Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
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Overbrook High School
|Location||Fifty-ninth and Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Architect||Irwin T. Catharine|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP Reference #||86003313|
|Added to NRHP||December 4, 1986|
Overbrook is perhaps best known for its famous alumni, who include Wilt Chamberlain and Will Smith. At least 11 Overbrook alumni have played in the NBA, and the school is ranked sixth in that respect.
- Len Barry, lead singer/songwriter, The Dovells
- John Blake, Jr., jazz violinist; minister 
- Bill Bloom, songwriter/musician
- Guion S. Bluford, Jr., space-shuttle astronaut; first African-American in space
- Solomon Burke, soul singer [Attended briefly, but graduated from John Bartram High School
- Bill Cash, Negro League star, Baseball Hall of Famer
- Wilt Chamberlain, NBA basketball legend
- The Delfonics, R&B group
- Jon Drummond, Olympic track gold-medalist
- Ted Eisenberg, World record-holding breast surgeon
- Chaka Fattah, U.S. Congressman (D-PA)
- Mike Gale, NBA/ABA player
- Bobb Goldsteinn, songwriter/producer; coined term "multimedia"
- The Last Emperor (Jamal Gray), rapper
- Walt Hazzard (Mahdi Abdul-Rahmad), NBA All-Star; UCLA All-American player and coach
- Rosetta Hightower, lead singer, The Orlons
- Wayne Hightower, NBA player; ABA All-star
- Wali Jones, NBA player; Miami Heat executive
- Jacob Landau, nationally recognized artist, teacher
- James Lassiter, film producer; partner in Overbrook Entertainment
- Hal Lear, NBA player
- Lewis Lloyd, NBA player
- Andre McCarter, UCLA All -American basketball and 3-time NCAA Champion; NBA player
- Deworski Odom, American sprinter
- Frank Piasecki, helicopter inventor; National Medal of Technology winner
- Marion Ramsey, film actress
- Malik Rose, NBA player
- Dee Dee Sharp, singer
- Will Smith, Oscar-nominated actor; rapper
- Willie L. Williams, former police commissioner, Philadelphia and Los Angeles
- Steve Baskerville, TV personality, presently TV weatherman for CBS2 Chicago, IL
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