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Famous Van Nuys High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Van Nuys High School and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many additional graduates as well.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Van Nuys High School?” and “Which celebrities are Van Nuys High School alumni?”
  • Marilyn Monroe1

    Marilyn Monroe

    Film Producer, Model

    AgeDec. at 36 (1926-1962)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Robert Redford2

    Robert Redford

    Activist, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Paula Abdul3

    Paula Abdul

    Television producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceUSA, San Fernando, California

    Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Natalie Wood4

    Natalie Wood

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 43 (1938-1981)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt5

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Theatrical producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Erika Eleniak6

    Erika Eleniak

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceGlendale, California, USA

    Erika Eleniak (born September 29, 1969) is an American actress, Playboy Playmate, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Jane Russell7

    Jane Russell

    Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 90 (1921-2011)

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota

    Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Drysdale8

    Don Drysdale

    Baseball player, Actor

    AgeDec. at 57 (1936-1993)

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stacy Keach9

    Stacy Keach

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGeorgia, Savannah, USA

    Walter Stacy Keach Jr. (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and voice actor. He has played... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stanley Gold10

    Stanley Gold



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Stanley Phillip Gold (born September 10, 1942) served as President and CEO of Shamrock... more on Wikipedia
  • James Dougherty11

    James Dougherty

    Police officer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1921-2005)

    BirthplaceTexas, United States of America

    James Edward "Jim" Dougherty was an American policeman, best known for being the first husband... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Bill Paparian



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Van Nuys, Contiguous United States, United States of America

    William Mihrtad "Bill" Paparian (born 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Harlee McBride13

    Harlee McBride

    Secretary, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Harlee McBride (born November 20, 1948) is an American actress. She is best known for the role... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Shelby Flint

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Shelby Flint (born September 17, 1939 in North Hollywood, California) is a singer-songwriter... more on Wikipedia
  • Diane Warren15

    Diane Warren

    Songwriter, Lyricist


    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Diane Eve Warren (born September 7, 1956) is an American songwriter. She rose to prominence in... more on Wikipedia
  • John K. Singlaub16
    John Kirk Singlaub (born July 10, 1921) is a highly decorated former OSS officer, a founding... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Gen. John K. Singlaub