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Famous Culver Academies Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 14.9k views31 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1

    George Steinbrenner

    Businessperson, Theatrical producer

    AgeDied at 80 (1930-2010)

    AgeDied at 80 (1930-2010)

    BirthplaceRocky River, Ohio, USA

    BirthplaceRocky River, Ohio, USA

    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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  • 2

    Adolphe Menjou

    Radio personality, Actor

    AgeDied at 73 (1890-1963)

    AgeDied at 73 (1890-1963)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    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 Paris,...  more

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    #841 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#53 of 189 Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

  • 3

    Walter O'Malley

    Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 76 (1903-1979)

    AgeDec. at 76 (1903-1979)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew 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, as...  more
  • 4
    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, once...  more
  • 5

    Hal Holbrook

    Television director, Actor

    Age95

    Age95

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (February 17, 1925 – January 23, 2021) was an American actor, television director and writer. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he...  more

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  • 6

    Gene Siskel

    Film critic, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 53 (1946-1999)

    AgeDec. at 53 (1946-1999)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    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
  • 7

    Joshua Logan

    Theatre Director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 80 (1908-1988)

    AgeDec. at 80 (1908-1988)

    BirthplaceTexarkana, Texas

    BirthplaceTexarkana, Texas

    Joshua Lockwood Logan III (October 5, 1908 – July 12, 1988) was an American stage and film director and writer....  more
  • 8
    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 and...  more
  • 9

    AgeDec. at 65 (1889-1954)

    AgeDec. at 65 (1889-1954)

    BirthplaceWinfield, Kansas, United States of America

    BirthplaceWinfield, 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 a...  more
  • 10

    Russell Lee

    Photographer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1903-1986)

    AgeDec. at 83 (1903-1986)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Illinois

    BirthplaceOttawa, 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
  • 11

    Jon Scieszka

    Novelist, Author

    Age66

    Age66

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    BirthplaceFlint, 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 created with the...  more
  • 12

    Paul Sloan

    Businessperson, Information technology

    BirthplaceSturgis

    BirthplaceSturgis

  • 13

    AgeDec. at 54 (1919-1973)

    AgeDec. at 54 (1919-1973)

    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, 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 in The...  more
  • 14

    James C. Bolton

    Businessperson, Banker

    AgeDec. at 75 (1899-1974)

    AgeDec. at 75 (1899-1974)

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana

    James Calderwood Bolton was a banker, civic leader, and Baptist layman in Alexandria, Louisiana....  more
  • 15

    Lamar Hunt

    Investor, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 74 (1932-2006)

    AgeDec. at 74 (1932-2006)

    BirthplaceEl Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America

    BirthplaceEl 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 well...  more
  • 16

    Budd Boetticher

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    AgeDec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    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 starring...  more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 61 (1897-1958)

    AgeDec. at 61 (1897-1958)

    BirthplaceCanadian, Texas

    BirthplaceCanadian, 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 Railroad...  more
  • 18

    Gary Suter

    Ice Hockey Player

    Age56

    Age56

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    BirthplaceMadison, 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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  • 19

    Hal Steinbrenner

    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
  • 20

    Mark Salling

    Musician, Singer-songwriter

    Age38

    Age38

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • 21

    Robert J. Huber

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 79 (1922-2001)

    AgeDec. at 79 (1922-2001)

    BirthplaceArea code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    BirthplaceArea code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    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
  • 22

    Bud Adams

    Entrepreneurship

    AgeDec. at 90 (1923-2013)

    AgeDec. at 90 (1923-2013)

    BirthplaceBartlesville, Oklahoma

    BirthplaceBartlesville, 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 and...  more
  • 23

    Eugene C. Eppley

    Hotel Manager

    AgeDec. at 74 (1884-1958)

    AgeDec. at 74 (1884-1958)

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    BirthplaceAkron, 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
  • 24

    James Michaels

    Journalist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1921-2007)

    AgeDec. at 86 (1921-2007)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew 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 in...  more
  • 25

    Jack Eckerd

    Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 91 (1913-2004)

    AgeDec. at 91 (1913-2004)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

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