Famous Gallaudet University Alumni People

Famous Gallaudet University Alumni

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

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

This list includes Shoshannah Stern, Christy Smith and more graduates.

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

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    Irving King Jordan became, in 1988, the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. That year Gallaudet students, with support from many alumni, faculty, staff and friends of ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Credits: Through Deaf Eyes
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    Dr. Robert Davila served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. His appointment came after the wake of the Unity for Gallaudet Movement protests of 2006, ...more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
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    Christy Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
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    Christy Smith is the first deaf contestant on the CBS reality television series Survivor: The Amazon and co-founder of Discovering Deaf Worlds.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado, United States of America
    • Credits: Survivor
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    Shoshannah Stern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
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    Shoshannah Stern is an American actress.more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
    • Credits: Jericho, The Last Shot, Threat Matrix, Adventures of Power, See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, + more
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    Linda Bove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
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    Linda Bove is a deaf American actress who played the part of Linda the Librarian on the children's television program Sesame Street from 1971 to 2003.more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Garfield, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Credits: Sesame Street, Search for Tomorrow, Sesame Unpaved
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    Phyllis Frelich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
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    Phyllis Annetta Frelich was an American actress.more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: Died at 70 (1944-2014)
    • Birthplace: Devils Lake, North Dakota, United States of America
    • Credits: Bridge to Silence, Love is Never Silent
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    Tyrone Giordano is a Deaf American actor. Giordano was born in Hartford, Connecticut. An alumnus of Montgomery Blair High School and Gallaudet University, he began acting in Washington, DC in 1999. He was a member of a small troupe of Deaf and hearing actors when he won his first professional role as a ...more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Hartford
    • Credits: The Family Stone, The Next Three Days, Untraceable, A Lot like Love, All About Steve, + more
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    George Veditz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gallaudet University Alumni
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    George William Veditz was a former president of National Association of the Deaf of the United States and was one of the first to film American Sign Language.more

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    • Profession: Teacher
    • Age: Died at 76 (1861-1937)
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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