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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 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics as well as the music for his songs. After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work. His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1891-1964)

Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States of America

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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 National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight"; when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven. While the defendants were initially convicted of intent to incite a riot, the verdicts were overturned on ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1936-1989)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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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

Age: Died at 76 (1914-1990)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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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 major league career ended after just five seasons. ...more

Age: Died at 55 (1954-2009)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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