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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Wayne State University and be of some renown.

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

List features Tom Sizemore, Lily Tomlin and more.

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

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Lily Tomlin Comedian, Theatrical producer, Television producer

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Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Tom Sizemore Film Producer, Actor, Singer

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Chad Everett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Chad Everett Actor

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Jeffrey Tambor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Jeffrey Tambor Announcer, Acting Coach, Actor

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Robert Kearns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Robert Kearns Inventor

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Barbara-Rose Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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Robert Hayden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Robert Hayden Poet, Professor, Essayist

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Della Reese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Della Reese Actor, Singer, Presenter

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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Casey Kasem Music Historian, Film Producer, Radio personality

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Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Hugh Downs Journalist, Television producer, Game Show Host

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Ernie Hudson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Ernie Hudson Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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Tom Skerritt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Tom Skerritt Television director, Actor, Teacher

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Helen Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Helen Thomas Journalist, Author, Writer

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Paul M. Fleiss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Paul M. Fleiss Physician

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Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Tim Meadows Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

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Stephen M. Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Stephen M. Ross Businessperson, Real estate development, Entrepreneur

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William Davidson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
William Davidson Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Michael Tolan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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David M. Overton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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Yusef Lateef is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Yusef Lateef Musician, Flautist, Author

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Larry Brilliant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Larry Brilliant Physician

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John Kluge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
John Kluge Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Viola Liuzzo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Viola Liuzzo Homemaker

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Kathryn Frost is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Kathryn Frost Military Officer

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Michael Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Michael Davis Bassist, Record producer, Songwriter

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Kenya Moore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Kenya Moore Film Producer, Model, Author

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S. Epatha Merkerson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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Wayne A. Budd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Wayne A. Budd Lawyer

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Wayne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Wayne Dyer Psychologist, Author, Writer

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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William D. Ford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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Donald Byrd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Donald Byrd Musician, Trumpeter

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Arthur Danto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Arthur Danto Professor, Art critic, Philosopher

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Stan Heath is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Stan Heath Basketball Coach

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George Shirley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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Keith Ellison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Keith Ellison Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer

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Toi Derricotte is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Toi Derricotte Poet, Writer

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Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. Politician, Journalist

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Lloyd Richards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Lloyd Richards Television director, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer

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Joseph L. Graves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Joseph L. Graves Biologist, Professor

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Garth Fagan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Garth Fagan Theatre Director, Choreographer, Dancer

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Anita Barone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Anita Barone Actor

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Larry Joe Campbell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Larry Joe Campbell Television director, Comedian, Actor

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Dwele is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Dwele Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Singer

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Daniel J. Elazar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Daniel J. Elazar Political scientist

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Mark Guzdial is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni

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Kenny Burrell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Kenny Burrell Guitarist

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Joe Henderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Joe Henderson Saxophonist, Musician

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Alan F. Kiepper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Alan F. Kiepper Public transport planning

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Joe Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Wayne State University Alumni
Joe Schwarz Physician