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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Franklin College and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Robert Wise, Marjorie Main and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Franklin College?” and “Which celebrities are Franklin College alumni?”
Robert Wise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Franklin College Alumni
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Robert Earl Wise was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story and The Sound of Music. He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles, which was nominated for Best Picture. Among his other films are The Body Snatcher, Born to Kill, The Set-Up, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Destination Gobi, Desert Rats This Could Be The Night, Run Silent, Run Deep, I Want to Live!, The Haunting, The Andromeda Strain, The Hindenburg and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Wise was the president of the Directors Guild of America from 1971 to 1975 and the president of the ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1914-2005)

Birthplace: Winchester, White River Township, Indiana, United States of America

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Joseph F. Beam

Joseph F. Beam was an African-American gay rights activist and author who worked to foster greater acceptance of gay life in the black community by relating the gay experience with the struggle for civil rights in the United States. ...more

Age: Died at 34 (1954-1988)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Monroe Mann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Franklin College Alumni
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Monroe Mann is an actor, film producer, film director and screenwriter. ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Port Chester, New York, USA

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Edna Parker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Franklin College Alumni
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Edna Ruth Parker was an American supercentenarian and, until her death, was recognized as the oldest person in the world following the death of Yone Minagawa of Japan on August 13, 2007. She assumed the title at age 114 years 115 days. Parker became Indiana's oldest living person on April 7, 2005 and the state's all-time recordholder on January 19, 2007, surpassing Mary Parr. She became the oldest living American on February 14, 2007, following the death of then fellow 113-year-old Corinne Dixon Taylor of Washington, D.C. Parker was the 20th verified, undisputed supercentenarian to reach age 115. At the time of her death, Parker was listed as the 11th longest lived person ever. ...more

Age: Died at 115 (1893-2008)

Birthplace: Indiana, United States of America

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