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Famous Pratt Institute Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Pratt Institute and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Robert Redford, Rob Zombie and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pratt Institute?” and “Which celebrities are Pratt Institute alumni?”
  • 1
    Activist, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director, producer, and businessman. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Redford began acting on...  more

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  • 2
    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song...  more

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  • 3
    Record producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer. Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream...  more

    #407 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#276 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#183 of 219 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar (For Acting)

  • 4
    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1928-2017)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a...  more

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  • 5
    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 90 (1892-1982)

    BirthplaceStorm King Mountain, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Djuna Barnes (, June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an...  more

    #997 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#49 of 145 The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

  • 6
    Programmer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceHaverhill, Massachusetts, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the...  more
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  • 7
    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceLincoln, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Conant Flansburgh (born May 6, 1960) is an American musician. He is half of the long-standing Brooklyn, New York-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, for which he writes, sings, and...  more
  • 8
    Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1852-1934)

    BirthplaceFort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Des Moines, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gertrude Käsebier (May 18, 1852 – October 12, 1934) was an American photographer. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of photography as a...  more
  • 9
    Anthony Schwartz (August 19, 1923 – June 15, 2008) was an American sound archivist, sound designer, pioneering media theorist, and advertising creator. Known as the "wizard of sound," he is perhaps...  more
  • 10
    Fashion designer, Designer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1900-1972)

    BirthplaceNoblesville, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Norman David Levinson (April 20, 1900 – October 25, 1972) known professionally as Norman Norell, was an American fashion designer famed for his elegant gowns, suits, and tailored silhouettes. His...  more
  • 11
    Fashion designer


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Keith Michael (born Keith Michael Rizza on January 14, 1972) is an American fashion designer based in New York City. Michael participated in the third season of American reality show Project Runway....  more
  • 12
    Editor, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 85 (1935-2020)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Park Slope

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Pete Hamill (; born June 24, 1935) is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator. Widely traveled and having written on a broad range of topics, he is perhaps best known for his...  more
  • 13
    Professor, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jules Ralph Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is an American cartoonist and author, who was considered the most widely read satirist in the country. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as America's...  more
  • 14
    Kent Robert Williams (born 1962) is an American painter and graphic novel artist. Williams, a draftsman and painter, has realized his work through various other artistic channels as well; that of the...  more
  • 15
    William Hess Ward (March 6, 1919 – November 17, 1998), was an American cartoonist notable as a good girl artist and creator of the risqué comics character Torchy....  more
  • 16
    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jeremy Scott (born August 8, 1975) is an American fashion designer. He is the creative director of the fashion house Moschino and the sole owner of his namesake label. Since launching his brand in...  more
  • 17
    Pamela Colman Smith (16 February 1878 – 18 September 1951), also nicknamed Pixie, was a British artist, illustrator, writer and occultist. She is best known for illustrating the Rider-Waite tarot...  more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 38 (1957-1996)

    BirthplaceGuáimaro, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Félix González-Torres (November 26, 1957 – January 9, 1996) was a Cuban-born American visual artist. González-Torres's openly gay sexual orientation is often seen as influential in his work as an...  more
  • 19

    AgeDec. at 86 (1907-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Irving Morrow, known as Jeff Morrow (January 13, 1907 – December 26, 1993), was an American actor educated at the Pratt Institute in his native New York City. Morrow was a commercial artist...  more
  • 20
    Painter, Artist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathleen McEnery Cunningham (1885, Brooklyn - 1971, Rochester) was an American painter....  more
  • 21
    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1917-2000)

    BirthplaceAtlantic City, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an African-American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. As well as a painter, storyteller, and interpreter, he was an...  more
  • 22
    Inker, Editor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1917-1994)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg (); August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was an American comic book artist, writer and editor, widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its...  more

    #659 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#9 of 20 The Greatest X-Men Artists of All Time

  • 23
    Designer, Graphic Designer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paul Rand (born Peretz Rosenbaum; August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996) was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS,...  more
  • 24
    Sculptor, Artist

    AgeDec. at 48 (1953-2001)

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Juan Muñoz (17 June 1953 – 28 August 2001) was a Spanish sculptor, working primarily in paper maché, resin and bronze. He was also interested in the auditory arts and created compositions for the...  more
  • 25
    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceWethersfield, Connecticut, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered "over the top" and embellished. She also is known for doing a...  more

    #72 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#53 of 69 The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time#82 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion

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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Pratt Institute and be of some renown.