Famous Sumner High School Alumni

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

Items on this list include Tina Turner and Arthur Ashe.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sumner High School?” and “Which celebrities are Sumner High School alumni?”
Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sumner High School Alumni
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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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Dick Gregory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sumner High School Alumni
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Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory is an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, conspiracy theorist, writer and entrepreneur. Gregory is an influential American comedian who has used his performance skills to convey to both white and black audiences his political message on civil rights. His social satire helped change the way white Americans perceived black American comedians since he first performed in public. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 86

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sumner High School Alumni
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Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, she is now a Swiss citizen. She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name "Little Ann". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including "A Fool in Love", "River Deep“ Mountain High", "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nutbush, USA

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Ethel Hedgeman Lyle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sumner High School Alumni
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Ethel Hedgeman Lyle was a founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Howard University in 1908. It was the first sorority founded by African-American college women. Lyle is often referred to as the "Guiding Light" for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Lyle had a forty-year career as an educator and was active in public life. She was national treasurer of the sorority for more than twenty years, and founder and first president of Omega Omega, its first alumnae chapter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lyle also founded the West Philadelphia chapter of the League of Women Voters and the Mothers Club in the city. In 2000, the Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Academy, a charter school in St. Louis, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1887-1950)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

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