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Famous alumni from East Los Angeles College; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable East LA College alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished East Los Angeles College alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. Kent Twitchell and Ben Davidson are included in this list. (9 items)
Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous East Los Angeles College Alumni/Students
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Edward James Olmos is an American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit. In 1988, Olmos was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film Stand and Deliver. He is the first and only Hispanic-American to be nominated for Best Actor. He has also been a longtime pioneer for more diversified roles and images of Hispanics in the U.S. media. His notable ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Antonio Villaraigosa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous East Los Angeles College Alumni/Students
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Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa is an American politician who served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California from 2005 to 2013. Prior to being elected Mayor he was a member of the California State Assembly from 1994 to 2000, the Democratic leader of the Assembly from 1996 to 1998, and the Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2000. After leaving the State Assembly due to term limits he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council from 2003 until he was elected Mayor in 2005. Villaraigosa is a member of the Democratic Party, national co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, a member of President Barack Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board, and Chairman of ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Ben Davidson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous East Los Angeles College Alumni/Students
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Benjamin Earl Franklin "Ben" Davidson, Jr. was an American collegiate and professional football player who was active between 1961 and 1972. ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1940-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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#82 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Brenton Wood is an American singer and songwriter known for his two 1967 hit singles, "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign". ...more

Age: 76

Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

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#50 on The Greatest Crooners of All Time

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