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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 Alan Berg was an American attorney and Denver, Colorado, talk radio show host. Berg was notable for his largely liberal, outspoken viewpoints and confrontational interview style. On the evening ...more

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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was 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 Ruth Marianna Handler was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is remembered for her role in marketing the Barbie doll.

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Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Talk show host, Soldier, Comedian David Adkins —known by his stage name Sinbad—is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several ...more

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Neil Simon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist Marvin Neil Simon was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received ...more

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Mary Cheney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Public Relations Mary Claire Cheney is the second daughter of Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of the United States, and his wife, Lynne Cheney. She is politically conservative and is involved with a ...more

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Josh Taylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Actor Josh Taylor is a long-time American comedy and dramatic television actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Chris Kositchek and Roman Brady on the long-running American dramatic serial ...more

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Reggie Rivers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
American football player Reggie Rivers is a professional broadcaster and motivational speaker working in Denver, Colorado. From 1991 to 1996, Rivers was a professional American football player who played running back ...more

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Lowell Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Journalist, Screenwriter Lowell Jackson Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous.

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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Figure Skater Michelle Wingshan Kwan is an American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. She competed at a high level for over a decade ...more

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Bradbury H. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson Bradbury "Brad" Anderson 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 $2,692,250. His ...more

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Cris Williamson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter 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 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 Mary Coyle Chase was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for film starring James Stewart. She wrote ...more

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Pete Coors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Peter Hanson "Pete" Coors is an American businessman and politician. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of MillerCoors.

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Hard Boiled Haggerty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Wrestler, Actor Don Stansauk was a professional wrestler and actor, known by his ring name, Hard Boiled Haggerty. He was previously a professional American football player, and became a successful character ...more

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Clarke Canfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Journalist Clarke Canfield is a New England journalist, reporter for The Associated Press, and author of Those Damned Yankees, The Not-So-Great History of Baseball's Evil Empire.

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Rodolfo Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Writer Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzáles was a Mexican American boxer, poet, and political activist. He convened the first-ever Chicano youth conference in March 1969, which was attended by ...more

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Myrth York is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Myrth York is a Democratic politician, former Rhode Island State Senator and three-time unsuccessful 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 Glenn Chris Anderson is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and ...more

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Ray E. Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson 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 Edward Thomas "Ed" Schafer served as the 29th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2008 to 2009. He also served as the 30th Governor of North Dakota from 1992 to 2000.

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Paul Stastny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Paul Stastny is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey center, currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Of Slovak lineage, Stastny is the son of Hockey ...more

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William D. Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Lawyer William David Ford was a U.S. Representative from Michigan. Ford was born in Detroit and attended Henry Ford Trade School, Melvindale High School, Nebraska State Teachers College, and Wayne ...more

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Robert J. Swieringa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Educator 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

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Richard Hilton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer Richard Howard "Rick" Hilton is an American businessman. He is the chairman and co-founder of Hilton & Hyland, a real estate brokerage firm based in Beverly Hills, California, that ...more

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George William Casey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
George William Casey, Jr. is a former United States Army general who last served as the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from April 10, 2007 to April 11, 2011. Casey previously served as ...more

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Margaret Singer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Psychologist Margaret Thaler Singer was a clinical psychologist and opponent of new religious movements. Singer's main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy, brainwashing and coercive ...more

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Leonard L. Berry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson Dr. Leonard L. Berry is Distinguished Professor of Marketing. He is also Professor of Humanities in Medicine in the College of Medicine at The Texas AM University System Health Science Center. ...more

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Mark Rycroft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Mark Rycroft Mark A. Rycroft is a former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche.

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Pete Domenici is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Politician Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici is an American Republican politician, who served six terms as a United States Senator from New Mexico, from 1973 to 2009, the longest tenure in the state's ...more

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Byron Dorgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Politician, Author Byron Leslie Dorgan is a former United States Senator from North Dakota and is now a senior policy advisor for a Washington, DC law firm. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, ...more

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Phil Heath is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Bodybuilder Phillip "Phil" Heath is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and the current Mr. Olympia.

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Mike Enzi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Accountant, Politician, Entrepreneur Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Wyoming, serving since 1997. He is a member of the Republican Party. Raised in ...more

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Cedar Walton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Jazz Pianist Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. was an American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey's band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. ...more

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Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Basketball Coach Gregg Charles Popovich is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs. Taking over as coach of the Spurs in 1996, ...more

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Abraham Klausner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Rabbi, Chaplain Abraham Judah Klausner was a Reform rabbi and United States Army captain and chaplain who became a “father figure” for the more than 30,000 emaciated survivors found at Dachau Concentration ...more

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Duane Michals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Photographer Duane Michals is an American photographer. Michals's work makes innovative use of photo-sequences, often incorporating text to examine emotion and philosophy.

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Jack C. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Jack Crawford Taylor is an American businessman and billionaire who founded the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company.

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Cindy Courville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Diplomat Dr. Cindy Lou Courville was the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union from 2006 to 2008. Previously she was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the ...more

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John Patrick Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
John Patrick Williams Politician John Patrick "Pat" Williams is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Montana during the years 1979 to 1997. Williams attended the ...more

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Floyd Little is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
American football player Floyd Douglas Little is a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, and was a three-time American football All-American running back at Syracuse University. In 1967 he was the 6th selection of the ...more

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Gale Norton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Gale Ann Norton served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. She was the first woman to hold the position.

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Fred K. Mahaffey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Fred K. Mahaffey Fred Keith Mahaffey was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Readiness Command from 1985 to 1986. Considered a rising star in the Army, his ...more

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Dean Baker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Author, Economist Dean Baker is an American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, with Mark Weisbrot. He previously was a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute ...more

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Matt Carle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Matthew Carle is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.

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Suzy Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Model, Actor, Athlete Suzanne "Suzy" Chaffee is a former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress. Following her racing career, she modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent ...more

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Keith Magnuson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Keith Arlen Magnuson was a professional ice hockey defenceman from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who played in the National Hockey League between 1969 and 1979. Magnuson was killed in an auto accident ...more

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Ted Shackelford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Actor Theodore Tillman "Ted" Shackelford, III is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Gary Ewing on the CBS television series Knots Landing, in which he starred from 1979 to

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Mohammad Javad Zarif is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Denver Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari is an Iranian diplomat, academic and current Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has held various significant diplomatic and cabinet posts since the 1990s. Zarif is ...more