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Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Cincinnati and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from George Clooney to Oscar Robertson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Cincinnati?” and “Which celebrities are University of Cincinnati alumni?”
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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the ...more

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Hugh O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Actor

Age: 93

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Hugh O'Brian (born Hugh Charles Krampe; April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016) was an American actor and humanitarian, best known for his starring roles in the ABC western television series The ...more

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Theda Bara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 70 (1885-1955)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Theda Bara ( THEE-də BARR-ə; born Theodosia Burr Goodman; July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent ...more

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P. Craig Russell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer, Artist

Age: 67

Birthplace: Wellsville, Ohio

Philip Craig Russell (born October 30, 1951) is an American comics artist, writer, and illustrator. His work has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards. Russell was the first mainstream comic ...more
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George Rieveschl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 91 (1916-2007)

Birthplace: Arlington Heights, Ohio

George Rieveschl (January 9, 1916 – September 27, 2007) was an American chemist and professor. He was the inventor of the popular antihistamine diphenhydramine (Benadryl), which he first made ...more
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Randy Harrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

Randolph Clarke Harrison (born November 2, 1977) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Justin Taylor on the Showtime drama Queer as Folk.
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Ann Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni

Age: 80

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Alexander D. Goode is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Rabbi

Age: Dec. at 32 (1911-1943)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Alexander David Goode (May 10, 1911 – February 3, 1943) was a rabbi and a lieutenant in the United States Army. He was one of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers ...more
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Nipsey Russell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Nipsey Russell Actor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, poet, and dancer best known for his appearances as a panelist on game shows from the 1960s ...more
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Vicki Lewis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 58

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Vicki Lewis (born March 17, 1960) is an American singer and actress of film, stage, and television. She is best known for her role as Beth in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio.
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Ethan Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Ethan Nathan Allen (January 1, 1904 – September 15, 1993) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1926 to 1938. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1926–30), New York Giants ...more
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Jim Goetz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Venture capitalist
Jim Goetz, partner at Sequoia Capital, focuses on investments in the component, systems and software sectors. Jim is currently a director with Clearwell Systems, Palo Alto Networks and ...more
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Salmon P. Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1808-1873)

Birthplace: Cornish, New Hampshire, United States of America

Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was a U.S. politician and jurist who served as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. He also served as the 23rd Governor of Ohio, ...more
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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Sanford Koufax (born December 30, 1935) is a former American professional baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) ...more
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Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Troy Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Troy Evans American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan

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Michael Graves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Designer, Architect

Age: 84

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Michael Graves was an American architect. Identified as one of The New York Five, as well as Memphis Group, Graves was known first for his contemporary building designs and some prominent public ...more
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Dorian Harewood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 68

Birthplace: USA, Dayton, Ohio

Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950) is an American actor and voice-over artist.
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Sally Priesand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Sally Priesand Rabbi

Age: 72

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Sally Jane Priesand (born June 27, 1946) is America's first female rabbi ordained by a rabbinical seminary, and the second formally ordained female rabbi in Jewish history, after Regina Jonas. ...more
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Charles R. Doering is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Mathematician

Age: 63

Charles Rogers Doering is professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is notable for his research that is generally focused on the analysis of stochastic dynamical ...more
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Todd Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Organist
Todd Wilson is an American organist. He is head of the organ department at Cleveland Institute of Music, house organist at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron and organ curator of the Cleveland ...more
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Michael B. Coleman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Michael B. Coleman (born November 18, 1954) is an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as the 52nd mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He was the first African-American to serve as the ...more
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Charles Keating, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Businessperson, Real estate development, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Joseph Gurney Cannon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1836-1926)

Birthplace: North Carolina, USA

Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 – November 12, 1926) was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of ...more
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James White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

James William White IV (born October 21, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for Phoenix Fuelmasters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Standing at a height of ...more