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Famous University Of Kansas Alumni

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

Items on this list include Wilt Chamberlain and Paul Pierce.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Kansas?” and “Which celebrities are University of Kansas alumni?”
  • 1

    Don Johnson

    Television director, Television producer
    Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director,...  more

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    Paul Rudd

    Comedian, Television producer
    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd...  more

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    Kirstie Alley

    Comedian, Television producer
    Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American actress and spokesmodel. She first...  more

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  • 4

    George Tiller

    George Richard Tiller (August 8, 1941 – May 31, 2009) was an American physician from Wichita,...  more
  • 5

    Alan Mulally

    Businessperson, Engineer
    Alan Roger Mulally (born August 4, 1945) is an American engineer, business executive, and...  more
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    Paul Pierce

    Basketball player
    Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    William Allen White

    Editor, Politician
    William Allen White (February 10, 1868 – January 29, 1944) was an American newspaper editor,...  more
  • 8

    Cynthia Carroll

    Businessperson, Petroleum geologist
    Cynthia Blum Carroll (born November 13, 1956) is a British businesswoman. She was the chief...  more
  • 9

    Bob Dole

    Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a retired American politician, statesman, and...  more

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    Ronald Evans

    Astronaut, Engineer
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  • 11

    Steven Hawley

    Steven Alan Hawley (born December 12, 1951) is a former NASA astronaut who flew on five U.S....  more
  • 12

    Kathleen Sebelius

    Politician, Legislator
    Kathleen Sebelius (; née Gilligan; born May 15, 1948) is an American businesswoman and...  more
  • 13

    Sheila Bair

    Professor, Lawyer
    Sheila Colleen Bair (born April 3, 1954) was the 19th Chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit...  more
  • 14

    William Inge

    Novelist, Screenwriter
    William Motter Inge (; May 3, 1913 – June 10, 1973) was an American playwright and novelist,...  more
  • 15

    Philip Anschutz

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    Philip Frederick Anschutz ( AN-shoots; born December 28, 1939) is an American billionaire...  more
  • 16

    Vernon L. Smith

    Professor, Economist
    Vernon Lomax Smith (born January 1, 1927) is an American economist and professor of business...  more
  • 17

    Charles "Buddy" Rogers

    Film Producer, Actor
    Charles Edward "Buddy" Rogers (August 13, 1904 – April 21, 1999) was an American film actor...  more
  • 18

    Kate Spade

    Fashion designer
    Kate Brosnahan Spade was the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New...  more
  • 19
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  • 20

    Karen McCarthy

    Karen McCarthy (March 18, 1947 – October 5, 2010) was an American politician. She served as...  more
  • 21

    Neil LaBute

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • 22

    Susan Ford

    Journalist, Author
    Susan Elizabeth Ford Bales (born July 6, 1957) is an American author, photojournalist, and...  more
  • 23

    Paul R. Ehrlich

    Biologist, Educator
    Paul Ralph Ehrlich (born May 29, 1932) is an American biologist, best known for his warnings...  more
  • 24
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    Sam Farha

    Professional Poker Player
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