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Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 24.3k views1.0k items

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?”
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  • 1
    Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Bob Dylan

    Film Score Composer, Record producer

    Age79

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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
  • 3
    Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Jessica Lange

    Television producer, Model

    Age71

    BirthplaceCloquet, Minnesota, United States of America

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

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  • 4
    Peter Graves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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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  • 5
    Thomas L. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Thomas L. Friedman

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age67

    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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  • 6
    Loni Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Loni Anderson

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age75

    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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  • 7
    Eddie Albert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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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  • 8
    David Durenberger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    David Durenberger

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age86

    BirthplaceSt. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

    David Ferdinand Durenberger (born August 19, 1934) is an American politician and a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Minor White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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
  • 10
    Maria Schneider is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Maria Schneider

    Arranger, Composer

    Age59

    BirthplaceWindom, Minnesota

    Maria Lynn Schneider (born November 27, 1960) is an American composer and jazz orchestra... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Walter Houser Brattain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Walter Houser Brattain

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1902-1987)

    BirthplaceChina-Amoy

    Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ron Perlman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Ron Perlman

    Comedian, Actor

    Age70

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 13
    Anthony Adducci is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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
  • 14
    Nick Clegg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Nick Clegg

    Spokesperson, Politician

    Age53

    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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  • 15
    Arthur Fry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Arthur Fry

    Inventor

    Age89

    BirthplaceOwatonna, Minnesota

    Arthur Fry (born 19 August 1931) is a retired American inventor and scientist. He is credited... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Hubert Humphrey

    Pharmacist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 67 (1911-1978)

    BirthplaceWallace, South Dakota, United States of America

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

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  • 17
    Arlene Dahl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Age95

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Arlene Carol Dahl (born August 11, 1925) is an American actress and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Robert Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Age87

    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
  • 19
    Kevin Sorbo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Kevin Sorbo

    Bouncer, Spokesperson

    Age62

    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

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  • 20
    Ric Flair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Ric Flair

    Wrestler, Actor

    Age71

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

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  • 21
    Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Rick Sanchez

    Journalist

    Age62

    BirthplaceGuanabacoa, Cuba

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

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    Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Brock Lesnar

    Wrestler, Athlete

    Age43

    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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  • 23
    Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    Maria Bamford

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age50

    BirthplacePort Hueneme, California, USA

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

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  • 24
    Carl Stokes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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
  • 25
    Melvin Calvin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Minnesota Alumni

    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
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