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

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

Alumni include Dean Smith, Coleman Hawkins and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Topeka High School?” and “Which celebrities are Topeka High School alumni?”
Coleman Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Topeka High School Alumni
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". While ...more

Profession: Saxophonist, Musician, Actor

Age: Died at 65 (1904-1969)

Birthplace: St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States of America

Credits: Stormy Weather, Improvisation, Norman Granz: Improvisation, Coleman Hawkins & Harry Edison Quintet: London Concert: 1964

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#9 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#7 on The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists of All Time

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Dean Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Topeka High School Alumni
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Dean Edwards Smith was an American head coach of men's college basketball. Originally from Emporia, Kansas, Smith was called a "coaching legend" by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is best known for his 36-year coaching tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Smith coached from ...more

Profession: Coach

Age: 86

Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, United States of America

Credits: He Got Game

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#3 on The Best College Basketball Coaches of All Time

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Aaron Douglas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Topeka High School Alumni
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Aaron Douglas was an African-American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. ...more

Profession: Artist

Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)

Birthplace: Kansas, Area code 785, Contiguous United States, Topeka, United States of America, + more

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Eric McHenry is an American poet. ...more

Profession: Poet

Age: 44

Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States of America

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