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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 Joseph William "Joe" Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie", is a former American football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, ...more

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Jim Nabors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Actor James Thurston "Jim" Nabors is an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to southern California because of his asthma. While working at a Santa ...more

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Brittny Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Model, Actor Brittny Gastineau 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 Latrell Fontaine Sprewell is a former American professional basketball player; he played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. During his time as a ...more

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Sela Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Actor Sela Ann Ward is an American actress, author, producer and spokeswoman, perhaps best known for her television roles as Teddy Reed on the American TV series Sisters and as Lily Manning on Once ...more

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Virgil Griffith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Programmer, Researcher, Hacker Virgil Griffith, also known as Romanpoet, is an American software application writer, known for his creation of WikiScanner and the lawsuits filed against him by Blackboard Inc. in 2003. He has ...more

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Natalee Holloway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
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 Robert Cleckler "Bobby" Bowden is a retired American football coach. He coached the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. During his time at Florida ...more

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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Lawyer George Corley Wallace, Jr. was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and ...more

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer who was known for advocating psychedelic drugs. During American legality of LSD and psilocybin, Leary conducted experiments under ...more

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Gay Talese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer Gay Talese is an American author. As a writer for The New York Times and Esquire magazine in the 1960s, he helped to define literary journalism. His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio ...more

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Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Commentator, Politician, Presenter Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough is an American cable news and talk radio host, lawyer, author, and former politician. He is currently the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, and ...more

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Claude Pepper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Lawyer Claude Denson Pepper was an American politician of the Democratic Party, and a spokesman for left-liberalism and the elderly. In foreign policy he shifted from pro-Soviet in the 1940s to ...more

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Fannie Flagg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer Patricia Neal, known professionally as Fannie Flagg, 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 Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is ...more

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Minnie Bruce Pratt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Poet, Educator, Essayist Minnie Bruce Pratt 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 she was invited to help ...more

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

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Johnny Mack Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Actor Johnny "Mack" Brown was an American college football player and film actor originally billed as John Mack Brown at the height of his screen career.

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Hugo Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Jurist Hugo Lafayette Black was an American politician and jurist. A member of the Democratic Party, Black represented Alabama in the United States Senate from 1927 to 1937, and served as an Associate ...more

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Harry Townes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Priest, Actor Harry Rhett Townes was an American television and movie actor who later in life 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 Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia ...more

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Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player Shaun Edward Alexander is a former American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for the ...more

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James M. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Astronaut James McNeal "Vegas" Kelly is a NASA Astronaut and a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force. He twice served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions.

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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

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Jermareo Davidson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Basketball player Jermareo Davidson is an American basketball player. He played power forward for the University of Alabama.

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Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Basketball player Maurice "Mo" Williams is an American former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at ...more

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Walter B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Geologist, Archaeologist Walter Bryan Jones, Ph.D. was an American geologist and archaeologist. Born in Alabama, Jones earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama and his doctorate from Johns ...more

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Richard Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Basketball player Venard Richard Hendrix is an American and Macedonian professional basketball player who plays for the Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of the VTB United League and the Macedonian national basketball ...more

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William B. Bankhead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Brockman Bankhead was an American politician from Alabama who served as U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House. Bankhead was a prominent supporter of President Franklin Roosevelt's ...more

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Margaret D. Tutwiler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Diplomat Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler (born December 28, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the US State Department, serving from ...more

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Benjamin M. Miller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Benjamin Meek Miller was an American Democratic politician

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Hilary A. Herbert is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Hilary Abner Herbert was Secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland. He also served as a member of the United States house of representatives from Alabama.

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Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Coach, American football player Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr is a former professional American football player and coach. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, during ...more

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Brodie Croyle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player John Brodie Croyle is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Chris Samuels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player Chris Samuels is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the ...more

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Tina Watson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Model, Public Relations Christina Mae "Tina" Thomas Watson, a 26-year-old American from Alabama, died while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Queensland, Australia on 22 October 2003. She was a newlywed, ...more

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Mel Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Announcer, Journalist, Screenwriter Mel Allen was an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees. During the peak of his career in the 1940s, 1950s and ...more

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Debra Peppers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Talk show host, Orator Debra D. Peppers, Ph.D., is an educator, motivational speaker, television host on WTJR and radio co-host on KJSL/KYFI. She was educated at the University of Alabama and Webster University. In ...more

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Don Siegelman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Don Eugene Siegelman is an American Democratic Party politician who held numerous offices in Alabama. He was the 51st Governor of Alabama for one term from 1999 to 2003, and to date is the last ...more

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Richard Shelby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Richard Craig Shelby is the senior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected to the Senate in 1986, he is the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and ...more

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Jarret Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player Jarret Webster Johnson is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens and ...more

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Robert E. Cramer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician Robert Edward "Bud" Cramer, Jr., is an American politician and was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing Alabama's 5th ...more

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Mark Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player Mark Anderson is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Robert J. Van de Graaff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Physicist Robert Jemison Van de Graaff was an American physicist, noted for his design and construction of high voltage generators, who taught at Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of

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William P. G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
Politician, Banker William Proctor Gould Harding was an American banker. He also served as the managing director of the War Finance Corporation.

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Deshea Townsend is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player Trevor Deshea Townsend is a former cornerback in the National Football League, and is currently the cornerbacks coach at Mississippi State University. Formerly he served as an assistant ...more

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James Eastland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
James Oliver Eastland was an American politician from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1941; and again from 1943 until his resignation December 27, 1978. From ...more

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Bear Bryant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Paul William "Bear" Bryant was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team. During his ...more

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni
American football player Michael Myers is a former professional American football defensive tackle who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college ...more