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Famous Northwestern High School Alumni

Updated May 31, 2019 4.4k views8 items

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

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?”
  • Photo: Tom Simpson / via Flickr
    James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets (1955–present) and Fraggle Rock (1983–1987); and as the director of The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986). He was born in Greenville, Mississippi and raised in Leland, Mississippi and University Park, Maryland.Henson began developing puppets in high school. He created Sam and Friends, a short-form comedy television program, while he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, after...  more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)
    • Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, USA
    • Gender: Male

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    Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American DJ, music historian, radio personality, and actor. He was the host of several music radio countdown programs, notably American Top 40 from 1970 until his retirement in 2009. He also provided the voice of Norville "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 spinoffs of American...  more
    • Profession: Music Historian, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, Disc jockey
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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    Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland. Two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, Bias died from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose....  more
    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Age: Dec. at 23 (1963-1986)
    • Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, United States of America
    • Gender: Male


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    Jeffrey Lynn Green (born August 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets 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 joining...  more
    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Cheverly, Maryland
    • Gender: Male

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