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

Alumni include Sarah Shahi, Kourtney Kardashian and many additional graduates as well.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southern Methodist University?” and “Which celebrities are Southern Methodist University alumni?”

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Kourtney Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Fashion designer, Socialite, Businessperson
Kourtney Mary Kardashian is an American television personality and model. In 2007, she and her family were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. ...more

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Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Pin-up girl, Pianist, Model
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer. She was a major Hollywood female symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and ...more

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Model, Actor, Cheerleader
Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal in 2011–12 and currently ...more

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Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Librarian, Author, Teacher
Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009. She ...more

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Angela Braly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Angela Fick Braly is an American executive. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer for WellPoint, Inc., a large US-based health care company, and was a member of the company's board ...more

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Aaron Spelling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. As of 2009, Spelling's eponymous production company Spelling Television holds the record as the most prolific television writer, with ...more

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Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Television producer, Novelist, Actor
Lauren Helen Graham is an American actress, producer and novelist. She is best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on the WB Network dramedy series Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on

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Kathy Bates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television director, Actor
Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to ...more

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Robert Dennard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Robert Dennard is an American electrical engineer and inventor. Dennard was born in Terrell, Texas, U.S.. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist ...more

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Stephen Tobolowsky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Stephen Harold Tobolowsky is an American actor, author and musician. He played annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, as well as such television characters as Commissioner ...more

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Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Announcer, Actor, American football player
Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He spent all nine seasons of his professional playing career with the Dallas Cowboys ...more

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Joe Phillips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
American football player
Joseph Gordon Phillips is a former professional American football defensive tackle who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League. After his football career he became an attorney ...more

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Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor
James Edward "Jim" Duggan Jr., better known by his ring name "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler. He is signed with World Wrestling Entertainment in a ...more

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Belita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Actor
Aurabela "Belita" Moreno is a Mexican-American actress best known for her roles as Benita "Benny" Lopez on the ABC sitcom George Lopez and Edwina Twinkacetti/Lydia Markham on

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Henry Nash Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Researcher
Henry Nash Smith was a scholar of American culture and literature. He was co-founder of the academic discipline "American studies". He was also a noted Mark Twain scholar, and the ...more

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Ray L. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Businessperson
Ray L. Hunt, Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Oil Company and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., was elected to PepsiCo's Board in 1996. Mr. ...more

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H. L. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Haroldson Lafayette "H. L." Hunt, Jr., known throughout his life as H. L. Hunt, was a Texas oil tycoon and conservative Republican political activist. By trading poker winnings for oil ...more

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Page McConnell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician
Page Samuel McConnell is an American multi-instrumentalist most noted for his work as a songwriter and keyboardist with the American rock band Phish. He plays on stage right which is referred to ...more

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Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Wrestler, American football player
Jack Barton Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family. He was also ...more

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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Eric Demetric Dickerson is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. ...more

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Sarah Jane Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Actor
Sarah Jane Morris is an American actress best known for her role as Julia Walker in the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters.

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David Richards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
American football player
David Reed Richards is a former professional American football guard who played nine seasons in the National Football League. A standout at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, the ...more

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Beth Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Beth Clayton Singer
Laura Beth Clayton is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer, and a native of Malvern, Arkansas.

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Dorothy Malone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Actor
Dorothy Malone is an American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more ...more

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Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
American football player
Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. was an American football player. He played college football as a halfback at Southern Methodist University, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1948. Walker then played ...more