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

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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to DuSable High School?” and “Which celebrities are DuSable High School alumni?”
Don Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous DuSable High School Alumni
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Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music franchise Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. Eventually Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008. ...more

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, TV Personality

Age: Died at 76 (1936-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Credits: Cleopatra Jones, Mafia!, Soul Train, Tapeheads, Jackie's Back, + more

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John H. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous DuSable High School Alumni
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John Harold Johnson was an American businessman and publisher. He was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company. In 1982, he became the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400. ...more

Profession: Publisher, Journalist

Age: Died at 87 (1918-2005)

Birthplace: Arkansas City, Arkansas, United States of America

Credits: The Secret of Selling the Negro Market

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Harold Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous DuSable High School Alumni
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Harold Lee Washington was an American lawyer, politician and elected in 1983 as the 51st Mayor of Chicago. He was the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from April 29, 1983 until his death on November 25, 1987. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983 ...more

Profession: Politician, Lawyer

Age: Died at 65 (1922-1987)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Dorothy Donegan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous DuSable High School Alumni
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Dorothy Donegan was an American classically trained jazz pianist primarily known for performing in the stride piano and boogie-woogie style. She also played bop, swing jazz, and classical music. ...more

Profession: Jazz Pianist

Age: Died at 76 (1922-1998)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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#29 on The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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