Forest Hills High School Notable Alumni

Forest Hills High School Notable Alumni
Burt Bacharach (‘46), composer
Emil Beheshti, actor
Francine D. Blau (’63), economist
Chuck Blazer (’61), sports executive
Art Buchwald (’43 drop-out), Pulitzer Prize winner
Peter Daempfle (’88), author
Ian Eagle, American sports announcer
Ronnie Earl (’71), Blues guitarist born Ronnie Horvath
Gilbert Eisner, épée fencer
Eugene Fidell (’61), lawyer and expert in military law
Ernie Grunfeld, former NBA player and current GM of Washington Wizards
Moe Harkless (’11), NBA player
Susan Isaacs (’61), novelist and screenwriter
Dennis Jacobs, Court of Appeals judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Bob Keeshan, portrayed Captain Kangaroo
Charles Kelman, Ophthalmologist, inventor, and jazz musician
Gary Kurfirst, promoter, producer, manager, and record label executive inspiring the creation of the Woodstock Festival.
Liza Lapira (’93), actress
Jacob J. (“Jack”) Lew (’72), current US Secretary of the Treasury
Frank Lorenzo, business magnate
George Low (’43), NASA administrator and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute president
The Ramones (’74+), punk-rock pioneers
Marc Rich (non-grad), commodity trader pardoned by Pres. Clinton
Dave Rubinstein, singer of Reagan Youth
Paul M. Schwartz, expert in information privacy law and torts, Jefferson E. Peyser Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law, and creator of the famous phrase, “YOTO” (“You Only Tort Once”)
Fred Silverman, television executive
Paul Simon (’58) and Art Garfunkel (’58), Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singers of the duo Simon & Garfunkel
Reby Sky, model/wrestler
Jerry Springer (’61), shock television show host and former Cincinnati mayor
Dick Stockton (’60), sports announcer
Dennis Tito (’58), first space tourist
Danny Troob (’66), Tony and Academy Award-winning orchestrator and arranger
Tatiana Troyanos (’56), mezzo-soprano opera singer
Leslie Urdang (’72), film and theatre producer
John Vinocur, journalist
Katharine Weber, novelist
Leslie West, rock guitarist
Steve Wilstein (’66), National Headline Award winning sports columnist