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Sarah Lawrence College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Women's college founded in 1926, coeducational in 1968.

Location:
Bronxville, NY

Founding Date:
1926

Motto:
Wisdom with understanding

Team:
Gryphons

Enrollment:
1200

Official Website:
http://www.slc.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
J. J. Abrams
Film/TV Producer
27-Jun-1966   Alias and Lost
Jane Alexander
Actor
28-Oct-1939   The Ring
Jon Avnet
Film/TV Producer
17-Nov-1949   Fried Green Tomatoes
Golden Brooks
Actor
1-Dec-1970   Maya Wilkes on Girlfriends
Yancy Butler
Actor
2-Jul-1970   Witchblade
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
Gabrielle Carteris
Actor
2-Jan-1961   Beverly Hills 90210
Jill Clayburgh
Actor
30-Apr-1944 5-Nov-2010 Starting Over
Brian De Palma
Film Director
11-Sep-1940   Carrie
Myra R. Drucker
Business
c. 1948   Former Chief Investment Officer, GM Trust Bank
Cary Elwes
Actor
26-Oct-1962   The Princess Bride
Rahm Emanuel
Politician
29-Nov-1959   Mayor of Chicago
Tovah Feldshuh
Actor
27-Dec-1952   Kissing Jessica Stein
Marshall Field III
Business
28-Sep-1893 8-Nov-1956 Founder of the Chicago Sun-Times
Robin Givens
Actor
27-Nov-1964   Darlene on Head of the Class
Louise Glück
Author
22-Apr-1943   The Wild Iris
Lesley Gore
Singer
2-May-1946   Well-known crying advocate
Leslie Grossman
Actor
25-Oct-1971   What I Like About You
Allan Gurganus
Novelist
11-Jun-1947   Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Jessica Harper
Actor
10-Oct-1949   Suspiria and My Favorite Year
Lauren Holly
Actor
28-Oct-1963   Pavement
Katharine Houghton
Actor
10-Mar-1945   Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Sue Kelly
Politician
26-Sep-1936   Congresswoman from New York, 1995-2007
Carolyn Kizer
Poet
10-Dec-1925   Yin: New Poems
Joan W. Konner
Journalist
c. 1929   Dean, Columbia School of Journalism, 1988-97
Tea Leoni
Actor
25-Feb-1966   Nora Wilde on The Naked Truth
David Lindsay-Abaire
Playwright
30-Nov-1969   Rabbit Hole
Eric Mabius
Actor
22-Apr-1971   Tim Haspell on The L Word
Cynthia Macdonald
Poet
2-Feb-1928   Amputations
Julianna Margulies
Actor
8-Jun-1967   Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife
Clifford D. May
Activist
c. 1951   Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Meredith Monk
Singer
20-Nov-1942   Vocalist and "interdisciplinary performance" artist
Larisa Oleynik
Actor
7-Jun-1981   The Secret World of Alex Mack
Yoko Ono
Artist
18-Feb-1933   Impenetrable musician, wife of John Lennon
Ann Patchett
Novelist
2-Dec-1963   Bel Canto
Jordan Peele
Actor
21-Feb-1979   MADtv
Holly Robinson Peete
Actor
18-Sep-1964   For Your Love
Deborah D. Rieman
Business
c. 1951   CEO of CheckPoint Software, 1995-99
Elisabeth Rohm
Actor
28-Apr-1973   Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order
Anne Roiphe
Author
25-Dec-1935   Up the Sandbox!
Gabriel Schoenfeld
Government
c. 1955   Hudson Institute scholar, Necessary Secrets
Carly Simon
Singer/Songwriter
25-Jun-1945   You're So Vain
Guinevere Turner
Actor
23-May-1968   Preaching to the Perverted
Alice Walker
Author
9-Feb-1944   The Color Purple
Barbara Walters
Journalist
25-Sep-1929   20/20, The View
Vera Wang
Fashion Designer
27-Jun-1949   Designer of wedding dresses
Merritt Wever
Actor
1980   Zoey on Nurse Jackie
Joanne Woodward
Actor
27-Feb-1930   The Three Faces of Eve

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph Campbell
Author
26-Mar-1904 31-Oct-1987 The Power of Myth
E. L. Doctorow
Author
6-Jan-1931   The Book of Daniel
Peter Drucker
Business
19-Nov-1909 11-Nov-2005 Management guru
Alan Dugan
Poet
12-Feb-1923 3-Sep-2003 Poems
Ira Glasser
Activist
1938   ACLU Executive Director, 1978-2001
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Horace Gregory
Poet
10-Apr-1898 11-Mar-1982 Chelsea Rooming House
Allan Gurganus
Novelist
11-Jun-1947   Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Walter Hendl
Conductor
12-Jan-1917 10-Apr-2007 Music Director, Dallas Symphony, 1949-58
Randall Jarrell
Poet
6-May-1914 14-Oct-1965 The Woman at the Washington Zoo
Norman Dello Joio
Composer
24-Jan-1913 24-Jul-2008 Meditation on Ecclesiastes
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920 2-Jan-2013 The Woman in American History
Max Lerner
Sociologist
20-Dec-1902 5-Jun-1992 Ideas Are Weapons
Muriel Rukeyser
Poet
15-Dec-1913 12-Feb-1980 The Book of the Dead
William Schuman
Composer
4-Aug-1910 15-Feb-1992 Symphony No. 6
Genevieve Taggard
Poet
28-Nov-1894 8-Nov-1948 Travelling Standing Still
Sarah Vowell
Radio Personality
27-Dec-1969   This American Life

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Brustein
Educator
21-Apr-1927   Founder, American Reportory Theatre
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
Myra R. Drucker
Business
c. 1948   Former Chief Investment Officer, GM Trust Bank
Ira H. Fuchs
Administrator
?   Founder of BITNET
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr.
Business
27-May-1933   CEO of Bristol Myers Squibb, 1994-2001
John A. Hill
Business
c. 1941   First Reserve Corporation
Joan W. Konner
Journalist
c. 1929   Dean, Columbia School of Journalism, 1988-97
Karen R. Lawrence
Educator
18-Mar-1949   President, Sarah Lawrence College


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