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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?”
  • 1
    Jenna Morasca

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Mark Cuban

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Gene Kelly

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Andrew W. Mellon

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #160 of 270 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#36 of 54 The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

  • 5
    Ron Paul

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    James Traficant

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Justin Sane

    Justin Sane

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Vladimir K. Zworykin

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Fred Cox

    Fred Cox

    Inventor, American football player


    BirthplaceMonongahela, Pennsylvania

    Frederick William Cox is a former National Football League kicker who played for the Minnesota... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Zelda Rubinstein

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Beth Ostrosky Stern

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Mike Ditka

    Mike Ditka

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceUSA, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

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

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  • 13
    Robinson Jeffers

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Wangari Maathai

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15

    Abul Hussam

    Chemist, Professor


    Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Susan Arnold

    Susan Arnold



    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Susan Arnold (born 1954) is an American businesswoman.
  • 17
    Fred Rogers

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Matt Bloom

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Michael Chabon

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    John Irving

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Felipe de Ortego y Gasca

    Professor, Actor


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

  • 22
    Jeff Bergman

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Richard Mellon Scaife

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Mark Stepnoski

    Mark Stepnoski

    American football player


    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania

    Mark Matthew Stepnoski (born January 20, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Tony Woods

    Tony Woods

    American football player


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

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