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Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Jenna Morasca1

    Jenna Morasca

    Wrestler, Model


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jenna Morasca (born February 15, 1981) is an American actress, former swimsuit model and...  more

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  • Mark Cuban2

    Mark Cuban

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of...  more

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  • Gene Kelly3

    Gene Kelly

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1912-1996)

    BirthplaceHighland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of...  more

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  • Andrew W. Mellon4

    Andrew W. Mellon

    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 82 (1855-1937)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Andrew William Mellon (; March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937), sometimes A.W., was an American...  more

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    #161 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#34 of 54 The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

  • Ron Paul5

    Ron Paul

    Politician, Author


    BirthplaceGreen Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired...  more

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  • James Traficant6

    James Traficant

    Politician, Police officer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio, United States of America

    James Anthony Traficant Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) was a Democratic, and later...  more
  • Justin Sane7

    Justin Sane

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the...  more
  • Vladimir K. Zworykin8

    Vladimir K. Zworykin

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 94 (1888-1982)

    BirthplaceMurom, Eurasia, Vladimir Oblast, Russia

    Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Russian: Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин, Vladimir Koz'mich Zvorykin;...  more
  • Fred Cox9

    Fred Cox

    Inventor, American football player


    BirthplaceMonongahela, Pennsylvania

    Frederick William Cox is a former National Football League kicker who played for the Minnesota...  more
  • Zelda Rubinstein10

    Zelda Rubinstein

    Medical technologist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 77 (1933-2010)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Zelda May Rubinstein (May 28, 1933 – January 27, 2010) was an American actress and human...  more

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    #19 of 20 Famous Women Who Are Teeny Tiny#4 of 15 The Most Famous Little People in the World

  • Beth Ostrosky Stern11

    Beth Ostrosky Stern

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Beth Ostrosky Stern (born July 15, 1972) is an American actress, author, model, and animal...  more
  • Mike Ditka12

    Mike Ditka

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceCarnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael Keller Ditka (born October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and...  more

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  • Robinson Jeffers13

    Robinson Jeffers

    Poet, Environmentalist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1887-1962)

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for...  more
  • Wangari Maathai14

    Wangari Maathai

    Politician, Environmentalist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1940-2011)

    BirthplaceTetu, Kenya

    Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (wàŋɡàˈɹɛ |m|ɑː|ˈ|t|aɪ; 1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a renowned...  more
  • 15

    Abul Hussam

    Chemist, Professor


    Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George...  more
  • Susan Arnold16

    Susan Arnold



    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Susan Arnold (born 1954) is an American businesswoman. ...  more
  • Fred Rogers17

    Fred Rogers

    Television Show Host, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 75 (1928-2003)

    BirthplaceLatrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television...  more

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  • Matt Bloom18

    Matt Bloom

    Wrestler, American football player


    BirthplacePeabody, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Matthew Jason Bloom (born November 14, 1972) is an American professional wrestling trainer,...  more
  • Michael Chabon19

    Michael Chabon

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Michael Chabon ( SHAY-bon; born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, columnist...  more
  • John Irving20

    John Irving

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceExeter, New Hampshire, United States of America

    John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and...  more
  • 21

    Felipe de Ortego y Gasca

    Professor, Actor


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

  • Jeff Bergman22

    Jeff Bergman

    Voice acting


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jeffrey Allen Bergman (born July 10, 1960) is an American voice actor, comedian and...  more
  • Richard Mellon Scaife23

    Richard Mellon Scaife

    Newspaper publisher

    AgeDec. at 82 (1932-2014)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Richard Mellon Scaife (; July 3, 1932 – July 4, 2014) was an American billionaire, a principal...  more
  • Mark Stepnoski24

    Mark Stepnoski

    American football player


    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania

    Mark Matthew Stepnoski (born January 20, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman...  more
  • Tony Woods25

    Tony Woods

    American football player


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Stanley Anthony Woods (born October 11, 1965) is a former professional American football...  more