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Famous Manual Arts High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Manual Arts High School and be of some renown.

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

This list features Paul Winfield, Jackson Pollock and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Manual Arts High School?” and “Which celebrities are Manual Arts High School alumni?”
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    Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) 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 in the landmark film Sounder (1972), which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Winfield was also known for his roles in The Terminator, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He received five Emmy nominations overall, winning for his 1994 guest role in Picket Fences.  ...more
    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1939-2004)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Paul Jackson Pollock (; January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was widely noticed for his technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface (‘drip technique’), enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. It was also called ‘action painting’, since he used the force of his whole body to paint, often in a frenetic dancing style. This extreme form of abstraction divided the critics: some praised the immediacy and fluency of the creation, while others derided the random effects. In 2016, Pollock's painting titled Number 17A was reported to have fetched US $200  ...more
    • Profession: Artist
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1912-1956)
    • Birthplace: Cody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

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    Rachel Annetta Robinson (née Isum; born July 19, 1922) is a former professor, registered nurse, and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson.  ...more
    • Profession: Nurse
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Gustavo "Gus" Arriola (July 17, 1917 – February 2, 2008) was a Mexican-American comic strip cartoonist and animator, primarily known for the comic strip Gordo, which ran from 1941 through 1985.  ...more
    • Profession: Cartoonist
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1917-2008)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Arizona