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Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Chicago and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Misha Collins and Ed Asner.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Chicago?” and “Which celebrities are University of Chicago alumni?”
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    Robin Harper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Robin Harper

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    Larry Ellison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Larry Ellison

    Businessperson, Investor

    Age76

    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Harvey Levin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Harvey Levin

    Editor, Journalist

    Age70

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Harvey Robert Levin (born September 2, 1950) is an American television producer, legal... more on Wikipedia
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    Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Roger Ebert

    Film critic, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1942-2013)

    BirthplaceUSA, Urbana, Illinois

    Roger Joseph Ebert (; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian,... more on Wikipedia

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    David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    David Rockefeller

    Statesman, Businessperson

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who served as... more on Wikipedia

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    Harry Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Harry Morgan

    Salesperson, Television director

    AgeDec. at 96 (1915-2011)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg; April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor... more on Wikipedia

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    Will Geer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Will Geer

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1902-1978)

    BirthplaceFrankfort, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Will Geer (born William Aughe Ghere, March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor and... more on Wikipedia

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    Paul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    AgeDec. at 61 (1911-1972)

    BirthplaceManhattan, Greenwich Village, Contiguous United States, New York, 10014

    Paul Goodman (September 9, 1911 – August 2, 1972) was an American novelist, playwright, poet,... more on Wikipedia

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    Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 85 (1922-2007)

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career... more on Wikipedia

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    Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Ed Asner

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age90

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    Yitzhak Edward Asner (; born November 15, 1929) is an American actor, voice actor and a former... more on Wikipedia

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    Nicholas Ray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Nicholas Ray

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 68 (1911-1979)

    BirthplaceGalesville, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Nicholas Ray (born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle Jr., August 7, 1911 – June 16, 1979) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    John Dewey

    Psychologist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 93 (1859-1952)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont

    John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Patricia Roberts Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    AgeDec. at 61 (1924-1985)

    BirthplaceMattoon, Illinois, United States of America

    Patricia Roberts Harris (May 31, 1924 – March 23, 1985) served in the American administration... more on Wikipedia
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    Harvey Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Harvey Fletcher

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 97 (1884-1981)

    BirthplaceProvo, Utah

    Harvey Fletcher (September 11, 1884 – July 23, 1981) was an American physicist. Known as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Carter G. Woodson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Carter G. Woodson

    Journalist, Historian

    AgeDec. at 75 (1875-1950)

    BirthplaceNew Canton, Virginia

    Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author,... more on Wikipedia
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    Calvin Souther Fuller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Calvin Souther Fuller

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 92 (1902-1994)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Calvin Souther Fuller (May 25, 1902 – October 28, 1994) was a physical chemist at AT&T Bell... more on Wikipedia
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    Henry Cecil McBay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Henry Cecil McBay

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1914-1995)

    BirthplaceMexia, Texas

    Henry Ransom Cecil McBay (1914–1995) was an African - American chemist and a teacher.
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    Robert Weitbrecht is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    AgeDec. at 63 (1920-1983)

    BirthplaceOrange, California

    Robert Haig Weitbrecht was an engineer at SRI International and later the spin-off company... more on Wikipedia
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    Lloyd Hall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Lloyd Hall

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 77 (1894-1971)

    BirthplaceElgin, Illinois

    Lloyd Augustus Hall (June 20, 1894 – January 2, 1971) was an African American chemist, who... more on Wikipedia
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    Jeb Stuart Magruder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni
    Jeb Stuart Magruder (November 5, 1934 – May 11, 2014) was an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
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    William Thetford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni
    William Thetford (April 25, 1923 – July 4, 1988) was an American psychologist, medical... more on Wikipedia
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    Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Carl Sagan

    Physicist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1934-1996)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carl Edward Sagan (; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Susan Sontag

    Cultural critic, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1933-2004)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker,... more on Wikipedia
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    Edwin Hubble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Edwin Hubble

    Physicist, Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 64 (1889-1953)

    BirthplaceMarshfield, Missouri

    Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna Chlumsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Alumni

    Age39

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Anna M. Chlumsky (; born December 3, 1980) is an American actress. She began her career as a... more on Wikipedia

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