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Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

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List Rules People 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?”
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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Actor, American football player

Age: 75

Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide under coach ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor

Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a ...more

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Jim Nabors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Actor

Age: 88

Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and comedian. Nabors was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, but he moved to southern California ...more

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Brittny Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 36

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Brittny Gastineau (born November 11, 1982) is an American model, socialite, and reality television personality.
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Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota ...more

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Sela Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, USA

Sela Ann Ward (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, author, and producer, best known for her roles on television beginning in the early 1980s.Her breakthrough TV role was as Teddy Reed in ...more

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Virgil Griffith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Programmer, Researcher, Hacker

Age: 35

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Virgil Griffith (born 1983), also known as Romanpoet, is an American programmer, known for being the creator of WikiScanner. He has published papers on artificial life and integrated information ...more
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Natalee Holloway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

Birthplace: Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Alabama

Natalee Ann Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Holloway, an 18-year-old American, lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama, USA, at the time of her ...more
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Bobby Bowden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 89

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929) is a retired American football coach. Bowden is best known for coaching the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. ...more
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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, USA

George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was the 45th Governor of Alabama, a position he occupied for four terms, during which he promoted "low-grade industrial ...more

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1920-1996)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under ...more

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Gay Talese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer

Age: 87

Birthplace: Ocean City, New Jersey, USA

Gay Talese (; born February 7, 1932) is an American writer. As a journalist for The New York Times and Esquire magazine during the 1960s, Talese helped to define literary journalism. Talese's ...more
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Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Commentator, Politician, Presenter

Age: 55

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Charles Joseph Scarborough (; born April 9, 1963) is an American cable news host and former congressman from Florida. He is currently the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC with Mika Brzezinski, ...more

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Claude Pepper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1900-1989)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Alabama, + more

Claude Denson Pepper (September 8, 1900 – May 30, 1989) was an American politician of the Democratic Party, and a spokesman for left-liberalism and the elderly. He represented Florida in the ...more
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Fannie Flagg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Fannie Flagg (born Patricia Neal; September 21, 1944) is an American actress, comedian and author. She is best known as a semi-regular panelist on the 1973–82 versions of the game show Match ...more
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E. O. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Biologist, Professor, Researcher

Age: 89

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, ...more
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Minnie Bruce Pratt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Poet, Educator, Essayist

Age: 72

Birthplace: Selma, Alabama

Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946) is an American educator, activist and essayist. She is a Professor of Writing and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York where ...more

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Larry Darby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Alabama

Larry Darby (born 1957) is a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. He was runner-up candidate for Alabama Attorney-General in the 2006 Democratic Party Primary. Darby's campaign ran into ...more
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Johnny Mack Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)

Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama, United States of America

Johnny "Mack" Brown (September 1, 1904 – November 14, 1974) was an American college football player and film actor originally billed as John Mack Brown at the height of his screen ...more
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Hugo Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Jurist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1886-1971)

Birthplace: Ashland, Alabama, USA

Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American politician and jurist who served in the United States Senate from 1927 to 1937, and as an Associate Justice of the ...more
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Harry Townes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Priest, Actor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1914-2001)

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Harry Rhett Townes (September 18, 1914 – May 23, 2001) was an American actor who later became an Episcopalian priest.
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Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 52

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is known as a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web ...more
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Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Florence, Kentucky, United States of America

Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977) is a former American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more

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James M. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 54

Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa

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Virginia Kerr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Journalist
News 4 Awake Anchor ' ' ' Virginia Kerr ' ' ' She have been at KMOV Channel 4 since July 2003, She started off as the Weekday feature reporter for ' ' ' News 4 This Morning ' ' ' For three ...more