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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Coe College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Coe College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Coe College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Coe College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Coe College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Coe College.

Items include everything from Fred Jackson to Marv Levy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Coe College?” and “Which celebrities are Coe College alumni?”
Fran Allison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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Frances Helen "Fran" Allison was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie, which ran from 1947 to 1957, occasionally returning to the air until the mid-1980s. The trio also ...more

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Profession: Actor

Age: Died at 82 (1907-1989)

Birthplace: La Porte City, Iowa, United States of America

Credits: Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Down You Go

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Gregory Alan Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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Gregory Alan Williams is an American actor and author. Williams is best known for portraying Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. From 2011 until 2013, Williams portrayed the role of Coach Pat Purnell in the USA Network series Necessary Roughness. GregAlan also appears in the ABC series Secrets and Lies. ...more

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Profession: Author, Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Des Moines, Iowa

Credits: Remember the Titans, Old School, Major League, In the Line of Fire Baywatch, + more

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James William Good is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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James William Good was an American politician from the state of Iowa, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cabinet of President Herbert Hoover as Secretary of War. He was a member of the Republican Party. ...more

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Profession: Politician, Lawyer

Age: Died at 63 (1866-1929)

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

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Shelby Steele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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Shelby Steele is an American author, columnist, documentary film maker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, specialising in the study of race relations, multiculturalism and affirmative action. In 1990, he received the National Book Critics ...more

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Profession: Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Writer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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Marvin Daniel Levy is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes and in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills, coaching the Bills to four ...more

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Profession: American Football coach, Businessperson, Coach, American football player

Age: 90

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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#16 on The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

#24 on The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

#43 on The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

#5 on The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time

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William L. Shirer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune ...more

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Profession: Journalist, Historian, Author

Age: Died at 89 (1904-1993)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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S. Donald Stookey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
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Stanley Donald Stookey was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some solely his while others are jointly with others. His discoveries and inventions have affected considerably the development of ceramics, eyeglasses, sunglasses, cookware, defense ...more

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Profession: Chemist

Birthplace: Hay Springs, Nebraska, United States of America

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Frederick Douglass "Fred" Hickman is an American sports broadcaster who has had stints with CNN, TBS, YES Network, and ESPN. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, he graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1978, joining as an original co-host of the CNN show Sports Tonight in 1980. ...more

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Profession: Newsreader

Age: 59

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, USA

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