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Famous Alumns

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Jeff Adrien 2004: University of Connecticut basketball captain (2008-2009); NBA player

Flora Alekseyeva 1990: Member of MTV's "Real World" 1996 Miami cast
Eddie Andelman 1954: Long-time Boston radio personality


Sandra Cohen Bakalar 1951: Philanthropist
Lenny Baker 1962: Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor
Heidi Berenson 1975: TV Producer for Good Morning America, CBS News and CNN’s Crossfire; won two Emmy Awards
and Peabody Award

Michael Bluestein 1987: Musician. Keyboardist for multi-platinum rock bank



Safra Catz Tirosh 1979: President of Oracle Corporation; considered one of the most powerful women in business today.

Hugh Cave 1927: Short-story writer
Harvey R. Cohen 1969 (Deceased): Two-time Emmy winner for music composed for "Batman" and "Aladdin"

Dr. M. Michael Cohen, Jr. 1955: Professor and author of medical and scientific articles and book author and editor. Won numerous awards for his work in medical genetics, discovered three newly recognized medical genetic diseases. One of them is named after him ("Cohen syndrome") and the gene that causes the disease.
Samuel Colman 1847: Prominent American artist and painter
John Contardo 1969: Singer with “group ShaNaNa” and appeared in "Grease"

Harvey Cohen 1969: Emmy-award winning composer and orchestrator, musician.

Muriel R. Cooper 1943: Designer, educator and researcher in design and typography. First woman to have a chair endowed at MIT in her memory.

Richard Curwin 1962: Professor, author and co-developer of Discipline with Dignity methodology of classroom management.


Joan Darling 1953: Emmy award winner. Directed the famous "Chuckles" episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show.
Katherine (Kitty) Dukakis 1954: Author and former first lady of Massachusetts.
Michael S. Dukakis 1951: Former Governor of Massachusetts; 1988 Democratic presidential nominee.


Anya Epstein 1986: Consulting producer and writer for TV show “Homicide: Life on the Street”
Theo Epstein 1991: General manager of Boston Red Sox


Dr. Michael Fishbane 1960: University of Chicago Divinity School Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies; chair.


James Gentle 1922 (Deceased): Won bronze medal at the 1932 Olympics as part of the US field hockey team; striker on the U.S. national team for the 1930 World Cup and inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Took up golf late in life and became a member of the International Team of the American Senior Golf Association.

Arnie “Woo-Woo” Ginsburg 1944: Well-known Boston area disc jockey and radio executive

Harry Gittes 1954: Hollywood producer
Deborah Goldberg 1971: Former chairman; Brookline Board of Selectmen; candidate for lieutenant governor in 2006.

Arthur Golden
Ellen Goodman 1955-6: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author

Richard Goodwin 1949: Author and columnist; speechwriter for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

Anna Grace 1989: Actress

Aaron Greenberg 1949: Game show producer (Tic Tac Dough, Let’s Make a Deal, The Joker’s Wild and many more)

Jerome Grossman 1934: Self-styled “relentless liberal”, political activist writer, and commentator


Mimi Halper Silbert 1960: President and CEO of the Delancey Street Foundation; nationally recognized expert in criminal justice.
David Hazony 1987: Author, columnist, editor and translator.
Samuel Heilman 1964: Professor and author of nine books on Judaica and sociology. Recipient of many prestigious awards in his field.

Edna Hibel 1934: World-renowned artist
John Hodgman Jr. 1989: Humorist, editor, writer and author; starred as “PC” in iconic series of Apple commercials

Dr. Barry Holtz 1964: Professor and scholar at Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, writer and editor of numerous publications on teaching of classical texts and philosophy of Jewish education.

Joseph Hyams 1940 (Deceased): Hollywood columnist and author of more than 20 celebrity biographies and novels.


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General George Kenney 1907: Commander U. S. Air Force-Southeast Asia, during World War ll.

General Robert Kingston 1947: (Deceased) Enlisted in the army as a Private straight out of BHS. Army's Command and General Staff. College recently honored him by selecting him to their Hall of Fame, placing him alongside noted World War I and II generals George Marshall, George Patton, Omar Bradley, Matthew Ridgeway and many others.
Stephen Kinzer 1969: Foreign correspondent and bureau chief of The New York Times.

John “Jack” Kirrane 1947: Member of 1948 and 1960 US Winter Olympics teams (Won gold medal in 1960). Inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame; Brookline firefighter for 38 years.

Robert K. Kraft 1959: President and CEO of the New England Patriots football team.


Paul Lerner 1965 (Deceased): Award-winning, distinguished psychologist and professor; co-author of five books dealing with aspects of Rorshach test and personality assessment. Worked in analysis of talent for the Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers professional hockey teams.

Sarah Lamb 1998: Principal dancer of the Royal Ballet of London.
M. David Lee 1981: Film director, producer, writer and editor; sports anchor.

Norman Levenson 1961: Founder and president of The Copley Group; real estate developer.
Pete Levin 1960: Keyboardist and writer.
Tony Levin 1964: Rock musician specializing in bass guitar, Chapman Stick and upright bass. Has played on 500 albums and toured extensively.

Frank M. Loewenberg 1943: Medalist for Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame.

Hon. Alan Lourie 1952: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge; Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.


Peter Malick 1969: Musician, writer and record producer
Robert “Bob” Margolin 1966: Blues guitarist and magazine columnist; former backing musician for Muddy Waters
Jonah Rzadzinski Matranga 1987 Singer, songwriter and guitarist

Albert Maysles 1944: Pioneering work in documentaries including “Gimme Shelter” “Grey Gardens” and “Salesman.”

David Maysles 1944: Director and cinematographer, known for Grey Gardens (1975), Gimme Shelter (1970) and Salesman (1969)
Eric Menyuk 1977: Actor and attorney

Richard Moloney 1968: Major League Baseball pitcher; Chicago White Sox.


Frederick Newman 1960 (Deceased): Major League Baseball pitcher


Conan O’Brien 1981: Late-night TV host and comedy writer for Saturday Night Live.

Jay O’Callahan 1956: Prominent American storyteller and children’s book author known for his “Pill Hill” stories.

Francis Ouimet: Won the U. S. Open Golf Tournament in 1913, as a 20-year old amateur at The Country Club in Brookline. He was a former caddie at the club who had to drop out of high school for economic reasons.

Tom Osenton 1971: Economist, author, CEO The Sporting News Publishing Company


James Palais 1951 (Deceased): American academic, author and scholar of Korean history; credited as a key figure in
establishing Korean studies in the U.S.

Hon. Henry Paro 1938: Federal judge
Steve Pearlstein 1969: Pulitzer Prize-winning feature and business writer for The Washington Post

Paul Pender 1949: Middleweight boxing champion of the world, 1960-1962. Inductee into World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1994
Adam Posen 1984: Economist, author and columnist. Member of panel of economic advisors to the U.S Congressional Budget Office and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.


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Hon. Maxwell Rabb 1928: U.S. Ambassador to Italy, counsel to President Eisenhower, secretary to White House Cabinet; prominent corporate lawyer.

Alan L. Rachins 1960: Actor, best known for roles in “Dharma and Greg” and “LA Law.”

Sonya Goldberg Rapoport 1941: Internationally recognized conceptual/digital artist known for computer-assisted interactive installations.

Eli “Paperboy” Reed (born Husock) 2001:  Soul musician/singer; nominated as breakthrough artist of the year at the 2009 MOJO Awards.

Joseph D. Reitman 1986: Actor, film producer and director, writer and poker player.

Jonathon Riley 1997: U.S. Indoor champion distance runner, Olympian.
Steve Rivo 1989: Created award-winning “New York: A Documentary Film.”

Robert H. Rines 1939 (Deceased): President, Franklin Pierce Law School, patent lawyer, scientist; well-known researcher of Loch Ness Monster.

Dr. Peter C. Rollins 1959: Scholar of motion pictures and TV and author of 13 books and three PBS historical films.
Dan Rosenthal 1984: Member of the White House senior staff under President Bill Clinton; attorney.

Steven Rothstein 1974: President of Perkins Institute for the Blind.


Gabe Sapolsky 1990: Pro-wrestling promoter, formerly of ECW and Ring of Honor; currently vice president of Dragon Gate USA and founder of Evolve Wrestling.

Lew Schneider 1979: Executive producer and writer for TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “American Dad.”

Hon. Bruce H. Segal 1956: Federal administrative law judge-Baltimore, MD.
Arthur Segel: Harvard Business School professor; former deputy for finance and administration at Massport; co-founder of The Tobin Project.

Alan Shapiro 1970: Professor and author; Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.
Gloria Shayne Baker (born Shain) 1940 (Deceased): American composer and songwriter (“Do You Hear What I Hear?”)
Lydia Shire 1966: Internationally renowned chef and owner of Locke-Ober.

John Spooner 1955: Financial writer.
David Susskind 1938: TV show, movie and play producer; hosted ground-breaking TV show The David Susskind Show for 20 years.




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Mike (Myron) Wallace 1935: Award-winning journalist and long-time correspondent for 60 Minutes.
Lauren R. Weinstein 1993: Comic book artist.
Rick Weitzman 1963: Celtics basketball player and scout.
Peter Welker 1960: Grammy award-winning contemporary giant of trumpet and music recording and production in the fields of jazz, contemporary rock and movies.
Hon. Charles Wyzanski, Jr. 1922 (Deceased): U.S. District Court Judge, Massachusetts.


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David Zuckerman 1989: Member of the Vermont House of Representatives, Progressive Party and well-known organic farmer.

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