cornel Wilde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Cornel Wilde was a Hungarian-American actor and film director.

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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Medical researcher, Virologist, Scientist Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. Born in New York City, he attended New York ...more

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Army Archerd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Journalist, Actor Armand Andre "Army" Archerd was an American columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his "Just for Variety" column in September 2005. In November 2005, ...more

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Ira Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Lyricist, Author Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote ...more

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Julian Schwinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Physicist, Theoretical Physicist Julian Seymour Schwinger was a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics, in particular for developing a ...more

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Bennett Cerf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Humorist, Publisher, Screenwriter Bennett Alfred Cerf was an American publisher, one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House. Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal ...more

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Kenneth Arrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Scientist, Economist, Teacher Kenneth Joseph Arrow is an American economist, writer, and political theorist. He is the joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. To date, he is the ...more

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Leon Levy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Banker Leon Levy was an American investor, financier and philanthropist.

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Arnold H.
Architect, Engineer

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Maurice Paprin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
Maurice Paprin Businessperson Maurice Paprin was a New York City real estate developer and social activist.