Famous Blair Academy Alumni

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

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

This list below has a variety of graduates in it, from Luol Deng to John Cassavetes.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Blair Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Blair Academy alumni?”
John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Blair Academy Alumni
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John Nicholas Cassavetes was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, by writing and directing over a dozen movies, some of which he partially self-financed, which pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty Dozen. He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. Actor and film director Nick Cassavetes is his son. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 60 (1929-1989)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Charlie Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Blair Academy Alumni
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Charlie Alexander Villanueva is a Dominican-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Villanueva was raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. He was drafted at the age of 20 as the seventh overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. He also holds Dominican citizenship and has represented the Dominican Republic national basketball team in international competition. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Blair Academy Alumni
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Luol Ajou Deng (born 16 April 1985) is a British professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a two-time NBA All-Star and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2012. Born in what is now South Sudan, Deng fled the country with his family as a child, eventually settling in the United Kingdom. He became a British citizen in 2006, and has played for the Great Britain national team. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

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Andrew R. Heinze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Blair Academy Alumni
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Andrew R. Heinze is an American playwright, non-fiction author, and scholar of American history. Growing up in New Jersey in a close-knit Jewish family, he left home at fourteen to attend Blair Academy, graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts, and moved to California. He did his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, training in American History, with an emphasis on the history of race, immigration and the history of American Jews. During his academic career he taught both American and Jewish history at several American universities and was a tenured professor of History at the University of San Francisco, where he was director of the Swig Judaic Studies Program, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey

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