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Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 77.0k 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?”
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    Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Joe Namath

    Actor, American football player

    Age77

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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    #28 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1474 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 2
    Bernie Madoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Bernie Madoff

    Investment broker, Businessperson

    Age82

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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

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

  • 3
    Jim Nabors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Jim Nabors

    Businessperson, Comedian

    Age90

    BirthplaceSylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

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

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    #316 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#40 of 45 The Best Country Singers with Deep Voices

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

    Brittny Gastineau

    Model, Actor

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York, USA

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

    Latrell Sprewell

    Basketball player

    Age50

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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

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    #306 of 762 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#53 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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

    Age64

    BirthplaceMeridian, Mississippi, USA

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

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    #245 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#240 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

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

    Virgil Griffith

    Programmer, Researcher

    Age37

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Virgil Griffith (born 1983), also known as Romanpoet, is an American programmer, known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Bobby Bowden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Bobby Bowden

    American Football coach, Coach

    Age90

    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929) is a retired American football coach. Bowden is... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #185 of 269 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#31 of 178 Famous Freemasons List

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

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #1045 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#4 of 69 The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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

    Gay Talese

    Journalist, Author

    Age88

    BirthplaceOcean City, New Jersey, USA

    Gay Talese (; born February 7, 1932) is an American writer. As a journalist for The New York... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Joe Scarborough

    Commentator, Politician

    Age57

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    #35 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#37 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits

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

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Fannie Flagg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Fannie Flagg

    Screenwriter, Actor

    Age76

    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Fannie Flagg (born Patricia Neal; September 21, 1944) is an American actress, comedian and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    E. O. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    E. O. Wilson

    Biologist, Professor

    Age91

    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Minnie Bruce Pratt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Minnie Bruce Pratt

    Poet, Educator

    Age74

    BirthplaceSelma, Alabama

    Minnie Bruce Pratt (born September 12, 1946) is an American educator, activist and essayist.... more on Wikipedia
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    Larry Darby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Age63

    BirthplaceAlabama

    Larry Darby (born 1957) is a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. He was runner-up... more on Wikipedia
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    Johnny Mack Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #119 of 163 The Greatest Western Movie Stars#67 of 91 The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

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    Hugo Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Hugo Black

    Politician, Jurist

    AgeDec. at 85 (1886-1971)

    BirthplaceAshland, Alabama, USA

    Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Harry Townes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Jimmy Wales

    Trader, Businessperson

    Age54

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Shaun Alexander

    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceFlorence, Kentucky, United States of America

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

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    #149 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#50 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

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

    Age56

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa

    James, Jimmy or Jim Kelly may refer to:
  • 25
    Virginia Kerr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Alabama Alumni

    Virginia Kerr

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