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Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Memphis and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Derrick Rose, Jerry Lawler, and many more

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Memphis?” and “Which celebrities are University of Memphis alumni?”
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Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Actor
Dixie Virginia Carter was an American film, television, and stage actress. From 1986 to 1993, she starred as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Carter made her professional ...more
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Michael Jeter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Actor
Michael Jeter was an American actor of film, stage, and television. His notable television roles are as Herman Stiles on Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and for playing Mr. Noodle's brother ...more
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Wink Martindale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Game Show Host, Presenter
Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale is an American disc jockey and television game show host.
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John Dye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Actor
John Carroll Dye was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the television series Touched by an Angel.
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Nancy Walton Laurie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Nancy Walton Laurie is an American heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune, businesswoman and philanthropist.
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Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Commentator, Businessperson, Wrestler
Jerry O'Neil Lawler is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE, where he serves as the color commentator on SmackDown and WWE ...more
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete
Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college ...more
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Rahul N. Merchant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Rahul N. Merchant is Fannie Mae's executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Reporting to the executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), Merchant oversees all ...more
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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Public speaker, Politician, Journalist
Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing ...more
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Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Tennessee's 9th district ...more
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Isaac Bruce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
American football player
Isaac Isidore Bruce is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Basketball player, Actor
Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association, specializing as an unconventionally tall point ...more
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Clare Grant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Clare Grant is an American actress, voice actress, producer, model and singer.
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Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Basketball player
Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright was an American professional basketball player who died mysteriously in July 2010, shortly after leaving his ex-wife's home.
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Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
American football player
Stephen Carroll Gostkowski is an American football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft with the ...more
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Carolyn D. Wright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Poet, Writer
Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright is an American poet.
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William R. Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
William R. Lucas Sailor
William R. Lucas was the fourth Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. He served as director from June 15, 1974 to July 3, 1986; when he retired as a result of the Challenger
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Keith Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Coach, American football player
Keith Butler is the defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks for 10 years and retired after the 1987 NFL season.
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Shawne Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Basketball player
Shawne Brian Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was selected 17th overall in the 2006 ...more
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Artis Hicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
American football player
Artis Hicks is an American football guard for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college ...more
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Mike McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
American football player
Michael Terrance McKenzie is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He also ...more
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Tony Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
American football player
Robert Anthony "Tony" Brown, Jr. is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football ...more
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Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
American football player
Wade Leon Smith is a former American football offensive tackle who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Memphis, and was ...more
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William Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
William Sanderson is an American character actor famous for his role as Larry on the 1980s television series Newhart.
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Derrick Ballard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
Derrick Ballard American football player