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Famous Worcester Academy Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Worcester Academy and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Cole Porter and Arthur Kennedy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Worcester Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Worcester Academy alumni?”
  • Cole Porter1

    Cole Porter

    Songwriter, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 73 (1891-1964)

    BirthplacePeru, Indiana, United States of America

    Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Abbie Hoffman2

    Abbie Hoffman

    Psychologist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 53 (1936-1989)

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Abbot Howard Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Kennedy3

    AgeDec. at 76 (1914-1990)

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Fidrych4

    Mark Fidrych

    Baseball player, General contractor

    AgeDec. at 55 (1954-2009)

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts

    Mark Steven Fidrych (; August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed "The Bird", was a Major... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jim McGovern5

    Jim McGovern



    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    James McGovern may refer to: James F. McGovern (born 1946), United States Under Secretary of... more on Wikipedia
  • Ned Harkness6

    Ned Harkness

    Ice Hockey Player, Coach

    AgeDec. at 89 (1919-2008)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Nevin D. "Ned" Harkness (September 19, 1919 – September 19, 2008) was an NCAA head coach of... more on Wikipedia
  • Clarence Dillon7

    Clarence Dillon

    Investment Banker

    AgeDec. at 97 (1882-1979)

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Clarence Dillon (September 27, 1882 – April 14, 1979) was an American financier, and namesake... more on Wikipedia
  • John Hope8

    John Hope

    John Hope (June 2, 1868 – February 22, 1936), born in Augusta, Georgia, was an African... more on Wikipedia
  • Norman Cota9

    Norman Cota

    Major General Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota, Sr. (May 30, 1893 – October 4, 1971) was a senior... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Starrett10

    AgeDec. at 83 (1903-1986)

    BirthplaceAthol, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Charles Robert Starrett (March 28, 1903 – March 22, 1986) was an American actor best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Colt Brennan11

    Colt Brennan

    American football player


    BirthplaceLaguna Beach, California

    Colton James "Colt" Brennan (born August 16, 1983) is a former American professional football... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Slade12

    Mark Slade

    Actor, Writer


    BirthplaceSalem, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Mark Van Blarcom Slade (born May 1, 1939) is an American actor, artist, and author,... more on Wikipedia
  • Craig Smith13

    Craig Smith

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California

    Craig Smith may refer to:
  • 14

    Edward Jones


    AgeDec. at 64 (1856-1920)

    Edward Davis Jones (7 October 1856 – 16 February 1920) was a U.S. statistician, mostly known... more on Wikipedia
  • Jarrett Jack15

    Jarrett Jack

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceFort Washington, Maryland

    Jarrett Matthew Jack (born October 28, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • Eli Thayer16
    Eli Thayer (June 11, 1819 – April 15, 1899) was a member of the United States House of... more on Wikipedia
  • Rick Carlisle17

    Rick Carlisle

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceOgdensburg, New York

    Richard Preston Carlisle ( KAR-lyle; born October 27, 1959) is an American basketball coach... more on Wikipedia

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  • Armand LaMontagne18

    Armand LaMontagne

    Armand LaMontagne (born 1939) is an American sculptor of celebrated personalities.
  • 19

    Paul Mitchell

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts

    Paul Michael Mitchell Jr. (born August 19, 1949) is a retired professional baseball pitcher... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Philbin20


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Joseph Anthony Philbin (born July 2, 1961) is an American football coach. He was the head... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Jack Hart

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  • 22

    Donald Rowe

    Donald "Dee" Rowe is a former coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. ... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Malone23
    Michael Malone (born September 15, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach who is... more on Wikipedia

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