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Famous Proviso East High School Alumni

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

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

This list includes Ray Nitschke, Michael Finley and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Proviso East High School?” and “Which celebrities are Proviso East High School alumni?”
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Fred Hampton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Activist

Age: Dec. at 21 (1948-1969)

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey

Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the ...more
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Dennis Franz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Actor

Age: 74

Birthplace: USA, Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois

Dennis Franz Schlachta (; born October 28, 1944), known professionally as Dennis Franz, is an American former actor best known for his role as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television ...more

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Eugene Cernan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 84

Birthplace: Bellwood, Illinois, United States of America

Eugene Andrew Cernan (; March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, ...more
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Ray Nitschke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
American football player

Age: Died at 62 (1936-1998)

Birthplace: Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States of America

Raymond Ernest Nitschke (December 29, 1936 – March 8, 1998) was a professional American football middle linebacker who spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career with the ...more

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Shannon Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Basketball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 33

Birthplace: Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and ...more
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Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

Daniel "Dee" Brown (born August 17, 1984) is a retired American professional basketball player and current college coach. Brown played at the University of Illinois from 2002 to 2006, ...more

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Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Basketball player, Film Producer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Melrose Park, Illinois, United States of America

Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and current film producer and also Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas ...more

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Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach

Age: 57

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball ...more

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Steven Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Steven Deon Hunter (born October 31, 1981) is American former professional basketball player. He is listed as a center. He most recently played for Dinamo Sassari.
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Donnie Boyce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Donnie Boyce Basketball player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Donald Nathaniel "Donnie" Boyce (born September 2, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who currently works as head coach for Proviso East High School in Maywood, ...more
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Martin C. Jischke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Martin C. Jischke

Age: 77

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Martin Charles Jischke (JIS-key) (born August 7, 1941) is a prominent American higher-education administrator and advocate, and was the tenth president of Purdue University. Dr. Jischke has ...more
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Jacob Pullen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois

Jacob Everse Pullen (born November 10, 1989) is an American-Georgian professional basketball player for Mornar Bar of the ABA League and the Montenegrin League. He played for the Kansas State ...more
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Sergio Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
Sergio Brown American football player

Age: 30

Birthplace: Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois

Sergio Brown (born May 22, 1988) is a former American football safety. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He has also been a member of the Indianapolis ...more