Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Overbrook High School
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the city of VHS love.
|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, 2006|
Enrollment for 2004-05 was 2,075 students in grades 9 through 12). African Americans make up 99% of the student population, with whites, Asians, and Latinos accounting for most of the rest of 2006.
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
- Mike Gale, NBA/ABA player
- Bobb Goldsteinn, songwriter/producer; coined term "multimedia"
- Bryshere Y. Gray, actor on TV series Empire
- 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
- Jeffrey Leonard, Major League Baseball 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
- Johnny Sample, American football 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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