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Famous Oakland Technical High School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Oakland Technical High School and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Clint Eastwood and Rickey Henderson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Oakland Technical High School?” and “Which celebrities are Oakland Technical High School alumni?”
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Oakland Technical High School Alumni
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Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.For his work in the Western film Unforgiven (1992) and the sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004), Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more

Age: 88

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Oakland Technical High School Alumni
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Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is an American retired professional baseball left fielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for nine teams from 1979 to 2003, including four separate tenures with his original team, the Oakland Athletics. Nicknamed the "Man of Steal", he is widely regarded as baseball's greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner. He holds the major league records for career stolen bases, runs, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs. At the time of his last major league game in 2003, the ten-time American League (AL) All-Star ranked among the sport's top 100 all-time home run hitters and was its all-time leader in base on balls. In 2009, he was ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Baseball player, Coach

Age: 61

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

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Huey P. Newton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Oakland Technical High School Alumni
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Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was a revolutionary African-American political activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. In 1967, he was involved in a shootout which led to the death of a police officer and in 1974 was accused of shooting a woman, leading to her death. During this time, he continued to pursue graduate studies, eventually earning a Ph.D. in social philosophy. In 1989 he was murdered in Oakland, California by Tyrone Robinson, a member of the Black Guerrilla Family. ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Political Activist

Age: Dec. at 47 (1942-1989)

Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America

Frank Oz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Oakland Technical High School Alumni
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Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz; May 25, 1944) is an American actor, puppeteer, director, and producer. He began his career as a puppeteer, performing the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also known for the role of Yoda in the Star Wars series, providing the voice for the character in several films and television series. His work as a director includes Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), In & Out (1997), Bowfinger (1999), The Score (2001), Death at a Funeral (2007), and an episode of the US TV series Leverage (2011). ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director, Puppeteer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom

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