NOTABLE ALUMNI FROM WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL
Eugenie Clark: 1938 graduate. An ichthyologist and an expert on sharks. She refuted the portrayal of sharks as a harmful monster, as depicted in the Steven Speilberg's movie, Jaws. Author of Lady with Spear (1953) and The Lady with the Sharks (1969). Her discoveries allowed her to receive a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. Clark taught Zoology at the University of Maryland and was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame in 1989.
Namita Dwarka: Principal of William Cullen Bryant High School since 2011. Graduated in 1991.
Veronica Gedeon (1917-1937): Long Island City native, who worked as a commercial model . She was a 1937 New York City murder victim.
Joel Klein (1946- ) 1963 graduate. New York City Department of Education Chancellor from 2002-2010.
Richard Kline (1944-): Comedic actor. Played "Larry Dallas" on the classic ABC-TV sitcom, Three's Company. He also performed on Broadway in "City of Angels" and is a member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company.
Winifred Lenihan (1898-1964): Stage actress and director who played Joan of Arc in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan in its debut in 1923.
Billy Loes: Former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1955 World Series, won by the Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for the Baltimore Orioles and the San Francisco Giants.
Ethel Merman (1908-1984): Star of stage and screen. She was born in Astoria and attended Bryant High School. The school's auditorium was named the Ethel Merman Theater in 1989 during its centennial celebration.
Suze Rotolo (1943-2011): American artist, book artist, author, but best known as Bob Dylan's girlfriend between 1961 and 1664. She is the woman walking with him on the cover of his album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Edward Rundle (1947- ): Professional baseball player. Drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1969. Graduate of the Class of 1965.
Eliott Wilson: (1971- ): American journalist and major figure in the Hip Hop world. He edited XXL Magazine, Respect magazine and the blog, RapRadar.com.