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

Everything from Rajon Rondo to Ashley Judd is included on this list along with other famous people from Kentucky. The University. Go Wildcats! There is of course plenty of Kentucky basketball alumni on this list as UK is known for its men's basketball program.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Kentucky?” and “Which celebrities are University of Kentucky alumni?”
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Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist

Age: 83

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. (born August 19, 1935) is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied ...more

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Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Etymologist, Spokesperson, Television producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, and a political activist. She grew up in a family of performing artists: she is the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the ...more

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Wynonna Judd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Songwriter, Television producer, Musician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States of America

Wynonna Ellen Judd (; born Christina Claire Ciminella; May 30, 1964) is a multi award-winning American country music and Adult contemporary pop singer. Her solo albums and singles are all ...more

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Pat Riley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Pat Riley Basketball Coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Rome, New York, United States of America

Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been the team ...more

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William Windom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

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

William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor. He played a wide variety of roles in both film and television during a near 60 year career, but is perhaps best known ...more
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Ernesto Scorsone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America

Ernesto Scorsone is a notable LGBT advocate, American lawyer, politician and judge from Kentucky.
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Steve Flesch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Golfer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Stephen J. Flesch (born May 23, 1967) is an American professional golfer and TV golf analyst. Flesch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, ...more
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Kristen Cornett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Age: 44

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Meteorologist ' ' 'Kristen Cornett' ' ' joined the 4 Warn Storm Team in October 2007, She provides the weather for weekends for News 4, Saturdays at 6 and 10 pm and Sundays at 5:30 and 10 pm, ...more
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Thomas Hunt Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni

Age: Dec. at 79 (1866-1945)

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Thomas Hunt Morgan (September 25, 1866 – December 4, 1945) was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ...more
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Paul E. Patton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Politician, Corporate officer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America

Paul Edward Patton (born May 26, 1937) is an American politician who served as the 59th governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. Because of a 1992 amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, he was ...more
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Tim Mars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete

Age: 32

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of ...more

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Miss Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 43 (1960-2003)

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Elizabeth Ann Hulette (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003), best known in professional wrestling circles as Miss Elizabeth, was an American professional wrestling manager and occasional ...more

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James W. Holsinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Physician

Age: 79

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

James Wilson Holsinger Jr., (born May 11, 1939) is an American physician. A former major general in the U.S. Army Reserve (1962 to 1993), he has worked primarily in public health for over thirty ...more
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Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball executive and former player. The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) small forward graduated from Dominguez High School ...more

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Kelenna Azubuike is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 35

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Kelenna David Azubuike (born 16 December 1983) is an American former professional basketball player and currently the Golden State Warriors television color analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area. Born ...more

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William J. Fields is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Real Estate Broker, Farmer, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 80 (1874-1954)

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America

William Jason Fields (December 29, 1874 – October 21, 1954) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. Known as "Honest Bill from Olive Hill", he represented ...more
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David L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Burkesville, Kentucky, United States of America

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Ron Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Politician

Age: 72

Birthplace: South Shore, Kentucky, United States of America

Ronald E. "Ron" Lewis (born September 14, 1946) is an American retired politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1994 to 2009, having ...more
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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 83 (1927-2010)

Birthplace: Youngwood, Pennsylvania

George Frederick Blanda (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010) was an American football quarterback and placekicker who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and ...more

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Glenn Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Glenn Holt, Jr. (born July 31, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at ...more
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Martha Layne Collins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Teacher

Age: 82

Birthplace: Bagdad, Kentucky, United States of America

Martha Layne Collins (née Hall; born December 7, 1936) is an American former businesswoman and politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky; she was elected as the state's 56th governor ...more
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Dewayne Robertson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Dewayne Robertson American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Dewayne Jamar Robertson (born October 16, 1981) is a former defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets fourth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft and has ...more
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Happy Chandler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1898-1991)

Birthplace: Corydon, Kentucky, United States of America

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was an American politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He represented the Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate ...more
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Jared Lorenzen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky

Jared Raymond Lorenzen (February 14, 1981 – July 3, 2019) was an American football quarterback and administrator. Following a successful college football career at Kentucky, he played in the ...more