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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Cass Technical High School and be of some renown.

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

Everything from Diana Ross to Lily Tomlin is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cass Technical High School?” and “Which celebrities are Cass Technical High School alumni?”

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Naima Mora is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Fashion Model, Model Naima Mora is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 4 of America's Next Top Model.

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Comedian, Theatrical producer, Television producer Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a ...more

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Record producer, Television producer, Film Producer Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, record producer and an occasional songwriter. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the ...more

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Della Reese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Actor, Singer, Presenter Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, is an American singer, actress, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. She started her ...more

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Kwame Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Politician, Author, Teacher Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit. He resigned as mayor after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction ...more

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Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn's performance in the ...more

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John DeLorean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Businessperson, Designer, Engineer John Zachary DeLorean was an American engineer and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, widely known for his work at General Motors and as founder of the DeLorean Motor Company. DeLorean ...more

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Alice Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Sideman, Bandleader Alice Coltrane, née McLeod was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, and composer, and the second wife of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. One of the few harpists in ...more

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Gerald Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Bandleader, Composer Gerald Wilson appeared in the BigTime film.

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Kenya Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Author Kenya Summer Moore is an American actress, model, author, television personality, producer and former Miss USA. She participated in the 1993 Miss Michigan USA pageant and won the Miss USA 1993 ...more

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Regina Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Musician, Jazz Violinist, Violinist Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter.

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Geri Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Pianist Geri Allen is an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. Allen has worked with many of the greats of modern music, ...more

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Ron Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Bassist, Professor Ron Carter is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has ...more

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Carole Gist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Carole Gist Singer Carole Anne-Marie Gist was the first African American woman to win the Miss USA title. Gist first won the title of Miss Michigan USA and went on to win the Miss USA crown on March 2, 1990 in ...more

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Ella Joyce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Acting Coach, Actor, Writer Ella Joyce is an American actress.

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Daniel Okrent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Editor, Author, Writer Daniel Okrent is an American writer and editor. He is best known for having served as the first public editor of The New York Times newspaper, for inventing Rotisserie League Baseball, and for ...more

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Charles L. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Major Charles Leroy Thomas was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions while a company commander during the capture of Climbach, France in ...more

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Eddie Tolan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Thomas Edward "Eddie" Tolan, nicknamed the "Midnight Express", was an American track and field athlete who competed in sprints. He set world records in the 100-yard dash and ...more

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Chris Douglas-Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Basketball player Chris Douglas-Roberts is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Vernon Gholston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
American football player Vernon Gholston is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted sixth overall by the New York Jets in the ...more

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Dorothy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Musician Dorothy Jeanne Thompson, better known as Dorothy Ashby, was an American jazz harpist and composer. Ashby extended the popularization of jazz harp past a novelty, showing how the instrument can ...more

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Songwriter, Rapper, Musician Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more

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Christine Beatty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Christine Rowland Beatty served as the Chief of Staff from 2002 to 2008 to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. In January 2008, Beatty resigned amid an emerging political-sex scandal and criminal ...more

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Harry Bertoia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Harry Bertoia, was an Italian-born American artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer. At the age of 15, given the choice to stay in drought ridden Italy or move to Detroit, ...more

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Cornelius Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Actor Cornelius Smith, Jr. is an actor best known for his portrayal of Frankie Hubbard on the ABC daytime drama All My Children since December 2007. He received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for ...more

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Charles Wysocki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Charles Wysocki Charles M. Wysocki, Jr. was an American painter, whose works depict a stylized version of American life of yesteryear. While some of his works show horseless carriages, most depict the horse and ...more

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Ali Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cass Technical High School Alumni
Ali Jackson Musician Ali Jackson, Jr. is an American jazz drummer. His mother, a classical pianist, taught him piano and how to read music at the age of four. His father, bass player Ali Jackson, Sr., taught him ...more