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Zeta Beta Tau is a fraternity that was founded as a Jewish organization in 1898, but it dropped its religious affiliation a few years later. ZBT has 90 chapters in the United States. Several famous actors, comedians, and politicians are ZBTs.

Who is the most famous celebrity who is a ZBT? Jerry Bruckheimer tops our list. The producer joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending the University of Arizona in 1965. After graduating, he started working in commercials before moving on to film. Leonard Bernstein joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending Harvard University in 1944.

Harold Ramis joined the Zeta Beta Tau when he was attending Washington University in St. Louis in 1966. After graduating, he worked at a mental institution, which he says helped prepare him for Hollywood. “People laugh when I say that, but it was actually very good training. And not just with actors; it was good training for just living in the world,” Ramis said. Mike Wallace joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending the University of Michigan in 1939.

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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Celebrities Who Were In Zeta Beta Tau
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Jerry Bruckheimer joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending the University of Arizona in 1965.

Age: 73

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer

Credits: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, CSI: Miami

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Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Celebrities Who Were In Zeta Beta Tau
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Jack Benny joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending the University of California – Los Angeles.

Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor

Credits: The Jack Benny Program, To be or not To Be, Broadway Melody of 1936, George Washington Slept Here

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#29 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Celebrities Who Were In Zeta Beta Tau
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Leonard Bernstein joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending Harvard University in 1944.

Age: Died at 72 (1918-1990)

Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Precious, Anger Management

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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Celebrities Who Were In Zeta Beta Tau
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Harold Ramis joined the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity when he was attending Washington University in St. Louis in 1966.

Age: Died at 70 (1944-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Analyze This, Ghostbusters II

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#92 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#12 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#18 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#2 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

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