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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 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 Rene’ Lachmann – In 2023, named to the LAUSD Sports Hall of Fame.  Spent 50 years in a baseball uniform, last managed the Florida Marlins. Jerry Goldsmith – 1949 Dorsey graduate. Noted musician for film & TV. (Check IMDB for his Oscars, Golden globes, Emmys, etc.) Cary Agajanian – 1958 or 59 Dorsey Graduate, whose father J.C., put Mario Adnretti into his 1st race car at Indy, one of the biggest promoters of Nascar in recent years. Ronny Lang – 1954 Dorsey grad, named to Volley Ball Hall of Fame.  Known for beach volley ball (name on plaque in Hermosa Bch.), played in 1st beach volley Ball in Olympics. Admiral Dennis Conley – 1958 Dorsey grad., went on to Graduate the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Pentagon, Commanded the Pacific Fleet for some years. Named to the Dorsey hall of Fame, 2018. Cliff Lightfoot – 1956 Dorsey grad., Chaired 35 years of Dorsey 1956 Class Reunions.  Named to Dorsey Hall of Fame, 2018. Jay Rifft, 1958 Dorsey grad., salt water sports gear and equipment inventor, CA manufacturer, and distributor, that is world famous *Recent additions to this list were submitted by Cliff Lightfoot. (06/23/2023)