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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

Age: 39

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, and author. In 2007, she and her family began starring in the reality television ...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

Age: Dec. at 34 (1933-1967)

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jayne Mansfield (born April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy ...more

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Model, Actor, Cheerleader

Age: 39

Birthplace: Euless, Texas, United States of America

Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi (Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی‎; born January 10, 1980) is an Iranian-American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader of Iranian and Spanish ...more

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Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Librarian, Author, Teacher

Age: 72

Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America

Laura Welch Bush (née Laura Lane Welch; 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 ...more

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Angela Braly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni

Age: 57

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Angela Fick Braly (born July 2, 1961; Dallas, Texas) is an American executive. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint (now Anthem, a large U.S.-based provider of health ...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

Age: Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer. Some of his works include the TV programs Charlie's Angels (1976–81), The Love Boat (1977–86), Hart ...more
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Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Television producer, Novelist, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007 and 2016), for ...more

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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

Age: 70

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Memphis

Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, three American Comedy Awards, two Emmy ...more

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Robert Dennard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas

Robert Dennard (born September 5, 1932) 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 ...more
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Stephen Tobolowsky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 67

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Stephen Harold Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951) is an American actor. He is known for film roles such as annoying insurance agent Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day and amnesiac Sammy Jankis in Memento, ...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

Age: Died at 72 (1938-2010)

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Texas, United States of America

Joseph "Dandy" Don Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He spent all nine seasons of his professional ...more

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Joe Phillips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

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Jim Duggan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 65

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America

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Belita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Actor

Age: 69

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Aurabela "Belita" Moreno (born November 1, 1949) is an American actress best known for her roles as Benita "Benny" Lopez on the ABC sitcom George Lopez and Edwina Twinkacetti ...more
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Henry Nash Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Researcher

Age: Dec. at 80 (1906-1986)

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Henry Nash Smith (September 29, 1906 – June 6, 1986) was a scholar of American culture and literature. He was co-founder of the academic discipline "American studies". He was also a ...more
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Ray L. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 75

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

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H. L. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 85 (1889-1974)

Birthplace: Illinois

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt Jr. (February 17, 1889 – November 29, 1974), known throughout his life as H. L. Hunt, was a Texas oil tycoon and Republican political activist. By trading poker winnings ...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

Age: 55

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Page Samuel McConnell (born May 17, 1963 in Philadelphia) is an American multi-instrumentalist most noted for his work as a songwriter and keyboardist for the band Phish. In addition to being a ...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

Age: Dec. at 68 (1929-1997)

Birthplace: Jewett, Texas, USA

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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 55

Birthplace: Sealy, Texas, United States of America

Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Dickerson played college ...more

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Sarah Jane Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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David Richards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

David Reed Richards (born April 11, 1966) is a former professional American football guard who played nine seasons in the National Football League. A standout at Highland Park High School in ...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
Dorothy Malone Actor

Age: 94

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Mary Dorothy Maloney (January 29, 1924 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a ...more

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Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Southern Methodist University Alumni
Doak Walker American football player

Age: Died at 71 (1927-1998)

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

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