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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Connecticut College and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from Joan Rivers to Susan Saint James.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Connecticut College?” and “Which celebrities are Connecticut College alumni?”

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was ...more

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Angela Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Musician, Model, Actor Mary Angela "Angie" Bowie is an American cover girl, model, actress and musician. She was married to English musician David Bowie until their divorce in 1980; the couple had one child, ...more

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Susan Saint James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Actor Susan Saint James is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

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Estelle Parsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Theatre Director, Actor, Singer Estelle Margaret Parsons is an American stage, film and television actress, Today Show television presenter, and occasional stage director. After studying law, Parsons became a singer before ...more

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Nancy S. Newcomb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni

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Mary Lake Polan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Mary Lake Polan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., served as the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and was named the Katharine Dexter McCormick ...more

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Julia Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Born in New York of Dominican descent, she spent the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic, until her ...more

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Scott Lowell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Actor Scott Lowell is an American actor best known for his role as Ted Schmidt on the Showtime drama Queer as Folk.

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Helen Lehman Buttenwieser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Lawyer Helen Lehman Buttenwieser was an American lawyer and philanthropist. A member of the Lehman family of New York, she graduated from Connecticut College and New York University Law School, and ...more

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Donald Gallinger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Donald Nelson Gallinger is an American writer. He is the author of several novels. His most recent work, The Master Planets, which received strong reviews in Booklist, Jewish Book World, and ...more

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Anita DeFrantz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Athlete, Lawyer Anita DeFrantz is an American Olympic Athlete, member of the International Olympic Committee, and former Vice-President of FISA. She was captain of the American rowing team at the 1976 Summer ...more

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Joshua Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Journalist Joshua Green is an American journalist who writes primarily on United States politics. He is currently the senior national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek. He is a weekly columnist for ...more

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Wallis Nicita is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Film Producer, Casting Director Wallis Nicita is a film producer and casting director.

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Kimba Wood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Judge Kimba Maureen Wood is a federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Gayl Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Professor Gayl Jones is an African-American writer from Lexington, Kentucky. Her most famous works are Corregidora, Eva's Man, and The Healing.

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Patricia Wald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Patricia Wald Judge Patricia McGowan Wald is an American judge. Wald served as the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and served as a judge on the International ...more

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Alexandra Silverthorne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Photographer Alexandra Silverthorne is a Washington, D.C.-based artist and photographer. Her work focuses on spatial theory and exploration. Silverthorne's first main works were from demonstrations in ...more

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Luanne Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling American author of 31 novels that have been translated into 24 languages. She often writes about nature and the sea, and many of her novels deal ...more

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David Haussler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Professor David Haussler is an American bioinformatician known for his work leading the team that assembled the first human genome sequence in the race to complete the Human Genome Project and ...more

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Jeffrey Finn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Theatrical producer Jeffrey Finn is a three-time Tony Award nominated theatrical producer. He received the Commercial Theater Institute's 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for outstanding achievement in commercial ...more

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Cecelia Holland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Novelist, Writer Cecelia Holland is an American historical novelist.

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Cynthia Enloe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Professor, Political scientist Cynthia Holden Enloe is a feminist writer and professor.

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Edward Burger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Mathematician, Professor Edward Bruce Burger is a mathematician who, on February 20, 2013, was elected as president of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Previously he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third ...more

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Peter Som is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer Peter Som is an American fashion designer, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Peter Som graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a degree in Art History. He continued his ...more

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Fernando Espuelas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Connecticut College Alumni
Fernando Espuelas Businessperson, Entrepreneur Fernando Espuelas is an American entrepreneur, author, media personality and philanthropist. Espuelas is one of the pioneers of the consumer Internet. He is the co-founder and first CEO of ...more