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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.

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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