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Anyone famous go to your college?

Excluding athletes (because that's just too easy), has anyone famous gone to your college?

I went to the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and the most famous alum that I know about is...

Grant Shaud (of "Murphy Brown" and "Oliver Beene")


Also, the guy who created "The Waltons" went to my school (on that show, John Boy goes to "Boatwright University;" UR's library is Boatwright Library).

Honorable mention to Norman Schwarzkopf's son, who also went, for having a famous daddy.
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I think Carter did, but I'm not sure. Sam Nunn maybe? Jeff Foxworthy, the founders of Waffle House
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Lyndon Johnson. George Strait. Heloise. (and it kind of goes downhill from there....or maybe from the beginning )
Old 09-21-04, 10:24 AM
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Famous graduates/students include:
Gil Amelio electrical engineer, one-time CEO of Apple Computer
Jimmy Carter former U.S. president (attended, but graduated from United States Naval Academy)
Robert Crippen astronaut
Mike Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart (industrial engineering)
Nomar Garciaparra baseball player
Jason Varitek baseball player
Arthur Murray dance instructor and businessman
Sam Nunn former U.S. senator now employed at King & Spalding
Randolph Scott movie star in the 1940s and 1950s
John Portman architect
John Young astronaut
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Thomas Jefferson
Jon Stewart (Leibowitz)

and some others in between
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From the school I graduated from:

Kathleen Madigan (comedian)
Darva Conger (attention whore)
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University of Arizona...

Greg Kinnear and Giraldo Rivera
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Originally posted by weargle
Thomas Jefferson
Your school sucked so much that he founded my school.

My school produced such people as:

John Snow
George Allen
Tina Fey
Katie Couric
Fred Barnes
Brit Hume
Henry S. Taylor (Pulitzer Prize winning poet)
Sean Patrick Thomas
Tom Shadyac
Sam Hamm
Stan Winston
Sam Goldwyn, Jr.

Woodrow Wilson attended, but left due to health reasons
Edgar Allen Poe attended, but left for financial reasons

There's a more complete list here.
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Bruce Willis went to my college when I was there and he lived in my same apt. building.
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Pat Croce, president of the 76ers and self-help "guru"
Old 09-21-04, 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by Phil L.
Bruce Willis went to my college when I was there and he lived in my same apt. building.
I guess you and I went to the same college.
Old 09-21-04, 10:46 AM
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Ben Affleck for 1 semster
Guys from Phish for a few years
Bob Villa's son lived above me freshman year
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Originally posted by sataniko
I guess you and I went to the same college.
MSC (now MSU)?
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Originally posted by JasonF
Your school was so hard to get into that he founded my school.
Fixed.
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Originally posted by weargle
Fixed.


(But we're all agreed that Virginia Tech sucks, right?)
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Where else can you drive a tractor to class? Oh, NC State ...
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Jim Henson
Larry David
Connie Chung
The creators of Baywatch
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
Scott Van Pelt
Kathleen Turner
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<img src="http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/08/22/joint.chiefs/story.richard.myers.jpg">
Dick Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

<img src="http://www.robisworried.com/kirstiea.jpg">
Kirstie Alley (I think she's drunk here)

<img src="http://tedstrong.com/graphics2003/jump03.jpg">
Gordon Jump (I thought this was better than a picture from WKRP )

<img src="http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/brockovich/brockovichpr.jpg">
Erin Brockovich

And the usual assortment of CEOs and sports people, including this jolly fellow:

<img height="300" src="http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/badger/img/jan04/gene11204.jpg">
Gene Keady, head coach for Purdue
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Originally posted by Phil L.
MSC (now MSU)?
Yup, MSU when I went.
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I have no clue and doubt anyone famous went to my college.

Univ. of California, Irvine ROCKS!
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^ Hey, I went to your school!


(I have no idea either outside of atheletes)
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Paula Abdul and William Zabka, aka the bad kid from Karate Kid.
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I had:

Goldie Hawn
Connie Cheung
Jim Henson
Some high ranking chick at Lucent
I'm sure some others I can't think of....

Go TERPS!!!
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