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Famous Shortridge High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Shortridge High School and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Burton, and many more

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Shortridge High School?” and “Which celebrities are Shortridge High School alumni?”
  • Kurt Vonnegut
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    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army. As part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and the University of Tennessee. He was then...  more
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Richard Lugar
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    Richard Green Lugar (April 4, 1932 – April 28, 2019) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. He was a member of the Republican Party. Born in Indianapolis, Lugar graduated from Denison University and the University of Oxford. He served on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners from 1964 to 1967 before he was elected to two terms as mayor of Indianapolis, serving from 1968 to 1976. During his tenure as mayor, Lugar served as the president of the National League of Cities in 1971 and gave the keynote address at the 1972 Republican National Convention. In 1974, Lugar ran his first campaign for the U.S. Senate. In the year's...  more
    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: 88
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
  • Madelyn Pugh (March 15, 1921 – April 20, 2011), sometimes credited as Madelyn Pugh Davis, Madelyn Davis, or Madelyn Martin, was a television writer who became known in the 1950s for her work on the I Love Lucy television series....  more
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Harold Poole

    Harold Poole (December 25, 1943 – August 7, 2014) was a AAU, IFBB and WBBG professional bodybuilder. Born in Louisville, Kentucky Poole's athleticism was apparent very early on. He was quarterback on his football team at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, placed fourth in the state high school wrestling championships, ran 440 yards in 50 seconds and put the 12 pound shot 55 feet. In 1960, Poole entered the AAU Mr. America and, at the age of 16, took 18th place. His final AAU teen opportunity came in June 1963, where he won most muscular, but was the runner-up to Vern Weaver. Three months later, Poole switched to the IFBB and, at age 19, he won the Mr. Universe. In 1964, he became the...  more
    • Profession: Bodybuilder
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky