Famous University Of Denver Alumni

List RulesPeople 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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    AgeDec. at 50 (1934-1984)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 confrontational  ...more
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    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    #31 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans#115 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#55 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians In American History

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    Ruth Handler

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 85 (1916-2002)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 best  ...more
  • 4


    Talk show host, Soldier


    BirthplaceBenton Harbor, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 specials,  ...more

    #276 of 392 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#129 of 192 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#88 of 156 The Best Talk Show Hosts Of Daytime, Late Night, and All Time

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    Neil Simon

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 adaptations  ...more
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    Mary Cheney

    Businessperson, Public Relations


    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 is  ...more
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    Josh Taylor



    BirthplacePrinceton, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    American football player


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    Businessperson, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1892-1981)

    BirthplaceUSA, Woodington, Ohio

    NationalityUnited 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
  • 10

    Michelle Kwan

    Figure Skater


    BirthplaceTorrance, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    #311 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#599 of 670 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes#92 of 234 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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    BirthplaceSheridan, Grant Village, Wyoming

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 $2,692,250. His  ...more
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    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceDeadwood, South Dakota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 not  ...more

    #28 of 29 The Best Musical Artists From South Dakota#15 of 20 The Best Musical Artists From Wyoming#39 of 66 The Best Lesbian Singers of All Time

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    Ray Baker



    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 credited  ...more
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    Mary Chase

    Journalist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 75 (1906-1981)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 play  ...more
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    Pete Coors

    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 Coors  ...more
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    Wrestler, Actor

    AgeDec. at 78 (1925-2004)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    NationalityUnited 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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    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 now  ...more
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    Rodolfo Gonzales


    AgeDec. at 76 (1928-2005)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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, which was  ...more
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    Myrth York

    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 daughter  ...more
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    Glenn Anderson

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceVancouver, 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


    AgeDec. at 79 (1886-1965)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 had  ...more
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    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceBismarck, North Dakota, USA

    NationalityUnited 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

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceQuebec City, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    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 lineage,  ...more
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    William D. Ford


    AgeDec. at 77 (1927-2004)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William David Ford (August 6, 1927 – August 14, 2004) was a U.S. Representative from Michigan.  ...more
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    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 Accounting  ...more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Denver and be of some renown.