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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Jimi Hendrix and Oscar de la Hoya.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Garfield High School?” and “Which celebrities are Garfield High School alumni?”
Carlos Mencia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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Carlos Mencia, born Ned Arnel Mencia, is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice, and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show, Mind of Mencia. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin' circuit, ...more

Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School. De La Hoya was born in East Los Angeles, California, and comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr. and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers. De La Hoya was The Ring's "Fighter of the Year" in 1995 and Ring Magazine's top-rated Pound for Pound fighter in the world in 1997 & 1998. De La Hoya officially announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference held in Los Angeles on April 14, 2009. De La Hoya has defeated 17 world champions and has won ten ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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#22 on The Best Boxers of All Time

#6 on The Best Boxers of the 1990s

#34 on The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

#40 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

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Miles Austin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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Miles Jonathon Austin III is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and has also played for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Monmouth. ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America

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