Englewood Sports/Entertainment Heroes

Englewood Sports Heroes

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Dick Button, Olympic Figure Skating Champion 1948, 1952

 Sherman White

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Dr. Fletcher Johnson (Cardiac surgeon and basketball star, who could outplay Sherman White in MacKay Park pickup games))

NY Football Giants Head Coach Jim Lee Howell (c.) with assistants Tom Landry (l.) and Vince Lombardi (r.) Howell and Lombardi were Englewood residents; Lombardi coached and taught at St. Cecelia H.S. in the 1930s.


Bruce Harper , NY Jets #42 (DMHS ’73) 

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Tony Tolbert (DMHS ’85)

African Grant
African Grant (DMHS ’83?
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Chris Hewitt (NOLA Saints player/Baltimore Ravens secondary coach)(DMHS ’93)

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Jimmie Jones (DMHS ’65) Defensive lineman NY Jets, Washington Redskins

 Bill Willoughby 

Richie Scheinblum (DMHS ’60?)

Francis “Red” Garrity

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Bernarr Macfadden (founder of fitness and health movements) 
  (Learn more in the 2017 Calendar–March) 

Ethel Bliss Platt

Women’s Tennis Champion

     Sister Souljah

Artists and Entertainers

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Faith Ringgold

 Richard Anuszkiewicz, Artist

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Sarah Vaughan  (Learn more in the 2017 Calendar — June) 

Lullaby of Birdland”


DIZZY GILLESPIE: A Night in Chicago
Dizzy Gillespie at the Belgrade Jazz Festival in 1972

   Dizzy Gillespie   ((Learn more in the 2017 Calendar — May))
(Learn more in the 2017 Calendar — May)

“Night in Tunisia”

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George Benson

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Russell Malone


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Slam Stewart
Born in Englwood 1914, attended DMHS
noted for “Flat Foot Floozie (with a floy floy)

Bill Moring




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Isley Brothers

noted for “Twist and Shout”

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Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn on Johnny Carson (1986)

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Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop on Dinah Shore show (1960)

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Richie Lewis (DMHS ’65)
Comic Relief
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   Tony Bennett 

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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  Regina Belle


     Sylvia Robinson

     Sugarhill Gang

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Calvin Hill, Bassist

Billy Martin performing at the 2007 Bennett Alliance Concert Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Billy Martin, drummer in Medski, Martin, and Wood


Sylvia Robinson
Record Producer

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     Sister Souljah (DMHS ’81)

"A sado-masochist with a sense of rhythm." – Guillermo Cabrera Infante La Lupe's act was an exorcism. Her fans gave her the nickname, La Y. La Lupe, Pop Singers, Female Singers, Guadalupe Victoria, Cuban Art, Unspoken Words, Music Film, Call Her, Fun To Be One

“La Lupe” Yoli “Queen of Salsa”

Other Notable Residents

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General William Earl Brown (DMHS ’45)

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Malcolm C. McKenna

Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

Ralph Begleiter (DMHS ’67)

One of the earliest CNN anchors, now Rosenberg Professor of Communication, University of Delaware