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Famous University Of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 19.5k views287 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Massachusetts Amherst and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from Julius Erving to Richard Gere.

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

    Richard Gere

    Pianist, Musician
    Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in...  more

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    Michael Blakey

    Film Score Composer, Arranger
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  • 3

    Bill Cosby

    Activist, Film Score Composer
    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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    Bridget Moynahan

    Model, Actor
    Kathryn Bridget Moynahan (born April 28, 1971 is an American actress and model. Moynahan is...  more

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    Catherine Coleman

    Chemist, Astronaut
    Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman (born December 14, 1960) is an American chemist, a former...  more
  • 6

    Natalie Cole

    Performer, Songwriter
    Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice...  more

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  • 7

    Rob Corddry

    Television director, Comedian
    Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is known...  more
  • 8
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  • 9

    Tina Liebling

    Politician, Legislator
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  • 10

    Jack Welch

    Businessperson, Manager
    John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. (born November 19, 1935) is an American business executive,...  more
  • 11

    Julius Erving

    Basketball player, Actor
    Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is...  more

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    Marcus Camby

    Basketball player
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    Jill Carroll

    Firefighter, Journalist
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    Gail Collins

    Editor, Commentator
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  • 15

    John F. Smith, Jr.

    Businessperson
    John Francis "Jack" Smith Jr. (born April 6, 1938) is the non-executive chairman of the board...  more
  • 16

    Bonnie Dumanis

    Politician, Lawyer
    Bonnie Michelle Dumanis (born December 16, 1951) was the District Attorney of San Diego...  more
  • 17

    Jeffrey C. Taylor

    Businessperson
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  • 18

    Ken Ober

    Comedian, Actor
    Ken Ober (July 3, 1957 – November 15, 2009) was an American game show host, comedian, and...  more
  • 19
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  • 20

    Dana Gould

    Comedian, Television producer
    Dana John Gould (born August 24, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and...  more
  • 21
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  • 22

    Marc Forgione

    Chef
    Marc Forgione is one of the Iron Chefs competing on Food Network's Iron Chef America and owner...  more
  • 23

    Yusef Lateef

    Musician, Flautist
    Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was...  more
  • 24

    Bill Pullman

    Actor, Voice acting
    William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television...  more

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    Stephane Lasme

    Basketball player
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