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Famous Gallaudet University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Gallaudet University and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Shoshannah Stern, Christy Smith and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Gallaudet University?” and “Which celebrities are Gallaudet University alumni?”
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    Irving King Jordan (born June 16, 1943 in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania), in 1988, became the... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert R. Davila
    Dr. Robert Davila (born July 19, 1932) served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Christy Smith
    Christy Smith (born September 13, 1978, in Aspen, Colorado) originally from Basalt, Colorado... more on Wikipedia
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    Shoshannah Stern


    BirthplaceWalnut Creek, California, USA

    Shoshannah Stern (born July 3, 1980) is an American actress.
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    Linda Bove


    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey, USA

    Linda Bove (born November 30, 1945) is a deaf American actress who performed as Linda the... more on Wikipedia
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    Phyllis Frelich

    AgeDec. at 70 (1944-2014)

    BirthplaceDevils Lake, North Dakota, United States of America

    Phyllis Annetta Frelich (February 29, 1944 – April 10, 2014) was a deaf American actress.
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    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Hartford

    Tyrone Giordano (born 1976) is a deaf American film, television, and stage actor. He is known... more on Wikipedia
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    George Veditz

    AgeDec. at 76 (1861-1937)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    George William Veditz (August 13, 1861 – March 12, 1937) was a former president of National... more on Wikipedia
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    Olof Hanson

    Olof Hanson


    AgeDec. at 71 (1862-1933)

    BirthplaceFjälkinge, Sweden

    Olof Hanson (September 10, 1862 – September 8, 1933) was a deaf American architect.
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    Andrew Foster

    Andrew Foster

    Andrew Jackson Foster (1925–1987) was a missionary to the deaf in Ghana, Rwanda and other... more on Wikipedia
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    Ángel Ramos

    Doctor Ángel Ramos (born December 30, 1949) is current Principal of Hawaii School for the Deaf... more on Wikipedia
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    Troy Kotsur



    BirthplaceUnited States of America

    Troy Kotsur (born c. 1968) is a deaf American actor.
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    Frank Bowe

    Frank G. Bowe was the Dr. Mervin Livingston Schloss Distinguished Professor for the Study of... more on Wikipedia
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    Gary Malkowski



    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Gary Malkowski (born July 26, 1958) is a former Canadian provincial politician. He represented... more on Wikipedia
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    Francis Maginn

    Francis Maginn (1861–1918) was a Church of Ireland missionary who worked to improve living... more on Wikipedia
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    Clayton Valli

    Clayton Valli (May 25, 1951 – March 7, 2003) was an American prominent deaf linguist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Heidi Zimmer

    Heidi Zimmer

    Heidi Zimmer is an American deaf mountaineer who has accomplished several notable firsts in... more on Wikipedia
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    Russell Harvard


    BirthplacePasadena, Texas, United States of America

    Russell Wayne Harvard (born April 16, 1981) is an American actor. He made his feature film... more on Wikipedia
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    Ed Waterstreet

    Ed Waterstreet (born May 5, 1943 in Algoma, Wisconsin) is the founder and artistic director of... more on Wikipedia
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    Kevin Cook

    Kevin Cook

    Kevin Lee Cook is an American basketball coach, and former collegiate athlete, who is now the... more on Wikipedia