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Rex Beach Novelist, playwright, Olympic water polo player

Lisa Belkin Novelist
John Bernardo Historical fiction

Jon Carroll 

Sidney Carroll Film and TV screenwriter

George Delmerico Art Director of The Village Voice

Rudolph Flesch Wrote Art of Readable Writing

Ruth Eger Friedlander Author/illustrator of children's books

Jean Fritz Childrens history books

Gary Golio Childrens books on Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan

Jean Kerr Novelist

Walter Kerr Book writer, playwright, Broadway theater critic

William Leuchtenburg History, specializng in FDR
Eric Litwin Children's books

Hubert Luckett Editor-in-Chief, Popular Science Monthly

June J. McInerney Novelist

William Pisani Novelist

Robyn Ross Journalist

James Roth Novelist

Al Wall Newsweek writer

Feenie Ziner Book writer, particularly childrens books


John Alcorn Illustrator, designed the 1987 Love stamp

Janice Candela Artist/illustrator

Helen Disbrow Illustrator

Ray and Carol Favata Artists/animators

Peter Freed Celebrity photographer

Chris Ishii Artist/animator

Ken Lavey 

Kevin McKenna 

Genevieve Naylor Fashion photographer, married to Misha Reznikoff

Jon Nielsen Artist/illustrator

Irving Novick Comic book artist

John and Cathy Polgreen Authors and photographers

Misha Reznikoff Painter, married to Genevieve Naylor

Charles Sheeler Painter and commercial photographer

Ben Weiner Contemporary artist

Zeke Ziner Fine art and commercial art


Jane Alexander 

Alan Bolke Voice actor for cartoons, brother of Bradley Bolke

Bradley Bolke Voice actor, notably Chumley in Tennessee Tuxedo and the Ghostly Trio on Caspar the Friendly Ghost

Andrea Collyer Theater actor. Also a classical music radio announcer.
Kent Cassella

Mark Cassella 

John Cotton 

Augusta Dabney Married to Kevin McCarthy

Nameer El-Kadi Quest for Fire, now Nicholas Kadi, identical twins with Naseer

Naseer El-Kadi Quest for Fire

Maurice Evans 

Paul Fix Film and television character actor. Sheriff on The Rifleman.

Peter Freed Photographer of celebrities

Max Greenfield 

Julie Harris 

Joel Higgins Starred in Silver Spoons

Arthur Hill 

Samantha Ivers
Susan Keith
Loving, married to James Kibberd
James Kiberd All My Children, married to Susan Keith

Charles Kimbrough "Jim Dial" on Murphy Brown TV show

Kevin McCarthy Married to Augusta Dabney

Becky and Jesse O'Donohue Contestants on Fear Factor and American Idol, also played roles in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Sarah Jessica Parker 

Peter Reznikoff 

Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns Actors in first ever TV sitcom, "Mary Kay and Johnny" on the Dumont network

Michael Storm One Life to Live


LaMar Alsop Violinist, concertmaster of the NYC Ballet Orchestra, married to Ruth Alsop

Marin Alsop Music director for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, daughter of LaMar and Ruth Alsop

Ruth Alsop Cellist for NYC Ballet Orchestra, married to LaMar Alsop

Gabriel Banat Violinist
Blood Sweat & Tears Not residents, but had a rehearsal hall on Cedar Street

Beverly Bremers Singer/actor

Mike Reznikoff Jazz drummer, based in Japan

Earl Simmons  "DMX"Rapper, grew up in Children's Village

Jai Winding Pianist for Madonna and others, son of Kai Winding

Kai Winding Jazz trombonist


Erich Barnes NFL player

Mark Blount NBA player

New York Giants baseball team During the 1950s, many players and managers rented homes in Dobbs Ferry for the season, including Whitey Lockman, Alvin Dark, Herman Franks, Sal Yvers, Dusty Rhodes, Hoyt Wilhelm, Davey Williams, Monte Irvin, Jim Hearn, Willy Mays, Whitey Ford and John McSherry (umpire).

David Jennings Football, NY Giants and Jets

Dr. Sab Koide Oldest runner of New York City marathon


Jace Alexander Producer/director of Law & Order, son of Jane Alexander

Tom Buchanan Sound engineer for Ed Sullivan Show

John Culhane Disney Animation Historian

Megan Fairchild NYC Ballet principal dancer, married to Andrew Veyette

Paul Golio World record in ventriloquism

Allen Ludden Game show host, such as Password

Lillah McCarthy Producer
Kevin McKenna Video assistant and EMT on "The Blacklist"

Stone Phillips Former co-anchor of Dateline NBC

Chuck Scarborough TV news reporter

Peter Steinhaus Radio journalist in the Orlando area (as Peter King)

Rick Steinhaus Radio announcer in the NY area (as Rick Sommers)

Amy Stofsky Costumer, Rat Pack and other

Tom Szentgyorgyi Executive producer of "The Mentalist" TV show

Michael Todd, Jr. Director/producer

Andrew Veyette NYC Ballet principal dancer, married to Megan Fairchild

Meredith Viera Show host

John Waryha Cameraman on Good Morning America


Dominic Altieri Architect who designed Our Lady of Pompeii church and other buildings in DF

Charles Loring Brace Founder of Children's Aid Society, pioneer of the Orphan Trains, abolitionist, early social worker, founder of News Boys Lodging Houses, and many other institutions for the poor. Author of several books. Traveling companion of Frederick Law Olmstead

Eva Ingersoll Brown Founder and president of the International Child Welfare League, charter member of the League to Enforce Peace, organizer for the Hudson River Equal Franchise Association and marched in the first sufferage parade. Organized the first permanent orchestra in New York City. Cared for soldiers during two wars. Click here for more information.

William C. Conner Federal judge for the US District Court

Robert Cunningham Former police officer, inspiration for the movie It Could Happen To You

Dan Dowling Political cartoonist

Henry Draper Pioneer of astronomical photography

Max Greenfield Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Today Show

Robert Ingersoll Famed orator in the 1800s

Randy Jurgensen NYPD retired homicide detective, actor, producer, author

Sumi Mitsudo Koide Social justice, civil rights and women's equality activist

John E. Maguire Crewman on PT109 (along with John F. Kennedy)

Sy Miller Architect

Adam J. Rumoshosky First Lady's Committee for a More Beautiful Capital (Lady Bird Johnson)

Hyman I. Shakin Placed first American Flag in Algiers during initial WWII North African Invasion

Major Orlando Jay Smith Founder of American Press Association

Fanny Villard Important leader in the women's suffrage movement

Henry Villard Civil War correspondent, friend of Lincoln, railroad entrepreneur, Edison's main venture capitalist

Oswald Villard Prinicipal founder and champion of the NAACP

George Washington First president of the United States

Isabella Niven Wilder Mother of Thornton Wilder (playwright for Our Town). Daughter of Rev. Thornton Niven, pastor of South Presbyterian Church.

Mark Zuckerberg Founder of Facebook, lived in DF but attended Ardsley schools

Randi Zuckerberg Marketing director at Facebook

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