• Notable Alumni

    Central High School

    Charles Nagel-1867- Founder of the United States Chamber of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce and Labor

    Nathan Frank-1870-Member of the United States House of Representatives

    Frederick Kreismann-1887- 31st Mayor of St. Louis

    Breckinridge Long-1899- U.S. Ambassador to Italy

    Fannie Hurst-1905- Author of novels and short stories, Wrote Imitation of Life.

    Ben Moreell-1909- Rear Admiral, Chief of the United States Navy’s Bureau of Yards and Docks and Civil Engineer Corps, founder of the Navy’s SeaBees.

    Arthur Gillham-1912 –“The Whispering Pianist”. Radio and recording artist, songwriter and vaudeville performer.

    Edgar Monsanto Queeny-1913- Chairman, Monsanto Chemicals Co., St. Louis Civic Leader and  Philanthropist

    Agnes Moorehead-1918- Actress, Winner of the Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award. Credits include “Bewitched”

    Sam Muchnick-1924- American Professional Wrestling Promoter. Member of the NWA Hall of Fame, 2005; St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame, 2007; Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, 2003

    Charles Eames-1925- Artist/Architecht

    David Merrick-1930- Tony Award winning Broadway Theatrical Producer/ Director

    Siegfried Reinhardt-1944- Painter and Stained Glass Artist

    Fred Koenig-1949- Major League Baseball Player, Manager and Coach

    Frank Baumann-1952- Major League Baseball Player

    Freeman Bosley Jr-1972- Attorney, 43rd Mayor of St. Louis

    Larry Whisenton-1974- Major League Baseball Player


    Southwest High School

    Richard Gephardt-1958- U.S. Congressman, Third District

    Steve Goldman-1960- V.P.  Executive for Paramount Television

    Sharon Lee Tucci-1969- Founder/Owner of Talent Plus Model/Talent Agency

    Bob Matonis "Beatle Bob"-1971- St. Louis Infamous Party Hopper

    Joe Torry-1983- Actor, Comedian

    Lyah Beth LeFlore-1987- Best Selling Author and Television Producer. Wrote The World Is Mine.

    Guy Torry-1988 Actor, Comedian

    Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

    Al Caldwell-1978- Clinician, Performer,Engineer, Producer. Credits include playing with Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandrose, Brian McKnight, etc.

    Kem Williams–1981- St. Louis Violinist.  Graduate of Julliard School of Music, Founder & Former Director of the Cameron Youth Orchestra.

    Tamara Tungate-1983- Actress, Miss Missouri 1986

    Richard Fortus-1984 –Professional Guitarist. Credits include: Rihanna, Guns N' Roses, Ozzy Osborne, Britney Spears, N Sync, Puff Daddy, Guitar Hero, etc.

    Tim Curtis-1987- Partner, Global Celebrity Endorsements & Animation at the William Morris Endeavor Agency

    Qristyl Frazier-1987- Fashion Designer and Contestant on Project Runway

    Antonio Douthit-1999- Professional Dancer with the Alvin Alley Dance Co. in New York

    Dr. Jerry Hodges - Former Musical Director and presently Pastor of the Historical Truelight Bapt. Church, Jazz Musician

    Levi Too King-1994- Musical arranger and Recording Producer

    Cedrick Shannon Rives–1996- Professional Gospel Singer and Recording Artist

    Oscar Williams–1998- Former Music Director for Bishop T.D. Jakes, Music Director of a worldwide touring company, Composer & National Recording Artist, Composer, Producer and Clinician. He released his debut album titled “Unstoppable”. The album spent time on the Top 40 Gospel Billboard Charts.

    Hettie Barnhill-2002- Professional Choreographer and Dancer on Broadway. Starred in the Broadway production of “Fela!”. Grammy nominated, 2011 NAACP honoree, 2011 President Obama honoree. Performed on NBC, MTV, VH1, BET, etc.

    Chaz Ali Williams–2007- Opera Singer, American Idol Contestant

    Trevon Griffith–2011- Recording Artist

    Amber Lunceford- 2012-Recording Artist, MTV Made