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Famous Central High School Alumni

Updated May 31, 2019 4.1k views59 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Rush Limbaugh

    Rush Limbaugh

    Commentator, Talk show host

    Age69

    BirthplaceCape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America

    Rush Hudson Limbaugh III ( LIM-baw; born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby

    Activist, Film Score Composer

    Age83

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Professional Boxer, Philanthropist

    Age78

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Muhammad Ali (; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Teller

    Teller

    Painter, Comedian

    Age72

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 5
    Noam Chomsky

    Noam Chomsky

    Linguist, Cognitive scientist

    Age91

    BirthplaceEast Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Betty Ford

    Betty Ford

    Fashion Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 93 (1918-2011)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Bob Barker

    Bob Barker

    Television producer, Game Show Host

    Age96

    BirthplaceDarrington, Washington, United States of America

    Robert William Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a retired American television game show... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    Pilot, Writer

    BirthplaceAtchison, Kansas

    Amelia Mary Earhart (, born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Alain LeRoy Locke

    Alain LeRoy Locke

    Writer, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 68 (1886-1954)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Alain Leroy Locke (September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954) was an American writer, philosopher,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Albert C. Barnes

    Albert C. Barnes

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 79 (1872-1951)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Albert Coombs Barnes (January 2, 1872 – July 24, 1951) was an American chemist, businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Sonny Carter

    Sonny Carter

    Astronaut, Physician

    AgeDec. at 44 (1947-1991)

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr., M.D. (August 15, 1947 – April 5, 1991), (Capt, USN), was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Charles M. Schulz

    Charles M. Schulz

    Screenwriter, Cartoonist

    AgeDec. at 78 (1922-2000)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz (; November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Norman Fell

    AgeDec. at 74 (1924-1998)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Norman Fell (born Norman Noah Feld, March 24, 1924 – December 14, 1998), was an American actor... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    John French Sloan

    AgeDec. at 80 (1871-1951)

    BirthplaceLock Haven, Pennsylvania

    John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was an American painter and etcher. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Thomas Eakins

    AgeDec. at 72 (1844-1916)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916) was an American realist painter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Rocky Frisco
    Don Roscoe Joseph III (July 26, 1937 – May 26, 2015), professionally known as Rocky Frisco and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Michael Jai White

    Michael Jai White

    Stunt Performer, Television producer

    Age52

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Richard Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor, director, and martial... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Chris LeDoux

    Chris LeDoux

    Sculptor, Musician

    AgeDec. at 57 (1948-2005)

    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi

    Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) was an American country music... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • 19
    Jeffrey Milarsky

    Jeffrey Milarsky

    Conductor, Percussionist
    Jeffrey Milarsky is one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. In... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Roger B. Chaffee

    AgeDec. at 32 (1935-1967)

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Roger Bruce Chaffee (, February 15, 1935 – January 27, 1967) was an American naval officer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Antonio Gates

    Antonio Gates

    Basketball player, American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Antonio Ethan Gates Jr. (born June 18, 1980) is an American football tight end who is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Jawed Karim

    Jawed Karim

    Programmer, Businessperson

    Age41

    BirthplaceMerseburg, Germany

    Jawed Karim (Bengali: জাভেদ করিম; born October 28, 1979) is an American computer scientist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Adam Vinatieri

    Adam Vinatieri

    American football player

    Age47

    BirthplaceYankton, South Dakota, United States of America

    Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972) is an American football placekicker for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Jeremiah Wright

    Jeremiah Wright

    Pastor, Preacher

    Age79

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Jeremiah Alvesta Wright Jr. (born 1941) is a pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Robert A. Heinlein

    Robert A. Heinlein

    Politician, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1907-1988)

    BirthplaceButler, Missouri

    Robert Anson Heinlein (; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction author,... more on Wikipedia

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