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Inspired by the Oscars, PAW has searched out Princetonians of screen, stage, and television who have captured awards, nominations, and our affections.

Posted on March 4, 2009

Here's our list, complete with as many campus-era photos as we could find:

Wentworth Miller ’95: Actor† •† Mark Feuerstein ’93: Actor† •† Eugene Jarecki ’91: Filmmaker

Dean Cain
’88: Actor† •† Brooke Shields ’87: Actor, producer† •† Andrew Jarecki ’85: Filmmaker† •† Michael Kass ’82: Software engineer† •† David Duchovny ’82: Actor, producer† •† Richard Greenberg ’80: Playwright† •† Douglas McGrath ’80: Writer, director, actor† •† Cecilia Peck ’80: Actress, director, producer

Ethan Coen
’79: Writer, producer, director† •† David E. Kelley ’79: Writer, producer† •† Laurie Kahn-Leavitt ’78: Filmmaker† •† Winnie Holzman ’76: Writer, producer, actor† •† Parker Stevenson ’76 (Richard S. Parker Jr.): Actor, producer† •† Stephen Bogardus ’76: Actor, singer† •† Jeffrey Moss ’63: Writer, composer, lyricist† •† Dale Bell ’60: Producer, director, writer

Tom Sternberg
’59: Producer† •† Marshal Backlar ’57: Producer† •† Ben Daniel Piazza ’55: Actor† •† Wayne Rogers ’54: Actor† •† Charles "Chiz" Schultz ’54: Producer† •† Bo Goldman ’53: Writer† •† Roger Berlind ’52: Producer

Mel Ferrer ’39: Actor, director† •† Edward Platt ’38: Actor† •† Josť V. Ferrer ’33: Actor, director† •† James Stewart ’32: Actor† •† Joshua Logan ’31: Director, writer† •† Myron McCormick ’31: Actor† •† Bretaigne Windust ’29: Director† •†
F. Scott Fitzgerald ’17: Writer
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Use the “Post a comment” form below to discuss your favorites or to add a name that we missed!

Updated 03/18/09. Researched and compiled by Marianne Nelson.

Sources: International Movie Database, Wikipedia,, various Web sites.

1995 Nassau Herald
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Wentworth Miller ’95

Actor: Nominated for a Golden Globe award (2006), four Teen Choice awards (2006–08), and won a 2005 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award for his starring role as Michael Scofield in the Fox TV series Prison Break, currently in its fourth season. Miller’s first major TV appearance was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998). He also played the young Coleman Silk in the movie The Human Stain (2000), which earned him nominations for two Black Reel awards.

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15 Responses to The envelope, please ...

Jerrauld C. Jones '76 Says:

2009-03-02 14:17:51

You have omitted my classmate Stephen Bogardus, a Tony nominated actor with numerous film, television, and stage credits. Check him out in Wikipedia.

Cheryl LaFleur '75 Says:

2009-03-04 09:24:33

Very interesting story -- thanks for assembling it.

Stanley Kalemaris '64 Says:

2009-03-05 15:29:24

Cecil Hoffman '84 played Zoey Clemmons on LA Law. Her character replaced Rosalind Shay.

Ray Ollwerther '71 Says:

2009-03-05 16:12:17

Thanks for the suggestion. We've added Stephen Bogardus to the list.

Justin Kimball '61 Says:

2009-03-05 16:16:52

What about the late Clark Gesner '60 who wrote "You're a Good Man Charley Brown" on Broadway?

Robert McCarty '55 Says:

2009-03-06 15:51:04

Chiz Schultz '54 produced wonderful pioneering television shows...

Bill Neidig '70 Says:

2009-03-09 10:18:50

How about ABC News correspondent John Stossel '69, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson '65, screen writer David Kelley '79, and current Jersey Boys lead actor Jarrod Spector '03?

Tom Sternberg '59 Says:

2009-03-10 09:47:37

Was a producer on APOCALYPSE NOW, TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, THE BLACK STALLION, all of which were nominated for Oscars etc. Don't know criteria for being included on your list but thought I would sent along this note. Thanks.

Charlton R. Price '48 Says:

2009-03-11 09:47:51

Mel Ferrer should be cited for his splendid starring in "The Brave Bulls." Also mention Jose Ferrer's stellar cameo as a sadistic opponent/captor of Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in "Lawrence of Arabia."

Freeman Gosden Jr. '50 Says:

2009-03-12 09:20:56

Edward Platt, probably '32 or '33, was in Triangle. Had lead in "Oh Captain" on Broadway, was "Chief" on "Get Smart" for many years and played scores of parts on Broadway and TV, including major roles in "Rebel Without a Cause" and "North By Northwest, both Academy winners. Kept a lifetime friendship with classmate Jose Ferrer.

Chris Morris MArch *78 Says:

2009-03-12 17:10:25

And don't forget the designer "in-a-leading-role" of OSCAR's permanent home, the KODAK Theater ... Me. [Though architect of record, David Rockwell, rarely mentions me.]

Marshal Backlar '57 Says:

2009-03-12 17:47:04

You missed Marshal Backlar '57. Nominated for an Academy Award in '65 for "Skaterdater," which he produced. He also won first prizes at: Cannes, Moscow and Venice Film Festivals. A Silver Dove Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, and the New York Film Critics Award for his first feature, "Pretty Poison."

Dale Bell '60 Says:

2009-03-16 10:11:30

While an undergraduate, I was head of both Theatre Intime and The University Players (1958-1960). As a benefit performance for The Players, I brought Sir John Gielgud to McCarter Theater in November 1959; later, I booked Odetta into McCarter, and the Three Beat Poets: Allen Ginsburg, Le Roi Jones, and ? into Theatre Intime. When I left to join public television in 1964, I would become one of the two producers of the Academy Award-winning film Woodstock in 1970, assistant director of Mean Streets with director Martin Scorsese, associate producer of The Groove Tube in 1974, producer of two National Geographic Specials, executive producer of 24 Previn and the Pittsburgh programs for PBS, executive producer of the twelve-program performance series Kennedy Center Tonight for PBS, executive producer of The Chemical People with Nancy Reagan for PBS, executive poducer of 32 two-hour dramatic book-based movies for international cinema and television under the PBS series banner of WonderWorks, as well as winner of two Emmys, one Peabody and two Christopher awards. I am still producing for PBS (And Thou Shalt Honor and Edens Lost & Found), and two new projects.

Tom Grant '64 Says:

2009-06-22 09:21:51

You missed Bill Panzer '64, Hollywood producer responsible for many films including the entire "Highlander" franchise.

Robert K. Sturtz '78 Says:

2010-06-28 11:41:33

Ought to include Winnie Holzman (q.v.).
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