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Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Bowling Green State University and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Nate Thurmond and Eva Marie Saint.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bowling Green State University?” and “Which celebrities are Bowling Green State University alumni?”
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Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Actor

Age: 94

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an American actress. In a career spanning 70 years, she is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award ...more

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Robert Patrick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 60

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Marietta

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor and voice actor. Known for his portrayals of villainous characters, Patrick is a Saturn Award winner with four ...more

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Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 85

Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, USA

Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019) was an American actor, comedian, writer and director. From 1966 to 2012 he appeared in more than 20 TV shows, TV series ...more

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Jennifer Higdon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Musician, Composer

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jennifer Elaine Higdon (born December 31, 1962) is an American composer of classical music and composition teacher. She has received many awards including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music for ...more
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Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Figure Skater

Age: 31

Birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio

Alissa Czisny (born June 25, 1987) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion (2005, 2010), the 2011 Skate ...more
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Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Richard Theodore Otcasek (born 1943 or 1944) known as Ric Ocasek (), is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and ...more

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Bernie Casey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Painter, Poet, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and professional football player.
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Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Scott Hamilton Figure Skater, Television producer, Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio, United States of America

Scott Scovell Hamilton (born August 28, 1958) is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships (1981–84), four consecutive World ...more

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Bob Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Coach

Age: 70

Robert W. Hill (born November 24, 1948) is an American basketball coach. Hill grew up in Mount Sterling, Ohio, moving to Worthington, Ohio for high school. Hill attended Bowling Green State ...more
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Carolyn Forché is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Editor, Poet, Translator

Age: 68

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Carolyn Forché (born April 28, 1950) is an American poet, editor, professor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received many awards for her literary work.
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Marian McPartland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Radio personality, Composer

Age: Dec. at 95 (1918-2013)

Birthplace: Slough, United Kingdom

Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner; 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz ...more
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Randy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Randy Stewart

Age: 45

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

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Tim Ryan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 45

Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, USA

Tim, Timmy or Timothy Ryan may refer to:
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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 60

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast ...more

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Antonio Daniels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Antonio Robert Daniels (born March 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a ...more

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Shantanu Narayen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 55

Birthplace: Hyderabad, India

Shantanu Narayen (Telugu: శాంతను నారాయణ్; born 27 May 1962) is an Indian American business executive, and the chairman and CEO of Adobe Inc. Prior to this he had been the president and chief ...more
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Reid Lamberty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

Age: 45

Birthplace: Hightstown, New Jersey, United States of America

Reid Lamberty is a freelance general assignment reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. Lamberty is best known as being a co-Anchor at WNYW, in New York. He co-anchored Good Day Wake Up ...more
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Brian MacLellan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 60

Birthplace: Guelph, Canada

Not to confuse with Brian McClellan.Brian John MacLellan (born October 27, 1958) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward and the general manager of the Washington Capitals. MacLellan was born ...more
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Bruce Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Bruce Edward Johnson (born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who was appointed the State of Ohio's 63rd Lieutenant Governor on January 5, 2005, to complete an ...more
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Greg de Vries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Sundridge, Canada

Gregory A. de Vries (born January 4, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played over 800 games with six teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). De Vries won the ...more
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Mike Emrick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Announcer, Sports commentator

Age: 72

Birthplace: La Fontaine, Liberty Township, Indiana, United States of America

Michael "Doc" Emrick (born August 1, 1946) is an American network television play-by-play sportscaster and commentator noted mostly for his work in ice hockey. Emrick is currently the ...more
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Robert Latta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Bluffton, Richland Township, Ohio, United States of America

Robert Edward Latta (born April 18, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes many ...more
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Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Robert Bowlby Blake (born December 10, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He is the current general manager and vice-president of the Los Angeles Kings of ...more
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Sandi Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 55

Birthplace: Kittery, Maine

Sandra Lee "Sandi" Jackson (née Stevens; born September 14, 1963) was elected to the Chicago City Council as an alderman of the 7th ward (map) of the City of Chicago in the 2007 ...more
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Nolan Reimold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Greenville, Pennsylvania

Nolan Gallagher Reimold (born October 12, 1983) is an American former professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, ...more