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Famous East High School Alumni

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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?”
  • 1

    Hattie McDaniel

    Comedian, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 57 (1895-1952)

    BirthplaceUSA, Wichita, Kansas

    Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American stage actress, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind (1939),...  more

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  • 2

    Jake Garn

    Pilot, Politician


    BirthplaceRichfield, Utah, United States of America

    Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American astronaut, politician, and member of the Republican Party, who served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. Garn became...  more
  • 3

    Pam Grier

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

    Alternative NamePam Grier, Pamala Grier

    Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. Grier became known in the early 1970s for starring in a string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films such as The Big Bird...  more

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    #79 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses#28 of 214 The Greatest Black Actresses Of All Time

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    Elizabeth Smart

    Elizabeth Ann Gilmour (née Smart; born November 3, 1987) is an American child safety activist and commentator for ABC News. She first gained national attention at the age of 14 when she was abducted...  more


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  • 5

    Don Cheadle

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster "Rocket" in the...  more

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    #79 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#182 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History

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    Lance Collin Allred (born February 2, 1981) is the first legally-deaf player in NBA history, international inspirational speaker, author and TEDx star of "What is Your Polygamy?" He is a Mexican...  more
  • 7

    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, mechanical and aerospace engineer, United States Air Force pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of...  more
  • 8

    Chic Harley

    American football player

    AgeDied at 80 (1894-1974)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Charles William "Chic" Harley (September 15, 1894 – April 21, 1974) was one of the outstanding American football players of the first half of the 20th century and the player who first brought Ohio...  more
  • 9

    Bob Davidson



    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Robert Allan Davidson (born August 3, 1952) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB). Nicknamed "Balkin' Bob" and "Balk-a-Day Bob" for his tendency to liberally invoke baseball's balk rule,...  more
  • 10


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    David Oliver (born April 24, 1982), is a retired American hurdling athlete. As a professional athlete, he competed in the 110 meter hurdles event outdoor and the 60 meter hurdles event indoors. He is...  more
  • 11

    Rick Rickert

    Rick Rickert (born February 11, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He is a 2001 graduate of Duluth East High School where he was a basketball star and highly recruited...  more
  • 12

    Chris Romer

    Chris Romer (born 1959) is a former politician of the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Democrat in 2006, he represented Senate District 32, which encompasses south...  more
  • 13

    Lester Harrison

    Lester Harrison (August 20, 1904 – December 23, 1997) was an American professional basketball player, coach, and team owner and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame....  more
  • 14
    Derek Forbort (born March 4, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL)....  more
  • 15


    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Herbert Wells Wilkinson (born December 13, 1923) is an American former college basketball player who won the 1944 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as a freshman while playing for Utah,...  more