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Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.7k views140 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    AgeDec. at 71 (1939-2010)

    BirthplaceMcLemoresville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Michael Jeter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Michael Jeter

    Actor

    AgeDec. at 51 (1952-2003)

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Lawrenceburg

    Michael Jeter (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003) was an American actor of film, stage, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Wink Martindale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Wink Martindale

    Game Show Host, Presenter

    Age86

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee, United States of America

    Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (born December 4, 1933) is an American disc jockey, radio... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    John Dye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    AgeDec. at 48 (1963-2011)

    BirthplaceAmory, Mississippi, USA

    John Carroll Dye (January 31, 1963 – January 10, 2011) was an American film and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nancy Walton Laurie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni
    Nancy Walton Laurie (born May 15, 1951) is an American heir to the Walmart fortune. She is... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Jerry Lawler

    Commentator, Businessperson

    Age70

    Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Derrick Rose

    Basketball player, Athlete

    Age31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    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...
  • 9
    Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Fred Thompson

    Public speaker, Politician

    Age78

    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, United States of America

    Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Steve Cohen

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age71

    BirthplaceArea code 901, Tennessee, Shelby County, United States of America, United States

    Stephen Ira Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is an American politician serving as the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Isaac Bruce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Isaac Bruce

    American football player

    Age47

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in... more on Wikipedia

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    #9 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#1523 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 12
    Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Penny Hardaway

    Basketball player, Actor

    Age49

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Clare Grant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Clare Grant

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age41

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Clare Camille Johnson (born August 23, 1979), known professionally as Clare Grant, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Lorenzen Wright

    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 35 (1975-2010)

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (November 4, 1975 – July 19, 2010) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Stephen Gostkowski

    American football player

    Age36

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Stephen Haunt Carroll Gostkowski ( gost-KOW-skee; born January 28, 1984) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Carolyn D. Wright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Carolyn D. Wright

    Poet, Writer

    Age71

    BirthplaceMountain Home, Arkansas

    Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright (January 6, 1949 – January 12, 2016) was an American poet. She was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    William R. Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    William R. Lucas

    Sailor

    Age98

    BirthplaceNewbern, Tennessee

    William R. Lucas (born March 1, 1922) was the fourth Director of the NASA Marshall Space... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Keith Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Keith Butler

    Coach, American football player

    Age64

    BirthplaceAnniston, Alabama

    John Keith Butler (born May 16, 1956) is an American football coach who is the defensive... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Shawne Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Shawne Williams

    Basketball player

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Shawne Brian Williams (born February 16, 1986) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Artis Hicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Artis Hicks

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee

    Artis Hicks (born November 28, 1978) is a former American football guard of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Mike McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Mike McKenzie

    American football player

    Age44

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Mike or Michael McKenzie or MacKenzie may refer to: Michael MacKenzie (rugby player) (born... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Tony Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Tony Brown

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee

    Tony Brown may refer to:
  • 23
    Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Wade Smith

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Wade Leon Smith (born April 26, 1981) is a former American football offensive tackle who... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    William Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    William Sanderson

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age72

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

    William Sanderson (born January 10, 1944) is an American character actor famous for his roles... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Derrick Ballard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Memphis Alumni

    Derrick Ballard

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceMadison, Georgia

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