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 managerRene Lachemann - Baseball player and major league manager.Chili Davis - Baseball playerDon Buford - Baseball player.Dale Williams - UmpireDiane Watson - PoliticianMike 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 groupArthur 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 - ChanteuseWilliam D. Hepworth - Mayor of Sutter Creek, California (2 times)Recent Additions:Don Podolor - Record ProducerWillie Connell - Well known flutistMarcel Lachman - Played Major League Baseball and was pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants and Anaheim AngelsBill DeWitt - Vice Mayor of South GateMarni Nixon - Broadway Musical PerformerHoward Kaufman - Talent Agent in HollywoodDon Podoler (Summer 1949) - Founder of American RecordsJackie Lacey (1975) - Elected 2012 L.A. Colunty District AttorneyDennis Berssford (Summer 1956) - Twice Chairman, Finalcial Accounting Standards BoardDonn Zimmerman (Winter 1957) - Chairman, National Labor Relations BoardRecent additions to this list were submitted by Cliff Lightfoot. (11/7/2015)
DORSEY HIGH SCHOOL NOTABLES Courtesy of Jack Carrothers (S'58)