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Over the years, there have been many famous people who went to military school and celebrities who went to military school did so for a variety of reasons. Some famous military school alumni went on to have successful acting careers while other famous people who went to military school are athletes. A few celebrity military school alumni even went in to politics.

Who will you find on this famous people who went to military school list? Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was once a cadet at the New York Military Academy.  J. D. Salinger reportedly used his time at Valley Forge Military Academy as inspiration for The Catcher in the Rye. Other celebs who went to military school include Owen Wilson, Stephen Sondheim, and Larry Fitzgerald.

Do you think the time spent in military school helped these celebrities to succeed in their future careers? Take a look at this list and decide.

Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Went to Military School
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Donald Trump was once a cadet at the New York Military Academy. He first entered the school at the age of 13.

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Owen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Went to Military School
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Owen Wilson attended the New Mexico Military Institute.

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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J. D. Salinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Went to Military School
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J. D. Salinger reportedly used his time at Valley Forge Military Academy as inspiration for the school Holden Caulfield attends in his book, The Catcher in the Rye.

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Age: Died at 91 (1919-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Stephen Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Went to Military School
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Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim attended New York Military Academy.

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Age: 87

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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