List of people from Scarsdale, New York

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The following is a list of notable people from Scarsdale, New York.





Media and music[edit]

  • Bruce Beck, television sportscaster for WNBC-TV
  • Joan Bennett, Hollywood actress from the 1930s and 40s; once owned a home on Chase Road North
  • Aaron Brown, former host of CNN's NewsNight with Aaron Brown; once resided in Scarsdale [5]
  • Dorothy Dalton, silent-film actress
  • Lisa Donovan, YouTube celebrity (LisaNova); former featured cast member of MadTV; graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1998[6]
  • Jimmy Fink, New York radio personality for WPLJ K-Rock and 107.1 The Peak WXPK
  • Judy Garland, actress; lived at 1 Cornell Street
  • Rupert Holmes, composer and writer; once resided in Scarsdale[7]
  • Al Jolson, 30s film star; owned a house on Fenimore Road in Scarsdale
  • Joseph Kaiser, opera, theater, and film actor; grew up in Scarsdale
  • David Lascher, actor, Hey Dude, Blossom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Beverly Hills, 90210; born and raised in Scarsdale
  • Justin Ross Lee, Internet personality, social commentator
  • Mara Liasson, NPR political correspondent, graduated from Scarsdale (Alternative) High School in 1983.
  • Susan Lucci, actor, star of soap TV series All My Children
  • Linda McCartney, actress, writer, cinematographer, producer, photographer; wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney; attended Scarsdale High School [8]
  • Liza Minnelli, singer and actress; lived in Scarsdale with her mother, Judy Garland; attended Scarsdale High School; toured Europe and Israel in an SHS production of The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Yoko Ono, singer; her family moved to Scarsdale in the early 1950s; she later joined them from Japan[9]
  • Bill Pankow, film editor, The Black Dahlia, Assault on Precinct 13, Paid In Full
  • Rob Reiner, director and actor, resided in Scarsdale for part of his childhood
  • Noah Schnapp (born 3 October 2004) is an American actor known for his portrayal of Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things.[10]
  • Too Much Joy, alternative rock band; formed in Scarsdale and three of its four members went to Scarsdale High School
  • Nina Totenberg, NPR legal correspondent; graduate of Scarsdale High School

Political figures[edit]

The Daniel D. Tompkins Memorial at the intersection of Post Road and Tompkins Road
  • Otto Dohrenwend, chairman of the anti-Communist "Committee of Ten" during the 1950s
  • Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (1941–2010), diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and investment banker; graduated SHS 1958
  • David Dean Rusk (1909–1994), US Secretary of State, 1961–1969, under presidents Kennedy and Johnson
  • Daniel D. Tompkins, sixth Vice President of the United States; born in Scarsdale[11]

Science and technology[edit]




  1. ^ "Cabot Lyford obituary". Portland Press Herald. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-02-13. 
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  3. ^ Google Books: Adrian Havill, 2002, The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold: The Secret Life of FBI Double Agent Robert Hanssen, p. 56. St. Martin's Press ISBN 0-312-98629-7
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  6. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (April 29, 2007). "How YouTube Helped LisaNova Start HerCareer". The New York Times. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
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  8. ^ "Linda McCartney dead". BBC News. April 19, 1998. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
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  12. ^ NASA bio
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  14. ^ 'Bandersnatch 1955', Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale NY
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  20. ^ Schorske, Carl. E. (1980). Fin-De-Siecle Vienna : Politics and Culture. Vintage. ISBN 0-394-74478-0. 
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