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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 ...more

Profession: Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor, Voice acting, Motivational speaker, + more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Credits: The A-Team, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Rocky III, T and T

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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 ...more

Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Singer, Artist

Age: 35

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Credits: American Idol, Dreamgirls, Sex and the City, And the Oscar Goes To...

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#59 on The Best Current Female Singers

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#72 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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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 ...more

Profession: Researcher, Physician, Surgeon

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 ...more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Credits: Blues Brothers 2000, The Rugrats Movie, Baywatch Nights, Still Breathing, After the Game, + more

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