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

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

Items include everything from Jay-Z to Adam Sandler.

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

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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Commentator, Talk show host, Author Rush Limbaugh was born in January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Married three times and currently divorced, Rush Limbaugh doesnt have children. Hes a radio and talk show host that has a ...more

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Professional Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, ...more

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Teller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Painter, Comedian, Television producer Teller is an American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, director and usually silent half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller is an atheist, ...more

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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Historian Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more

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Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor, Women's rights activist Betty Ford was an actress and a writer

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Bob Barker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Television producer, Game Show Host, Actor Robert William "Bob" Barker is an American former television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running ...more

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Amelia Earhart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Pilot, Writer Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for ...more

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Alain LeRoy Locke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Alain Leroy Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as the first African American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke was the philosophical architect ...more

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Albert C. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Chemist, Inventor, Engineer Albert Coombs Barnes was an American physician, chemist, businessman, art collector, writer, and educator, and the founder of the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.

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Sonny Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Astronaut, Physician Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter, Jr. was an American physician, professional soccer player, United States Navy officer, and NASA astronaut who flew on STS-33.

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Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Writer Charles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited ...more

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Norman Fell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Actor Norman Fell, born Norman Noah Feld, was an American actor of film and television, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers.

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John French Sloan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Artist John French Sloan was a twentieth-century painter and etcher and one of the founders of the Ashcan school of American art. He was also a member of the group known as The Eight. He is best known ...more

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Thomas Eakins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Artist Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art ...more

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Rocky Frisco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Born Don Roscoe Joseph III in Saint Louis, Missouri on July 26, 1937, Rocky Frisco is the pianist with the J. J. Cale Band. Frisco and Cale both attended Tulsa Central High School in the 1950s, ...more

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Michael Jai White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Stunt Performer, Television producer, Film Producer Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a ...more

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Chris LeDoux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Sculptor, Musician, Singer-songwriter Chris LeDoux was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums which have sold more than six million units in the ...more

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Jeffrey Milarsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Conductor, Percussionist Jeffrey Milarsky is one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. In the United States and abroad, he has premiered and recorded works of many contemporary composers, ...more

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Roger B. Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee, was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee died along with fellow astronauts Virgil ...more

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Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Basketball player, American football player Antonio Ethan Gates, Jr. is an American football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He has been selected onto the Pro Bowl nine times and is a five-time ...more

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Jawed Karim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson Jawed Karim is a Bangladeshi-German internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being the co-founder of the video-sharing website YouTube. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its ...more

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Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
American football player Adam Matthew Vinatieri is an American football placekicker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He has played in five Super Bowls, four with the New England Patriots and ...more

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Jeremiah Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Pastor, Preacher Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr., is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, in Chicago with a congregation exceeding 6,000. In early 2008, Wright retired after 36 years as the Senior ...more

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Robert A. Heinlein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was an influential and controversial author of the genre in his ...more

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Sander Levin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Politician Sander Martin "Sandy" Levin is an American politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1983. Levin, a member of the Democratic Party from Michigan, is ...more

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Carl Levin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Politician, Author, Lawyer Carl Milton Levin was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in ...more

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John Starks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Basketball player John Levell Starks is an American retired professional basketball shooting guard. Starks was listed at 6'5" and 190 pounds during his NBA playing career. Although he was not drafted in the ...more

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Howard Gittis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Lawyer Howard Gittis was an American attorney known for being a longtime adviser to Ronald Perelman and an adviser to Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo.

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Mary Stuart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor Mary Stuart was an American actress and singer/songwriter. She was born as Mary Stuart Houchins in Miami, Florida and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she graduated from Tulsa Central High ...more

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Dore Schary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Isadore "Dore" Schary was an American motion picture director, writer, and producer, and playwright who became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and eventually president of the

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Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
American football player Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Colorado College and then in the National Football League with the Portsmouth Spartans ...more

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James Robinson Risner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
James Robinson "Robbie" Risner was a general officer and professional fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Risner was a double recipient of the Air Force Cross, the second ...more

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Tony Randall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Record producer, Comedian, Film Producer Tony Randall was an American actor, producer, and director, best known for his role as Felix Unger in the television adaptation of Neil Simon's play The Odd Couple.

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Vernon Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Vernon Smith Vernon "Catfish" Smith was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and military officer in the United States. A three-sport athlete at the University of Georgia, ...more

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Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Entrepreneur Daniel Lewis Majerle is a retired American professional basketball player and current coach of the Grand Canyon Antelopes. He played 14 years in the NBA, primarily with the Phoenix Suns, also ...more

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Greg Page is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Professional Boxer Greg Page was a boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the WBA Heavyweight Champion from December 1984 to April 1985, losing the title in his first defence. His professional record was 58-17-1 ...more

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Lenny Lyles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
American football player Lenny Lyles was a professional American football defensive back who played 12 seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl III for the Baltimore Colts. The 6-2, 202-pound ...more

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Jeff Charleston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
American football player Jeffrey David Charleston is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Idaho State. ...more

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Shea Morenz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Shea Morenz American football player Shea Brian Morenz is a former American football and baseball player, and the current CEO at Stratfor Global Intelligence.

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William Glackens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Painter, Artist William James Glackens was an American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art. He is also known for his work in helping Albert C. Barnes to acquire the ...more

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R. James Woolsey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Lawyer Robert James Woolsey, Jr. is a national security and energy specialist and former Director of Central Intelligence who headed the Central Intelligence Agency from February 5, 1993 until January ...more

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Chace Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor Chace Ambrose is an American actor, screenwriter, and a contributing writer to a middle Georgia based newspaper called The 11th Hour. Ambrose is a native of Macon, Georgia and graduated in 1995 ...more

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Dean T. Prosser is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Dean T. Prosser Businessperson Dean T. Prosser, Jr., was a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1971–1983, who authored major environmental legislation to preserve the Wyoming landscape. Prosser was ...more

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Robert Dean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Robert Dean Politician Robert Dean is a politician from the state of Michigan. He is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. His district was in the eastern portion of the city of Grand Rapids. He is ...more

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William J. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
William J. Crawford William John "Bill" Crawford was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II. He was also a career U.S. Army enlisted soldier and ...more

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Deontay Wilder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He is nicknamed "The Bronze Bomber", in reference to his bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics, and for his hard punching power. ...more

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Trevor Bayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Trevor Bayne Trevor Bayne is an American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car driver. He drives the No. 6 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series. Bayne began his racing career ...more

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John Godina is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
John Carl Godina is an American shot putter, whose record includes three World Championship wins and two Olympic medals. He also competes in discus.

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Clinton Riggs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Central High School Alumni
Clinton Riggs Clinton E. Riggs was a Tulsa Police Department officer who, along with Paul Rice, invented the first yield sign. The Tulsa Police Department's shoulder patch is patterned after this original ...more