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Famous East High School Alumni

Updated May 31, 2019 11.1k views15 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to East High School and be of some renown.

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 McDaniel1

    Hattie McDaniel

    Comedian, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 57 (1895-1952)

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American stage actress, professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake Garn2

    Jake Garn

    Pilot, Politician


    BirthplaceRichfield, Utah, United States of America

    Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American astronaut, politician, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pam Grier3

    Pam Grier

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

    Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. Grier became known in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elizabeth Smart4

    Elizabeth Smart

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  • Don Cheadle5

    Don Cheadle

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lance Allred6
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  • Jack Swigert7

    Jack Swigert

    Politician, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 51 (1931-1982)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    John Leonard Swigert Jr. (August 30, 1931 – December 27, 1982) was an American test pilot,... more on Wikipedia
  • Chic Harley8

    Chic Harley

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 80 (1894-1974)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Charles William "Chic" Harley (September 15, 1894 – April 21, 1974) was one of the outstanding... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob Davidson9

    Bob Davidson



    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Robert Allan Davidson (born August 3, 1952) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB).... more on Wikipedia
  • David Oliver10


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    David Oliver (born April 24, 1982), is a retired American hurdling athlete. As a professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Rick Rickert11

    Rick Rickert

    Rick Rickert (born February 11, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Romer12

    Chris Romer

    Chris Romer (born 1959) is a former politician of the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the... more on Wikipedia
  • Lester Harrison13

    Lester Harrison

    Lester Harrison (August 20, 1904 – December 23, 1997) was an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Derek Forbort14
    Derek Forbort (born March 4, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

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