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

List below includes Jeff Green, Casey Kasem and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Northwestern High School?” and “Which celebrities are Northwestern High School alumni?”
Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northwestern High School Alumni
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James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, actor, film director, and producer. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, he began developing puppets while attending high school. While he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, he created Sam and Friends, a five-minute sketch-comedy puppet show that appeared on television. After graduating from the University of Maryland, with a degree in home economics, he produced coffee advertisements and developed experimental films. Feeling the need for more creative output, Henson founded Muppets, Inc., in 1958,. He became famous ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northwestern High School Alumni
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Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most notably American Top 40, from 1970 until his retirement in 2009, and for providing the voice of "Shaggy" Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 to 1997, and again from 2002 until 2009. Kasem co-founded the American Top 40 franchise in 1970, hosting it from its inception to 1988, and again from 1998 to 2004. Between January 1989 and early 1998, he was the host of Casey's Top 40, Casey's Hot 20, and Casey's Countdown. From 1998 to 2009, Kasem also hosted two adult contemporary spin-offs of American Top 40: ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1932-2014)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Len Bias is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northwestern High School Alumni
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Leonard Kevin "Len" Bias was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland. He was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft on June 17, and died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the greatest players not to play at the professional level. A statue was proposed to be created in his honor in 2013. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 23 (1963-1986)

Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, United States of America

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Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northwestern High School Alumni
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Jeffrey Lynn Green (born August 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three seasons of college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas, before entering the 2007 NBA draft, where he was selected fifth overall by the Boston Celtics. He was subsequently traded to the Seattle SuperSonics (now known as the Oklahoma City Thunder). He spent 3½ seasons with the franchise before being traded back to the Celtics in February 2011, where he played until 2015 before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2016, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent half a season with the Clippers before ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 31

Birthplace: Cheverly, Maryland, United States of America

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