South Philadelphia High School - Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

  • 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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