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Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Bob Dylan and Brock Lesnar, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Minnesota?” and “Which celebrities are University of Minnesota alumni?”
  • Bob Dylan1

    Bob Dylan

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Duluth

    Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Fonda2

    Henry Fonda

    Soldier, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1905-1982)

    BirthplaceGrand Island, Nebraska, United States of America

    Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with... more on Wikipedia

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    #12 of 23 People Who Won Oscars for the Wrong Film#45 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • Jessica Lange3

    Jessica Lange

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceCloquet, USA, Minnesota

    Jessica Phyllis Lange (; born April 20, 1949) is an American actress. She is the thirteenth... more on Wikipedia

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  • Peter Graves4

    Peter Graves

    Television director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Peter Graves (born Peter Duesler Aurness; March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #89 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#338 of 466 Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

  • Thomas L. Friedman5

    Thomas L. Friedman

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

    Thomas Loren Friedman (; born July 20, 1953) is an American political commentator and author.... more on Wikipedia

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    #86 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits#29 of 38 The Most Influential Contemporary Minds

  • Loni Anderson6

    Loni Anderson

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress. She is known for her role as... more on Wikipedia

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    #731 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#226 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Eddie Albert7

    Eddie Albert

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 99 (1906-2005)

    BirthplaceUSA, Rock Island, Illinois

    Edward Albert Heimberger (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005), known professionally as Eddie... more on Wikipedia

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    #100 of 110 Celebrities Who Were In The Military#58 of 90 Celebrities Born On Earth Day

  • David Durenberger8

    David Durenberger

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSt. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

    David Ferdinand Durenberger (born August 19, 1934) is an American politician and a former... more on Wikipedia
  • Minor White9

    Minor White

    Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1908-1976)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    Minor Martin White (July 9, 1908 – June 24, 1976) was an American photographer, theoretician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Maria Schneider10

    Maria Schneider

    Arranger, Composer


    BirthplaceWindom, Minnesota

    Maria Lynn Schneider (born November 27, 1960) is an American composer and jazz orchestra... more on Wikipedia
  • Walter Houser Brattain11

    Walter Houser Brattain

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1902-1987)


    Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at... more on Wikipedia
  • Ron Perlman12

    Ron Perlman

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Washington Heights

    Ronald Jay Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American actor and voice actor. He played the... more on Wikipedia

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    #381 of 1,019 The Best Actors in Film History#101 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

  • Anthony Adducci13

    Anthony Adducci

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 69 (1937-2006)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Anthony J. Adducci ( August 14, 1937 – September 19, 2006) was a pioneer of the medical device... more on Wikipedia
  • Nick Clegg14

    Nick Clegg

    Spokesperson, Politician


    BirthplaceChalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

    Sir Nicholas William Peter Clegg (born 7 January 1967) is a British former politician who... more on Wikipedia

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    #38 of 73 Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad#62 of 147 Celebrities Who Practice Transcendental Meditation

  • Arthur Fry15

    Arthur Fry



    BirthplaceOwatonna, Minnesota

    Arthur Fry (born 19 August 1931) is a retired American inventor and scientist. He is credited... more on Wikipedia
  • Hubert Humphrey16

    Hubert Humphrey

    Pharmacist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 67 (1911-1978)

    BirthplaceWallace, South Dakota, USA

    Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who... more on Wikipedia

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    #163 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#146 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History

  • Arlene Dahl17


    BirthplaceMinneapolis, USA, Minnesota

    Arlene Carol Dahl (born August 11, 1925) is an American actress and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Vaughn18


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor noted for... more on Wikipedia

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    #240 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#166 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

  • Kevin Sorbo19

    Kevin Sorbo

    Bouncer, Spokesperson


    BirthplaceMound, Minnesota, United States of America

    Kevin David Sorbo (born September 24, 1958) is an American actor. He had starring roles in... more on Wikipedia


    #92 of 211 Celebrities Who Should Run for President#284 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

  • Ric Flair20

    Ric Flair

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #135 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#2 of 108 The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

  • Rick Sanchez21

    Rick Sanchez



    BirthplaceGuanabacoa, Cuba

    Rick Sanchez or Rick Sánchez most commonly refers to: Rick Sanchez (journalist), a... more on Wikipedia

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    #15 of 15 20 Famous People Who Were Fired for Saying Offensive Things#16 of 20 Appalling Anti-Semitic Remarks by Famous People

  • Brock Lesnar22

    Brock Lesnar

    Wrestler, Athlete


    BirthplaceWebster, South Dakota, United States of America

    Brock Edward Lesnar (; born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Maria Bamford23

    Maria Bamford

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplacePort Hueneme, California, United States of America

    Maria Elizabeth Sheldon Bamford (born September 3, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Stokes24

    Carl Stokes

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 69 (1927-1996)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Carl Burton Stokes (June 21, 1927 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician and diplomat of... more on Wikipedia
  • Melvin Calvin25

    Melvin Calvin

    Chemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1911-1997)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for... more on Wikipedia