Can You Name These Hollywood Icons Who Hail From Westchester High Schools?

To honor the commencement of a new school year, we took a stroll down Memory Lane — actually, through the halls of the Westchester high schools — to gather a roster of Hollywood royalty for you to identify. Can you name them?

1. Long before he famously donned a cowboy hat,
this Academy Award winner was a class officer and
part of the dramatics program at Archbishop Stepinac
High School (Class of ’56), where he also had a role in
the school’s basketball program and swim team.

2. Prior to starring alongside Meryl Streep, this
multi-Emmy winner was treading the boards at
John Jay High School (Class of ’78) en route to
more theatrics at SUNY Purchase. The versatile
character actor also writes cookbooks.

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3. From Scarsdale High School’s graduating class
of 1979 came this bright young man who would
earn a reputation as one of TV’s greatest screenwriters.
He pursued writing and fine arts in high school before
earning a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
He is best known for his NBC prime-time drama,
which won 17 Emmys in seven seasons.

4. Before studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts,
this actor-writer-director was dreaming big from the halls
of Byram Hills High School (Class of ’99). Though her
father is a legendary actor-director himself, she became
a household word thanks to a Steven Spielberg franchise.

5. Born Alphonso D’Abruzzo, this seven-time Emmy
winner is an actor, director, screenwriter, and author
widely known for a starring role on a long-running and
beloved CBS sitcom. He played a key role in developing
the dramatics program during his days at Archbishop
Stepinac High School (Class of ’52).


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Answers: 1. Jon Voight 2. Stanley Tucci 3. Aaron Sorkin 4. Bryce Dallas Howard 5. Alan Alda