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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Harrison Ford and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to East High School?” and “Which celebrities are East High School alumni?”
Hattie McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous East High School Alumni
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Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel was a professional ...more

Profession: Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Presenter, Dancer

Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Credits: Gone with the Wind, Song of the South, Since You Went Away, The Great Lie

Also Ranked

#27 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#32 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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Jake Garn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous East High School Alumni
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Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. Garn became the first sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space when he flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a Payload ...more

Profession: Pilot, Politician, Astronaut

Age: 83

Birthplace: Richfield, Utah, USA

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Pam Grier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous East High School Alumni
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Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films like The Big Bird Cage, Coffy, Foxy Brown and Sheba Baby. Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in ...more

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Age: 67

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Credits: Jackie Brown, Above the Law, Mars Attacks!, The L Word

Also Ranked

#11 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#34 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

#19 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

#24 on If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?

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Elizabeth Smart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous East High School Alumni
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Elizabeth Ann Smart-Gilmour is an American activist and contributor for ABC News. She first gained widespread attention at the age of 14 when she was kidnapped from her home and rescued nine months later. Smart is also a musician who has played harp on national television in the United States. ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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