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

This list has a variety of graduates in it, from Jon Hamm to William S. Burroughs.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to John Burroughs School?” and “Which celebrities are John Burroughs School alumni?”
Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous John Burroughs School Alumni
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Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series Providence, The Division, What About Brian, and Related. In 2000, he made his feature film debut in the space adventure film Space Cowboys. The following year, he had a minor role in the independent comedy, Kissing Jessica Stein. Hamm gained wide recognition for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men since July 2007. His performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

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

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#24 on The Hottest Men Over 40

#42 on The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor

#93 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#3 on Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

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William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous John Burroughs School Alumni
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William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century". His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote 18 novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

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#54 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#86 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Sarah Clarke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous John Burroughs School Alumni
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Sarah Clarke is an American actress, best known for her role as Nina Myers on 24, and also for her roles as Renée Dwyer, Bella Swan's mother, in the 2008 film Twilight, Erin McGuire on the short-lived TV show Trust Me, and CIA Agent Lena Smith on the USA Network show Covert Affairs. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

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

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Martha Gellhorn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous John Burroughs School Alumni
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Martha Ellis Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, who is considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. She reported on virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. Gellhorn was also the third wife of American novelist Ernest Hemingway, from 1940 to 1945. At the age of 89, ill and almost completely blind, she committed suicide. The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism is named after her. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1908-1998)

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

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