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Famous Pomona College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Pomona College and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Kris Kristofferson and Richard Chamberlain.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pomona College?” and “Which celebrities are Pomona College alumni?”
  • Kris Kristofferson1

    Kris Kristofferson

    Film Score Composer, Musician


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Brownsville

    Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Richard Chamberlain2

    Richard Chamberlain

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Cage3

    John Cage

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1912-1992)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rosalind Chao4


    BirthplaceAnaheim, California, United States of America

    Rosalind Chao (born September 23, 1957) is an American actress. Chao's best-known roles have... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5

    AgeDec. at 78 (1917-1995)

    BirthplacePasadena, California

    John Hales Whitney, Sr. was an American animator, composer and inventor, widely considered to... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Taylor6

    AgeDec. at 58 (1911-1969)

    BirthplaceFilley, Nebraska, United States of America

    Robert Taylor (born Spangler Arlington Brugh; August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Art Clokey7

    Art Clokey

    Screenwriter, Animator

    AgeDec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Arthur "Art" Clokey (born Arthur Charles Farrington; October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) was... more on Wikipedia
  • George C. Wolfe8

    George C. Wolfe

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceFrankfort, Kentucky, United States of America

    George Costello Wolfe (born September 23, 1954) is an American playwright and director of... more on Wikipedia
  • Joel McCrea9

    AgeDec. at 85 (1905-1990)

    BirthplaceSouth Pasadena, California, United States of America

    Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career... more on Wikipedia
  • Jason Beghe10

    Jason Beghe

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Jason Beghe (; born March 12, 1960) is an American film and television actor. Beghe starred... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Keller11

    Bill Keller

    Editor, Columnist


    BirthplacePalo Alto, California, United States of America

    Bill Keller (born January 18, 1949) is an American journalist. He was the founding... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles E. Fuller12

    Charles E. Fuller


    AgeDec. at 81 (1887-1968)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Charles Edward Fuller (April 25, 1887 – March 18, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kelly Perine13

    Kelly Perine

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, State College, Pennsylvania

    Kelly Perine (born March 23, 1969) is an American television actor, writer, director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Roy O. Disney14

    Roy O. Disney


    AgeDec. at 78 (1893-1971)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) was an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Chen Hansheng

    Chen Hansheng (Chinese: 陈翰笙; pinyin: Chén Hànshēng; February 5, 1897 – March 13, 2004), also... more on Wikipedia
  • Twyla Tharp16

    Twyla Tharp

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplacePortland, Indiana, United States of America

    Twyla Tharp (; born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Towne17

    Robert Towne

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Robert Towne (born Robert Bertram Schwartz; November 23, 1934) is an American screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Roger Revelle

    Professor, Political scientist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1909-1991)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Roger Randall Dougan Revelle (March 7, 1909 – July 15, 1991) was a scientist and scholar who... more on Wikipedia
  • Roy E. Disney19

    Roy E. Disney

    Television director, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Roy Edward Disney, KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was a longtime senior executive... more on Wikipedia
  • Alan Cranston20

    Alan Cranston


    AgeDec. at 86 (1914-2000)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Santa Clara County, Northern California, California, Palo Alto

    Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • James Turrell21

    James Turrell

    Light Sculptor, Artist


    BirthplacePasadena, California

    James Turrell (born May 6, 1943) is an American artist primarily concerned with Light and... more on Wikipedia
  • Norris Bradbury22

    AgeDec. at 88 (1909-1997)

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California

    Norris Edwin Bradbury (30 May 1909 – 20 August 1997), was an American physicist who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Karen N. Horn



    Karen N. Horn, Ph.D., is a senior managing director of Brock Capital Group LLC, an advisory...
  • Don Daglow24

    Don Daglow



    Don Daglow (born circa 1953) is an American computer game and video game designer, programmer... more on Wikipedia
  • 25


    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York

    Louis Menand (; born January 21, 1952) is an American critic and essayist, best known for his ... more on Wikipedia