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Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni

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

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

List ranges from Alex English to Sterling Sharpe, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of South Carolina?” and “Which celebrities are University of South Carolina alumni?”
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Donna Rice Hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Donna Rice Hughes Model

Age: 61

Donna Rice Hughes (born January 7, 1958) is president and CEO of Enough Is Enough, an author, speaker and film producer. In her work with Enough is Enough, Hughes has appeared on a variety of ...more
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John Jenrette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Politician

Age: 82

Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America

John Wilson Jenrette Jr. (born May 19, 1936) is an American former politician from South Carolina, best known for his involvement in the ABSCAM corruption scandal, and being the husband of ...more
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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker

Age: 88

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art. He is well known for his depictions ...more

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Sam Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Television director, Songwriter, Television producer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

Sam Irvin (born June 14, 1956) is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author and film teacher. Irvin's directing credits include Guilty as Charged, Oblivion, ...more
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Leeza Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Presenter

Age: 61

Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, USA

Leeza Kim Gibbons (born March 26, 1957) is an American talk show host. She is best known as a correspondent and co-host for Entertainment Tonight (1984–2000) as well as for having her own ...more

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Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 52

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he ...more

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Bob McNair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 82

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

Robert C. McNair (January 1, 1937 – November 23, 2018) was an American businessman, philanthropist, and the owner of the National Football League (NFL)'s Houston Texans.
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Mark Bryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Mark William Bryan (born May 6, 1967) is an American musician. He is a founding member, songwriter, and the lead guitarist for the band Hootie & the Blowfish. In 1986, Bryan and his friend ...more
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James W. Holsinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Physician

Age: 79

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

James Wilson Holsinger Jr., (born May 11, 1939) is an American physician. A former major general in the U.S. Army Reserve (1962 to 1993), he has worked primarily in public health for over thirty ...more
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Ainsley Earhardt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Newsreader

Age: 42

Birthplace: South Carolina, USA

Ainsley Earhardt (born September 20, 1976) is an American Fox News television personality and author. She is the co-host of Fox & Friends.

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John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina

John Antonio Abraham (born May 6, 1978) is a former American football outside linebacker and defensive end who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football ...more
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Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Coach

Age: 63

Birthplace: Bamberg, South Carolina, United States of America

William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach remembered as the Met who hit the ground ball that rolled through Bill ...more
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Kathryn Frost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 58 (1948-2006)

Birthplace: Latta, South Carolina

Major General (retired) Kathryn G. Frost (November 7, 1948 – August 18, 2006) was the commander of the United States Army and Air Force Exchange Service from August 2002 to April 2005. At the ...more
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David Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

David Horton Wilkins (born October 12, 1946) is an American attorney and a former U.S. Ambassador to Canada during the administration of President George W. Bush. Prior to the appointment, he ...more
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Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Banker

Age: 64

Birthplace: Lake City, South Carolina

Darla Dee Moore (born August 1, 1954) is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the former president and a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater Inc. and was married to ...more
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William C. Preston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1794-1860)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794 – May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United States and a member of the Nullifier, and later Whig Parties. He was also the cousin of William Ballard ...more
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Jim Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Politician, Professor

Age: Dec. at 69 (1943-2012)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Jim Green was an American-Canadian who was a longshoreman, taxicab driver, community activist, non-profit housing developer, municipal politician, university instructor and development
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Andrew Card is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Politician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Andrew Hill Card Jr. (born May 10, 1947) is an American politician who was White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006, as well as head of Bush's White House Iraq ...more
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Coleman Livingston Bleas... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)

Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina, United States of America

Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942) was a South Carolina politician who belonged to the Democratic Party. He served as a state legislator, 90th Governor of South ...more
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James Henry Hammond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Publisher, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 57 (1807-1864)

Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was an attorney, politician and planter from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th ...more
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Adam Everett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Austell, Georgia

Jeffery Adam Everett (born February 5, 1977), is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played college baseball for both the NC State Wolfpack and South ...more
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Rita Cosby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Journalist, Author, Presenter

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Rita Cosby (born November 18, 1964) is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host, and best selling author. She is currently a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated program ...more
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Shaun Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Shaun William Smith (born August 19, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at ...more
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Dries van Agt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Activist, Politician, Diplomat

Age: 88

Birthplace: Geldrop, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt (Dutch: [ˈdris fɑn ˈɑxt] (listen); born 2 February 1931) is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) ...more
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Sheldon Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Sheldon Brown American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Lancaster, South Carolina

Sheldon Dion Brown (born March 19, 1979) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2002 ...more