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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?”
Edward G. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
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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 film Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo. Other memorable roles include insurance investigator Barton Keyes in the film noir Double Indemnity, Dathan in The Ten Commandments, and his final performance as Sol Roth in the science-fiction story Soylent Green. Robinson was selected for an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was posthumously awarded two months after the actor's death in 1973. He was included at #24 in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1893-1973)

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

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

Age: Died at 77 (1912-1989)

Birthplace: Prievidza, Slovakia

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Jonas Salk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
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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 University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. Until 1957, when the Salk vaccine was introduced, polio was considered one of the most frightening public health problems in the world. In the postwar United States, annual epidemics were increasingly devastating. The 1952 U.S. epidemic was the worst outbreak in the nation's history. Of nearly 58,000 cases reported that year, 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1914-1995)

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

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Army Archerd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni
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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, Archerd began blogging for Variety and was working on a memoir when he died. ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1922-2009)

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

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