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Famous Culver Academies Alumni

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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Hal Holbrook and Adolphe Menjou.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Culver Academies?” and “Which celebrities are Culver Academies alumni?”
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George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Businessperson, Theatrical producer, Investor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1930-2010)

Birthplace: Rocky River, USA, Ohio

George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010) was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During ...more

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Adolphe Menjou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Radio personality, Actor

Age: Dec. at 73 (1890-1963)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of ...more

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Walter O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 76 (1903-1979)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Walter Francis O'Malley (October 9, 1903 – August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. In 1958, ...more
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Frank Batten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni

Age: Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

Birthplace: Virginia

Frank Batten (February 11, 1927 – September 10, 2009) was a co-founder of the first nationwide, 24-hour cable weather channel, The Weather Channel. His media company, Landmark Media Enterprises, ...more
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Hal Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Television director, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 94

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (born February 17, 1925) is an American actor, television director and writer. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he developed, Mark ...more

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Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Film critic, Journalist, Actor

Age: Dec. at 53 (1946-1999)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Eugene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular movie ...more
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Joshua Logan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1908-1988)

Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas

Joshua Lockwood Logan III (October 5, 1908 – July 12, 1988) was an American stage and film director and writer.
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Horace Heidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni

Age: Dec. at 85 (1901-1986)

Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States of America

Horace Heidt (May 21, 1901 – December 1, 1986) was an American pianist, big band leader, and radio and television personality. His band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, toured vaudeville ...more
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Eugene Pallette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 65 (1889-1954)

Birthplace: Winfield, Kansas, United States of America

Eugene William Pallette (July 8, 1889 – September 3, 1954) was an American actor. He appeared in over 240 silent era and sound era motion pictures between 1913 and 1946. After an early career as ...more

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Russell Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Photographer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)

Birthplace: Ottawa, Illinois

Russell Lee (July 21, 1903 – August 28, 1986) was an American photographer and photojournalist, best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). His images documented the ...more
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Jon Scieszka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Jon Scieszka ( SHESH-kə: which phonetically resembles ścieżka, the Polish word for "path") (born September 8, 1954) is an American children's writer, best known for picture books ...more
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Paul Sloan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Businessperson, Information technology

Birthplace: Sturgis

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Tim Holt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 54 (1919-1973)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

Charles John "Tim" Holt III (February 5, 1919 – February 15, 1973) was an American actor best known for his youthful leading roles in dozens of Western films and his co-starring roles ...more

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James C. Bolton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Businessperson, Banker

Age: Dec. at 75 (1899-1974)

Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana

James Calderwood Bolton was a banker, civic leader, and Baptist layman in Alexandria, Louisiana.
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Lamar Hunt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Investor, Entrepreneur, American football player

Age: Dec. at 74 (1932-2006)

Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America

Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was an American businessman notable for his promotion of American football, soccer, basketball, tennis and ice hockey in the United States. Less ...more
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Budd Boetticher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 85 (1916-2001)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Oscar "Budd" Boetticher Jr. ( BET-i-kər; July 29, 1916 – November 29, 2001) was an American film director. He was famous for the series of low-budget Westerns he made in the late 1950s ...more
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Robert R. Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Financier

Age: Dec. at 61 (1897-1958)

Birthplace: Canadian, Texas

Robert Ralph Young (February 14, 1897 – January 25, 1958) was a United States financier and industrialist. He is best known for leading the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and New York Central ...more
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Gary Suter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

Gary Lee Suter (born June 24, 1964) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played over 1,000 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1985 and 2002. He was a ninth ...more
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Hal Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Hal Steinbrenner

Age: 49

Birthplace: Culver, Union Township, Indiana

Harold Steinbrenner (born December 3, 1969) is principal owner, managing general partner, and co-chairman, of the New York Yankees. He and his brother Hank inherited the team from their father, ...more
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Mark Salling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 36

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

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Robert J. Huber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Robert James Huber (August 29, 1922 - April 23, 2001) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Huber was born in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended the public schools. He attended the ...more
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Bud Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Entrepreneurship

Age: Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. (January 3, 1923 – October 21, 2013) was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding ...more

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Eugene C. Eppley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Eugene C. Eppley Hotel Manager

Age: Dec. at 74 (1884-1958)

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Eugene C. Eppley (April 8, 1884 – October 14, 1958) also known as Gene, was a hotel magnate in Omaha, Nebraska. Eppley is credited with single-handedly building one of the most successful hotel ...more
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James Michaels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
James Michaels Journalist

Age: Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

James Walker Michaels (June 17, 1921 – October 2, 2007) was an American journalist and magazine editor. Michaels served as the longtime editor of Forbes magazine from 1961 until his retirement ...more
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Jack Eckerd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Culver Academies Alumni
Jack Eckerd Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 91 (1913-2004)

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Jack Eckerd (May 16, 1913 – May 19, 2004) was an American businessman who founded the Eckerd chain of drugstores.