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Famous Bennington College Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 13.0k views108 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Fashion Model, Actor
    Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the...  more
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    Bret Easton Ellis

    Novelist, Film Producer
    Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, and short story...  more
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    Carol Channing

    Comedian, Actor
    Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer,...  more

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    Judith Butler

    Professor, Writer
    Judith Pamela Butler (born 1956) is an American philosopher and gender theorist whose work has...  more
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    Alwin Nikolais

    Alwin Nikolais (November 25, 1910 in Southington, Connecticut – May 8, 1993) was an American...  more
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    Peter Dinklage

    Actor, Voice acting
    Peter Hayden Dinklage (; born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and producer. Dinklage...  more

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    Alan Arkin

    Television director, Musician
    Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. With a...  more

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    Jonathan Lethem

    Novelist, Author
    Jonathan Allen Lethem (; born February 19, 1964) is an American novelist, essayist, and short...  more
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    Holland Taylor

    Actor, Voice acting
    Holland Virginia Taylor (born January 14, 1943) is an American actress and playwright. She won...  more
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    Andrea Dworkin

    Novelist, Writer
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    Barbara Deming (July 23, 1917 – August 2, 1984) was an American feminist and advocate of...  more
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    Paula Jean Welden (October 19, 1928 – disappeared December 1, 1946) was an American college...  more
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    Chris Barron

    Guitarist, Musician
    Chris Barron is a singer and a member of the musical group Spin Doctors....  more
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    Nathalie Handal

    Poet, Writer
    Nathalie Handal (Arabic: نتالي حنظل‎) (born 29 July 1969) is an award-winning French-American...  more
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    Melissa Rosenberg

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Melissa Anne Rosenberg (born August 28, 1962) is an American screenwriter. She has worked in...  more
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    Justin Theroux

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Justin Paul Theroux (; born August 10, 1971) is an American actor, film producer, director,...  more

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    Tim Daly

    Television director, Television producer
    James Timothy Daly (born March 1, 1956) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his...  more


    #5 of 19 The Best Actors Who Played Superman, Ranked#23 of 205 Famous Boarding School Alumni

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    Michael Pollan

    Journalist, Author
    Michael Aaron Pollan (; born February 6, 1955) is an American author, journalist, activist,...  more
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    Helen Frankenthaler

    Painter, Artist
    Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011) was an American abstract...  more
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    Donna Tartt

    Novelist, Writer
    Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is an American writer, the author of the novels The...  more
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    Angelina Ramsey (née Mobley; March 27, 1929 – August 11, 1988) was an American stage,...  more
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    Laura Furman

    Editor, Novelist
    Laura J. Furman (born 1945) is an American author best known for her role as series editor for...  more
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    Sally Mann

    Artist, Photographer
    Sally Mann HonFRPS (born May 1, 1951) is an American photographer, widely known for her...  more

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    John Billingsley (, born May 20, 1960) is an American actor known for his role as Doctor Phlox...  more
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    Mark Barnes is an American attorney serving as partner in the Ropes & Gray health care...  more