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Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 77.6k views76 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Alabama and be of some renown.

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

This list contains notable Alabama graduates like Joe Namath, Bart Starr and other famous members of the Crimson Tide.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Alabama?” and “Which celebrities are University of Alabama alumni?”
  • Joe Namath1

    Joe Namath

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former...  more

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    #412 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#1229 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Bernie Madoff2

    Bernie Madoff

    Investment broker, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker,...  more

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    #30 of 35 Famous People with Literal (and Hilarious) Names#2 of 18 The Most Infamous Ponzi Schemes in History

  • Jim Nabors3

    Jim Nabors

    Businessperson, Comedian


    BirthplaceSylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

    James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and...  more

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    #313 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#14 of 44 The Best Actors Who Won Razzies

  • Brittny Gastineau4

    Brittny Gastineau

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York, USA

    Brittny Gastineau (born November 11, 1982) is an American model, socialite, and reality...  more
  • Latrell Sprewell5

    Latrell Sprewell

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970) is an American former professional...  more

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    #288 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#53 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Sela Ward6


    BirthplaceMeridian, Mississippi, USA

    Sela Ann Ward (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, author, and producer, best known...  more

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    #254 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#367 of 1,267 Test 18- The Most Beautiful Women in the World

  • Virgil Griffith7

    Virgil Griffith

    Programmer, Researcher


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Virgil Griffith (born 1983), also known as Romanpoet, is an American programmer, known for...  more
  • Natalee Holloway8
    Natalee Ann Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, while on a high school graduation trip to...  more
  • Bobby Bowden9

    Bobby Bowden

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929) is a retired American football coach. Bowden is...  more
  • George Wallace10

    George Wallace

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1919-1998)

    BirthplaceClio, Alabama, USA

    George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was the 45th Governor of...  more

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    #203 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#12 of 14 The Most Viable Third-Party US Presidential Candidates

  • Timothy Leary11

    Timothy Leary

    Psychologist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 76 (1920-1996)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and...  more

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    #535 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#11 of 69 The Most Psychedelic People Ever

  • Gay Talese12

    Gay Talese

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceOcean City, New Jersey, USA

    Gay Talese (; born February 7, 1932) is an American writer. As a journalist for The New York...  more
  • Joe Scarborough13

    Joe Scarborough

    Commentator, Politician


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Charles Joseph Scarborough (; born April 9, 1963) is an American cable news host and former...  more

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    #34 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#34 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits

  • Claude Pepper14

    AgeDec. at 89 (1900-1989)

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Alabama

    Claude Denson Pepper (September 8, 1900 – May 30, 1989) was an American politician of the...  more
  • Fannie Flagg15

    Fannie Flagg

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Fannie Flagg (born Patricia Neal; September 21, 1944) is an American actress, comedian and...  more
  • E. O. Wilson16

    E. O. Wilson

    Biologist, Professor


    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American...  more
  • Minnie Bruce Pratt17

    Minnie Bruce Pratt

    Poet, Educator


    BirthplaceSelma, Alabama

    Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946) is an American educator, activist and essayist....  more
  • Larry Darby18



    Larry Darby (born 1957) is a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. He was runner-up...  more
  • Johnny Mack Brown19

    AgeDec. at 70 (1904-1974)

    BirthplaceDothan, Alabama, United States of America

    Johnny "Mack" Brown (September 1, 1904 – November 14, 1974) was an American college football...  more
  • Hugo Black20

    Hugo Black

    Politician, Jurist

    AgeDec. at 85 (1886-1971)

    BirthplaceAshland, Alabama, United States of America

    Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American politician and...  more
  • Harry Townes21

    Harry Townes

    Priest, Actor

    AgeDec. at 87 (1914-2001)

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Harry Rhett Townes (September 18, 1914 – May 23, 2001) was an American actor who later became...  more
  • Jimmy Wales22

    Jimmy Wales

    Trader, Businessperson


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is...  more
  • Shaun Alexander23

    Shaun Alexander

    American football player


    BirthplaceFlorence, Kentucky, United States of America

    Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977) is a former American football running back who...  more

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    #151 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#284 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • James M. Kelly24


    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa

    James, Jimmy or Jim Kelly may refer to:...  more
  • Virginia Kerr25

    Virginia Kerr

    News 4 Awake Anchor ' ' ' Virginia Kerr ' ' ' She have been at KMOV Channel 4 since July 2003,...  more