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

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

Alumni include Peter Dinklage, Alan Arkin and many more.

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

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Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor, Women's rights activist
Betty Ford was an actress and a writer

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Bret Easton Ellis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Bret Easton Ellis is an American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages. He was at first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat ...more

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Carol Channing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer
Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 - January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voice artist. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy ...more

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Judith Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Professor, Writer, Philosopher
Judith Butler is an American philosopher and gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics and the fields of feminist, queer and literary theory. Since 1993, she has ...more

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Alwin Nikolais is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Choreographer
Alwin Nikolais was an American choreographer.

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent, he starred in many films, such as Elf, Find Me Guilty, Underdog, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince ...more

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Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Television director, Musician, Screenwriter
Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, comedian, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The ...more

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Jonathan Lethem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist
Jonathan Allen Lethem is an American novelist, essayist and short story writer. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, a genre work that mixed elements of science fiction and detective ...more

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Holland Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Playwright
Holland Virginia Taylor is an American actress of film, stage, and television, and playwright. Her notable television roles include Ruth Dunbar in Bosom Buddies, senator's wife Margaret Powers ...more

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Andrea Dworkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women. An ...more

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Barbara Deming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Writer
Barbara Deming was an American feminist and advocate of nonviolent social change.

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Paula Jean Welden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Paula Jean Welden was a Bennington College, Vermont, USA, sophomore whose disappearance while walking on Vermont's Long Trail hiking route remains an unsolved mystery.

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Chris Barron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer
Chris Barron is a singer and a member of the musical group Spin Doctors.

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Nathalie Handal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Nathalie Handal is an American award-winning poet, writer, and playwright.

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Melissa Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Melissa Anne Rosenberg is an American screenwriter. She has worked in both film and television and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, and two Writers Guild of America Awards. She won a ...more

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Justin Theroux is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Justin Paul Theroux is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work with film director David Lynch, appearing in Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire. He is also ...more

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Tim Daly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
James Timothy "Tim" Daly is an American stage, screen and voice actor, director and producer. He is best known for his television role as Joe Hackett on the NBC sitcom Wings and for ...more

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Michael Pollan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Journalist, Author, Science writer
Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Helen Frankenthaler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Painter, Artist
Helen Frankenthaler was an American abstract expressionist painter. She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Having exhibited her work for over six decades, she ...more

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Donna Tartt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Donna Tartt is an American writer and author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch. Tartt won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003 and the ...more

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Anne Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Actor
Anne Ramsey was an American stage, television, and film actress. She is probably most famous for her roles as Mama Fratelli in The Goonies and as Mrs. Lift, Danny DeVito's character's mother, in ...more

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Laura Furman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Writer
Laura J. Furman is an American author best known for her role as series editor for the O. Henry Awards prize story collection. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Mirabella, Ploughshares, ...more

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Sally Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Artist, Photographer
Sally Mann is an American photographer, best known for her large black-and-white photographs—at first of her young children, then later of landscapes suggesting decay and death.

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John Billingsley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Actor
John Billingsley is an American actor, known for his role as Doctor Phlox on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise.

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Mark Barnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bennington College Alumni
Lawyer
Mark Barnes is a prolific attorney and advocate. Barnes is an expert on public healthcare law. He was Director of Policy for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, and Associate ...more