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

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

Alumni range from Joycelyn Elders to Al Bell.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Philander Smith College?” and “Which celebrities are Philander Smith College alumni?”
Joycelyn Elders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philander Smith College Alumni
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Minnie Joycelyn Elders is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States. Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on ...more

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Profession: Physician

Age: 82

Birthplace: Arkansas, Schaal, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Al Bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philander Smith College Alumni
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Al Bell is an American record producer, songwriter, and record executive. Bell is best known an executive and co-owner of Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records during the later half of the label's 19-year existence. A former disc jockey in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, Bell was vital to the ...more

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Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Disc jockey, Music executive

Age: 77

Birthplace: Brinkley, Arkansas, United States of America

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Richard B. Boone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philander Smith College Alumni
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Richard Bently Boone was an American jazz musician and scat singer. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Richard Boone sang in his Baptist church choir as a boy, then began playing the trombone at the age of twelve. He served with the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1953 where he played trombone in a military ...more

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Profession: Singer, Trombonist

Age: Died at 69 (1930-1999)

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

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Elijah Pitts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philander Smith College Alumni
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Elijah Eugene Pitts was an American football halfback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Rams, and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Pitts scored two touchdowns in Super Bowl I. He was ...more

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Profession: American football player

Age: Died at 60 (1938-1998)

Birthplace: Mayflower, Arkansas, United States of America

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