96 Notable alumni of
CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queens College is 443rd in the world, 178th in North America, and 166th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 96 notable alumni from CUNY Queens College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jon Favreau

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    Jon Favreau
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm directorfilm producervoice actor
    Biography

    Jonathan Kolia Favreau is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter.

  2. Adrien Brody

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    Adrien Brody
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwritervoice actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Adrien Nicholas Brody is an American actor and producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring as Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, becoming the youngest actor to win in that category. Brody is the second male American actor (after Christopher Lambert) to receive the César Award for Best Actor.

  3. Paul Simon

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    Paul Simon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    1959-1963 studied English literature
    Occupations
    singersongwriterrecord producersinger-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned over six decades. He is widely regarded as one of the best songwriters in popular music history.

  4. Jerry Seinfeld

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    Jerry Seinfeld
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    stand-up comedian
    Biography

    Jerome Allen Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David. The show aired on NBC from 1989 until 1998, becoming one of the most acclaimed and popular American sitcoms of all time. As a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld specializes in observational comedy. In 2004, Comedy Central named him the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time.

  5. Fran Drescher

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    Fran Drescher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Francine Joy Drescher is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. Drescher is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–1999).

  6. Carole King

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    Carole King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritermusicianactorsingercomposer
    Biography

    Carole King Klein is an American singer-songwriter who has been active since 1958, initially as one of the staff songwriters at the Brill Building and later as a solo artist. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. King also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1962 and 2005.

  7. Ray Romano

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    Ray Romano
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorvoice actorscreenwriterpoker player
    Biography

    Raymond Albert Romano is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his role on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he received an Emmy Award, and as the voice of Manny in the Ice Age film series. He created and starred in the TNT comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age (2009–2011). From 2012 to 2015, Romano had a recurring role as Hank Rizzoli, a love interest of Sarah Braverman in the NBC series Parenthood. More recently, he co-starred in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017) and portrayed mob lawyer Bill Bufalino in Martin Scorsese's epic crime film The Irishman (2019). Since 2017, Romano has portrayed Rick Moreweather in the Epix comedy-drama series Get Shorty.

  8. Barbara Bach

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    Barbara Bach
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actormodelfashion model
    Biography

    Barbara Bach, Lady Starkey, is an American actress and model, best known for her role as the Bond girl Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me. She is married to English musician and Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr.

  9. Joy Behar

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    Joy Behar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    comedianjournalistteacherchildren's writervoice actor
    Biography

    Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar is an American comedian, television host, actress, and writer. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV, from 2012 until the channel switched formats in August 2013. Behar's latest weekly late-night talk show, Late Night Joy, aired on TLC in 2015. She also wrote The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World.

  10. Dan Bongino

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    Dan Bongino
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    special agentSecret Service agentpunditradio personality
    Biography

    Daniel John Bongino is an American political commentator, radio show host, and author. He served as a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer from 1995 to 1999, and as a Secret Service agent from 1999 to 2011. Bongino ran for Congress unsuccessfully as a Republican three times. He currently hosts The Dan Bongino Show on Westwood One radio affiliates, and Unfiltered With Dan Bongino on Fox News.

  11. Peter Marc Jacobson

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    Peter Marc Jacobson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producertelevision actorfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    Peter Marc Jacobson is an American television writer, director, producer and actor. He is best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom The Nanny, which he created and wrote with his then-wife, actress Fran Drescher, who was the star of the series. He was often credited as Peter Marc in his early acting roles.

  12. Michael Savage

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    Michael Savage
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    punditradio personalityteachersocial worker
    Biography

    Michael Alan Weiner, known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American conservative author, political commentator, activist, and former radio host. He was the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that aired on Talk Radio Network across the United States until 2012, and in 2009 was the second most listened-to radio talk show in the country with an audience of over 20 million listeners on 400 stations across the United States. From October 23, 2012 to January 1, 2021, Michael Savage had been syndicated by Cumulus Media and Westwood One. He holds master's degrees from the University of Hawaii in medical botany and medical anthropology, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in nutritional ethnomedicine. As Michael Weiner, he has written books on nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy; as Michael Savage, he has written several political books that have reached The New York Times Best Seller list.

  13. Hal Linden

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    Hal Linden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianstage actorfilm actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Hal Linden is an American stage and screen actor, television director and musician.

  14. Marvin Hamlisch

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    Marvin Hamlisch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2012 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composerconductorsongwriterfilm score composeractor
    Biography

    Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. Hamlisch was one of only sixteen people to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. This collection of all four is referred to as an "EGOT". He is one of only two people (along with composer Richard Rodgers) to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize ("PEGOT").

  15. Joe Crowley

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    Joe Crowley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    In 1985 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Crowley is an American politician and consultant who served as U.S. Representative from New York's 14th congressional district from 1999 to 2019. He was defeated by Democratic primary challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in what was viewed as one of the greatest upsets of the 2018 midterm elections.

  16. Cara Santa Maria

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    Cara Santa Maria
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    biologistneuroscientistjournalistpodcasterscience communicator
    Biography

    Cara Louise Santa Maria is an American science communicator. She hosts the podcast Talk Nerdy and co-hosts The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, and was a co-host of TechKnow on Al Jazeera America.

  17. Robert Moog

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    Robert Moog
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2005 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    inventorengineeruniversity teachermusicianmusical instrument maker
    Biography

    Robert Arthur Moog was an American engineering physicist and pioneer of electronic music. He was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, debuted in 1964. This was followed in 1970 by a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history.

  18. Richard Kline

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    Richard Kline
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Richard Kline is an American actor and television director. His roles include Larry Dallas on the sitcom Three's Company, Richie in the later seasons of It's a Living and Jeff Beznick in Noah Knows Best.

  19. Nestor Serrano

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    Nestor Serrano
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actoractor
    Biography

    Nestor Serrano is an American film and television actor. He is known for playing Navi Araz in the fourth season of 24. He also appeared as Emilio Loera in the fourth season of the Cinemax series Banshee.

  20. Adriano Espaillat

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    Adriano Espaillat
    Born in
    Dominican Republic Flag Dominican Republic
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    In 1978 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politiciandirector
    Biography

    Adriano de Jesús Espaillat Cabral is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district and the first formerly undocumented immigrant to ever serve in Congress. He previously served in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly.

  21. Jason Katims

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    Jason Katims
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    screenwritertelevision producerplaywrightexecutive producertelevision director
    Biography

    Jason Katims is an American television writer, producer, and playwright. He is best known as the creator of several television series, including Relativity (1996), Roswell (1999-2002), Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), Parenthood (2010-2015), About a Boy (2014-2015) and Rise (2018).

  22. Danny Burstein

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    Danny Burstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    singeractorstage actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Danny Burstein is an American actor and singer, most known for his work on the Broadway stage.

  23. Robert Axelrod

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    Robert Axelrod
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-2019 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Robert Axelrod, also credited as Axel Roberts and Myron Mensah, was an American actor. He was primarily known for his voice work, which included Digimon, having started voice acting for the English-language versions of anime in 1980; providing the voice of Lord Zedd, the main villain of the original Power Rangers series; and Finster, the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers monster maker. He also portrayed a Paul McCartney look-alike on the popular sitcom Family Matters, and later in his career appeared in several productions by comedy duo Tim & Eric.

  24. Jacob M. Appel

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    Jacob M. Appel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    historiannovelistwriterplaywrightmedical writer
    Biography

    Jacob M. Appel is an American author, poet, bioethicist, physician, lawyer and social critic. He is best known for his short stories, his work as a playwright, and his writing in the fields of reproductive ethics, organ donation, neuroethics and euthanasia. Appel's novel The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up won the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012. He is the director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry and an associate professor of psychiatry and medical education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he practices emergency psychiatry at the adjoining Mount Sinai Health System. Appel is the subject of the 2019 documentary film Jacob by director Jon Stahl.

  25. Andrew Goodman

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    Andrew Goodman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-1964 (aged 21)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew Goodman was an American civil rights worker. He was one of three Civil Rights Movement workers murdered during Freedom Summer in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1964 by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

  26. Frank Kameny

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    Frank Kameny
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2011 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    Franklin Edward Kameny was an American gay rights activist. He has been referred to as "one of the most significant figures" in the American gay rights movement.

  27. Marie Maynard Daly

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    Marie Maynard Daly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2003 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in chemistry
    Occupations
    biochemist
    Biography

    Marie Maynard Daly was an American biochemist. She was the first African-American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry (awarded by Columbia University in 1947). Daly made important contributions in four areas of research: the chemistry of histones, protein synthesis, the relationships between cholesterol and hypertension, and creatine's uptake by muscle cells.

  28. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

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    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    political scientistresearcher
    Biography

    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a political scientist, professor at New York University, and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

  29. Nasser Khalili

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    Nasser Khalili
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    art collectorentrepreneurbusinesspersonphilanthropistart historian
    Biography

    Sir Nasser David Khalili is a British-Iranian scholar, collector, and philanthropist based in London. Born in Iran and educated at Queens College, City University of New York and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, he is now a British citizen. Khalili has assembled eight art collections — the Khalili Collections — each considered among the most important in its field. These collections total 35,000 art works and include the largest private collection of Islamic art and a collection of Japanese art rivalling that of the Japanese imperial family. He has spent tens of millions of pounds on conserving, researching, and documenting the collections, publishing more than seventy volumes of catalogues and research so far. Exhibitions drawn from the collections have appeared in institutions around the world.

  30. Jose Peralta

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    Jose Peralta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-2018 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    José Rafael Peralta was an American politician who served in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate. A member of the Democratic Party, he last represented District 13 in the State Senate, which includes the Queens neighborhoods of Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Woodside. He previously represented District 39 in the New York State Assembly, which is located in Queens, New York and includes Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. He was elected to the New York State Senate in a landslide on March 16, 2010. Peralta was a member of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of Democratic senators who allied themselves with Senate Republicans. He was re-elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016, but was defeated in the 2018 Democratic primary.

  31. Joel Benenson

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    Joel Benenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joel Benenson is an American pollster and consultant known for his role as a strategist for Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He was the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

  32. Dov Hikind

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    Dov Hikind
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dov Hikind is an American politician, activist, and radio talk show host in the state of New York.

  33. Flowsik

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    Flowsik
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Jay Pak, more commonly known by his stage name, Flowsik, is a Korean–American rapper and singer. He debuted in 2011 as a member of the hip-hop trio Aziatix. He released his first solo single, "The Calling," in 2015 and was a contestant on the South Korean rap competition TV show Show Me the Money 5 in 2016.

  34. Howie Rose

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    Howie Rose
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    sports commentator
    Biography

    Howard "Howie" Rose is an American sportscaster. He is currently a radio broadcaster for the New York Mets on WCBS. Previously, Rose called play-by-play for the New York Rangers and New York Islanders.

  35. Gary Ackerman

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    Gary Ackerman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    In 1965 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteacherbusiness executive
    Biography

    Gary Leonard Ackerman is a retired American politician and former U.S. Representative from New York, serving from 1983 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. On March 15, 2012, Ackerman announced that he would retire at the end of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2013 after fifteen terms, and would not seek re-election in November 2012.

  36. Jeffrey Klein

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    Jeffrey Klein
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Jeffrey David Klein is a New York State politician and a member of the Democratic Party. He represented the New York State Senate's 34th District, serving parts of Bronx and Westchester Counties from 2005 to 2018. Klein also served as Deputy Democratic Conference Leader.

  37. David A. Adler

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    David A. Adler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    David Abraham Adler is an American writer of 265 books for children and young adults, most notably the Cam Jansen mystery series, the "Picture Book of..." series, and several acclaimed works about the Holocaust for young readers.

  38. Reri Grist

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    Reri Grist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    musiciansingeropera singeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Reri Grist is an American coloratura soprano, one of the pioneer African-American singers to enjoy a major international career in opera.

  39. Michael Wildes

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    Michael Wildes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Michael Jay Wildes is an American immigration lawyer and politician who serves as the 38th and current Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey. He previously served as the 36th Mayor of Englewood from 2004 to 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Wildes served as a Federal Prosecutor for the Eastern District of New York and as a City Councilman for Englewood before he was elected mayor in 2003. He was reelected in 2006 and again in 2018. A nationally recognized authority on American immigration law, Wildes has been called "attorney to the stars" for his success in defending the immigration rights of his clients, many of whom are celebrities. Wildes is the managing partner of the law firm Wildes and Weinberg PC. He also serves as immigration counsel to Davidoff Hutcher and Citron LLP, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

  40. Susan Isaacs

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    Susan Isaacs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    novelistscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Susan Isaacs is an American novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. She adapted her debut novel into the film Compromising Positions.

  41. Hiram Monserrate

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    Hiram Monserrate
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hiram Monserrate is an American politician from the State of New York. A Democrat, Monserrate represented New York's 13th State Senate District in Queens from January 1, 2009 until February 9, 2010, when he was expelled from office following a misdemeanor conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend. He later served time in prison following a plea of guilty to federal corruption charges. Monserrate is also a former Marine, a former New York City police officer, and a former Member of the New York City Council.

  42. Jerry Colonna

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    Jerry Colonna
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    financier
    Biography

    Jerry Colonna is an American venture capitalist and professional coach who played a prominent part in the early development of Silicon Valley. He is the recipient of numerous awards and a speaker on topics ranging from leadership to starting businesses. Colonna has been named to Upside magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People of the New Economy, Forbes ASAP's list of the best VCs in the country, and Worth's list of the 25 most generous young Americans. He is a co-founder and CEO of the executive coaching and leadership development company, Reboot. He is the host of the Reboot Podcast. He also serves as chairman on the Board of Trustees at Naropa University. Colonna is the author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.

  43. Arturo Casadevall

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    Arturo Casadevall
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Arturo Casadevall is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease research, with a focus on fungal and bacterial pathogenesis and basic immunology of antibody structure-function.

  44. Michèle Pierre-Louis

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    Michèle Pierre-Louis
    Born in
    Haiti Flag Haiti
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis is a Haitian politician who was Prime Minister of Haiti from September 2008 to November 2009. She was Haiti's second female Prime Minister, after Claudette Werleigh, who served from 1995 to 1996.

  45. Donna Orender

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    Donna Orender
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Donna Geils Orender is a sports executive and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She was formerly president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and senior vice president of the PGA. Currently, Orender is the founder and CEO of Orender Unlimited, a Jacksonville, FL based advisory and consultancy firm. She travels the world as a motivational speaker and advocating for the empowerment of women and young girls through her non-profit organization Generation W.

  46. Charlie Harary

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    Charlie Harary
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    motivational speaker
    Biography

    Charles Harary is an American investor, strategic adviser and professor who has gained fame as a motivational speaker, radio show host, and television personality. He is an Orthodox Jew.

  47. Elizabeth F. Neufeld

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    Elizabeth F. Neufeld
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1928-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    geneticistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Elizabeth Fondal Neufeld is a French-American geneticist whose research has focused on the genetic basis of metabolic disease in humans.

  48. Jeffrey White

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    Jeffrey White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Jeffrey Steven White is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

  49. Elliot Sperling

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    Elliot Sperling
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-2017 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    tibetologisthuman rights activisttranslatorhistoriansinologist
    Biography

    Elliot Sperling was one of the world's leading historians of Tibet and Tibetan-Chinese relations, and a MacArthur Fellow. He spent most of his scholarly career as an associate professor at Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies, with seven years as the department's chair.

  50. Wolfgang Zuckermann

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    Wolfgang Zuckermann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1922-2018 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    In 1949 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in psychology
    Occupations
    writerartistmusical instrument makerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann was a German-born American harpsichord maker and writer. He was known for inventing a highly popular kit for constructing new instruments and wrote an influential book, The Modern Harpsichord. As a social activist, he authored books including The Mews of London and The End of the Road.

  51. Helen Marshall

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    Helen Marshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2017 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Helen M. Marshall was an American politician from New York City. She was Borough President of Queens from 2002 - 2013. She was also the first African-American Borough President of Queens.

  52. Rory Lancman

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    Rory Lancman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rory Lancman is a former member of the New York City Council, representing the 24th district from 2014 until 2020. He is a Democrat.

  53. Blaise Ingoglia

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    Blaise Ingoglia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    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.

  54. Costa Constantinides

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    Costa Constantinides
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Costa Constantinides is an American politician and attorney who served as a member of the New York City Council from the 22nd district. The district includes Astoria, East Elmhurst, part of Long Island City, Rikers Island and part of Woodside in Queens.

  55. Gil Dor

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    Gil Dor
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    guitaristcomposer
    Biography

    Gil Dor is an Israeli guitar player mostly known for his long term collaboration as accompanist, arranger, producer and co-composer with international concert and recording artist Achinoam Nini, also known as Noa.

  56. Nikos Christodoulides

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    Nikos Christodoulides
    Born in
    Cyprus Flag Cyprus
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    Graduated with Bachelor's degree in economics in political science, economics, Byzantine studies, and Modern Greek Studies
    Occupations
    university teacherpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Nikos Christodoulides is a Cypriot academic, politician and former diplomat serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Second Anastasiades government of Nicos Anastasiades since 1 March 2018.

  57. Deborah Glick

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    Deborah J. Glick is a member of the New York State Assembly representing the 66th Assembly District in Lower Manhattan, including the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the East Village, the West Village, Tribeca, and Battery Park City. She is a Democrat.

  58. Jonny Podell

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    Jonny Podell is an American music agent and owner of the Podell Talent Agency in New York.

  59. Richard Muller

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    Richard A. Muller is an American historical theologian.

  60. Alexander L. Wolf

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    university teachercomputer scientist
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    Alexander L. Wolf is a Computer Scientist known for his research in software engineering, distributed systems, and computer networking. He is credited, along with his many collaborators, with introducing the modern study of software architecture, content-based publish/subscribe messaging, content-based networking, automated process discovery, and the software deployment lifecycle. Wolf's 1985 Ph.D. dissertation developed language features for expressing a module's import/export specifications and the notion of multiple interfaces for a type, both of which are now common in modern computer programming languages.

  61. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

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    1941-2018 (aged 77)
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    historianprofessor
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    Rosalyn Terborg-Penn was an American professor of history and author. Terborg-Penn specialized in African-American history and black women's history. Her book African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850–1920 was a ground-breaking work that recovered the histories of black women in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was faculty member of Morgan State University.

  62. Tito Muñoz

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    1983-.. (age 38)
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    conductor
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    Tito Arturo Muñoz is an American conductor and is Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony. He was previously Music Director of the Opéra national de Lorraine and Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy in Nancy, France, and Ensemble LPR in New York City, as well as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

  63. Annette Insdorf

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    Annette Insdorf is an American film historian, author and interviewer, who currently serves as host of Reel Pieces.

  64. Bobby Susser

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    singer-songwritercomposersongwriterrecord producer
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    Bobby Susser, and also known as Bob Susser, was an American songwriter, record producer, and performer, best known for his young children's music. Among some of his several honors, he is the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumni Award" for his life's work, awarded from Teachers College, Columbia University. Susser has sold over 5 million children's albums.

  65. Darren Barrett

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    pianistjazz musician
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    Darren Barrett is a Canadian jazz musician who won the 1997 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and is a professor at Berklee College of Music.

  66. Marilyn Singer

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    writerchildren's writer
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    Marilyn Singer is an author of children's books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction and non-fiction picture books, juvenile novels and mysteries, young adult fantasies, and poetry.

  67. Daisy Cocco De Filippis

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    academicwriterliterary criticchancellor
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    Daisy Cocco De Filippis is a Dominican-American academic administrator and author. She is the current interim president at Hostos Community College in The Bronx. From 2008 to 1 August 2020 she was president of Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in Waterbury, Connecticut. She is the author of works of fiction and non-fiction dealing with Dominican and Dominican-American women.

  68. Lloyd Schwartz

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    journalistpoet
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    Lloyd Schwartz is an American poet, and the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He was the classical music editor of The Boston Phoenix, a publication that is now defunct. He is Poet Laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts (2019-2021), Senior Music Editor at New York Arts and the Berkshire Review for the Arts, and a regular commentator for NPR's Fresh Air.

  69. David De Silva

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    actorfilm producer
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    David De Silva is an American film writer and producer, best known for the 1980 MGM movie Fame. De Silva retained the stage rights to the film, and, conceived and developed Fame - The Musical, which has since been produced in many countries around the world, leading De Silva to be known as "Father Fame", and launching a foundation called the Father Fame Foundation to promote theatre arts.

  70. Helen W. Gillmor

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    lawyerjudge
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    Helen W. Gillmor is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

  71. Merle Hoffman

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    publisher
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    Merle Hoffman is an American journalist, activist, and healthcare pioneer.

  72. Perri Pierre

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    1988-.. (age 33)
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    actorfilmmaker
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    Perri Pierre is an American filmmaker and actor of Haitian descent.

  73. Mark M. Goldblatt

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    journalist
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    Mark Meyer Goldblatt is an American journalist, novelist, theologian and educator. He attended Queens College of the City University of New York from 1974-1979, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English. After brief stints as a proofreader and copyeditor, he enrolled in the CUNY Graduate Center in 1983 and was awarded a doctorate in English literature in 1990, writing his dissertation on the theological underpinning of the Protestant Reformation in England.

  74. Elaine Barkin

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    1932-.. (age 89)
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    composermusic pedagoguemusicographer
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    Elaine Barkin née Radoff is an American composer, writer, and educator.

  75. Mel Alexenberg

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    1937-.. (age 84)
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    artistuniversity teacher
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    Mel Alexenberg is an artist and art educator best known for his explorations of the intersections between art, science, technology and Jewish thought through his artworks, teaching, writing and blogging.

  76. Lisa Gutkin

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    20th Century
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    composerviolinist
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    Lisa Gutkin is an American violinist, singer and songwriter of The Klezmatics. She played in Sting's The Last Ship, had a cameo appearance in “Sex and the City,” and is a MacDowell Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Lisa appears on hundreds of recordings including From Here On In, a CD of her original songs produced by John Lissauer, and Play Klezmer Fiddle!, an instructional DVD. She has co-authored songs with Woody Guthrie, Anne Sexton, and Maggie Dubris, and composed for symphony orchestra, dance, and film. She is the Co-Music Director and Co-Composer for the Broadway show "Indecent " which won 2 Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Play in 2017.

  77. Stevanne Auerbach

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    1938-.. (age 83)
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    writer
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    Stevanne Auerbach also known as Dr. Toy, is an American educator, child development expert, writer and toyologist. She is best known for being an expert on as well as advocate of toys, play and the toy industry. After more than fifty years in the field of toys, she was named one of seven "Wonder Women of Toys" by Women In Toys and Playthings magazine. She is a frequent guest speaker on toys and play for all ages at industry, professional, parent and public meetings. She makes several public appearances each year to promote her causes, which include building greater awareness in parents of their essential role as play tutors for their children, the educational, and many other benefits of play, and to encourage the enhancement of play value and high standards of quality, safety, and protection of creativity in toys within the toy industry.

  78. David Stahl

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    1949-2010 (aged 61)
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    conductor
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    David Stahl was an American conductor who served as the music director and intendant of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich and the Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. A student of Leonard Bernstein, he was famous for his interpretation of Mahler's works.

  79. Peter Calandra

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    composerpianist
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    Peter Calandra is a New York City-based composer and pianist. He is known for his work composing music for television and film as well as conducting and playing piano in Broadway and Off Broadway productions. The former includes the FIFA Men's and FIFA Women's World Cup themes for FOX Sports and, starting 2015, the themes for the Special Olympics World Games and Invictus Games for ESPN, in film, 13th Child, Unknown Soldier (2004), Jellysmoke (2005), and BearCity 2: The Proposal (2012). He has also composed the music for the Kennedy Center Honors.

  80. Joseph Zinker

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    1934-.. (age 87)
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    scientist
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    Joseph Chaim Zinker is a therapist who has contributed to the growth and development of Gestalt theory and also Gestalt methodology. He co-founded the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

  81. Jaishri Abichandani

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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    artist
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    Jaishri Abichandani is a Brooklyn-based artist and curator. Her interdisciplinary practice focuses on the intersection of art, feminism, and social practice. Abichandani was the founder of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, with chapters in New York City and London, and director from 1997 until 2013. She was also the Founding Director of Public Events and Projects from at the Queens Museum from 2003-2006.

  82. Grace Renzi

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    1922-2011 (aged 89)
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    painterartist
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    Grace Renzi, married name Grace Kantuser, was an American painter.

  83. Charles Antzelevitch

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    20th Century
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    researcherpharmacologist
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    Charles Antzelevitch is an American cardiovascular research scientist in the fields of cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac arrhythmia syndromes.

  84. Edward John Ray

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    1944-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    1962-1966 graduated with bachelor's degree in mathematics
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    economist
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    Edward John Ray is an American economist who became the 14th president of Oregon State University on July 31, 2003. Prior to joining Oregon State, Ray was executive vice president and provost of Ohio State University for the previous six years. At OSU, Ray earned $648,648 for his position as president and $17,550 for his position as professor in the School of Public Policy, for a gross salary of $666,198. He also serves as chairman of the NCAA's Executive Committee.

  85. Mark Yoffe

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    anthropologist
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    Mark Yoffe is an American cultural anthropologist, ethnologist, folklorist, culture critic who founded and curates of the International Counterculture Archive at the Global Resources Center at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

  86. David Penchansky

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    David Penchansky is a professor in the field of Hebrew Bible. In his writing, he applies the methodology of literary criticism to the Old Testament, particularly its Wisdom Literature. Both Marxism and Deconstruction have influenced his approach.

  87. Cindy Rakowitz

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    Cindy Rakowitz is an American executive, known as a public relations expert and as a former Division President for Playboy Enterprises, where she ran international public relations, marketing and advertising, as well as the modeling agency for over 15 years.

  88. Ellen G. Friedman

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    Ellen G. Friedman is an American author, editor, and Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey where she serves as Coordinator of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. Friedman is on the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Honors Faculties. She is the advisor to The Women's Center. Her current research is in cultural and gender studies.

  89. Stewart Liff

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    writer
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    Stewart Liff is an American author and management consultant known for his work in Human Resources Management, Performance Management, Visual Management and team development. Liff has served in various senior government personnel and management positions and as a consultant and teacher to government agencies and businesses. He has written seven books, is a frequent conference speaker, and is a regular contributing author to government and professional publications.

  90. Jacqueline Moss

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    1927-2005 (aged 78)
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    art historianjournalistcurator
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    Jacqueline Moss was an American art historian, lecturer, writer and art critic. She was the curator of education at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (since renamed) and lectured widely on modern and 20th-century art. Her articles and seminars often had a focus on women artists. In the 1980s, she had a travel business touring art and architecture in Europe, Asia and South America.

  91. Anita Bernstein

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    legal scholar
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    Anita Nancy Bernstein is an American tort law scholar, with expertise in feminist jurisprudence and legal ethics. She is the Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

  92. Ira Rubinoff

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    1938-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in CUNY Queens College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
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    marine biologistecologist
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    Ira Rubinoff is an American marine biologist and was a former director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

  93. Mark Danish

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    politician
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    Mark Danish is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 63rd District, which includes northern Hillsborough County, namely northern Tampa, Pebble Creek, Lake Magdalene, University, and Carrollwood, since 2012.

  94. William Scarborough

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    politician
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    William Scarborough is a Democrat who represented District 29 in the New York State Assembly, which includes large portions of Queens County, including Jamaica. He chaired the Assembly Committee on Children and Families and served as a member of several other standing committees.

  95. Geri Lynch Tomich

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    figure skaterfigure skating coach
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    Geri Lynch Tomich is an American synchronized figure skating coach and former figure skater.

  96. Martin S. Fiebert

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    1939-.. (age 82)
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    scientist
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    Martin S. Fiebert, is an emeritus professor at California State University, Long Beach in the Department of Psychology. He has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals.