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Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni

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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Dan Marino and Joe Manganiello.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Pittsburgh?” and “Which celebrities are University of Pittsburgh alumni?”
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Jenna Morasca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Wrestler, Model, Actor

Age: 38

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jenna Morasca (born February 15, 1981) is an American actress, former swimsuit model and American reality TV contestant who was the million-dollar grand prize winner of Survivor: The Amazon in ...more

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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Investor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and ...more

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)

Birthplace: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his ...more

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Andrew W. Mellon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Politician, Banker

Age: Dec. at 82 (1855-1937)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Andrew William Mellon (; March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937), sometimes A.W., was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, and politician. From the wealthy ...more

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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Politician, Author, Physician

Age: 83

Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Green Tree, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 ...more

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James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Politician, Police officer

Age: Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

James Anthony Traficant Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He ...more

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Justin Sane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 46

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock ...more
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Vladimir K. Zworykin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 94 (1888-1982)

Birthplace: Murom, Eurasia, Vladimir Oblast, Russia

Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Russian: Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин, Vladimir Koz'mich Zvorykin; July 29 [O.S. July 17] 1888 – July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer ...more

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Fred Cox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Inventor, American football player

Age: 77

Birthplace: Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Frederick William Cox is a former National Football League kicker who played for the Minnesota Vikings throughout his career (1963–1977).

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Zelda Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Medical technologist, Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 77 (1933-2010)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Zelda May Rubinstein (May 28, 1933 – January 27, 2010) was an American actress and human rights activist, known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist film series. Playing ...more

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Beth Ostrosky Stern is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Beth Ostrosky Stern (born July 15, 1972) is an American actress, author, model, and animal rights activist.
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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 79

Birthplace: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko; October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro ...more

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Robinson Jeffers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Poet, Environmentalist

Age: Dec. at 75 (1887-1962)

Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Much of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic ...more

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Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Politician, Environmentalist, Political Activist

Age: Dec. at 71 (1940-2011)

Birthplace: Tetu, Kenya

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (wàŋɡàˈɹɛ |m|ɑː|ˈ|t|aɪ; 1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win ...more

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Abul Hussam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Inventor

Birthplace: Bangladesh

Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University ...more
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Susan Arnold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 64

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Susan Arnold (born 1954) is an American businesswoman.
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Fred Rogers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Television Show Host, Songwriter, Television producer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1928-2003)

Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was known as the creator, ...more

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Matt Bloom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Wrestler, American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, United States of America

Matthew Jason Bloom (born November 14, 1972) is an American professional wrestling trainer, color commentator and retired professional wrestler and National Football League player. He is ...more

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Michael Chabon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 55

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Michael Chabon ( SHAY-bon; born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer.Chabon's first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), was published when ...more
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John Irving is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 77

Birthplace: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States of America

John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The ...more
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Felipe de Ortego y Gasca... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Professor, Actor, Writer

Age: 93

Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois

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Jeff Bergman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Voice acting

Age: 58

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jeffrey Allen Bergman (born July 10, 1960) is an American voice actor, comedian and impressionist. He has provided the modern-day voices of various classic cartoon characters, most notably with ...more

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Richard Mellon Scaife is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
Newspaper publisher

Age: Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Richard Mellon Scaife (; July 3, 1932 – July 4, 2014) was an American billionaire, a principal heir to the Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune, and the owner and publisher of the ...more
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Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania

Mark Matthew Stepnoski (born January 20, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He attended Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania, ...more
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Tony Woods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni
American football player

Age: 50

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Stanley Anthony Woods (born October 11, 1965) is a former professional American football linebacker and defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Seattle Seahawks ...more