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

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

Alumni include Elizabeth Berkley, Mitt Romney and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cranbrook Schools?” and “Which celebrities are Cranbrook Schools alumni?”
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Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Actor
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is an American television, film and theatre actress. Berkley's most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as the brainy Jessie Spano, and the ...more
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Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Selma Blair is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial ...more
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Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Management consulting
Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Before his presidential bid, he ...more
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Michael Kinsley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist
Michael Kinsley is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit. Primarily active in print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television ...more
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Daniel Ellsberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Author, Economist
Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the ...more
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Bob Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader
Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff is an American television journalist. His career in journalism dates back to 1989, and he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC ...more
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Michael Dyson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Author, Radio personality, Actor
Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton PhD and a child ...more
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Scott G. McNealy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Scott McNealy, 52, is chairman of the board of directors of Sun Microsystems, a company he co-founded in 1982 and chairman of Sun Federal Inc. From 1984 to 2006, McNealy served as chief ...more
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Jaime Ray Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Jaime Ray Newman is an American actress and singer. Newman is best known for starring as Kristina Cassadine on the soap opera General Hospital, as Kat Gardener in ABC's Eastwick, and as Dr. Tess ...more
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Alexi Lalas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Commentator, Coach
Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas is an American retired soccer player who played mostly as a defender. Lalas is best known for his participation with the United States national team ...more
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Alan K. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Alan Kooi Simpson is an American politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming as a member of the Republican Party. His father, Milward L. Simpson, was also a ...more
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Jay Adelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Jay Adelson
Jay Adelson is an American Internet entrepreneur. In 2014 Jay co-founded Center Electric with Andy Smith. In 2013 he founded Opsmatic, a technology company that improves productivity on ...more
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Florence Knoll is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Architect
Florence Knoll Bassett is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as Florence Schust and is known ...more
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Michael Barone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist
Michael D. Barone is an American conservative political analyst, pundit and journalist. He is known for being the principal author of The Almanac of American Politics, a reference work ...more
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Pete Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
American football player
Peter Miller Dawkins is an American business executive and former college football player, military officer, and political candidate. Dawkins attended the United States Military Academy, where ...more
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Ann Romney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cranbrook Schools Alumni
Homemaker
Ann Lois Romney is the wife of American businessman and politician Mitt Romney, who was the Republican nominee in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. From 2003 to 2007 she was First Lady of ...more