Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni People

Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Cranbrook Schools and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Cranbrook Schools, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Cranbrook Schools include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Cranbrook Schools alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Cranbrook Schools 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 Cranbrook Schools.

Alumni include Elizabeth Berkley, Mitt Romney and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cranbrook Schools?” and “Which celebrities are Cranbrook Schools alumni?”

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    Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is an American television, film and theatre actress. Berkley's most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as the brainy Jessie Spano, and the 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls, as exotic dancer Nomi Malone.more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
    • Credits: Any Given Sunday, Saved by the Bell, Showgirls, The First Wives Club, Dancing with the Stars, + more
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    Selma Blair is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial Hollywood motion pictures, indie and art house films. Blair officially started her professional acting career ...more

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    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan, USA
    • Credits: Hellboy, Scream 2, Legally Blonde, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Cruel Intentions, + more
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    Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Before his presidential bid, he served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, by his ...more

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    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Management consulting
    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Michael Kinsley is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit. Primarily active in print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television audiences as a co-host on Crossfire. Kinsley has been a notable participant in the mainstream media's development ...more

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    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Journalist, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: Dave, Crossfire
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    Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, ...more

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    • Profession: Author, Economist
    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Credits: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, The Sixties: The Years That Shaped the Generation
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    Bob Woodruff
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    Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff is an American television journalist. His career in journalism dates back to 1989, and he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC News's weekday news broadcast, World News Tonight, in December 2005. In January 2006, he was critically wounded by a ...more

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    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: ABC World News, ABC 2000 Today, Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff
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    Michael Dyson
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    Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton PhD and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two", Dyson has authored and edited 18 books dealing with ...more

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    • Profession: Author, Radio personality, Actor, Writer, Minister of religion, + more
    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: Waist Deep, Black in the 80s, The Ed Show
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    Scott G. McNealy
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    Scott McNealy, 52, is chairman of the board of directors of Sun Microsystems, a company he co-founded in 1982 and chairman of Sun Federal Inc. From 1984 to 2006, McNealy served as chief executive officer and chairman at Sun, steering the Company to constant innovation in open, network computing. In ...more

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    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, United States of America
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    Jaime Ray Newman
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    Jaime Ray Newman is an American actress and singer. Newman is best known for starring as Kristina Cassadine on the soap opera General Hospital, as Kat Gardener in ABC's Eastwick, and as Dr. Tess Fontana in Syfy's Eureka.more

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    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: Veronica Mars, Eureka, Made of Honor, Eastwick, Red Widow, + more
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    Alexi Lalas
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    Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas is an American retired soccer player who played mostly as a defender. Lalas is best known for his participation with the United States national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, being considered the standout player of the team through his distinctive appearance, bearing ...more

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    • Profession: Commentator, Coach
    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States of America
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    Alan K. Simpson
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    Alan Kooi Simpson is an American politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming as a member of the Republican Party. His father, Milward L. Simpson, was also a member of the U.S. Senate from Wyoming and a former Wyoming governor as well. Simpson was appointed in 2010 to ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    • Credits: Sanford and Son, Dave
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    Jay Adelson

    Jay Adelson is an American Internet entrepreneur. In 2014 Jay co-founded Center Electric with Andy Smith. In 2013 he founded Opsmatic, a technology company that improves productivity on operations teams. Adelson's Internet career includes Netcom, DEC's Palo Alto Internet Exchange, co-founder of Equinix, ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Florence Knoll Bassett is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as Florence Schust and is known in familiar circles simply as "Shu". She graduated from the Kingswood School before studying at the Cranbrook ...more

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    • Profession: Architect
    • Age: age 98
    • Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
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    Michael Barone
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    Michael D. Barone is an American conservative political analyst, pundit and journalist. He is known for being the principal author of The Almanac of American Politics, a reference work concerning US governors and federal politicians, and published biennially by National Journal. The Almanac has been ...more

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    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Journalist, Author
    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Peter Miller Dawkins is an American business executive and former college football player, military officer, and political candidate. Dawkins attended the United States Military Academy, where he played as halfback on the Army Cadets football team from 1956 to 1958. As a senior in 1958 he won the ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States of America
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    Ann Lois Romney is the wife of American businessman and politician Mitt Romney, who was the Republican nominee in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. From 2003 to 2007 she was First Lady of Massachusetts while her husband served as governor of the state. She was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, ...more

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    • Profession: Homemaker
    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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