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Famous Bard College Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 34.2k views113 items

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?”
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    Chevy Chase

    Comedian, Television producer
    Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and...  more

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    Adrian Grenier

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

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    Mia Farrow

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

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    Larry Hagman

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

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    Tom Ford

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

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    Herb Ritts

    Actor, Music video director
    Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion...  more
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    Todd Haynes

    Television director, Television producer
    Todd Haynes (; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter,...  more
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    Donald Fagen

    Film Score Composer, Keytarist
    Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder,...  more

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    Christopher Guest

    Film Score Composer, Television director
    Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American...  more

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    Nick Zinner

    Film Score Composer, Record producer
    Nicholas Joseph Zinner (born December 8, 1974) is the guitarist for the New York rock band...  more
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    Devin Grayson

    Cartoonist, Writer
    Devin Kalile Grayson is an American writer of comic books and novels. Titles that she has...  more
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    Frances Bean Cobain

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

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    Blythe Danner

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

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    Adam Yauch

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

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    Chris Claremont

    Comic book creator, Novelist
    Christopher S. Claremont (; born November 25, 1950) is a British-born American comic book...  more
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    Kenneth Milton Grimwood (February 27, 1944 – June 6, 2003) was an American author, who also...  more
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    Albert Jay Nock

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

    Juliana Spahr

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

    Ran Blake

    Jazz Pianist, Pianist
    Ran Blake (born April 20, 1935) is an American pianist, composer, and educator. He is known...  more
  • 21

    Richard M. Sherman

    Film Score Composer, Publisher
    Richard Morton Sherman (born June 12, 1928) is an American songwriter who specialized in...  more
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    Robert B. Sherman

    Film Score Composer, Publisher
    Robert Bernard Sherman (December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012) was an American songwriter who...  more
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    Lola Glaudini

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

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

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