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

List features Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Los Angeles City College?” and “Which celebrities are Los Angeles City College alumni?”

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio ...more

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Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for portraying the hero Luke Skywalker in the 1977 film Star Wars and its two sequels, The Empire ...more

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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting James Harrison Coburn III was an American actor. He was featured in more than 70 films and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, winning an Academy Award for his supporting ...more

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more

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Paul Winfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Paul Edward Winfield was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression ...more

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Donna Reed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Donna Reed was an American film and television actress and producer. Her career spanned over forty years, with appearances in over forty films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch ...more

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Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Poet, Columnist, Novelist Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and beautiful economic ambience of his home city of ...more

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Cynthia Wood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Nude Glamour Model, Model, Actor Cynthia Lynn Wood is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in February 1973, and the 1974 Playmate of the Year. Her centerfold was ...more

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Nanette Fabray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Activist, Comedian, Actor Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) was an American actress, singer and dancer. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child ...more

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Robert Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Robert Francis Vaughn is an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; ...more

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Ruta Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor, Dancer Ruta Lee is a Canadian actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She is remembered for her guest appearance in a 1963 episode of Rod ...more

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Cindy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams in Van Nuys, California is an American actress known for starring as Shirley Feeney in the television situation-comedy series Laverne & Shirley and ...more

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Gene Roddenberry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Pilot, Futurist, Police officer Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer, populistic philosopher, satirist, and futurist. He is best remembered for having created the ...more

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Esther Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Businessperson, Actor, Swimmer Esther Jane Williams was an American competitive swimmer and actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim ...more

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James Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor, Dancer James Mitchell was an American actor and dancer. Although he is best known to television audiences as Palmer Cortlandt on the soap opera All My Children, theatre and dance historians remember ...more

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Eric Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Sideman, Saxophonist, Musician Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several ...more

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Michael Ansara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Michael George Ansara was a Syrian-born American stage, screen, and voice actor who portrayed Cochise in the American television series Broken Arrow, Kane in the 1979–1981 series Buck Rogers in ...more

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Jo Anne Worley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer Jo Anne Worley is an American actress. Her work covers television, films, theater, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. She is known for her work on the comedy-variety show Rowan ...more

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Stuart Whitman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Soldier, Actor, Professional Boxer Stuart Maxwell Whitman is an American actor. He is arguably best known for playing Marshal Jim Crown in the Western television series Cimarron Strip in 1967. Whitman also starred with John Wayne ...more

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Charles Gordone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Educator, Film Producer, Actor Charles Gordone was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and he devoted much of his professional ...more

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Pamela Courson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Pamela Susan Courson was the long-term companion of Jim Morrison, singer of The Doors. After the deaths of Morrison and Courson, her parents petitioned an out-of-state court to declare that the ...more

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Diane Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
College Administrator, Politician, Diplomat Diane Edith Watson is a former US Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located ...more

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Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Television director, Musician, Screenwriter Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, comedian, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The ...more

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Sally Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Sally Kellerman is an American actress, activist, author, producer, singer and voice-over artist. Kellerman's acting career spans nearly 60 years, and her role as Major Margaret "Hot ...more

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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Choreographer Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. She ...more

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Charles Burnett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Charles Burnett is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include Killer of Sheep, My Brother's ...more

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Maulana Karenga is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is an African-American professor of Africana Studies, activist, and author, best known as the creator of the pan-African and African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. ...more

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Shelley Morrison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Shelley Morrison is an American actress. Early in her career, she was sometimes credited as Rachel Domínguez. Morrison has been a theater and television actress since the early 1960s, ...more

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Whitman Mayo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor, Teacher Whitman Mayo was an American actor best known for his role as Grady Wilson on the 1970s television sitcom Sanford and Son.

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Ray Harryhausen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Visual Effects Artist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation." His ...more

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Frank Gehry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Designer, Architect Frank Owen Gehry, CC is a Canadian architect born in Canada, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become ...more

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Victoria Vetri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Model, Actor Victoria Vetri is an American model and actress.

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Janet Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor Janet Collins was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She performed on Broadway, in films, and appeared frequently on television. After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 4, Collins, ...more

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Jimmy Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and was ...more

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Jerry Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Actor Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith was an American composer and conductor most known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for such noteworthy films as The Sand ...more

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Wayne Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Pilot, Actor Wayne Morris, born Bert DeWayne Morris in Los Angeles, was an American film and television actor, as well as a decorated World War II fighter ace. He appeared in many notable films, including ...more

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Juanita Moore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Juanita Moore was an American film, television, and stage actress. She was the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting ...more

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Bernard C. Parks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Politician, Police officer Bernard C. Parks is an American politician. He is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles. He served as chief of the Los Angeles Police ...more

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Odetta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Odetta Holmes, known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights ...more

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Tamra Davis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Tamra Davis is an American film, television and music video director.

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Alvin Lustig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Graphic Designer Alvin Lustig was an American book designer, graphic designer and typeface designer. Lustig has been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame for ...more

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Don Friedman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Pianist Donald Ernest Friedman, better known as Don Friedman, is a jazz pianist. On the West Coast, he performed with Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Buddy DeFranco and Ornette Coleman, among others, before ...more

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Douglas Fowley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Salesman, Actor, Footballer Douglas Fowley was an American movie and television actor. The 5'11" actor is probably best remembered for his role as the frustrated movie director Roscoe Dexter in Singin' in the Rain.

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Elliott Erwitt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Journalist, Film Producer, Cinematographer Elliott Erwitt is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri ...more

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Susan Seaforth Hayes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Actor Susan Seaforth Hayes is an American dramatic actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Julie Williams on the long-running NBC drama Days of Our Lives, and her intermittent portrayal of ...more

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Ted W. Lawson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Ted W. Lawson Major Ted William Lawson was an American officer in the United States Army Air Forces, who is known as the author of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, a memoir of his participation in the Doolittle ...more

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La Monte Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Composer La Monte Thornton Young is an American avant-garde artist, composer and musician, generally recognized as the first minimalist composer. His works have been included among the most important and ...more

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Mel Edwards is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Sculpture Mel Edwards is an American sculptor, based in New York City. He has had more than a dozen one-person show exhibits and been in over four dozen group shows. He has had solo exhibitions at the ...more

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Don Grady is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor Don Louis Agrati, better known as Don Grady, was an American actor, composer, and musician. He was well known both as one of Mickey Mouse's original Mouseketeers, and as Robbie Douglas on the ...more

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Tom Adair is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Los Angeles City College Alumni
Songwriter, Screenwriter, Composer Thomas Montgomery "Tom" Adair was an American songwriter, composer, and screenwriter.