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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Condoleezza Rice and Sinbad, in it.

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

Age: Dec. at 50 (1934-1984)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Alan Harrison Berg (January 1, 1934 – June 18, 1984) was an American attorney and talk radio show host in Denver, Colorado. Berg was known for his liberal, outspoken viewpoints and ...more
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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

Age: 64

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Condoleezza Rice (; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the ...more

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Ruth Handler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is ...more
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Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Talk show host, Soldier, Comedian

Age: 62

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Benton Harbor

David Adkins (born November 10, 1956), better known by his stage name Sinbad (), is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO ...more

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Neil Simon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist

Age: 91

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

Marvin Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly ...more

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Mary Cheney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Public Relations

Age: 49

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

Mary Claire Cheney (born March 14, 1969) is the younger daughter of Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of the United States, and his wife, Lynne Cheney. She is politically conservative and ...more
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Josh Taylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Actor

Age: 75

Birthplace: Princeton, Illinois, USA

Josh or Joshua Taylor may refer to: Josh Taylor (actor) (born 1943), American comedy and dramatic television actor Josh Taylor (baseball) (born 1993), American professional baseball pitcher Josh ...more
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Reggie Rivers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
American football player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Reggie Rivers (born February 22, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio) is a professional broadcaster and motivational speaker working in Denver, Colorado. From 1991 to 1996, Rivers was a professional American ...more
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Lowell Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Journalist, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 89 (1892-1981)

Birthplace: Woodington, Ohio, United States of America

Lowell Jackson Thomas (April 6, 1892 – August 29, 1981) was an American writer, actor, broadcaster, and traveler, best remembered for publicising T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). He was also ...more
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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Figure Skater

Age: 38

Birthplace: USA, California, Torrance

Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002), a five-time World champion (1996, 1998, 2000, ...more

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Bradbury H. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 70

Birthplace: Sheridan, Grant Village, Wyoming

Bradbury "Brad" Anderson (born 1949) is the former CEO and Vice Chairman of consumer electronics retailer Best Buy. In fiscal 2006, he earned a salary of $1,164,283 and a bonus of ...more
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Cris Williamson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 72

Birthplace: Deadwood, South Dakota

Cris Williamson is an American feminist singer-songwriter, who achieved fame as a recording artist, and who was a pioneer as a visible lesbian political activist, during a time when few who were ...more

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Ray Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Ray Baker is an American theater, television and film actor. Baker was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a long time character actor with over 100 credits on television and film alone. Baker is ...more
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Mary Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter, Writer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1906-1981)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Mary Coyle Chase (born Mary Agnes McDonough Coyle; 25 February 1906 – 20 October 1981) was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway ...more

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Pete Coors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni

Age: 72

Birthplace: Golden, Colorado

Peter Hanson Coors (born September 20, 1946) is an American businessman and politician. He formerly served as the chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company and chairman of MillerCoors.Peter ...more
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Hard Boiled Haggerty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Wrestler, Actor

Age: Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Don Stansauk (April 2, 1925 – January 27, 2004) was an American professional wrestler and actor, known by his ring name, Hard Boiled Haggerty. He was previously a professional American football ...more
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Clarke Canfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Journalist

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Clarke Canfield is a former longtime New England journalist and reporter for The Associated Press, and the author of Those Damned Yankees, The Not-So-Great History of Baseball's Evil Empire. He ...more
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Rodolfo Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Writer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales (June 18, 1928 – April 12, 2005) was a Mexican American boxer, poet, and political activist. He convened the first-ever Chicano youth conference in March 1969, ...more
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Myrth York is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni

Age: 72

Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey

Myrth York (born June 7, 1946) is a Democratic politician, former Rhode Island State Senator and candidate for Governor of Rhode Island. York was born in Maplewood, New Jersey. She is the ...more
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Glenn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Glenn Chris Anderson (born October 2, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple ...more
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Ray E. Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 79 (1886-1965)

Roy E. Dickerson a passenger was onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while attending a meeting with the National Social Health Society. He also ...more
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Edward T. Schafer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 72

Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

Edward Thomas Schafer (born August 8, 1946) is an American businessman and politician who was the 30th governor of North Dakota from 1992 to 2000. Schafer also served as the 29th United States ...more
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Paul Stastny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 33

Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada

Paul Stastny (born December 27, 1985) is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Of Slovak ...more

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William D. Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States, + more

William David Ford (August 6, 1927 – August 14, 2004) was a U.S. Representative from Michigan.
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Robert J. Swieringa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Educator

Age: 77

Dr. Swieringa taught accounting at Stanfords Graduate School of Business and at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University before serving as a member of the Financial ...more