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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.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Worcester Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Worcester Academy alumni?”
Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
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Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the ...more

Profession: Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Composer

Age: Died at 73 (1891-1964)

Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States of America

Credits: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Once Upon a Time in America, American Hustle, L.A. Confidential

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Abbie Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
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Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic ...more

Profession: Psychologist, Actor, Writer, Social activist

Age: Died at 53 (1936-1989)

Birthplace: Area code 774, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 508, + more

Credits: Born on the Fourth of July, Steal This Movie!, Brand X, Chords of Fame

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Arthur Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
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Arthur Kennedy was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", especially in the original casts of Arthur Miller plays on Broadway. ...more

Profession: Actor

Age: Died at 76 (1914-1990)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Credits: Lawrence of Arabia, The Sentinel, Fantastic Voyage, High Sierra, The Desperate Hours, + more

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Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
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Mark Steven Fidrych, nicknamed "The Bird", was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers. In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA, won the AL Rookie of the Year award, and finished with a 19–9 record. Shortly after, injuries piled up and his ...more

Profession: Baseball player, General contractor

Age: Died at 55 (1954-2009)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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