Category:Collegiate School (New York) alumni
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The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Collegiate School (New York) – Collegiate School is an independent school for boys in New York City and one of the oldest schools of any kind in the United States. The School is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is a member of both the New York Interschool and the Ivy Preparatory School League and it is ranked one of the best K-12 all boys prep schools in the United States. Collegiate was founded in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in 1628 by the Dutch West India Company, the school’s initial incarnation was located south of Canal Street and was an academic institution for both sexes. Collegiate states it is the oldest school of any kind in the United States, based on this evidence, the school in 1984 officially moved up its founding to 1628. On February 5,2013, the Collegiate School board announced plans for the institution. The school has acquired land for a new facility, situated between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard and between West 61st and 62nd Streets in New Yorks Riverside South neighborhood, Board Chairman George R. Bason Jr. He estimated the new construction cost at $125–$135 million, with a targeted move time of the summer of 2017. Included in the seal are two mottos, Eendracht Maakt Macht, Dutch for In unity there is strength, and Nisi Dominus Frustra, Latin for unless God. Currently, the school students in grades K-12. The schools mission is the following, Collegiate School strives to educate each boy to reach his highest level of intellectual, ethical, artistic, the four-story “Old Building” is part of the original church and is home to the “Upper School, ” grades 9-12. Platten Hall, originally nine stories, was extended in 1990 by two floors, West End Plaza is a hotel that was purchased by the school in 1977. Each grade has approximately 50 boys, many of whom attend Collegiate for the course of study. More than a quarter of Collegiate teachers hold a Ph. D, the school is private, and it functions under a New York City non-profit statute enacted in the 1940s. Collegiate is controlled by a Board of Trustees, and the school is administered by a Headmaster, levison, who was head of school at the Kingswood-Oxford School for many years, began serving at Collegiate July 1,2006. Collegiates Upper School curriculum consists of English, Math, Science, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Classics, Religion & Ethics, Music, Visual Art, Drama, Technology, and Physical Education. In 2007, The Wall Street Journal ranked Collegiate number one in the world in terms of percent of the senior class matriculating to eight selective American colleges. In 2002, Worth ranked Collegiate third among the independent schools in terms of percentage of graduates attending Harvard University, Yale University. The schools athletic success has mainly been with the varsity basketball, baseball, track and field, soccer, the Collegiate soccer team won the NYSAIS state championship in 2010,2011, and 2012Collegiate School (New York) – Collegiate School campus
2. New York City – The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over an area of about 302.6 square miles. Located at the tip of the state of New York. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated on one of the worlds largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, the five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product of nearly US$1.39 trillion, in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion. NYCs MSA and CSA GDP are higher than all but 11 and 12 countries, New York City traces its origin to its 1624 founding in Lower Manhattan as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the countrys largest city since 1790, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a symbol of the United States and its democracy. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world, the names of many of the citys bridges, tapered skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattans real estate market is among the most expensive in the world, Manhattans Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 472 stations in operation. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, during the Wisconsinan glaciation, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. The first documented visit by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown and he claimed the area for France and named it Nouvelle Angoulême. Heavy ice kept him from further exploration, and he returned to Spain in August and he proceeded to sail up what the Dutch would name the North River, named first by Hudson as the Mauritius after Maurice, Prince of OrangeNew York City – Clockwise, from top: Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, the Unisphere in Queens, the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan with One World Trade Center, Central Park, the headquarters of the United Nations, and the Statue of Liberty
3. Jason Beghe – Jason Beghe is an American film and television actor. As a young man, he attended the Collegiate School in New York City, Beghe is married and lives in Los Angeles, California. Beghe starred in the 1988 George A. Romero film Monkey Shines, An Experiment In Fear and he appeared as a police officer in the film Thelma & Louise, and played Demi Moores love interest in G. I. He currently stars in the TV series Chicago P. D and he began taking Scientology courses in 1994 and later appeared in a Church of Scientology advertising campaign and in promotional videos. According to Beghe, Church of Scientology head David Miscavige once referred to him as the boy for Scientology. Beghe left Scientology in 2007 and began to publicly about his experiences within the church in April 2008. An interview with Beghe about his experiences in Scientology conducted by Xenu TV founder and journalist Mark Bunker was published to the video site YouTube, marina Hyde of The Guardian newspaper called Beghe a Scientology celebrity whistleblower for his actions. Beghe was born March 12,1960, in New York City and he attended the Collegiate School, a private preparatory school for boys located in New York City. While there, he became best friends with John F. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy and Beghe often hung out together outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in Central Park, and were monitored by Kennedys Secret Service detail. As a teenager, Beghe attended summer camp with Erik Rush, now a conservative columnist, influenced by Beghe, Kennedy became involved in the theater program at Collegiate. Beghe later also persuaded Duchovny to pursue work in acting, Duchovny had planned to write and become a professor, but halfway through work on his Ph. D. dissertation, Beghe convinced him to audition for television commercials. Prior to his career, Beghe worked as a model in Europe. He had his film debut in the 1985 film Compromising Positions, starring Susan Sarandon. He starred alongside O. J. Simpson and Sam J. Jones in HBOs sequel to 1st & Ten titled Training Camp, The Bulls Are Back, and John Voorhees of The Seattle Times wrote, The cast, which includes O. J. Simpson, Sam Jones and newcomer Jason Beghe, is first-rate, in 1988, he starred in the film Monkey Shines, An Experiment In Fear, directed by George A. Romero. He portrayed Allan Mann, a law student made quadriplegic when hit by a truck in the credits of the film. David Foil of The Advocate described Beghes performance as simply for meeting the demands of the character. Beghe played an ice hockey star in the Perry Mason TV film The Case of the All-Star Assassin, in 1991 he played a State Trooper in the film Thelma & Louise, and was Demi Moores love interest in the 1997 film G. IJason Beghe – Jason Beghe, May 2008
4. David Benioff – David Benioff is an American novelist, screenwriter, television producer and director. He is the co-creator and showrunner of the widely acclaimed award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones, Benioff was born David Friedman in New York City, to a Jewish family. He is the son of Barbara and Stephen Friedman, who is a head of Goldman Sachs. He is a distant cousin of Marc Benioff, as an adult, he uses the last name to Benioff, his mothers maiden name, to avoid confusion with other writers named David Friedman. He is the youngest of three children and he grew up in Manhattan, first in Peter Cooper Village, then on 86th Street where he spent most of his childhood, before eventually moving near the U. N. headquarters when he was sixteen. He is an alumnus of The Collegiate School and of Dartmouth College, while at Dartmouth College, he was a member of Phi Delta Alpha Fraternity and the Sphinx Senior Society. Benioff became interested in pursuing a career, and went to Trinity College Dublin in 1995 for a one-year program to study Irish literature. Weiss, who would become his collaborator. He wrote a thesis on Samuel Beckett while at Trinity College and he worked as a radio DJ in Moose, Wyoming for a while. He then attended the University of California Irvine, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing in 1999. Benioff spent two years writing his first published novel The 25th Hour, originally titled Fireman Down, and he was asked to adapt the book into a screenplay after Tobey Maguire read a preliminary trade copy and became interested in making a film of the book. It was filmed as 25th Hour, starring Edward Norton and directed by Spike Lee and he then wrote a collection of short stories titled When the Nines Roll Over in 2004. Benioff drafted a screenplay of the mythological epic Troy for which Warner Bros pictures paid him $2.5 million and he also wrote the script for the psychological thriller Stay, which was directed by Marc Forster and starred Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. His screenplay for The Kite Runner, adapted from the novel of the same name and he was hired in 2004 to write the screenplay for the X-Men spin-off X-Men Origins, Wolverine, and worked on the script for three years. In 2006, Benioff became interested in adapting the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series by George R. R. Martin, the pilot was put into development by HBO in 2007 and the series greenlit in 2010. They act as the producer, showrunner and writer of the show. Benioff and Weiss had previously worked together on a script for a film titled The Headmaster. In 2008, his novel, City of Thieves was publishedDavid Benioff – David Benioff
5. Peter Bogdanovich – Peter Bogdanovich is an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic and film historian. He is part of the wave of New Hollywood directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and his most critically acclaimed and well-known film is the drama The Last Picture Show. Bogdanovich also directed the thriller Targets, the screwball comedy Whats Up, the comedy-drama Paper Moon and the drama Mask. His most recent film, Shes Funny That Way, was released in 2014, Bogdanovich was born in Kingston, New York, the son of Herma and Borislav Bogdanovich, a painter and pianist. His Austrian-born mother was Jewish whose family moved from Vienna to Zagreb, Croatia in 1932, while his father was a Serbian Orthodox Christian, in the early 1960s, Bogdanovich was known as a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Bogdanovich also brought attention to such forgotten pioneers of American cinema as Allan Dwan, Bogdanovich kept a card file of every film he saw between 1952 and 1970, with complete reviews of every film. Bogdanovich was influenced by the French critics of the 1950s who wrote for Cahiers du Cinéma, before becoming a director himself, he built his reputation as a film writer with articles in Esquire. These articles were collected in Pieces of Time, with his wife Polly Platt, he headed for Los Angeles, skipping out on the rent in the process. Intent on breaking into the industry, Bogdanovich would ask publicists for movie premiere, at one screening, Bogdanovich was viewing a film and director Roger Corman was sitting behind him. The two struck up a conversation when Corman mentioned he liked a cinema piece Bogdanovich wrote for Esquire, Corman offered him a directing job which Bogdanovich accepted immediately. He worked with Corman on Targets, which starred Boris Karloff, Bogdanovich later said of the Corman school of filmmaking, I went from getting the laundry to directing the picture in three weeks. Altogether, I worked 22 weeks – preproduction, shooting, second unit, returning to journalism, Bogdanovich struck up a lifelong friendship with Orson Welles while interviewing him on the set of Mike Nicholss Catch-22. Bogdanovich played a role in elucidating Welles and his career with his writings on the actor-director. In the early 1970s, when Welles was having financial problems, in 1970, Bogdanovich was commissioned by the American Film Institute to direct a documentary about John Ford for their tribute, Directed by John Ford. The resulting film included interviews with John Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda. Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and others, much of the inspiration which led Bogdanovich to his cinematic creations came from early viewings of the film Citizen Kane. In an interview with Robert K. Elder, author of The Film That Changed My Life, Bogdanovich explains his appreciation of Orson Welles work, It’s the first modern film, fragmented, not told straight ahead, jumping around. It anticipates everything that’s being done now, and which is thought to be so modern, It’s all become really decadent now, but it was certainly fresh thenPeter Bogdanovich – Peter Bogdanovich at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco in 2008
6. Benjamin Bronfman – Benjamin Zachary Bronfman is an American environmentalist, entrepreneur and musician. As of 2014, Bronfman is an advisor and principal investor with Algae Systems. He was a member of rock band The Exit and he is currently a member of the music collective Teachers and he is the second-eldest child of actress Sherry Brewer and Edgar Bronfman Jr. the former CEO of Warner Music Group. With musician and activist Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, better known under the stage name M. I. A, Bronfman has a son named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, who was born on February 11,2009. Bronfman was born in New York City, and then lived in London briefly, the family returned in 1984, once his father became President of Seagrams U. S. marketing division. His mother is African-American and his father is Jewish Canadian, hes a member of the Lehman family via his paternal grandmother, Ann Loeb Bronfman. Bronfman attended The Collegiate School in New York City, graduating in 2000 and he enrolled in Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied Politics and Law before dropping out. Bronfman became interested in progressive environmental technologies & geo-engineering in 2007, teaming with Columbia University economist Graciela Chichilinsky he embarked on a project to reduce the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. The firm recently completed construction of its first pilot plant at The Stanford Research Institute and he was integral in convincing his father to invest in the firm, and thus the subsequent appointment of Edgar Bronfman Jr. as chairman. In 2010, Benjamin Bronfman was named Strategic Advisor of Global Thermostat, on November 13,2010, Bronfman presented Global Thermostats vision and process as a speaker at the TED Brooklyn Conference at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Bronfman was guitarist for The Exit, a rock band he started with Gunnar Olsen and Jeff DaRosa in 2000. During this time period, he went by Ben Brewer, using his mothers name to avoid unnecessary associations between the band and his father. In 2010, he started a collective known as Teachers with Grey McMurray, Steve Borth, Matt Kranz. The first single, Gold, debuted on the website of the editorial, The Fader. Bronfman and Teachers worked with Kanye West and contributed to his single Monster featuring Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, in 2013, Teachers co-produced New Slaves, the first single out of Kanyes Yeezus album, earning Bronfman his first Grammy nomination. Bronfman met British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director M. I. A. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and they became engaged and M. I. A gave birth to their son, Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, on February 13,2009. In February 2012, it was announced that she and Bronfman had separated, Bronfman has two sisters, Hannah and Vanessa. Algae Systems official website Global Thermostat official website Teachers official websiteBenjamin Bronfman – Benjamin Bronfman
7. Edgar Bronfman Jr. – Edgar Miles Bronfman Jr. is an American businessman who currently serves as a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a private equity firm focused on creating and investing in technology companies. He previously served as CEO of Warner Music Group from 2004 to 2011, in May 2011, the sale of WMG was announced, Bronfman would continue as CEO in the transaction. In August 2011, he became Chairman of the company as Stephen Cooper became CEO, Bronfman previously served as CEO of Seagram and vice-chairman of Vivendi Universal. He is the son of Edgar Miles Bronfman and the grandson of Samuel Bronfman, Edgar Jr. led the family on a series of disastrous business deals, ultimately losing the familys ownership of Seagram. Edgar Jr. is the second of five children of Ann and his mother was the daughter of John Langeloth Loeb Sr. and Frances Lehman. Edgar Jr. and his classmates created a film of the school that spawned the Collegiate Film Festival. In the summer before his year in high school, Bronfman went to London to work on a feature film. He produced The Blockhouse starring Peter Sellers at only 17 years of age and he later went on to produce titles such as The Border starring Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel before retiring to the family business. Bronfman proceeded to a career in entertainment in the 1970s as a film. The summer before his year of high school, in 1972, he was a credited producer on the film. Despite his inexperience, Bronfmans involvement was accepted because of his connections, in return, he learned many of the tricks of the trade by watching his more experienced peers. In 1973, Bronfman began a career under the pseudonyms Junior Miles. He often collaborated with Bruce Roberts on songs like Whisper in the Dark and his Efer Productions company was signed by Universal Studios in 1977 to a three-year movie production contract. He produced the unsuccessful film The Border, which starred Jack Nicholson, in 1982, Bronfman returned to the Seagram Company, spending three months learning the ropes before moving to London to become managing director of Seagram Europe. In 1984, Bronfman returned to New York as President of the House of Seagram, by 1994 he became the Chief Executive Officer, where he began a move away from the traditional liquor business and into entertainment. The first step in this diversification was the widely criticized sale of Seagrams stake in DuPont, in 1981, Edgar Bronfman Sr. had sold Seagrams stake in Conoco to DuPont, in exchange for almost 25% of the chemical giant. This stake in DuPont, by 1995, represented about 70% of Seagrams total earnings, nevertheless, Bronfman Jr. acting as Seagrams CEO, approached DuPont about buying back its shares, a deal that DuPont wasted no time in closing. However, the new entertainment conglomerate he created had a brief life, Bronfman, Jr. then led Seagram into a controversial all-stock acquisition by French conglomerate Vivendi in 2000Edgar Bronfman Jr. – Bronfman, CEO of Warner Music Group
8. David Duchovny – David William Duchovny is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. Duchovny appeared in both of the two X-Files films, the 1998 science fiction-thriller of the name and the supernatural-thriller The X-Files. He executive produced and starred in the historically based cop drama Aquarius, Duchovny was born in New York, New York, in 1960. He is the son of Margaret Meg, an administrator and teacher, and Amram Ami Duchovny. Duchovnys mother is a Lutheran emigrant from Aberdeen, Scotland and his father was Jewish, Duchovnys paternal grandfather was a Jewish immigrant from Berdychiv, Russian Empire, and Duchovnys paternal grandmother was a Jewish immigrant from Russian Poland. His father dropped the h in his last name to avoid the sort of mispronunciations he encountered while serving in the Army, Duchovny attended Grace Church School and The Collegiate School For Boys, both are in Manhattan. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1982 with an A. B. in English literature and he was a member of Charter Club, one of the universitys eating clubs. In 1982, his poetry received a mention for a college prize from the Academy of American Poets. The title of his thesis was The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Becketts Early Novels. He played junior varsity basketball at Princeton and he received a Master of Arts in English Literature from Yale University and subsequently began work on a Ph. D. that remains unfinished. The title of his doctoral thesis was Magic and Technology in Contemporary Fiction. Duchovny appeared in an advertisement for Löwenbräu beer in 1987, the next year he appeared in two scenes in Working Girl. He had a role as a transvestite DEA agent on the series Twin Peaks and played the narrator. In 1992, he played the role of Rollie Totheroh, in the biographic film Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough and based on the life of Charlie Chaplin. In 1993, Duchovny began starring in the science fiction series The X-Files, as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, the show evolved into a cult hit and quickly became one of The Fox Networks first major television hits. According to X-Files creator Chris Carter, Duchovny turned out to be one of the people he knew. After getting the role, Duchovny thought the show would not last for long or that it would not make as much impact as it did, executive producer Frank Spotnitz called Duchovny amazingly smartDavid Duchovny – Duchovny at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
9. Nabil Fahmy – Nabil Fahmy is an Egyptian diplomat and politician who served in the government of Egypt as minister of foreign affairs from June 2013 to July 2014. Nabil Fahmy was born in New York on 5 January 1951 and his father, Ismail Fahmy, was Anwar Sadats foreign minister from 1973 to 1977. He holds a bachelor of degree in physics and mathematics. He served in the Egyptian cabinet from 1974 to 1978 in various posts and he also assumed the post of advisor to the Vice President of Egypt and was the secretary of the President for external communications from February 1974 to August 1976. He served as the Ambassador of Egypt to Japan from September 1997 to September 1999, next he served as the Ambassador of Egypt to the United States from October 1999 to September 2008. Therefore, his saw the September 11 attacks. From 1999 to 2003 he was also among the members of the UN Secretary Generals advisory board on disarmament issues, upon returning to Cairo he was named Ambassador-at-Large at the ministry. Another significant function of Fahmy was that he was among those who contributed to Gamal Mubaraks succession portfolio, after leaving his diplomatic post, he entered politics. He was a member of the Constitution Party headed by Mohamed ElBaradei and he also joined American University as a faculty member. He is also the dean of universitys school of public affairs. In addition, he worked as the dean at the faculty and he was named non-resident chair of the Middle East project carried out by the James Martin center for nonproliferation studies in 2009. He was also a member of McLarty associates. On 14 July 2013, he announced that he accepted a proposal to become minister of foreign affairs in the government of Egypt led by Hazem Al Beblawi. He accepted the post after Mohamed Kamel Amr had declared his intention not to continue in the post, on 16 July Fahmy was sworn in as foreign minister. Fahmy suspended his membership at the Constitution Party when he began to serve as foreign minister, Fahmy is married and has three children. He publishes various articles in his blog at The Huffington Post and he was given an honorary PhD by the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College, in May 2009Nabil Fahmy – Nabil Fahmi
10. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. – Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr. KBE, DSC, was an American actor and a decorated naval officer of World War II. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was born in New York City, the child of actor Douglas Fairbanks and his first wife. His parents divorced when he was nine years old, and both remarried and he lived with his mother in New York, California, Paris and London. Fairbankss father was one of cinemas first icons, noted for such swashbuckling adventure films as The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood and The Thief of Bagdad. Largely on the basis of his fathers name, Fairbanks Jr. was given a contract with Paramount Pictures at age 14, in the last years of the silent period, he was elevated to star billing opposite Loretta Young in several pre-Code films. He appeared in Our Modern Maidens, which led to a romance and marriage to his co-star. He also appeared with John Gilbert and Greta Garbo in A Woman of Affairs, in 1930, Fairbanks Jr. went to Warner Bros. to test for the second lead in Moby Dick. Although he didnt get the part, head of production Darryl F. Zanuck was impressed with Douglass screen test and he supported Leslie Howard in Outward Bound and Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar. He made Chances, which was a hit, and Union Depot, because he spoke French he was put in Lathlet incomplet, which screened only in France. During this period of his career, Fairbanks Jr. specialised in supporting female stars such as Bette Davis, Loretta Young, Ann Dvorak and his most notable credit was Morning Glory with Katharine Hepburn. In 1934, Warners asked all his stars to take a 50 percent pay cut because of the Depression, Fairbanks Jr. refused and quit the studio. He received a job offer from Britain and would spend the few years there. Fairbanks Jr. was in The Rise of Catherine the Great and he intended to return to Hollywood to appear in Design for Living but fell ill on the way and Gary Cooper took his part. Back in Britain he made Success at Any Price and Mimi and he made a series of comedies supporting female stars, then had his biggest ever hit with Gunga Din. Fairbanks Jr. began to work increasingly in action/adventure films, The Sun Never Sets, Rulers of the Sea, Green Hell and he had a change of pace when he starred in and co produced Angels Over Broadway. His last film before enlisting was The Corsican Brothers, in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him special envoy to South America. Fairbanks served on the cruiser Wichita during the disastrous Convoy PQ17 operation, lieutenant Fairbanks was subsequently transferred to Virginia Beach where he came under the command of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, who was preparing U. S. naval forces for the invasion of North Africa, Fairbanks convinced Hewitt of the advantages of a military deception unit, then repeated the proposal at Hewetts behest to Admiral Ernest King, Chief of Naval OperationsDouglas Fairbanks Jr. – Fairbanks in 1973, by Allan Warren
11. Zach Galligan – Zachary Wolfe Zach Galligan is an American actor known for his work in many 80s movies like Gremlins. Galligan was born in New York City, the son of Carol Jean, a psychologist, and Arthur John Galligan and he has a sister, Jessica, and graduated from Columbia University. Galligans most notable role was as Billy Peltzer in the Michael Finnell-produced 1984 film Gremlins, following the first Gremlins film, Galligan appeared in Nothing Lasts Forever. In 1988 he starred as Mark Loftmore in the horror comedy Waxwork and he reprised his role as Billy Peltzer in the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2, The New Batch. In 2016, UK progressive rock band Gandalfs Fist announced that Galligan will voice a character on their album The Clockwork Fable, Zach Galligan at the Internet Movie Database Zach Galligan at the Internet Broadway Database Zach Galligans Blog Zach Galligan interview, talking about his career past and presentZach Galligan – Galligan at the Chiller Theatre Expo in NJ, October 2013
12. Douglas Kennedy (writer) – Douglas Kennedy is an American novelist. Douglas Kennedy was born in New York City in 1955, the son of a commodities broker and he was educated at The Collegiate School and graduated with a B. A. magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976. He also spent a year studying at Trinity College Dublin, I was a history major, Kennedy explained. Retrospectively, I think the history major provides much better training for a novelist, so much of what I do in my own fiction is observational, is looking at behavior. By studying human history you really see how human folly endlessly repeats itself, in my work—in whatever form it takes—I am very much grappling with what it means to be American in this way. In 1977, he returned to Dublin and started a theatre company with a friend. He was later hired to run the Abbey Theatres second house, at the age of 28, he resigned from The Peacock to write full-time. Kennedy is the author of novels, including the international bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, Leaving the World. He is also the author of three highly praised travel books, more than 14 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide and his work has been translated into twenty-two languages. Kennedy received the French decoration Chevalier de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007, in November 2009, he received the first “Grand Prix du Figaro, ” awarded by the newspaper Le Figaro. Kennedy has two children, Max and Amelia and he divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Montreal, Maine and New York. Kennedys second novel, The Big Picture, a New York Times Bestseller, was an exploration of identity. It was adapted as a French film and released in theaters in 2010, starring Romain Duris, douglas Kennedy at the Internet Book List Review of Beyond the PyramidsDouglas Kennedy (writer) – Douglas Kennedy
13. John F. Kennedy Jr. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the surviving son of former President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. His father was assassinated three days before his third birthday, from his early childhood onwards, Kennedy was the subject of great media scrutiny, and he became a popular social figure of Manhattan. Trained as a lawyer, he worked as a New York City Assistant District Attorney for four years, in 1995, he launched George magazine, using his political and celebrity status to publicize it. Kennedy died along with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and her elder sister Lauren in the crash of a plane he was piloting. Kennedy had intended to drop off Lauren at Marthas Vineyard before continuing to the wedding of his cousin Rory Kennedy in Hyannis Port, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born at Georgetown University Hospital on November 25,1960, two weeks after his father was elected president. His parents had a daughter named Arabella four years before John Jr. s birth. John Jr. had a sister, Caroline, and an infant brother, Patrick. His putative nickname, John-John, came from a reporter who misheard JFK calling him John twice in quick succession, John Jr. lived in the White House during the first three years of his life, and later remained in the public spotlight up until his death. His father was assassinated on November 22,1963, and the funeral was held three days later on John Jr. s third birthday. In a moment that became an image of the 1960s, John Jr. stepped forward. The family continued with their plans for a party, to demonstrate that the Kennedys would go on despite the death of their father. Following his fathers assassination, Kennedy moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City with his mother and sister, where he grew up. In 1967, his mother took him and his sister Caroline on a sentimental journey to Ireland. After his uncle Robert was assassinated in 1968, his mother took him and his out of the United States, saying, If theyre killing Kennedys. I want to get out of this country, the same year, she married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, and the family went to live on his private island of Skorpios. Kennedy is said to have considered his stepfather a joke, in 1971, Kennedy returned to the White House with his mother and sister for the first time since the assassination. President Richard Nixons daughters gave Kennedy a tour that included his old bedroom, when Onassis died in 1975, he left Kennedy $25,000, though Jacqueline was able to renegotiate the will, and acquired $20 million for herself and her childrenJohn F. Kennedy Jr. – Kennedy greets invited guests at the HBO and Imagine Entertainment premiere held at the Kennedy Space Center in 1998.
14. William Kristol – William Bill Kristol is an American neoconservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor at large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard, Kristol is associated with a number of prominent conservative think tanks. He was chairman of the New Citizenship Project from 1997 to 2005, in 1997, he co-founded the Project for the New American Century with Robert Kagan. Kristol was born on December 23,1952 in New York City and his mother, Gertrude Himmelfarb, is a scholar of Victorian era literature. He graduated in 1970 from Collegiate School, a school for boys in New York City. In 1973, Kristol received an A. B. from Harvard College and he was a student of Harvey Mansfield. Kristol received a Ph. D. in government from Harvard in 1979, during his first year of graduate school, Kristol shared a room with fellow government doctoral candidate Alan Keyes. In 1976, Kristol worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihans US Senate campaign, later, in 1988, Kristol was the campaign manager for Alan Keyes unsuccessful Maryland Senatorial campaign against Paul Sarbanes. The New Republic dubbed Kristol Dan Quayles brain when he was appointed the Vice Presidents chief of staff and he served as chairman of the Project for the Republican Future from 1993 to 1994, and as the director of the Bradley Project at the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee in 1993. In 1993, he rose to fame as he led opposition to the Clinton health care plan. In 2003, Kristol and Lawrence F. Kaplan wrote The War Over Iraq, Americas Mission and Saddams Tyranny, in which the authors analyzed the Bush Doctrine, in the book, Kristol and Kaplan provided support and justifications for war in Iraq. He also served as a policy advisor for Senator John McCains presidential campaign. Kristol has been a critic of former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas. After the Republican sweep of both houses of Congress in 1994, Kristol established, along with conservative John Podhoretz, the conservative newsmagazine The Weekly Standard, rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Managing Director of News Corp. financed the creation. Beginning in 1996, Kristol was a panelist on the ABC Sunday news program This Week, following declining ratings, his contract was not renewed three years later. Kristol was a columnist for Time in 2007 and he joined The New York Times as a columnist the following year. Kristol wrote an opinion column for The New York Times from January 7,2008 to January 26,2009. Many at the Times considered him a writer with a rancorous history of attacking the paperWilliam Kristol – Kristol in September 2011.
15. Taylor Mali – Taylor McDowell Mali is an American slam poet, humorist, teacher, and voiceover artist. A 12th-generation native of New York City, Taylor Mali graduated from the Collegiate School and he received a B. A. in English from Bowdoin College in 1987 and an M. A. in English/Creative Writing from Kansas State University in 1993. He is the great-great-grandson of John Taylor Johnston, founding president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his first wife was Rebecca Ruth Tauber and his second wife was Marie-Elizabeth Mundheim. On August 11,2013, Mali married Rachel Kahan, on January 2,2015, Taylor Mali became a father to a baby boy. As a slam poetry performer, Taylor Mali has been on seven National Poetry Slam teams, six appeared on the finals stage, Mali is the author of What Learning Leaves and the Last Time as We Are, has recorded four CDs, and is included in various anthologies. Poets who have influenced him include Billy Collins, Saul Williams, Walt Whitman, Rives, Mary Oliver and he is perhaps best known for the poem What Teachers Make. The popular poem became the basis of a book of essays, titled, What Teachers Make and he appeared in Taylor Mali & Friends Live at the Bowery Poetry Club and the documentaries SlamNation and Slam Planet. He was also in the HBO production, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Taylor Mali is the former president of Poetry Slam Incorporated, and he has performed with such renowned poets as Billy Collins and Allen Ginsberg. Although he retired from the National Poetry Slam competition in 2005, he still helps curate the reading series Page Meets Stage and he now lectures and conducts workshops for teachers and students all over the world. In 2001 Taylor Mali used a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts to develop the one-man show Teacher. He is an advocate for the nobility of teaching and in 2000 he set out to create 1,000 new teachers through poetry, persuasion, perseverance. He finally reached the mark on April 1,2012, audiobook,2003 The Great Fire, audiobook,2003 Revenge of the Whale, audiobook,2005 ESCAPE. The Story of the Great Houdini, audiobook,2006 Close To Shore, comedy Arts Festival jury prize for best solo performance, Teacher. 2003 - AudioFile Earphones Award for The Great FireTaylor Mali – Taylor Mali at the international school in Stockholm
16. Ben Rhodes (White House staffer) – During the Obama administration, Rhodes official title was Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting. He served as Obamas foreign policy speechwriter from 2007 until the end of Obamas presidency, Rhodes was born in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He is the son of an Episcopalian father from Texas and a Jewish mother from New York. He attended the Collegiate School, Rhodes then attended Rice University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2000 with majors in English and political science. He then moved back to New York, attending New York University and his brother, David Rhodes, is President of CBS News. In the summer of 1997, Rhodes volunteered with the Rudy Giuliani mayoral campaign, in the summer of 2001, he worked on the New York City Council campaign of Diana Reyna. Rhodes then spent five years as an assistant to Hamilton, helping to draft the Iraq Study Group Report, in 2007, Rhodes began working as a speechwriter for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. Rhodes wrote Obamas 2009 Cairo speech A New Beginning, Rhodes was the adviser who counseled Obama to withdraw support from Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, becoming a key adviser during the 2011 Arab Spring. Rhodes was instrumental in the conversations that led to Obama reestablishing the United States diplomatic relations with Cuba, which had been cut off since 1961. The New York Times reported that Rhodes spent more than a year sneaking off to secret negotiations in Canada and finally at the Vatican in advance of the announcement in December 2014. ”The response to the piece was critical, with Fred Kaplan writing that Rhodes came across as insular. In 2011, Rhodes was on Time magazines 40 Under 40 list of powerful, Rhodes is married to Ann Norris, who was chief foreign policy adviser to former U. S. They have one daughter, Ella HarperBen Rhodes (White House staffer) – Ben Rhodes
17. Cesar Romero – Cesar Julio Romero Jr. was an American actor, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian who was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. Cesar Julio Romero Jr. was born in New York City on February 15,1907 and his mother was said to be the biological daughter of Cuban national hero José Martí. His father was born in Barcelona, Spain and emigrated to the United States in 1888 and his mother was a concert singer. He grew up in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, and was educated at Bradley Beach Elementary School, Asbury Park High School, the Collegiate School, and the Riverdale Country Day School. However, that changed dramatically when his parents lost their sugar import business. Romeros Hollywood earnings allowed him to support his family, all of whom followed him to the American West Coast years later. Romero lived on and off with various members for the rest of his life. On October 12,1942, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard as an apprentice seaman. He reported aboard the Coast Guard-manned assault transport USS Cavalier in November 1943, according to a press release from the period, Romero saw action during the invasions of Tinian and Saipan. The same article mentioned that he preferred to be a part of the crew and was eventually promoted to the rating of Chief Boatswains Mate. At 63 Romero was very tall for an actor, and routinely played Latin lovers in films from the 1930s until the 1950s and he starred as the Cisco Kid in six westerns made between 1939 and 1941. Romero danced and performed comedy in the 20th Century Fox films he starred in opposite Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable, such as Week-End in Havana and Springtime in the Rockies, in the 1940s. He also played a role as Sinjin, a piano player in Glenn Millers band. In The Thin Man, Romero played a supporting role opposite the films main star William Powell. Many of Romeros films from this period saw him cast in small character parts, such as Italian gangsters. Romero had a role as the Pathan rebel leader, Khoda Khan, in John Fords 1937 British Raj-era actioner Wee Willie Winkie. He also appeared in a turn as a subversive opponent to Frank Sinatra. 20th Century Fox, along with mogul Darryl Zanuck, personally selected Romero to co-star with Tyrone Power in the Technicolor historical epic Captain from Castile, while Power played a fictionalized character, Romero played Hernán Cortés, a historical conquistador in Spains conquest of the AmericasCesar Romero – Romero at his home in Los Angeles, California in 1973
18. Mark Ronson – Mark Daniel Ronson is an English musician, DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. Although his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts and this earned him a Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist in 2008. His third studio album, Record Collection, was released on 27 September 2010, in 2014, Ronson achieved his first UK and US number one single with Uptown Funk, which featured vocals from Bruno Mars. The song earned Ronson the 2015 Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and his fourth studio album, Uptown Special, was released in January 2015, and became his first UK number one album and also peaked at number 5 in the US. Ronson produced Cold Shoulder on Adeles first album,19 and he has won Record of the Year twice, in 2008 as a producer and in 2016 as a performing artist. One of the most successful musicians in contemporary British popular culture, Ronson was born at the Wellington Hospital, St Johns Wood, London, to Jewish parents, Laurence Ronson, a real-estate speculator and music manager, and Ann Dexter. His ancestors immigrated from Austria, Russia, and Lithuania, Ronson was brought up in Masorti Judaism and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. The family name was originally Aaronson, and was shortened by Marks grandfather Henry and he is the nephew of businessman Gerald Ronson. Through his mother, he is related to British Conservative politicians Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Leon Lord Brittan. He is not related to the late English guitarist Mick Ronson, after his parents divorced, his mother married Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, which contributed to a childhood surrounded by music. Ronson has twin sisters who are two younger, Charlotte Ronson, a fashion designer, and Samantha Ronson, a singer. Ronson also has five younger half-siblings, Alexander and Annabelle, from his mothers marriage to Mick Jones, and Henrietta, David, Ronson – along with his mother, step-father and twin sisters – moved to New York City when he was eight years of age. Living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, he counted Sean Lennon – son of John Lennon, Ronson attended high school at the private Collegiate School in Manhattan before attending Vassar College and then New York University. While attending New York University, Ronson became a regular at downtown hip hop spots and made his name as a DJ on the New York club scene in 1993 and he soon became known for his diverse, genre-spanning selection. Influenced by funk, the hip hop scene of New York and he was soon a popular and sought after DJ in New York City, frequently booked for high-profile events and private parties. In 1999, Ronson was featured in an ad wearing Tommy Hilfiger denim in the studio for an ad campaign for the company. Mark made the leap from DJ to producer after Nikka Costas manager heard one of his sets, Ronson produced Costas song Everybody Got Their Something, and Ronson soon signed a record contract with Elektra Records. He had already produced tracks for Hilfiger ads and, in 2001, Ronsons debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, was released in 2003Mark Ronson – Ronson in 2012
19. Andrew Rossi – Andrew Rossi is an American filmmaker, best known for directing documentaries such as Page One, Inside the New York Times. In 2011 he directed Page One, Inside the New York Times which was nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys and a 2011 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary, the film was co-distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media and grossed over $1 million at the domestic box office. His work has appeared on the History Channel, Sundance Channel, MTV Networks and HBO, including Le Cirque, the film, Ivory Tower, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically distributed in 2014 by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Participant Media. After airing on CNN, the film was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy for outstanding business, in 2015 Rossi produced Thought Crimes, an HBO documentary about the case of the Cannibal Cop that examines the First Amendment implications of policing communication in fantasy forums online. Rossis next film, The First Monday in May, focused on the annual Met Gala, the movie premiered as the Opening Night film at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to gross over $1M at the worldwide box office. It is now available on Netflix, in 2017, Rossi produced a follow up to Thought Crimes for HBO, Erin Lee Carrs Mommy Dead And Dearest. Rossis next film, Bronx Gothic, is a portrait of writer, performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Rossi graduated magna cum laude from Yale College where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Yale Literary Magazine. In 1998 he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. After two years as an associate in mergers and acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York, sometimes Rossi’s films have to do with something that has been an issue in his life. He makes his movies to find out an answer, or many answers to the issue that the movie is focused on. Each film let’s the subjects do all of the talking and storytelling and he simply just is there to film and then whatever happens, happensAndrew Rossi – Andrew Rossi
20. John Rubinstein – John Arthur Rubinstein is an American film, Broadway, and television actor, a composer of film and theatre music, and a director in theatre and television. Rubinstein was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Polish parents and his mother, Aniela, a dancer and writer, was a Roman Catholic native of Warsaw, the daughter of conductor Emil Młynarski. His father was Polish-born Jewish concert pianist Arthur Rubinstein and he attended El Rodeo Public School in Beverly Hills, Cours La cascade in Paris, France, and St. Bernards School and Collegiate School in New York City. He studied theater and music at the University of California, Los Angeles and he made his Broadway acting debut in 1972 and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the musical Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse. In 1980 he won the Tony, Drama Desk, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, and Drama-Logue Awards for his portrayal of James Leeds in Mark Medoffs Children of a Lesser God, directed by Gordon Davidson. Butterfly, and starred in Getting Away with Murder, by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by Jack OBrien, and Ragtime, by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens. A. In 1985 he starred in Merrily We Roll Along at the La Jolla Playhouse, in a version newly re-written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth and he was the original Andrew Ladd III in A. R. He created the role of Molina in Kiss Of The Spider Woman, and the role of Kenneth Hoyle in Jon Robin Baitzs Three Hotels. In 1997, he played Tateh in the American premiere run of the musical Ragtime, by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, Drama Critics Circle nomination and a Drama-Logue Award as Best Actor in a Musical, and continued in the show both in Vancouver and on Broadway. He appeared opposite Donald Sutherland in Eric-Emmanuel Schmitts Enigmatic Variations at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, and at the Savoy Theatre in Londons West End. He played the Wizard of Oz in Wicked at the Pantages Theatre for 18 months, Off-Broadway, he directed the New York premieres of Phantasie and Nightingale, and the world premiere of A. R. At the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts, he staged Wait Until Dark. For NYU, he directed productions of The Three Sisters and Macbeth, for UCLA, Company, and for USC, Brigadoon, Into The Woods, On The Town, City of Angels, The Most Happy Fella, and Grand Hotel. In Los Angeles, at Interact Theatre Company, of which he has been a member since 1992, he co-directed and starred in the revival of Elmer Rices Counsellor at Law, winning the Dramalogue and he also directed Sheridans The Rivals and Frank Loessers Guys and Dolls. For television, he directed A Matter Of Conscience, which won the Emmy Award for Best Childrens Special in 1990 and he currently teaches a course in musical theater audition techniques at the University of Southern California, and directs their spring musicals. In 2011, he provided commentary for the broadcasting of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Twice, in 2013 and 2015, Rubinstein appeared in a performance of The Defiant Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall, Rubinstein is also the narrator of many audiobooks, and is known as the voice of Jonathan Kellermans character Alex Delaware. John Rubinstein is the father of five children, Jessica Katz, Michael, Peter, Jacob, John Rubinstein at the Internet Movie Database John Rubinstein at the Internet Broadway Database John Rubinstein at the Internet Off-Broadway DatabaseJohn Rubinstein – John Rubinstein (in April 2008)
21. Wallace Shawn – Wallace Michael Shawn is an American actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist and comedian. He also starred in a variety of series, including Gossip Girl and recurring appearances as Grand Nagus Zek in Star Trek. His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon and he also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekovs play Uncle Vanya. His book Essays was published in 2009 by Haymarket Books and his latest film from June 2014 was A Master Builder based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Shawn was born on November 12,1943 in New York City, to William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker. Shawn attended The Putney School, a liberal arts high school in Putney, Vermont. He studied philosophy, politics and economics, as well as Latin, at Magdalen College, Oxford and he also traveled to India as an English teacher, on a Fulbright program. He then taught Latin in Manhattan but, since 1979, has made a living primarily as an actor, Shawns early plays, such as Marie and Bruce, portrayed emotional and sexual conflicts in an absurdist style, with language that was both lyrical and violent. In a conversation with Andre Gregory, parts of which were used to create My Dinner with Andre and his 1977 play A Thought in Three Parts caused controversy in London when the production was investigated by a vice squad and attacked in Parliament after allegations of pornographic content. His later plays became more political, drawing parallels between the psychology of his characters and the behavior of governments and social classes. Among the best-known of these are Aunt Dan and Lemon and The Designated Mourner, in 1997, Shawn discussed the political nature of Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever and The Designated Mourner in an interview. Shawns four plays have been adapted into films, The Designated Mourner, Marie and Bruce, My Dinner with Andre, oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave stars in The Fever, which first aired on HBO on June 13,2007. Shawn is credited as translator of Bertolt Brechts The Threepenny Opera and he appears briefly in voice-over during Song about the Futility of Human Endeavor. He published his first nonfiction work, Essays, on September 1,2009 and it is a collection of essays that expresses his perceptions of politics and other subjects that reflect an aspect of his life. Shawns involvement with theater began in 1970 when he met Andre Gregory, as a stage actor, he has appeared mostly in his own plays and other projects with Gregory. He made his debut in 1979, playing Diane Keatons former husband in Woody Allens Manhattan. His best-known film roles include Earl in Strange Invaders and Mr. Hall in Clueless, after seeing his performance in My Dinner With Andre, casting director Janet Hirshenson was so fond of his delivery of the word inconceivable that she cast him as Vizzini in The Princess Bride. Other roles include Baron Von Westphalen in Southland Tales, on Gossip Girl as Cyrus Rose, Shawn quite often appears on television, where he has appeared in many genres and seriesWallace Shawn – at Pen America/Free Expression Literature (May 5, 2014)
22. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. – Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. is an American journalist. Sulzberger became the Publisher of The New York Times in 1992, Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, the son of Barbara Winslow and Arthur Ochs Punch Sulzberger Sr. the grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and the great-grandson Adolph Ochs. Sulzbergers mother was of mostly English and Scottish origin and his father was of Jewish origin and his parents divorced when he was 5 years old. Sulzberger was raised in his mothers Episcopalian faith, however, he no longer observes the religion, in 1974, Sulzberger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University. Sulzberger was a Reporter with the Raleigh Times in North Carolina from 1974 to 1976, Sulzberger joined The New York Times in 1978 as a Correspondent in the Washington, D. C. bureau. He moved to New York as a Metro Reporter in 1981, Sulzberger is a 1985 graduate of the Harvard Business Schools Program for Management Development. From 1983 to 1987, Sulzberger worked in a variety of departments, including production. In January 1987, Sulzberger was named Assistant Publisher, a year later, Sulzberger was named Deputy Publisher, overseeing the news and business departments. Sulzberger played a role in the development of the Times Square Business Improvement District, officially launched in January 1992. Sulzberger helped to found and was a two-term Chairman of the New York City Outward Bound organization, Sulzberger has been credited with developing the Timess internet operations, monetizing digital content, and helping to improve the papers bottom line. The domain nytimes. com attracted at least 146,000,000 visitors annually by 2008, the Times also had the most entries in the list of the 50 most popular newspaper blogs, with 22 of its blogs listed that year. 2012 - National Book Award Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community On May 24,1975, Sulzberger married Gail Gregg in a Presbyterian ceremony in Topeka, Kansas. The couple have two children, a son, Arthur Gregg A. G. Sulzberger, and daughter, in May 2008, they announced plans to end their marriage. In May 2014, Sulzberger became engaged to Gabrielle Greene and they married on August 30,2014 on Marthas Vineyard in Massachusetts. The New York Times Company Biography The New York Times & 9/11, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger JrArthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. – Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in 2012
23. Collegiate School (New York City) – Collegiate School is an independent school for boys in New York City and one of the oldest schools of any kind in the United States. The School is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is a member of both the New York Interschool and the Ivy Preparatory School League and it is ranked one of the best K-12 all boys prep schools in the United States. Collegiate was founded in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in 1628 by the Dutch West India Company, the school’s initial incarnation was located south of Canal Street and was an academic institution for both sexes. Collegiate states it is the oldest school of any kind in the United States, based on this evidence, the school in 1984 officially moved up its founding to 1628. On February 5,2013, the Collegiate School board announced plans for the institution. The school has acquired land for a new facility, situated between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard and between West 61st and 62nd Streets in New Yorks Riverside South neighborhood, Board Chairman George R. Bason Jr. He estimated the new construction cost at $125–$135 million, with a targeted move time of the summer of 2017. Included in the seal are two mottos, Eendracht Maakt Macht, Dutch for In unity there is strength, and Nisi Dominus Frustra, Latin for unless God. Currently, the school students in grades K-12. The schools mission is the following, Collegiate School strives to educate each boy to reach his highest level of intellectual, ethical, artistic, the four-story “Old Building” is part of the original church and is home to the “Upper School, ” grades 9-12. Platten Hall, originally nine stories, was extended in 1990 by two floors, West End Plaza is a hotel that was purchased by the school in 1977. Each grade has approximately 50 boys, many of whom attend Collegiate for the course of study. More than a quarter of Collegiate teachers hold a Ph. D, the school is private, and it functions under a New York City non-profit statute enacted in the 1940s. Collegiate is controlled by a Board of Trustees, and the school is administered by a Headmaster, levison, who was head of school at the Kingswood-Oxford School for many years, began serving at Collegiate July 1,2006. Collegiates Upper School curriculum consists of English, Math, Science, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Classics, Religion & Ethics, Music, Visual Art, Drama, Technology, and Physical Education. In 2007, The Wall Street Journal ranked Collegiate number one in the world in terms of percent of the senior class matriculating to eight selective American colleges. In 2002, Worth ranked Collegiate third among the independent schools in terms of percentage of graduates attending Harvard University, Yale University. The schools athletic success has mainly been with the varsity basketball, baseball, track and field, soccer, the Collegiate soccer team won the NYSAIS state championship in 2010,2011, and 2012Collegiate School (New York City) – Collegiate School campus
24. Paul Weitz (filmmaker) – Paul John Weitz is an American film producer, screenwriter, playwright, actor, and film director. He is the brother of filmmaker Chris Weitz. He is best known for his work with his brother, Chris Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, for which the brothers and he also serves as a writer, executive producer, and director of the television show Mozart in the Jungle. Weitz was born in New York City, the son of actress Susan Kohner and his brother is filmmaker Chris Weitz. Weitz is the grandson of Czech-born agent and producer Paul Kohner, Tovar, who was from Oaxaca, Mexico, starred in Santa, Mexicos first talkie, in 1932, as well as a Mexican version of Drácula. Weitzs father and maternal grandfather were Jewish, and his grandmother was Catholic. Weitz attended the Allen-Stevenson School and Collegiate, in 1988, he graduated from Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, Weitz studied under film instructor Jeanine Basinger, Weitz early career involved many collaborations with his brother. Some of the work they have done as screenwriters has been both credited and uncredited, Weitz began his film career as a co-writer on the 1998 animated film Antz. He followed this work on various sitcoms such as Off Centre. In 1999, he and Chris directed and produced American Pie, which was written by Adam Herz, Weitz returned as executive producer on the films two theatrical sequels. In 2002, the Weitz brothers co-wrote and co-directed About a Boy, the film was originally set up at New Line Cinema with Robert De Niro producing, and the main character as an American. The brothers felt that it was important that the character is British, inspiration came from the 1960 film The Apartment. They were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Weitz has written and directed the well-received romantic comedy In Good Company and the political satire American Dreamz, which faced mixed reviews. Additional writing credits include the television show Cracking Up and he has also directed an adaptation of Darren Shans young adult novel Cirque du Freak called The Vampires Assistant. He directed the 2010 film Little Fockers, the sequel to Meet the Parents, subsequently he wrote and directed Being Flynn, an adaptation of Nick Flynns memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, starring Robert De Niro. Weitz said he worked collaboratively with Flynn to translate the original source material into its film adaptation. Weitz also directed the movie Admission, starring Tina Fey, in 2015, Weitz directed the film, Grandma, which starred Lily TomlinPaul Weitz (filmmaker) – Paul Weitz at 2015 Sundance Film Festival