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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Dunbar High School and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Tupac Shakur and Jennifer Hudson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dunbar High School?” and “Which celebrities are Dunbar High School alumni?”
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
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Mr. T

Mr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. Mr. T is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, his gold jewelry, and his tough-guy image. In 2006 he starred in the reality show I Pity the Fool, shown on TV Land, the title of which comes from the catchphrase of his Lang character. ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
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Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. As an actress, she made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls, for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in such films as Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees and Winnie Mandela. As a singer, Hudson won a Grammy Award for her debut album, Jennifer Hudson, released in 2008. The album spawned the hit single "Spotlight" and was certified gold by ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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Charles R. Drew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
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Charles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces. The research and development aspect of his blood storage work is disputed. As the most prominent African-American in the field, Drew protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood, as it lacked scientific foundation, an action which cost him his job. ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1904-1950)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
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Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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