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Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Indiana University Bloomington and be of some renown.

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

List includes Kevin Kline, Eric Gordon and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Indiana University Bloomington?” and “Which celebrities are Indiana University Bloomington alumni?”
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Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 71

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an Academy Award and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.Kline began ...more

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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Investor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and ...more

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Hoagy Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader

Age: Dec. at 82 (1899-1981)

Birthplace: Bloomington, Minnesota, United States of America

Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. American composer and author Alec Wilder described Carmichael ...more

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Ryan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Indianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana, + more

Ryan Patrick Murphy (born November 9, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/co-creating/producing a number of successful television series, ...more

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Wendell Willkie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 52 (1892-1944)

Birthplace: Elwood, Madison County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an American lawyer and corporate executive, and the 1940 Republican nominee for President. Willkie ...more
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John T. Chambers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 69

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

John Thomas Chambers (born August 23, 1949) is the former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems.
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Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Film Producer

Age: 49

Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969) is an American sportscaster and the son of sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including his ...more

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Zola Levitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Televangelist

Age: Dec. at 68 (1938-2006)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Zola Levitt was a Jewish convert to evangelical Christianity who founded a church, Zola Levitt Ministries, in Dallas, Texas.
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David Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Professor, Philosopher

Age: 52

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

David John Chalmers (; born 20 April 1966) is an Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in the areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. He is Professor of ...more
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Calbert Cheaney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Basketball player, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney (born July 17, 1971) is an American basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. He starred as a player for ...more
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Dan Crane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Politician, Dentist

Age: 83

Daniel Bever Crane (born January 10, 1936) is an American dentist and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1983, he was censured by the House for having sex with a 17 year ...more
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Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 52

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is known as a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web ...more
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Keith Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Politician, Professor, Political scientist

Age: 62

Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio

Keith Fitzgerald is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 69th District for two terms from 2007 to 2010.
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Max Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: Dec. at 49 (1939-1988)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Maxie Cleveland "Max" Robinson, Jr. (May 1, 1939 – December 20, 1988) was an American broadcast journalist, most notably serving as co-anchor on ABC World News Tonight alongside Frank ...more

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Mike Woodson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 60

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Michael Dean Woodson (born March 24, 1958) is a former American basketball player and coach who last worked as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He was previously best ...more
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Tavis Smiley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Tavis Smiley Commentator, Talk show host, Businessperson

Age: 54

Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

Tavis Smiley (; born September 13, 1964) is an American talk show host and author. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Bunker Hill, Indiana. After attending Indiana ...more

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Otis R. Bowen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Politician, Physician

Age: Dec. at 95 (1918-2013)

Birthplace: Indiana, United States of America

Otis Ray Bowen (February 26, 1918 – May 4, 2013) was an American politician and physician who served as the 44th Governor of Indiana from 1973 to 1981 and as Secretary of Health and Human ...more
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Adewale Ogunleye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Adewale Ogunleye (; born August 9, 1977) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an ...more
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Jeremi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Jeremi Ray Johnson (born September 4, 1980) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Indiana ...more
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Antwaan Randle El is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Riverdale, Illinois

Antwaan Randle El (; born August 17, 1979) is an American football coach and former player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He is currently an ...more
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Gibran Hamdan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Gibran Hamdan American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Gibran Latif Hamdan (born February 8, 1981) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League and NFL Europa. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in ...more
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Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 83

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Paul Henry O'Neill (born December 4, 1935) served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first term, from January 2001 to December 2002. He ...more
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Meg Cabot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana

Meggin Patricia Cabot (born February 1, 1967) is an American author of romantic and paranormal fiction for teens and adults. She has written and published over fifty books, and is best known for ...more
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James D. Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Geneticist, Biologist, Physicist

Age: 90

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist. In 1953, he co-authored with Francis Crick the academic paper proposing the double helix ...more

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Rod Paige is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Indiana University Bloomington Alumni
Politician

Age: 85

Birthplace: Monticello, Mississippi, United States of America

Roderick Raynor Paige (born June 17, 1933) served as the 7th United States Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2005. Paige, who grew up in Mississippi, moved from classroom teacher to college ...more