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Famous University Of Arizona Alumni

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

List includes Nicole Richie, Kourtney Kardashian and other notable Arizona Wildcats.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Arizona?” and “Which celebrities are University of Arizona alumni?”

Take a look at this list of University of Arizona Alums. There are many famous people who went to UA.
  • Jerry Bruckheimer1

    Jerry Bruckheimer

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer....  more
  • Bob Dole2

    Bob Dole



    BirthplaceRussell, Kansas, United States of America

    Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a retired American politician, statesman, and...  more

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  • Kourtney Kardashian3

    Kourtney Kardashian

    Fashion designer, Socialite


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American media personality, socialite,...  more

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  • Garry Shandling4

    Garry Shandling

    Talk show host, Comedian


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    Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American stand-up...  more

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  • Kate Walsh5

    Kate Walsh

    Businessperson, Model


    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

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  • Nicole Richie6

    Nicole Richie

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Geraldo Rivera7

    Geraldo Rivera

    Talk show host, Journalist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American tabloid talk show...  more

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  • Amanda Beard8

    Amanda Beard

    Model, Swimmer


    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, USA

    Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981), also known by her married name Amanda Brown, is an...  more
  • Kristen Wiig9

    Kristen Wiig

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCanandaigua, New York, United States of America

    Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and...  more

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    Kenny Lofton

    Baseball player


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    Fashion designer, Fashion Model


    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

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  • Sherman Fairchild12

    Sherman Fairchild

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 75 (1896-1971)

    BirthplaceOneonta, New York

    Sherman Mills Fairchild (April 7, 1896 – March 28, 1971) was an American businessman, investor...  more
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    Greg Kinnear

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Logansport

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  • Dean Kamen14

    Dean Kamen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceRockville Centre, New York, United States of America

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    Donald Pettit

    Chemical engineer, Astronaut


    BirthplaceSilverton, Oregon, United States of America

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    Dick Scobee

    Astronaut, Military aviator

    AgeDec. at 47 (1939-1986)

    BirthplaceCle Elum, Washington

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    Stuart Roosa


    AgeDec. at 61 (1933-1994)

    BirthplaceDurango, Colorado

    Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), Col., USAF, was an American...  more
  • Christopher Langton18

    Christopher Langton

    Researcher, Computer scientist


    Christopher Gale Langton (born 1948/49) is an American computer scientist and one of the...  more
  • Lew Ayres19

    Lew Ayres

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    AgeDec. at 88 (1908-1996)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, USA, Minnesota

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    Joseph M. Acaba

    Mathematician, Astronaut


    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California

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  • Terry J. Lundgren21

    Terry J. Lundgren



    Terrence James Lundgren (born March 23, 1952) is an American business executive who retired on...  more
  • Salim Stoudamire22

    Salim Stoudamire

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    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Charles Salim Stoudamire (born October 11, 1982) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Richard Siken23


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    Richard Siken is an American poet, painter, and filmmaker. He is the author of the collection...  more
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    Bison Dele

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    Arte Moreno



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