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Famous Bard College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Bard College and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from Robert Redford to Chevy Chase.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bard College?” and “Which celebrities are Bard College alumni?”
  • 1
    Chevy Chase

    Chevy Chase

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceLower Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Adrian Grenier

    Adrian Grenier

    Television producer, Musician


    BirthplaceSanta Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

    Adrian Grenier (born July 10, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Vincent... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Mia Farrow

    Mia Farrow

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    María de Lourdes Villiers "Mia" Farrow (born February 9, 1945) is an American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1931-2012)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Tom Ford

    Tom Ford

    Fashion designer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Thomas Carlyle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Herb Ritts

    Herb Ritts

    Actor, Music video director

    AgeDec. at 50 (1952-2002)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Todd Haynes

    Todd Haynes

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America

    Todd Haynes (; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen

    Film Score Composer, Keytarist


    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Christopher Guest

    Christopher Guest

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Nick Zinner

    Nick Zinner

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    Nicholas Joseph Zinner (born December 8, 1974) is the guitarist for the New York rock band... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Devin Grayson

    Devin Grayson

    Cartoonist, Writer

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Devin Kalile Grayson is an American writer of comic books and novels. Titles that she has... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Frances Bean Cobain

    Frances Bean Cobain

    Model, Visual Artist


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Frances Bean Cobain (born August 18, 1992) is an American visual artist and model. She is the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Blythe Danner

    Blythe Danner

    Environmentalist, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is an American actress. She is the recipient... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Peter Sarsgaard


    BirthplaceUSA, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

    John Peter Sarsgaard (; born March 7, 1971) is an American actor. His first feature role was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Adam Yauch

    Adam Yauch

    Film Distributor, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 48 (1964-2012)

    BirthplaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced ; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) was an American rapper and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Chris Claremont

    Chris Claremont

    Comic book creator, Novelist


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Christopher S. Claremont (; born November 25, 1950) is a British-born American comic book... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Ken Grimwood

    AgeDec. at 59 (1944-2003)

    BirthplaceDothan, Alabama

    Kenneth Milton Grimwood (February 27, 1944 – June 6, 2003) was an American author, who also... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Albert Jay Nock

    Albert Jay Nock


    AgeDec. at 75 (1870-1945)

    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    Albert Jay Nock (October 13, 1870 – August 19, 1945) was an American libertarian author,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Juliana Spahr

    Juliana Spahr

    Editor, Poet


    BirthplaceChillicothe, Ohio

    Juliana Spahr (born 1966) is an American poet, critic, and editor. She is the recipient of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Ran Blake

    Jazz Pianist, Pianist


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Ran Blake (born April 20, 1935) is an American pianist, composer, and educator. He is known... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Richard M. Sherman

    Richard M. Sherman

    Film Score Composer, Publisher


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Morton Sherman (born June 12, 1928) is an American songwriter who specialized in... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Robert B. Sherman

    Robert B. Sherman

    Film Score Composer, Publisher

    AgeDec. at 87 (1925-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Bernard Sherman (December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012) was an American songwriter who... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Lola Glaudini

    Lola Glaudini

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Lola Glaudini (born November 24, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Richard Pousette-Dart

    Richard Pousette-Dart


    AgeDec. at 76 (1916-1992)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Richard Warren Pousette-Dart (June 8, 1916 – October 25, 1992) was an American artist most... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Anthony Hecht

    Anthony Hecht

    Poet, Translator

    AgeDec. at 81 (1923-2004)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) was an American poet. His work... more on Wikipedia