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Famous Townsend Harris High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Edward G. Robinson1

    AgeDec. at 80 (1893-1973)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; Yiddish: ײמאַנועל גאָלדענבערג‎; December 12, 1893... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cornel Wilde2

    Cornel Wilde

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 77 (1912-1989)

    BirthplacePrievidza, Slovakia

    Cornel Wilde (born Kornél Lajos Weisz; October 13, 1912 – October 16, 1989) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonas Salk3

    Jonas Salk

    Medical researcher, Virologist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1914-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jonas Edward Salk (; October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Army Archerd4

    Army Archerd

    Journalist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 87 (1922-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Armand Andre "Army" Archerd (January 13, 1922 – September 8, 2009) was an American columnist... more on Wikipedia
  • Ira Gershwin5

    Ira Gershwin

    Lyricist, Author

    AgeDec. at 87 (1896-1983)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz, December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Julian Schwinger6

    Julian Schwinger

    Physicist, Theoretical Physicist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1918-1994)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Julian Seymour Schwinger (; February 12, 1918 – July 16, 1994) was a Nobel Prize winning... more on Wikipedia
  • Bennett Cerf7

    Bennett Cerf

    Humorist, Publisher

    AgeDec. at 73 (1898-1971)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was an American publisher, one of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Kenneth Arrow8

    Kenneth Arrow

    Scientist, Economist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Kenneth Joseph Arrow (23 August 1921 – 21 February 2017) was an American economist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Leon Levy


    AgeDec. at 78 (1925-2003)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Leon Levy (September 13, 1925 – April 6, 2003) was an American investor, mutual fund manager,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Arnold H. "Buzz" Vollmer

    Architect, Engineer

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York

  • 11

    Maurice Paprin


    AgeDec. at 85 (1920-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Maurice Paprin (August 26, 1920 - November 29, 2005) was a New York City real estate developer... more on Wikipedia