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

List ranges from Dixie Carter to Allison Miller and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rhodes College?” and “Which celebrities are Rhodes College alumni?”
Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
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Dixie Virginia Carter was an American film, television, and stage actress. From 1986 to 1993, she starred as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Carter made her professional stage debut in a Memphis production of the musical Carousel in 1960, before moving to New York in 1963. In 1974, she made her Broadway debut in the musical Sextet. After appearing for two years as District Attorney Brandy Henderson on the CBS soap The Edge of Night, she returned to Broadway in the 1976 musical Pal Joey. In 1997, she starred as Maria Callas in the Broadway play Master Class. She then starred as Randi King on the CBS legal drama Family Law and as Gloria Hodge on the ABC series Desperate ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1939-2010)

Birthplace: McLemoresville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Abe Fortas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
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Abraham "Abe" Fortas was a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1965 to 1969. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Fortas became a law professor at Yale University, and then an advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fortas next worked at the Department of the Interior under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and during that time President Harry S. Truman appointed him to delegations that helped set up the United Nations in 1945. Later on in private legal practice in 1948, Fortas represented Lyndon Johnson in the hotly contested Democratic Senatorial Second Primary electoral dispute, and he made close ties with the president-to-be. Fortas also represented Clarence Earl ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1910-1982)

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Allison Miller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
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Allison Miller is an American actress. She is best known for playing Michelle Benjamin on the NBC series Kings, Skye Tate on the Fox series Terra Nova and Carrie on the NBC series Go On. ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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Charlaine Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
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Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Though her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Her later books have been in the urban fantasy genre. She is best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, otherwise known as The Sookie Stackhouse Novels. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Tunica, Mississippi, United States of America

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