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Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni

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

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Robert Redford and Chauncey Billups.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Colorado at Boulder?” and “Which celebrities are University of Colorado at Boulder alumni?”
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Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist

Age: 81

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director, producer, and businessman. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Redford began acting on ...more

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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Matthew Richard Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an American animator, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for co-creating South Park (1997–present) as well as co-writing the ...more

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Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III (born October 19, 1969) is an American animator, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for co-creating South Park (1997–) ...more

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Glenn Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Bandleader

Age: Dec. at 40 (1904-1944)

Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording ...more

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Karen Duffy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Karen "Duff" Duffy (born May 23, 1962) is an American writer, model, television personality, and actress. She is a certified hospital chaplain, a former Coney Island Mermaid Queen, one ...more

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Carey Lowell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: USA, Huntington, New York

Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961) is an American actress and former model.
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Judy Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, ...more

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Franco Salvetti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Researcher, Computer scientist

Birthplace: Rovereto, Italy

Dr. Franco Salvetti is the Principal Software Engineer managing the Reference Answer team at Bing (previously Natural Language Scientist at Powerset now acquired by Microsoft). He reports ...more
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Kalpana Chawla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 41 (1962-2003)

Birthplace: Karnal, India

Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an American astronaut, engineer, and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as ...more

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Lynne Cheney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Casper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

Lynne Ann Cheney (; née Vincent; born August 14, 1941) is an American author, scholar, and former talk-show host. She is the wife of the 46th vice president of the United States, Dick ...more
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Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York

Steven Ray Swanson (born December 3, 1960 in Syracuse, New York) is an American Engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. He has received numerous awards and ...more
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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 61 (1933-1994)

Birthplace: Durango, Colorado

Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), Col., USAF, was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who ...more
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Scott Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Aquanaut, Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013), (Commander, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of ...more
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Ellison Onizuka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 40 (1946-1986)

Birthplace: Kealakekua, Hawaii

Ellison Shoji Onizuka (エリソン・ショージ・オニヅカ, 鬼塚 承次, Onizuka Shōji, June 24, 1946 – January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut and engineer from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space ...more

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Marsha Ivins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Marsha Sue Ivins (born April 15, 1951) is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five Space Shuttle missions.

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Caitlín R. Kierna... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Paleontologist, Novelist, Author

Age: 54

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Richard Hieb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Richard Hieb Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota

Richard James Hieb (born September 21, 1955 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was a mission specialist on STS-39 and ...more
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Loren Acton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Physicist

Age: 82

Birthplace: Lewistown, Montana

Loren Wilber Acton (born March 7, 1936) is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. Acton was born ...more
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Larry Linville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 61 (1939-2000)

Birthplace: USA, California, Ojai

Lawrence Lavon Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor known for his portrayal of the surgeon Major Frank Burns on the television series M*A*S*H.
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ro... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Psychiatrist, Author

Age: Died at 78 (1926-2004)

Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying ...more
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Christopher Peterson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Professor, Psychologist

Age: Dec. at 62 (1950-2012)

Christopher Peterson (February 18, 1950 – October 9, 2012) was the Arthur F. Thurnau professor of psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the former chair of the ...more
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Tim Gill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Entrepreneur

Age: 65

Birthplace: Hobart, Indiana

Tim Gill (born October 18, 1953) is an American computer software programmer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and LGBT rights activist. He is the founder and co-chair of the Gill Foundation, a ...more
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Businessperson, Politician, Economist

Age: 80

Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

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Jeremy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni
Model, Freestyle skier, American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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