- Al Alberts (1946) Popular singer and composer.
- Marian Anderson (1924) One of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century and an important figure in the civil rights movement.
- Frankie Avalon (1961) Actor, singer, playwright, and teen idol.
- Joey Bishop (1935) Film and television actor, comedian, member of the "Rat Pack".
- Nate Blackwell (1983) NBA basketball player.
- Al Brancato (1939) Major League Baseball player.
- Stan Brown (1947) Philadelphia Warriors basketball player.
- Danny Cedrone Guitarist and bandleader, best known for his work with Bill Haley & His Comets.
- Chubby Checker (1960) Singer/songwriter, best known for the dance craze "The Twist".
- James Darren (1952) Television and film actor, television director, and singer.
- Angelo DiGeorge (1939) Renowned pediatric endocrinologist.
- Fred Diodati (1950) Lead singer of The Four Aces.
- Lee Ducat (1957) Founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Fabian (1960) Teen idol, singer and actor.
- Louis Fischer (1914) Journalist.
- Eddie Fisher (1946) Singer, actor and entertainer.
- Frank Forbes (1910) Baseball player, founder of the Negro National League.
- Frank Gasparro (1927) Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
- Israel Goldstein (1911) Rabbi, author and Zionist leader, founder of Brandeis University.
- Edward Gottlieb (1916) NBA team coach, manager and owner.
- Charlie Gracie (1954) Rock pioneer and singer.
- Buddy Greco (1942) Singer and pianist.
- Frank Guarrera (1942) Opera singer.
- Kitty Kallen Big band singer.
- Harry E. Kalodner (1912) United States federal judge
- Red Klotz (1940) NBA basketball player.
- Jack Klugman Stage, film and television actor, "Quincy".
- Irv Kosloff (1930) NBA team owner.
- Samuel Noah Kramer (1915) Assyriologist and Sumerian historian.
- Mario Lanza (1940) Opera singer, actor.
- Harry Litwack (1925) College men's basketball coach.
- Gloria Mann Pop singer.
- Bob Marcucci (1947) Songwriter, founder of Chancellor Records. Discovered Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
- Micki Marlo Pop singer and model.
- Hal Marnie (1937) Major League Baseball player.
- Al Martino Singer and actor.
- Bob McCann (1947) NBA player.
- John Mercanti (1962) Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.
- Vincent Persichetti (1933) Composer, pianist and teacher at the Juilliard School.
- Carmen Piccone (1947) Head football coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis.
- Peter Mark Richman (1945) Film and on television actor.
- Petey Rosenberg (1937) Basketball Association of America player.
- Alvin Rosenfeld (1956) Indiana University professor, American Jewish Committee author.
- Jodie Sands Pop singer ("With All My Heart").
- John Sandusky (1945) National Football League player (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers) and coach (Baltimore Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins).
- Joe Scarpa (1965) Professional wrestler (World Wide Wrestling Federation as "Chief Jay Strongbow").
- Dee Dee Sharp R&B singer ("Mashed Potato").
- Georgie Shaw Pop singer ("Let Me Go, Devil", "Honeycomb").
- Joseph Stefano (1940) Screenwriter (Psycho, Outer Limits)
- H. Patrick Swygert (1960) University president (University at Albany, SUNY, Howard University), executive vice president (Temple University) and professor (Temple University Beasley School of Law).
- Martin Weinberg (1955) Senior research sociologist at The Kinsey Institute and university professor (Northwestern University, Rutgers University).
- Stanley Weintraub (1946) Professor, historian, and biographer.
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