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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Rollins College and be of some renown.

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

Everything from Anthony Perkins to Elin Nordegren is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rollins College?” and “Which celebrities are Rollins College alumni?”
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Anthony Perkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Musician, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 60 (1932-1992)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion ...more

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Buddy Ebsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Dancer

Age: Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)

Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of America

Buddy Ebsen, (born April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003; also known as Frank "Buddy" Ebsen) was an American actor and dancer whose career spanned seven decades. His most famous role was as Jed ...more

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Elin Nordegren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Model, Supermodel, Nanny

Age: 39

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈeːlɪn ²nuːɖɛˌɡreːn]; formerly Woods; born 1 January 1980) is the Swedish-born former wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods, who has ...more

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F. Duane Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 77

Birthplace: Plant City, Florida, United States of America

F. Duane Ackerman (born 1942) is an American businessman. He was the last chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BellSouth Corporation.
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Chris Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 47

Birthplace: Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (born October 17, 1971) is an American singer, dancer, actor, and voice actor who is known for his work as a founding member of the pop group NSYNC, in which he sang ...more

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Fred Rogers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Television Show Host, Songwriter, Television producer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1928-2003)

Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was known as the creator, ...more

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Donald J. Cram is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 82 (1919-2001)

Birthplace: Chester, Vermont

Donald James Cram (April 22, 1919 – June 17, 2001) was an American chemist who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersen "for their development ...more
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Deanna Russo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

Deanna Russo is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles on the 2008 NBC version of Knight Rider and the 2014 USA Network television series Satisfaction.
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Michael Nouri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Actor

Age: 73

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American television and film actor. His father, Edmond Nouri was born in Iraq.He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley in the 1983 film ...more
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Kurt H. Debus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Engineer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1908-1983)

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Kurt Heinrich Debus (November 29, 1908 – October 10, 1983) was a German V-2 rocket scientist during World War II who, after being brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip, in 1962 ...more
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Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Tennis player

Age: 55

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964) is a United States former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1983 and is the first Puerto-Rican to be ...more
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Scott Reiniger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York

Scott Hale Reiniger, Harlan Sahib Bahadur, Prince of Ghor (born September 5, 1948) is an American actor. He is best known as one of the stars of the 1978 classic horror film Dawn of the Dead.
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Matthew H. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

Matthew Hayden "Matt" Smith (born September 19, 1972 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania) is an American politician. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the ...more
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Lorenzo Borghese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 46

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Lorenzo Borghese (Italian: Don Lorenzo dei Principi Borghes; born June 9, 1972) is an Italian-American businessman, television personality, and member of the Borghese family. Besides being a ...more
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Ellie Cornell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, New York, Glen Cove

Ellie Cornell (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut in the 1988 film Married to the Mob before becoming known for her role as Rachel Carruthers in ...more
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Erin Schwant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Psychotherapist

Age: 39

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

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Meg Crofton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni

Age: 66

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Meg Gilbert Crofton (born Mary Elizabeth Gilbert in 1953) is an American businesswoman, who served as president of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in the United States and France. She was named ...more
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Ryan Hanigan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Ryan Michael Hanigan (born August 16, 1980) is an American professional baseball catcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay ...more
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Deborah Jeane Palfrey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Deborah Jeane Palfrey

Age: Dec. at 52 (1956-2008)

Birthplace: North Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Deborah Jeane Palfrey (March 18, 1956 – May 1, 2008) (dubbed the D.C. Madam by the news media) operated Pamela Martin and Associates, an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Although she maintained ...more
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Rex Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Writer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1877-1949)

Birthplace: Atwood, Michigan

Rex Ellingwood Beach (September 1, 1877 – December 7, 1949) was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player.
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Larry Burkett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Larry Burkett Writer

Age: Dec. at 64 (1939-2003)

Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida

Larry Burkett (March 3, 1939 – July 4, 2003) was an American author and radio personality whose work focused on financial counseling from an evangelical Christian point of view.
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Jack Kramer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Tennis player

Age: Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

John Albert "Jack" Kramer (August 1, 1921 – September 12, 2009) was an American tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s. A World No. 1 player for a number of years, and one of the most ...more

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Dana Ivey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Dana Robins Ivey (born August 12, 1941) is an American actress. She is a five-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, and won the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress ...more
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Jane Blalock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Jane Blalock Golfer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Barbara Jane Blalock (born September 19, 1945) is an American business executive and retired professional golfer. After winning several New England golf tournaments in her youth, Blalock joined ...more
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Rahul Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rollins College Alumni
Politician

Age: 48

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Rahul Gandhi pronunciation [ˈraːɦʊl ˈɡaːnd̪ʱiː] (born 19 June 1970) is an Indian politician who was the President of the Indian National Congress from 16 December 2017 to 3 July 2019. He hails ...more