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Famous University Of Colorado At Boulder Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 25k views456 items

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

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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?”
  • 1

    Robert Redford

    Activist, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSanta 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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  • 2

    Matt Stone

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Alternative NameMatt Stone

    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 Tony...  more

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  • 3

    Trey Parker

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Alternative NameJohn Smith, Trey Parker

    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–) and...  more

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  • 4

    Glenn Miller

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    AgeDec. at 40 (1904-1944)

    BirthplaceClarinda, 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 artist...  more

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  • 5

    Karen Duffy

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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 of People...  more
  • 6

    Carey Lowell

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, New York

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  • 7

    Judy Collins

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    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, rock...  more

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  • 8

    Franco Salvetti

    Researcher, Computer scientist

    BirthplaceRovereto, Italy

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  • 9

    Kalpana Chawla

    Pilot, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 40 (1962-2003)

    BirthplaceKarnal, 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 a...  more
  • 10

    Lynne Cheney

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • 11

    Steven Swanson

    Flight engineer, Astronaut


    BirthplaceSyracuse, 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
  • 12

    Stuart Roosa


    AgeDec. at 61 (1933-1994)

    BirthplaceDurango, 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 was the Command...  more
  • 13

    Scott Carpenter

    Aquanaut, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplaceBoulder, 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 the...  more
  • 14

    Ellison Onizuka

    Astronaut, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 39 (1946-1986)

    BirthplaceKealakekua, 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 with...  more
  • 15

    Marsha Ivins

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Marsha Sue Ivins (born April 15, 1951) is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five Space Shuttle missions....  more
  • 16

    Caitlín R. Kiernan

    Paleontologist, Novelist


    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan (born 26 May 1964) is an Irish-born American author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels, many comic books, and more than two hundred and fifty...  more
  • 17

    Richard Hieb

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceJamestown, 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 STS-49, and...  more
  • 18

    Loren Acton



    BirthplaceLewistown, 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 in...  more
  • 19

    AgeDec. at 60 (1939-2000)

    BirthplaceOjai, California, USA

    Alternative NameLawrence Linville

    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....  more
  • 20

    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Psychiatrist, Author

    AgeDec. at 78 (1926-2004)

    BirthplaceZürich, 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 (1969), where...  more
  • 21

    Christopher Peterson

    Professor, Psychologist

    AgeDec. 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 clinical...  more
  • 22

    Tim Gill



    BirthplaceHobart, 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 private...  more
  • 23

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceMonrovia, Liberia

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in...  more
  • 24


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Alternative NameChris Meloni

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  • 25

    Jeremy Bloom

    Model, Freestyle skier


    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

    Jeremy Bloom (born April 2, 1982) is an American professional skier. He is the only athlete in history to ski in the Winter Olympics and also be drafted into the National Football League. As a skier,...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Colorado at Boulder and be of some renown.