100 Notable alumni of
CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College is 207th in the world, 92nd in North America, and 89th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from CUNY Brooklyn College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Bernie Sanders

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    Bernie Sanders
    Born in
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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    Studied psychology
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bernard Sanders is an American politician and activist who has served as the junior United States senator from Vermont since 2007 and as U.S. Representative for the state's at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007. He is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, although he has a close relationship with the Democratic Party, having caucused with House and Senate Democrats for most of his congressional career. Sanders unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States in 2016 and 2020, finishing in second place in both campaigns. Before his election to Congress, he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

  2. James Franco

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    James Franco
    Born in
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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, painter, and writer. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in films, such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him, examples being Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party (2016), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

  3. Mel Brooks

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    Mel Brooks
    Born in
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    Years
    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Mel Brooks is an American director, producer, writer, comedian, and actor. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. Together with Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man. He wrote, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.

  4. Jimmy Smits

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    Jimmy Smits
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Jimmy L. Smits is an American actor. He is best known for playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, Matt Santos on the political drama The West Wing, and for appearing in Switch (1991), My Family (1995), and as ADA Miguel Prado in Dexter. He also appeared as Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Rogue One. From 2012 to 2014, he joined the main cast of Sons of Anarchy as Nero Padilla. Smits also portrayed Elijah Strait in the NBC drama series Bluff City Law.

  5. Alan Dershowitz

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    Alan Dershowitz
    Born in
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    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    screenwriteruniversity teacherlawyer
    Biography

    Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer known for his work in U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law. He taught at Harvard Law School from 1964 through 2013, where he was appointed as the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law in 1993. Dershowitz is a regular media contributor, political commentator, and legal analyst.

  6. Don Lemon

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    Don Lemon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    opinion journalist
    Biography

    Donald Carlton Lemon is an American television journalist. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he anchored weekend news programs on local television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania during his early days as a journalist. Lemon then worked as a news correspondent for NBC on its programming, such as Today and NBC Nightly News, after which he joined CNN in 2006, also as a correspondent. He later achieved prominence as the presenter of CNN Tonight beginning in 2014. Lemon is also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmy Awards.

  7. Al Sharpton

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    Al Sharpton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film actorradio personalitypoliticianhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Alfred Charles Sharpton is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician. Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings.

  8. Shirley Chisholm

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    Shirley Chisholm
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2005 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th congressional district, a district centered on Bedford-Stuyvesant, for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In the 1972 United States presidential election, she became the first African-American candidate to run for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

  9. Philip Zimbardo

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    Philip Zimbardo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    Studied in 1954
    Occupations
    social psychologistuniversity teachernon-fiction writerpsychologist
    Biography

    Philip George Zimbardo is an American psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He became known for his 1971 Stanford prison experiment, which was later severely criticised for both ethical and scientific reasons. He has authored various introductory psychology textbooks for college students, and other notable works, including The Lucifer Effect, The Time Paradox, and The Time Cure. He is also the founder and president of the Heroic Imagination Project.

  10. Barbara Boxer

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    Barbara Boxer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    In 1962 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politiciannovelistwriterstockbrokernewspaper editor
    Biography

    Barbara Sue Levy Boxer is an American politician and lobbyist who served as a United States Senator from California from 1993 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district from 1983 until 1993.

  11. Dominic Chianese

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    Dominic Chianese
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    singerfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Dominic Chianese is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999–2007), Johnny Ola in The Godfather Part II (1974), and Leander in Boardwalk Empire (2011–2013).

  12. Linda Sarsour

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    Linda Sarsour
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    political activistwriterhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Linda Sarsour is an American political activist. She was co-chair of the 2017 Women's March, the 2017 Day Without a Woman, and the 2019 Women's March. She is also a former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She and her Women's March co-chairs were profiled in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" in 2017.

  13. Larry Sanders

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    Larry Sanders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Lawrence Sanders is an American-British academic, social worker, politician, and Health Spokesperson of the Green Party of England and Wales. He is the older brother of Bernie Sanders, United States Senator and two-time U.S. presidential candidate.

  14. Herb Edelman

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    Herb Edelman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-1996 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Herbert Edelman was an American actor of stage, film and television. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his television work. One of his best-known roles was as Stanley Zbornak, the ex-husband of Dorothy Zbornak (played by Beatrice Arthur) on The Golden Girls. He also had a recurring role on the 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere.

  15. Sara Shepard

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    Sara Shepard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writernovelist
    Biography

    Sara Shepard is an American author. She is known for the bestselling Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game book series, both of which have been turned into television shows on Freeform.

  16. Necro

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    Necro
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    film directormusicianfilm produceractorrecord producer
    Biography

    Ron Raphael Braunstein, better known by his stage-name Necro, is an American rapper from Brooklyn.

  17. Alan Vega

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    Alan Vega
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2016 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    singerpaintermusician
    Biography

    Alan Bermowitz, known professionally as Alan Vega, was an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide.

  18. Sylvia Fine

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    Sylvia Fine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1991 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producercomposerlyricistsongwriter
    Biography

    Sylvia Fine Kaye was an American lyricist, composer, and producer, and the wife of the comedian Danny Kaye. She and her future husband grew up within blocks of each other in Brooklyn, but they did not meet until 1939.

  19. Benjamin Brafman

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    Benjamin Brafman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Benjamin Brafman is a prominent American criminal defense attorney and founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.

  20. Paul Mazursky

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    Paul Mazursky
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2014 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm produceractorfilm directorwriter
    Biography

    Irwin Lawrence "Paul" Mazursky was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Known for his dramatic comedies that often dealt with modern social issues, he was nominated for five Academy Awards: three times for Best Original Screenplay, once for Best Adapted Screenplay, and once for Best Picture for An Unmarried Woman (1978). His other films include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Blume in Love (1973), Harry and Tonto (1974), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986).

  21. Sharon Jones

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    Sharon Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-2016 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Sharon Lafaye Jones was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York. Jones experienced breakthrough success relatively late in life, releasing her first record when she was 40 years old. In 2014, Jones was nominated for her first Grammy, in the category Best R&B Album, for Give the People What They Want.

  22. Bruce Morrow

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    Bruce Morrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    disc jockey
    Biography

    Bruce Morrow is an American radio performer, known for professional purposes as Cousin Brucie or Cousin Bruce Morrow. In an October 2020 interview, Morrow said he received the moniker 'Cousin' while in the lobby of his mid-town Manhattan WABC studio when an elderly woman once asked him "Cousin, lend me fifty cents to get home" to whom he did give that fifty cents. The name stuck for six decades.

  23. Charlie Shrem

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    Charlie Shrem
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Charles Shrem IV is an American entrepreneur and bitcoin advocate. He co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation. In 2014 he was sentenced to two years in prison for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road marketplace. He was released from prison in 2016. In 2017, he joined Jaxx and served as its chief operating officer, and founded cryptocurrency advisory CryptoIQ.

  24. Ocean Vuong

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    Ocean Vuong
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Ocean Vuong is a Vietnamese-American poet, essayist and novelist. Vuong is a recipient of the 2014 Ruth Lilly/Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a 2016 Whiting Award, and the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize for his poetry. His debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, was published in 2019. He received a MacArthur Grant the same year.

  25. Iris Weinshall

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    Iris Weinshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Iris Weinshall is the Chief Operating Officer of The New York Public Library, former vice chancellor at the City University of New York and a former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. Weinshall was appointed Chief Operating Officer by the Library in July 2014, and she began her tenure on September 1, 2014. She is the wife of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

  26. Paul Beatty

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    Paul Beatty
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    novelistpoet
    Biography

    Paul Beatty is an American author and an associate professor of writing at Columbia University. In 2016, he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout. It was the first time a writer from the United States was honored with the Man Booker.

  27. Ira Rennert

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    Ira Rennert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    financier
    Biography

    Ira Leon Rennert is an American billionaire businessman, and the chairman and CEO of Renco Group.

  28. Marvin Kaplan

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    Marvin Kaplan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2016 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorscreenwritervoice actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Marvin Wilbur Kaplan was an American actor, screenwriter and playwright.

  29. Mousa Kraish

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    Mousa Kraish
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Mousa Hussein Kraish is an American actor and director, who has appeared in several Hollywood films including Steven Spielberg's 2005 film Munich.

  30. Gata Kamsky

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    Gata Kamsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Gata Kamsky is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster, and a five-time U.S. champion.

  31. Jumaane Williams

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    Jumaane Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jumaane D. Williams is an American politician who has served as the New York City Public Advocate since 2019. He is a former member of the New York City Council from the 45th district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, and Midwood in Brooklyn.

  32. Mike Garson

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    Mike Garson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Michael David Garson is an American pianist, who has worked with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, St. Vincent, Free Flight and The Smashing Pumpkins.

  33. Malachi Throne

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    Malachi Throne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2013 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actoractorvoice actor
    Biography

    Malachi Throne was an American stage and television actor, noted for his guest-starring roles on Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Batman, Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Mission: Impossible, and The Six Million Dollar Man, and best known as Noah Bain on It Takes a Thief.

  34. Stanley Cohen

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    Stanley Cohen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2020 (aged 98)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in chemistry and zoology
    Occupations
    biochemistuniversity teacherendocrinologistphysiologist
    Biography

    Stanley N. Cohen was an American biochemist who, along with Rita Levi-Montalcini, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for the isolation of nerve growth factor and the discovery of epidermal growth factor. He died in February 2020 at the age of 97.

  35. Glenn Thrush

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    Glenn Thrush
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    political journalistjournalist
    Biography

    Glenn Thrush is an American journalist, pundit, and author. He is a reporter for The New York Times, formerly a White House correspondent. He is also a contributor for MSNBC, and was previously chief political correspondent at Politico and a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine.

  36. Sandy Baron

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    Sandy Baron
    Born in
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    Years
    1937-2001 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    screenwritertelevision actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Sandy Baron was an American actor and comedian who performed on stage, in films, and on television.

  37. Walter Block

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    Walter Block
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    economistbusinesspersonphilosopher
    Biography

    Walter Edward Block is an American Austrian School economist and anarcho-capitalist theorist. He currently holds the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at the School of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, and is a senior fellow of the non-profit think-tank Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He is best known for his 1976 book Defending the Undefendable, which takes contrarian positions in defending acts which are illegal or disreputable but Block argues are actually victimless crimes or benefit the public.

  38. Annie Baker

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    Annie Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    playwrightteacher
    Biography

    Annie Baker is an American playwright and teacher who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick. Among her works are the Shirley, Vermont plays, which take place in the fictional town of Shirley: Circle Mirror Transformation, Body Awareness, and The Aliens. She was named a MacArthur Fellow for 2017.

  39. Mark Lane

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    Mark Lane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2016 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerwriterconspiracy theorist
    Biography

    Mark Lane was an American attorney, New York state legislator, civil rights activist, and Vietnam war-crimes investigator. He is best known as a leading researcher, author, and conspiracy theorist on the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. From his 1966 number-one bestselling critique of the Warren Commission, Rush to Judgment, to Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK, published in 2011, Lane wrote at least four major works on the JFK assassination and no fewer than ten books overall.

  40. Donald Kagan

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    Donald Kagan
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teachernon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Donald Kagan is an American historian and classicist at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He formerly taught in the Department of History at Cornell University. At present, Kagan is considered among the foremost American scholars of Greek history.

  41. Elliot Tiber

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    Elliot Tiber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2016 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    artistscreenwriterwriterpainterlibrettist
    Biography

    Elliot Michael Tiber was an artist, professor, and screenwriter who wrote a memoir about the Woodstock Festival held in Bethel, New York in 1969. He claimed responsibility for the relocation of the festival after a permit for it was withdrawn by the zoning board of a nearby town.

  42. Israel Kirzner

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    Israel Kirzner
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    economistrabbiwriteruniversity teacherethicist
    Biography

    Israel Meir Kirzner is a British-born American economist closely identified with the Austrian School. He is currently the most senior Austrian economist alive.

  43. Sid Rosenberg

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    Sid Rosenberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalistradio personality
    Biography

    Sidney Ferris Rosenberg is an American radio personality. He is currently a co-host of The Bernie and Sid in the Morning and "Sid Sports Sunday" plus sports reporter on 77 WABC in New York City.

  44. Fran Fraschilla

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    Fran Fraschilla
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Francis John Fraschilla is an American basketball commentator and former college basketball coach.

  45. Bhikkhu Bodhi

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    Bhikkhu Bodhi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Buddhist Publication Society
    Biography

    Bhikkhu Bodhi, born Jeffrey Block, is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York and New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

  46. Novella Nelson

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    Novella Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2017 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Novella Christine Nelson was an American actress and singer. She established her career as a singer, both on the off-Broadway and Broadway stage and in cabaret-style locales.

  47. Peter Nero

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    Peter Nero
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    musicianconductorpianist
    Biography

    Peter Nero is an American pianist and pops conductor. He directed the Philly Pops from 1979 to 2013, and has earned two Grammy Awards.

  48. Joel Zwick

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    Joel Zwick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producertelevision directortheatrical director
    Biography

    Joel Zwick is an American film director, television director, and theater director. He worked on the television series Perfect Strangers, Full House, and Family Matters, and directed the films My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Second Sight, and Fat Albert.

  49. Vera Katz

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    Vera Katz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1933-2017 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Vera Katz was an American Democratic politician in the state of Oregon. She was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and was the 49th mayor of Portland, Oregon's most populous city. She grew up in New York City, moving to Portland in 1962, and was elected to the Oregon House in 1972. She served as mayor from 1993 to 2005.

  50. Sam Levenson

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    Sam Levenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-1980 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Samuel Levenson was an American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist.

  51. Gloria Naylor

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    Gloria Naylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-2016 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Gloria Naylor was an American novelist, known for novels including The Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985) and Mama Day (1988).

  52. Naren Weiss

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    Naren Weiss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    stage actor
    Biography

    Naren Weiss is an actor, playwright, and former model. He played Osama bin Laden in Kamal Haasan's film on terrorism Vishwaroopam, Dekker in the ABC series Deception, and is known for his work in theatre in India and the United States.

  53. Alfred Drake

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    Alfred Drake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-1992 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    singerplaywrightstage actortelevision actortheatrical director
    Biography

    Alfred Drake was an American actor and singer.

  54. Tuli Kupferberg

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    Tuli Kupferberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2010 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    singerpoetwritersongwriter
    Biography

    Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg was an American counterculture poet, author, singer, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher, and co-founder of the band The Fugs.

  55. Satsvarupa dasa Goswami

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    Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistwriterpainterbiographer
    Biography

    Satsvarupa das Goswami is a senior disciple of Bhaktivedanta Swami, who founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), better known in the West as the Hare Krishna movement. Serving as a writer, poet, and artist, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami is the author of Bhaktivedanta Swami's authorized biography,Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta. After His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's death, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami was one of the eleven disciples selected to initiate future disciples on His Divine Grace's behalf. Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, (Sanskrit: [sɐtˈsʋɐɽuːpɐ daːsɐ ɡoːˈsʋaːmiː]), is one of the first few Westerners ordained by Bhaktivedanta Swami in September 1966. He has been since established as a prolific Vaishnava writer and poet. While traveling, lecturing on Krishna consciousness, and instructing disciples worldwide, he published over hundred books including poems, memoirs, essays, novels, and studies based on the Vaishnava scriptures. In his later years he created hundreds of paintings, drawings, and sculptures that attempt to capture and express his perspective on the culture of Krishna consciousness.

  56. Leonard Lopate

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    Leonard Lopate
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Leonard Lopate is an American radio personality. He is the host of the radio talk show Leonard Lopate at Large, broadcast on WBAI, and the former host of the public radio talk show The Leonard Lopate Show, broadcast on WNYC. He first broadcast on WKCR, the college radio station of Columbia University, and then later on WBAI, before moving to WNYC.

  57. Jack B. Weinstein

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    Jack B. Weinstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-.. (age 100)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Jack Bertrand Weinstein was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Until his entry into inactive senior status on February 10, 2020, he maintained a full docket of cases.

  58. Marty Markowitz

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    1945-.. (age 76)
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    politician
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    Martin Markowitz is a former borough president of Brooklyn, New York City. He was first elected in 2001 after serving 23 years as a New York State Senator. His third and final term ended in December 2013.

  59. Michael Salzhauer

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    1972-.. (age 49)
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    Plastic surgeon
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    Michael Salzhauer is an American celebrity doctor who practices plastic surgery. He is active on social media as Dr. Miami, has been on reality TV, has recorded a song, and written a children's book. He runs a plastic surgery practice in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida.

  60. Rachelle Vinberg

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    1998-.. (age 23)
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    actorskateboarder
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    Rachelle Vinberg is an American skateboarder and actress. She is best known for starring as Camille, a fictionalized version of herself, in the film Skate Kitchen and the TV series Betty inspired by the real group of female skaters she is a part of.

  61. Izzy Young

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    1928-2019 (aged 91)
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    music journalistwritermanufacturer
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    Israel Goodman Young, known as Izzy Young, was a noted figure in the world of folk music, both in America and Sweden. He was once the owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York, and from 1973 until his death, owned and operated the Folklore Centrum store in Stockholm.

  62. Walter Yetnikoff

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    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    record producer
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    Walter Yetnikoff is an American music industry executive who was the president of CBS Records International from 1971 to 1975 and then president and CEO of CBS Records from 1975 to 1990. He is also known for his memoir, Howling at the Moon, written with David Ritz and published in 2004.

  63. Young Jean Lee

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    1974-.. (age 47)
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    theatrical directorplaywrightwritercreatorfilm director
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    Young Jean Lee is an American playwright, director, and filmmaker. She was the Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing her work. She has written and directed ten shows for Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. Lee was called "the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation" by Charles Isherwood in The New York Times and "one of the best experimental playwrights in America" by David Cote in Time Out New York. With the 2018 production of Straight White Men at the Hayes Theater, Lee became the first Asian American woman to have a play produced on Broadway.

  64. Roya Hakakian

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    1966-.. (age 55)
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    poetjournalistwriterreporterhuman rights activist
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    Roya Hakakian is an American poet, journalist, and writer. Born in Iran, she came to the United States as a refugee and is now a naturalized citizen. She is the author of several books, including the 2011 Assassins of the Turquoise Palace and the March 2021A Beginner's Guide to America.

  65. Robert Katz

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    1933-2010 (aged 77)
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    journalistwriternovelistscreenwriter
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    Robert Katz was an American novelist, screenwriter, and non-fiction author.

  66. Greg Grandin

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    historian
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    Greg Grandin is a professor of history at Yale University. He previously taught at New York University. He is author of a number of books, including Fordlândia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History, as well as for the National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. A more recent book, entitled, Who Is Rigoberta Menchú?, focuses on the treatment of the Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize winner. His 2014 book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, is a study of the factual basis for the novella Benito Cereno by Herman Melville.

  67. Edward Taub

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    1931-.. (age 90)
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    neuroscientist
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    Edward Taub is a behavioral neuroscientist on the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is best known for his involvement in the Silver Spring monkeys case and for making major breakthroughs in the area of neuroplasticity and discovering/developing constraint-induced movement therapy; a family of techniques which helps the rehabilitation of people who have developed learned non-use as a result of suffering neurological injuries from a stroke or other cause.

  68. Steve Malzberg

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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
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    radio personality
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    Stephen D. Malzberg is an American television and radio host, syndicated columnist, as well as a prominent pro-zionist political commentator. He hosted The Steve Malzberg Show, a cable news and opinion show on Newsmax TV. He has also hosted The Steve Malzberg Show and various other radio shows on WABC Radio in NYC and on WOR Radio, also in NYC where his show was syndicated on the WOR Radio Network.

  69. Bill Baird

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    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    human rights activist
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    Bill Baird is a reproductive rights pioneer, called by some media the "father" of the birth control and abortion-rights movement. He was jailed eight times in five states in the 1960s for lecturing on abortion and birth control. Baird is believed to be the first and only non-lawyer in American history with three Supreme Court victories.

  70. Naomi Ragen

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    writeractivist
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    Naomi Ragen is an American-Israeli modern-Orthodox Jewish author and playwright. Ragen lives in Jerusalem, and writes in English. A recurring theme in her fictional works is injustice against women in the Haredi Jewish community. Ragen has been the subject of various lawsuits over claims of plagiarism.

  71. Paul Tripp

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    1911-2002 (aged 91)
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    voice actorscreenwriterstage actorfilm actor
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    Paul Tripp was an American children's musician, author, songwriter, and television and film actor. He collaborated with a fellow composer, George Kleinsinger. Tripp was the creator of the 1945 "Tubby the Tuba", a piece of classical music for children that has become his best-known work. He authored several books, including Rabbi Santa Claus and Diary of a Leaf.

  72. Arturo O’Farrill

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    bandleadercomposerconductorpianistjazz musician
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    Arturo O'Farrill is a jazz musician, the son of Latin jazz musician, arranger and bandleader Chico O'Farrill, and pianist, composer, and director for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. He is best known for his contributions to contemporary Latin jazz (more specifically Afro-Cuban jazz), having received Grammy Awards and nominations, though he has trained in other forms such as free jazz and experimented briefly with hip hop.

  73. Yossi Klein Halevi

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    journalistwriterhistorianactivistopinion journalist
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    Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-born Israeli author and journalist.

  74. Sante D'Orazio

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    photographerfashion photographer
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    Sante D'Orazio is an American photographer.

  75. Reed Farrel Coleman

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    novelist
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    Reed Farrel Coleman is an American writer of crime fiction and a poet.

  76. Stanley Shapiro

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    1925-1990 (aged 65)
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    writerscreenwriterfilm producer
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    Stanley Shapiro was an American screenwriter and producer responsible for three of Doris Day's most successful films.

  77. Melvin Konner

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    anthropologistpsychiatrist
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    Melvin Joel Konner is an American anthropologist who is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. He studied at Brooklyn College, CUNY (1966), where he met Marjorie Shostak, whom he later married and with whom he had three children.

  78. Lotti Golden

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    singersinger-songwritercomposer
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    Lotti Golden is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, poet and artist. Golden is best known for her 1969 debut album Motor-Cycle, on Atlantic Records.

  79. David Weiss Halivni

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    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    theologianeducatorrabbitalmudist
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    David Weiss Halivni is a European-born American-Israeli rabbi, scholar in the domain of Jewish Sciences, and Professor of Talmud. He serves as Reish Metivta of the Union for Traditional Judaism's rabbinical school.

  80. Aleksandr Lenderman

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    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    chess player
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    Aleksandr "Alex" Lenderman is an American chess grandmaster. He won the 2005 World Under-16 Championship in Belfort with a score of 9/10 (+8 −0 =2), becoming the first American to win a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship since Tal Shaked won the World Junior Championship in 1997.

  81. Tom Kahn

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    1938-1992 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    trade unionist
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    Tom David Kahn was an American social democrat known for his leadership in several organizations. He was an activist and influential strategist in the Civil Rights Movement. He was a senior adviser and leader in the U.S. labor movement.

  82. Joel Lebowitz

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    1930-.. (age 91)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    In 1952 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachermathematicianresearcher
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    Joel Louis Lebowitz is a mathematical physicist widely acknowledged for his outstanding contributions to statistical physics, statistical mechanics and many other fields of Mathematics and Physics.

  83. Richard L. Sandor

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    economist
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    Richard L. Sandor is an American businessman, economist, and entrepreneur. He is chairman and CEO of the American Financial Exchange established in 2015, which is an electronic exchange for direct interbank/financial institution lending and borrowing. The AFX flagship product, the AMERIBOR benchmark index, reflects the actual borrowing costs of thousands of regional and community banks across the U.S. and is one of the short-term borrowing rates, along with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, vying to replace U.S. dollar Libor as a benchmark in the U.S.

  84. R. O. Kwon

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    novelistuniversity teacher
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    R. O. Kwon is a South Korean-born American author. In 2018, she published her nationally bestselling debut novel The Incendiaries with Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

  85. Robert Rosenthal

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    1917-2007 (aged 90)
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    prosecutorlawyer
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    Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal was an American lawyer and bomber pilot. A highly decorated officer of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, he received sixteen awards including the Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against the enemy," the Silver Star (with oak leaf cluster) for "gallantry in action," the Distinguished Flying Cross (with oak leaf cluster) for "heroism or extraordinary achievement during aerial flight", the Air Medal (with seven clusters) and the Purple Heart (with cluster), as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross from Great Britain and the Croix de Guerre from France.

  86. Jackson Mac Low

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    1922-2004 (aged 82)
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    university teacherpoetprintmaker
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    Jackson Mac Low was an American poet, performance artist, composer and playwright, known to most readers of poetry as a practioneer of systematic chance operations and other non-intentional compositional methods in his work, which Mac Low first experienced in the musical work of John Cage, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff. He was married to the artist Iris Lezak from 1962 to 1978, and to the poet Anne Tardos from 1990 until his death.

  87. John Yau

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    screenwriterpoetauthorwriterjournalist
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    John Yau is an American poet and critic who lives in New York City. He received his B.A. from Bard College in 1972 and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in 1978. He has published over 50 books of poetry, artists' books, fiction, and art criticism.

  88. Shosha Goren

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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    actorstage actor
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    Shosha Goren is an Israeli actress and comedian of Iraqi Jewish descent. She immigrated to Israel in 1951. While on a visit to the United States, she abandoned her position as teacher of Hebrew Literature and Language and went on to pursue her acting career at Brooklyn College in New York. However, in 1980, she returned to Israel with her family.

  89. Stanley Deser

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    1931-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    In 1949 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
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    physicistuniversity teacher
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    Stanley Deser is an American physicist known for his contributions to general relativity. Currently, he is emeritus Ancell Professor of Physics at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and a Senior Research Associate at California Institute of Technology.

  90. Lisa Staiano-Coico

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    academic
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    Lisa Staiano-Coico, or Lisa S. Coico is an American politician and academic. Coico was the twelfth president of City College of New York, from August 2010 until October 2016.

  91. Mark Rappaport

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    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in CUNY Brooklyn College
    In 1964 studied literary studies
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    film directorfilm producerfilm editorscreenwriter
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    Mark Rappaport is an American independent/underground film director and film critic, who has been working sporadically since the early 1970s.

  92. Larry Keith

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    1931-2010 (aged 79)
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    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
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    Larry Keith was an American actor who was a cast member on the ABC soap opera All My Children and was the first American to play the role of Henry Higgins in the Broadway production of My Fair Lady.

  93. Lawrence Landweber

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    20th Century
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    mathematicianuniversity teachercomputer scientist
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    Lawrence Hugh Landweber is John P. Morgridge Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

  94. Blaise Ingoglia

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    politician
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    Blaise Ingoglia is a Republican politician who currently serves as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 35th District, which includes Spring Hill and Brooksville in Hernando County, since 2014. Ingoglia also served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, a position he had held since 2015.

  95. Helène Aylon

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    1931-2020 (aged 89)
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    artistpainter
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    Helène Aylon was an American multimedia and eco-feminist artist. Her work can be divided into three phases: process art (1970s), anti-nuclear art (1980s), and The G-d Project (1990s and early 2000s), a feminist commentary on the Hebrew Bible and other established traditions. In 2012, Aylon published, Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist. She died during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to complications brought on by COVID-19.

  96. Dennis P. Tarnow

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    dentist
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    Dennis Perry Tarnow is an American dentist specializing in dental implant research. He is director of implant dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and a speaker on the subject of implant dentistry.

  97. Larry Namer

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    20th Century
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    businessperson
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    Larry Namer is an entertainment and media entrepreneur who, along with Alan Mruvka, founded E! Entertainment Television and Movies USA Magazine. He has also founded several other media companies around the globe and currently heads Global Entertainment Group Metan Global Entertainment Group and is COO of FanVestor.

  98. John Sitaras

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    1972-.. (age 49)
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    personal trainer
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    John Sitaras is an American fitness professional, the creator of the Sitaras Method and the founder of Sitaras Fitness in New York City. The method developed by him supposes an initial comprehensive evaluation system similar to a general medical examination, in order to design individualized routines according to each student's genetic aptitude, level of fitness, health conditions, and personal goals. As the students make progress, the evaluation is resumed periodically to reassess the routines and track their physical changes. He is the personal trainer of several high-profile people from various fields, like business magnate George Soros, economist and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, journalist Charlie Rose, record executive David Geffen or NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson (who was the first racing driver to become the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and who won seven championships).

  99. Jack Adler

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    1917-2011 (aged 94)
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    coloristpenciller
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    Jack Adler was an artist who worked as a cover artist and colorist for DC Comics. He was a staff member of DC's production department from 1946 to 1981, rising steadily up the ranks to production manager and vice president of production.

  100. Miriam Bienstock

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    1923-2015 (aged 92)
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    music executivetheatrical producer
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    Miriam Bienstock was an American record company executive who was influential in the early days of Atlantic Records, becoming the company's vice president in 1958. She later became a theatrical producer.