Sarah Bird is an Overseas School Alumnus and an Air Force Brat. Her father was an Air Force Lt. Col. She attended school overseas at Yokota in Japan. She is best known for her books “The Virgin of the Rodeo,” “Alamo House: Women Without Men, Men Without Brains,” The Boyfriend School and “The Mommie Club.”
NASA SPACE SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT
Dr. Paraznski is an Overseas School Alumnus. He attended Junior High School in Dakar, Senegal and Beruit, Lebanon and attended High School at Tehran American School and the American Community School of Athens, Greece, where he graduated in 1979.
Info from: Official NASA Bio on the NASA WWW Homepage
PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER
Shaquille (better known as Shaq) O’Neal attended Fulda Am. High School in Germany when his stepfather, Army Sergeant Phillip Harrison, was stationed in Wildflecken. He graduated from Cole HS in San Antonio , TX where he was named a High School Player of the Year.
Shaq has played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. His awards are too numerable to list. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in the NBA in 1996 when he was also on the U.S. Olympic basketball team which won gold.
O’Neal has appeared in motion pictures and recorded original rap. In 2007, he had his own TV show which encouraged weight loss in young people.
Sharon Tate was an Army Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus. Her father was a career Army Officer. She graduated from Vicenza American High School in 1961, where she was Homecoming Queen 1960 and a cheerleader. She lived in Verona and commuted to school daily.
After high school she went to New York to the Powers Modeling School & Agency and then on to movies. Her tragic death at the hands of the Charles Manson “cult family” gave her an infamous ending her classmates would prefer to forget.
SENATOR (D-Rhode Island)
Senator Whitehouse is a Diplobrat and an Overseas Brat. His father, Charles Whitehouse, was a Marine Corps pilot in World War II who later became U.S. Ambassador to Laos and Thailand – Sheldon grew up all over the globe, experiencing first-hand the power of American statesmanship to foster better relationships throughout the world.
Senator Sheldon was elected to his first term in the U.S. Senate in 2006.
Senator Whitehouse’s official website is: http://whitehouse.senate.gov/
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.
NBA PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER
Steve Kerr, a member of the Chicago Bulls Basketball team is an Overseas School Alumnus. He was born in Beirut,Lebanon. While in sixth grade he attended Cario American College in 1976-77. He had previously attended the American School of Beirut.
He is one of the leading three point shooters in NBA history. He is currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. He previously played with the Chicago Bulls (1993-1998); Cleveland Cavaliers (1989-1993) and the Phoenix Suns (1988-89).
FILM & TELEVISION ACTRESS
Susan Blakely is a Army Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus. She was born September 7, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany. She attended Seoul American High School in Korea where she was a member of the Class of 1966. She was a SAHS cheerleader her sophomore year 1963-64. Her credits include: roles in the “Savages” and “The Lords of Flatbush.” Her most memorable career projects were the mini-series “Rich Man, Poor Man” and a CBS three hour mini-series entitled, “Will There Really Be a Morning” which was a presentation of Frances Farmer’s autobiography.
Born in Bavaria , Sylvia Nasar graduated from Marshall High School in Ankara , Turkey in 1965.
Her biography of John Nash, “A Beautiful Mind,” won the National Book Award in 1998 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It inspired the Ron Howard motion picture of the same name.
She was an economics reporter for the New York Times and is currently Knight Chair in Business at Columbia University in New York .