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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sumner High School and be of some renown.

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 ...more

Profession: Tennis player

Age: Died at 50 (1943-1993)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Credits: The Day After, Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World

Also Ranked

#13 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#61 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#18 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

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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 ...more

Profession: Comedian, Entrepreneur, Actor, Writer

Age: 84

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

Credits: The Hot Chick, Steppin: The Movie, H.M.S. Defiant, One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern, Letter to the President, + more

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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 ...more

Profession: Record producer, Choreographer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nutbush, USA

Credits: GoldenEye, Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam, What's Love Got to Do with It, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Also Ranked

#73 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#10 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#30 on The Best Singers of All Time

#29 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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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 ...more

Profession: Educator

Age: Died at 63 (1887-1950)

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

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