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Famous people from your school by geordiegirl on 30 October 2008 5:29pm
 
Tynemouth High School.

Hylton Valentine from 'The Animals', a minor rubgy player, and that's it.

I bet lots more know of lots more!
 
Re: Famous people from your school by tucsonmike on 30 October 2008 6:06pm
 
Samuel J. Tilden High School. Former Yankees player and Mets manager Willie Randolph.

General rabble rouser Al Sharpton.

 
Re: Famous people from your school by Spursfan on 30 October 2008 8:17pm
 
Stafford Girls High School

Spursfan (!!!)

A member of the Christian Barnard heart transplant team

Carol Ann Duffy - poet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ann_Duffy

Dylan Thomas' niece (or Gt Niece I forget)- don't know if that counts as I don't think they are famous in their own right

Probably oodles more but most have become headteachers or doctors.

Oh....did I mention Spursfan????
 
Re: Famous people from your school by mrsthing on 30 October 2008 8:26pm
 
Well, I went to school with Paula Poundstone until 8th grade. Does that count? She was a nice kid, but transferred to a private high school in her freshman year, and I never saw her again until she turned up on TV.

I actually helped launch her career. ;-) She was too scared to go on stage at her cue in our 8th grade production of "Music Man", so I literally pushed her out of the wings. She played Winthrop, the little boy, and when she sang "Gary Indiana" and got a standing ovation.
 
Re: Famous people from your school by MMMmmm... on 30 October 2008 8:49pm
 
An interesting topic...

Mike - that is a big surprise!

mrsthing - I love Paula Poundstone.

Much of the movie "Say Anything" is based on one of my friends in high school, and our town. She and her mom know Cameron Crowe.
 
Re: Famous people from your school by tucsonmike on 31 October 2008 2:52am
 
What's the surprise and who MMMM?
 
Re: Famous people from your school by MMMmmm... on 31 October 2008 2:55am
 
Al Sharpton!
 
Re: Famous people from your school by tucsonmike on 31 October 2008 3:02am
 
Yup Al Sharpton, from Brooklyn, New York. He ran a community center on Church Avenue in East Flatbush. Before I was a student, he helped cause Tilden's race riot.
 
Re: Famous people from your school by MMMmmm... on 31 October 2008 3:37am
 
When I grew up too, we had a lot of racism. I always had sympathy because I saw the oppression - but biased racial attitudes were all around me. Mary Moore was a woman who came to help clean our house every Wednesday, after my mother died. She would change into and out of her cleaning clothes in the laundry room (it was her choice). But I would always make sure I was there in the morning and in the evening during that time - I would hang out with her. She was such a kind, humble woman. I loved Mary so much. I always tried to make up for any racism she might face.

A New York Times writer put it well: decisions shouldn't be made based on the color of someone's epidermis. And no, things have not been fair, but it's getting better.

I noticed when I went to Africa, people were so proud to be African there. They all had happy dispositions. And they all spoke with British accents, in the Queen's English. They had none of the internalized racism that African-Americans have here.
 
Re: Famous people from your school by Lounge Trekker on 31 October 2008 5:05am
 
Columneetza Senior, Williams Lake, B.C. Canada.

Rick Hansen.

Ambulatory Trekker
 
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