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Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Choate Rosemary Hall and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include John F. Kennedy, Michael Douglas and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Choate Rosemary Hall?” and “Which celebrities are Choate Rosemary Hall alumni?”
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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Politician, Military Officer, Author

Age: Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from ...more

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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 74

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy ...more

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Ivanka Trump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Businessperson, Fashion Model

Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Ivana Marie "Ivanka" Trump (), also known as Yael Kushner (Hebrew: יָעֵל, lit. ibex; born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, author, and reality ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Author, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 60

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (née Curtis; born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, author, and activist. She made her film debut in 1978 as Laurie Strode in John ...more

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Amanda Hearst is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Fashion Model

Age: 35

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

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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 71

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Greenwich

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Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 51

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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James Whitmore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York

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Lauren Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven

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Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Writer

Age: 90

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Virginia, + more

Edward Franklin Albee III ( AWL-bee; March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia ...more

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Alan Jay Lerner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Songwriter, Librettist, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 68 (1918-1986)

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

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Adlai Stevenson II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 65 (1900-1965)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Robert Mosbacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 83 (1927-2010)

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

Robert Adam Mosbacher Sr. (March 11, 1927 – January 24, 2010) was an American businessman, accomplished yacht racer, and a Republican politician.
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Ali MacGraw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Activist, Model, Author

Age: 79

Birthplace: USA, Pound Ridge, New York

Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress, model, author, and animal rights activist. She first gained attention with her role in the film Goodbye, ...more
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Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Pilot, Soldier

Age: Dec. at 29 (1915-1944)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944) was a United States Navy lieutenant. He was killed in action during World War II while serving as a land-based patrol bomber pilot, ...more
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Dov Charney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 50

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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John Dos Passos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Painter, Poet, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 74 (1896-1970)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

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James Laughlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Writer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

James Laughlin (October 30, 1914 – November 12, 1997) was an American poet and literary book publisher who founded New Directions Publishing.
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Paul Mellon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Horse trainer

Age: Dec. at 92 (1907-1999)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Alan Lomax is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Songwriter, Historian, Musician

Age: Dec. at 87 (1915-2002)

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

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Julie Chu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 36

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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Angela Ruggiero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Author, Athlete

Age: 39

Birthplace: Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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Victoria Nuland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Diplomat

Age: 58

Birthplace: Connecticut

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Philip Gourevitch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author

Age: 58

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Tom Dey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni
Film Director

Age: 53

Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire

Thomas Ridgeway "Tom" Dey (born April 14, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His credits include Shanghai Noon, Showtime, Failure to Launch, and