SMOTHERS BROTHERS

SMOTHERS BROTHERS – TOM (1937-    ) AND DICK (1939-    )
COMEDIANS 

Tom and Dick were both born in Fort Jay on Governor’s Island, New York.

Their father, Army Major Smothers, was captured in the Philippines in World War II. He survived the Bataan Death March but died on his way to Japan.

The duo was popular during the 1960s and had their own show for three years.


WILLIAM JAY SMITH

WILLIAM JAY SMITH (1918-   )   
AUTHOR – POET

William Jay Smith has authored more than 50 books. His memoir, “Army Brat”, has been highly acclaimed.

Smith, described as “a most gifted and original poet” by former U.S. Poet Laureate and 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Wilbur, is the author of ten books of poetry. In 1990, Smith’s first complete collection of his work, Collected Poems, 1938-1989, was cited as “magical” by New York Times’ reviewer Herbert Mitgang.

Smith has also written a dozen celebrated children’s books, including the illustrated Laughing Time: Collected Nonsense (1990) and Birds and Beasts (1990). His credits include numerous translations of French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Swedish and Hungarian poetry, and several volumes of criticism.

He was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a position now called U.S. Poet Laureate) from 1968 to 1970.

Professor emeritus of Hollins College in Virginia, Smith has been poet in residence at Williams College, chairman of the writing division of the Columbia University School of Arts, and on the executive board of the Columbia University Translation Center. The recipient of numerous awards, he has been a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters since 1975.

MADOLYN SMITH

MADOLYN SMITH   
ACTRESS 

Madolyn Smith is an Overseas School Alumnus and was a member of the International School of Bangkok Class of ’75 where she attended school 1969-1972.

She is known for her roles in “Urban Cowboy” (with John Travolta) in 1980 and “Funny Farm.”


GENERAL NORMAN H. SCHWARZKOPF, USA ret.

GENERAL NORMAN H. SCHWARZKOPF, USA ret.   
COMMANDER IN CHIEF US CENTRAL COMMAND (CINCCENTCOM). 
 

General Schwarzkopf  is an Army Brat and Overseas School Alumnus. He attended Frankfurt American High School from 1948-49. He then moved to Heidelberg American High School where as a junior in 1950-51 he played on the school’s championship football team.

He returned to the United States and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1952.


JERI RYAN

JERI RYAN 
TELEVISON & FILM ACTRESS 

Jeri Ryan is an Army Brat and Overseas School Alumnus.  Her father was an Army Master Sgt. She was born in Munich, Germany.  She grew up on Army bases in Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Georgia and Texas.  When she was 11, her father retired and moved to Paduch, Kentucky.

Ms. Ryan is best known for her role as 7 of 9 on the television series “Star Trek: Voyager.” Previously she was a series regular on NBC’s “Dark Skies.” She has appeared on other television series including: “Matlock”,  “Who’s the Boss”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Reasonable Doubts” and “Diagnosis Murder.”

Jeri Ryan’s film credits include the independent films “The Last Man” and “Men Cry Bullets.”