The Cadets - Hit "Stranded in the Jungle" in 1955. One or more members went to Dorsey. Miss Toni Fisher - Singer. Hit with "The Big Hurt" in 1959. George "Sparky" Anderson - Baseball player and successful major league manager. Billy Consolo - Baseball player and coach. The first "bonus baby". Bill Lachemann - Baseball player and minor league manager. Marcel Lachemann - Baseball player and major league manager Rene Lachemann - Baseball player and major league manager. Chili Davis - Baseball player Don Buford - Baseball player. Dale Williams - Umpire Diane Watson - Politician Mike Love - Beach Boy . Served on projection crew and ran track at Dorsey. Apparently couldn't sing then as well. Never surfed. Sheila Kuehl - Stage name Sheila James. Jackie on Stu Erwin Show, Zelda on Dobie Gillis. Politician. Gay rights activist. Kenny Washington Jr – Baseball player. Billy Preston - Musician. Keyboard on Beatles "Get Back". Popular song "Nothin' from Nothin' ". Marilyn McCoo - Singer with Fifth Dimension. Solo on "Wedding Bell Blues". Ron Townsend - Singer with Fifth Dimension. Former custodian at Dorsey. Clarence McDonald - Pianist. Played on numerous songs including James Taylor's "How Sweet it is". The Younghearts - R&B group led by Ron Preyer formed at Dorsey with limited but enduring success.
"Judge Joe" Brown - Judge. TV Personality. Presided at James Earl Ray's last appeal for murder of Martin Luther King. Howard Weitzman - Attorney. Clients included O.J. Simpson, Marlon Brando, Michael Jackson, Courtney Love and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hiroshima - Jazz fusion group Arthur Lee - Leader of R & B group "Love" Brenda Sykes - Actress. Keyshawn Johnson - Football player. Loudmouth. And from our own class (S'58): Frank Buncom – Football player. All-Pro. Joann Allen - Chanteuse William D. Hepworth - Mayor of Sutter Creek, California (2 times) Recent Additions: Don Podolor - Record Producer Willie Connell - Well known flutist Marcel Lachman - Played Major League Baseball and was pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels Bill DeWitt - Vice Mayor of South Gate Marni Nixon - Broadway Musical Performer Howard Kaufman - Talent Agent in Hollywood Don Podoler (Summer 1949) - Founder of American Records Jackie Lacey (1975) - Elected 2012 L.A. Colunty District Attorney Dennis Berssford (Summer 1956) - Twice Chairman, Finalcial Accounting Standards Board Donn Zimmerman (Winter 1957) - Chairman, National Labor Relations Board Recent additions to this list were submitted by Cliff Lightfoot. (11/7/2015)
DORSEY HIGH SCHOOL NOTABLES Courtesy of Jack Carrothers (S'58)
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