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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?”
Fred Hampton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
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Fred Hampton was an African-American revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and deputy chairman of the national BPP. He was murdered while sleeping at his apartment during a raid by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hampton's murder was chronicled in the documentary film The Murder of Fred Hampton as well as an episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize. ...more

Age: Died at 21 (1948-1969)

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America

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Dennis Franz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
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Dennis Franz is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue. ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: USA, Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois

Also Ranked

#91 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#47 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Eugene Cernan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
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Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, is a former American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASA astronaut. He has been into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966; as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969; and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the last man on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final Extravehicular activity. Cernan was also a backup crew member for the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions. ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Bellwood, Illinois, United States of America

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Ray Nitschke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Proviso East High School Alumni
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Raymond Ernest "Ray" Nitschke was a professional American football middle linebacker who spent his entire 15-year National Football League career with the Green Bay Packers. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1936-1998)

Birthplace: Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States of America

Also Ranked

#9 on The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

#23 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

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