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What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:05 am

Now I know that not everybody will know everyone who'll be mentioned, but are your 'famous people' considered to be famous by your school, locality or country. What's the name of your school and why are they famous? Here's my few to start things off.

St. Malachy's College, Belfast

Eamonn Holmes - Freelance journalist and TV presenter.



Martin O'Neill - Former footballer (soccer player for you yanks!) now turned manager.



Ciaran Hinds - Actor



Dr. Michael McBride - Northern Ireland Chief Medical Officer



Bill Neely - ITN (Independant Television News) reporter.



Alex Maskey - Former Lord Mayor of Belfast



...now your turn!
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:52 am

I got to Wayzata High School, famous people include Marion Barber III running back for Dallas Cowboys, James Laurinaitis linebacker for Ohio State Buckeyes and Bronco Nagurski trophy winner , Amy Klobuchar US Senate, and HGTV's David Bromstead.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:37 am

I'm currently at Purdue. Here's a short list:

Neil Armstrong (he was at our homecoming this year and led our pre-4th quarter "shout", it was awesome)
Gene Cernan - last astronaut on the moon
20 other astronauts

Amelia Earhart - you should know her by now....she wasn't a student i believe but she taught here
Orville Redenbacher - the popcorn guy!
John McNamara - one of the M's in M&M.

Lots of football players!
Kyle Orton
Drew Brees
Rosevelt Colvin
Bernard Pollard
Bob Griese
and more
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:45 am

2 people:
1 in kindergarten went on to become a mass murderer.
1 in high school turned into a single murderer.
I won't dignify them by identifying them.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:02 am

Dominic Miller, the lead guitarist from Sting, graduated from my high school which is the Prairie School in Racine, Wisconsin.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:07 am

Sonam Kapoor - Anil Kapoor's Daughter
Daniel Gaudet - Current teacher, and some sort of Olympic medalist? Or one of those premium sporting events (Gymnastics)

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:25 am

well I went to the same high school (granted it was about 30 years difference) as Alonso Babers who went on to win a Gold Medal in a running event (can't remember the exact event) in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He was in the US Air Force at the time and is currently a 777 pilot with UA.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:26 am

I am currently at Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia. Some of our notable alumni include:

Edgar Allen Poe -- IIRC he did not graduate
Walter Reed
Katie Couric
Tina Fey
Ronde Barber
Tiki Barber
Pres. Woodrow Wilson
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Sen. Ted Kennedy
Gov. Evan Bayh
Sen. Harry Byrd
Thurgood Marshall Jr
Gov. Janet Napolitano
FDR Jr.
Sen. John C. Stennis
Jerry Fallwell
William Faulkner
Brit Hume


So yeah, quite a few famous folks.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:52 am



Quoting DesertJets (Reply 7):
Edgar Allen Poe -- IIRC he did not graduate
Walter Reed
Katie Couric
Tina Fey
Ronde Barber
Tiki Barber
Pres. Woodrow Wilson
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Sen. Ted Kennedy
Gov. Evan Bayh
Sen. Harry Byrd
Thurgood Marshall Jr
Gov. Janet Napolitano
FDR Jr.
Sen. John C. Stennis
Jerry Fallwell
William Faulkner
Brit Hume

Poe indeed didn't graduate, and neither did Wilson actually. Falwell never went here at all, but his son did. Faulkner was never a student either, but was "writer-in-residence" in the '50s. Of course, there are tons of others not mentioned, particularly sports figures (Heath Miller, Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Schaub were all here while I was an undergrad). Also, 7% of the US Senate right now is made up of UVA Law alumni (Bayh, Bond, Cornyn, Kennedy, Nelson, Warner, Whitehouse). Wahoowa!
 
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:39 am

My alma mater, the University of South Carolina produced:

John Abraham
Lee Atwater
Renaldo Balkman
Fred Bennett
Sheldon Brown
Andrew Card
Rita Cosby
John Coutlangus
Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
Alex English
Leeza Gibbons
Lindsey Graham
Lee Gronkiewicz
Jim Hoagland
Hootie and the Blowfish
Jasper Johns (didn't graduate)
"Hootie" Johnson
Larry Kellner
Robert McNair
Kevin Melillo
Dan Reeves
Sidney Rice
George Rogers
Sterling Sharpe
Blue Sky
Duce Staley
Patrick Tyler
Vanna White
"Mookie" Wilson (one for KROC!)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:48 am

High School - Altamont School



College - RPI

Several notable 19th century civil engineers graduated from RPI. These include the visionary of the transcontinental railroad, Theodore Judah, Brooklyn Bridge engineer Washington Roebling, George W. G. Ferris (for which the Ferris wheel is named), and Leffert L. Buck, the chief engineer of the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC.


Many RPI graduates have gone on to change the world with their inventions. Famous among these inventors are:



In addition to NVIDIA, RPI graduates have also gone on to found or co-found major companies such as John Wiley and Sons, Texas Instruments, Fairchild Semiconductor, MapInfo, Adelphia Communications, Level 3 Communications, Garmin and Bugle Boy. Several RPI graduates have played a part in the US space program; graduate George Low was manager of NASA for the Apollo 11 project and served as president of RPI. Alumni astronauts include John L. Swigert Jr., Richard Mastracchio and space tourist Dennis Tito. There are also several political figures from RPI, including federal judge Arthur J. Gajarsa, director of DARPA Tony Tether, MA-1 representative John Olver and Senators Mark Shepard(VT) and George R. Dennis(MD).


Other notable alumni include physics Nobel Prize winner Ivar Giaever (1964), physicist Robert Resnick, the president of the NCAA, Myles Brand, adult stem cell pioneer James Fallon, and director Bobby Farrelly.



Both lists from Wikipedia, didn't know about the Salisbury steak thing until just now but it certainly explains a few things about the Commons Dining Hall.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:52 am

I won't even talk about college. I went to South Gwinnett High School. They've put out:

-David Greene
-Louis Williams
-Mike Mercer

That's it.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:54 am

My university, American University in Washington D.C. graduated:
-Judge Judy
-A ton of different Ambassadors (we have the largest school of international service in the US.) Ground was just broken on a new one today and I got to meet Sen. Inyoue from Hawaii.
-Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Generada
-Bunch of diff leaders in various countries (back to the above post)
-20 members of Congress
-Governer of NM Toney Anaya
-David Gregory, NBC News (got to meet him)
-Goldie Hawn
-Star Jones
-The founder of Blackboard
There's many more but that's a good sampling

For my High School on Long Island the big one is Kriss Angel. Second is Darren Romeo.

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:03 am

St. John's Prep (Danvers, MA):

-Matt Antonelli (quite possibly the starting second baseman for the San Diego Padres next year)
-Bobby Carpenter (first American born #1 pick out of high school in the NHL; appeared on the cover of SI wearing SJP's high school jersey)
-Brian St. Pierre (backup QB for Pittsburgh)
-Jimmy Pedro (Olympic medalist in judo)
-Paul Sorrento (former MLB player with Seattle, Cleveland, Minnesota and Tampa)
-Rob Konrad (former starting FB for Miami Dolphins)

Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC):
-Matt Antonelli (see above; went to high school and college with him)
-Chris Paul (NBA Rookie of the Year)
-Ovie Mughelli (FB for Atlanta Falcons)
-Billy Andrade (PGA)
-Muggsy Bogues (NBA All Star)
-Desmond Clark (TE for Chicago Bears)
-Tim Duncan (2-time NBA MVP)
-Jay Haas (PGA)
-Josh Howard (NBA All Star for Dallas)
-Arnold Palmer (one of the greatest golfers of all time)
-Brian Piccolo (story behind Brian's Song)
-Ryan Plackemeier (Punter for Seattle)
-Michael Parkhurst (MLS Rookie of the Year; quite possibly going to Fulham FC in the EPL)
-Randolph Childress (NBA)
-Dr. Jerry Punch (ESPN Commentator)
-Curtis Strange (PGA)
-Lanny Wadkins (PGA)
-Mike MacDougal (MLB reliever)
-Charlie Crist (Governor of Florida)
-Richard Burr (US Senator - NC)
-Bob Ehrlich (former governor of Maryland)
-Jesse Helms (former US Senator - NC)
-Al Hunt (editor for Bloomburg, formerly of the Wall Street Journal)

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:04 am

Bowling Green State University;

-Tim Conway, actor and comedian.

-Dave Wottle, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist

-Eva Marie Saint. Actress

-Nate Thurmand, named to the NBA's 100 greatest players team in 1997.

-Phil Villipiano, former great NFL Linebacker with the Oakland Raiders

-Ken Morrow and Mark Well, members of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Gold Medal Team

Another BG athlete, although he didn't graduate, was Orel Herschiser, Hall of Fame Baseball pitcher.

My high school, the only one remotely "famous" is Matt Wihelm, linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, and member of the last Ohio State football national title team. He's the only first team all-American from my high school.

My kids school, Elyria High School, the most famous has to be Vic Janowicz, Heisman Trophy Winner at Ohio State.

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:07 am

Ulrike Meinhof graduated from my school - she later became a famous terrorist with the RAF (red army faction), part of the Baader-Meinhof complex.

Strangely, she was never fondly remembered at celebrations or suchlike.

When at school, she founded the student magazine that I too used to write for, so... yay.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:08 am

Northeastern University:

Jane Curtin - Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun
Will McDonough - former Boston Globe sportswriter
Don Orsillo - current Red Sox PBP announcer (also called divisional series games on TBS)
Jim Fahey - Defenseman, New Jersey Devils
Carlos Pena - 1st baseman, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Tom Finneran - Massachusetts speaker of the House, 1996-2004
Hadassah Lieberman - Wife of Senator and former Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman
Gregory Jarvis - Astronaut, one of those killed in the Challenger disaster in 1986
Shawn Fanning - Creator of Napster
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:18 am

Well...Sanjaya came to my Junior High last week. I don't know if that counts....


He signed my arm.

I didn't even ask him to.

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:50 am

Michigan State University:

James Blanchard (Former Governor)
John Engler (Former Governor)
Debbie Stabenow (Current US Senator)
Eli Broad (Billionaire)
Jimmy Hoffa
James Caan
Sam Raimi (Spiderman) (Didn't graduate)
Chris Hansen (NBC News, Dateline)
Ernest Green (Little Rock 9)
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Little Rock 9)

Athletes

Basketball:

Magic Johnson
Steve Smith
Scott Skiles
Jason Richardson
Mateen Cleaves
Alan Anderson
Zach Randolph
Morris Peterson
Charlie Bell

Football:

Fred Arbanas
George Saimes
Morten Andersen
Plaxico Burress
Andre Rison
Derrick Mason
Muhsin Muhammad
T.J. Duckett
Flozell Adams
Julian Peterson
Charles Rogers
Earl Morrall
Wayne Fontes
Bubba Smith
Drew Stanton

Hockey:

Rod Brind'Amour
Anson Carter
Donald McSween
Adam Hal
John-Michael Liles
Kelly Miller
Kip Miller
Ryan Miller

Baseball:
Drew Miller
Kirk Gibson
Steve Garvey
Robin Roberts
Mark Mulder

Allan Kwartler (Olympic Gold Medalist - Fencing)
Sevatheda Fynes (Olympic Gold Medalist - Track and Field)
Frederick Alderman (Olympic Gold Medalist - Track)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:06 am

Hayden Christiansen attended my elementary school (EJ Sand Public School)

According to Wikipedia Emmanuelle Chriqui attended my high school (Thornhill Secondary School)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:50 am

Fairfax High School in Los Angeles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfax_High_School_%28Los_Angeles%29 (Famous list on the bottom)

Los Angeles City College

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_City_College
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:04 am

I think we just had a thread like this...in any case, my alma mater is The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Notable alumni include...

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening
Student activist and political lightning rod Rachel Corrie
Sleater-Kinney guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker
Monthly Review editors John Bellamy-Foster and Robert W. McChesney
K Records founder Calvin Johnson
 
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:16 am

There was a large list for Embry-Riddle somewhere, but I can't find it. I found the following for ERAU ROTC graduates:

Colin Powell
Sam Walton
Earl Graves
Lenny Wilkins
James Earl Jones.

Plus pretty much every other important astronaut, chief pilot, and notable engineer in the aviation industry.
 
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:52 am

My high School had a bunch of famous people kids attend. Shaq's Exibtz's Ben Affleck's, Mickey Aronson, Lenny Kravitz daughter who I was actually friends with. Also
Christian Gaddis, NFL player
Natasha Lyonne, actress
Sandon Stolle, professional tennis player.
Jennifer Wilson, first Female B-2 Pilot.

For my university the list is pretty long  Smile From my favourite website Wikipedia!

Kun-Hee Lee Chairman of Samsung Group
Abby Joseph Cohen, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs
Anousheh Ansari entrepreneur & patroness of private space flight. First female space tourist.
Pedro Heilbron CEO of Copa Holdings, S.A.

Jason Altmire US Representative from Pennsylvania
Ross "Rocky" Anderson current mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
Bob Barr former US Representative from Georgia
Helen Delich Bentley, former US Representative from Maryland, 1985-1995
Michael Bilirakis US Representative from Florida
Eric Cantor US Representative from Virginia
Mel Carnahan Governor of Missouri
Jean Carnahan US Senator from Missouri
Kent Conrad US Senator from North Dakota
Larry Craig US Senator from Idaho
John James Duncan, Jr. US Representative from Tennessee
Randall Edwards, Oregon State Treasurer
Michael B. Enzi , US Senator from Wyoming
J. William Fulbright , US Senator from Arkansas
Dan Glickman , former US Representative from Kansas
Daniel Inouye , US Senator from Hawaii
Steve Israel US Representative from New York
Samuel R. Johnson , US Representative from Texas
Blair Lee I , US Senator from Maryland, 1914 - 1917
Tim Mahoney , US Representative from Florida
Jim Ramstad , US Representative from Minnesota
Harry Reid US Senator from Nevada, Senate Majority Leader
George W. Romney former Governor of Michigan
Christopher B. Shank, Maryland House of Delegates.
Gladys Noon Spellman, Maryland Congresswoman, 1975-1981
Cliff Stearns US Representative from Florida
Robert Wexler US Representative from Florida
Mark Warner former Governor of Virginia

Casey Affleck actor Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve
Angela Aki singer-songwriter (of Final Fantasy XII fame)
Alec Baldwin actor/activist
Dan Glickman , former United States Secretary of Agriculture, currently the president of the Motion Picture Association of America
Kerry Washington , actress
Scott Wolf actor

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis First Lady of President of the United States John F. Kennedy
Margaret Truman Daniel author and daughter of US President Harry S. Truman
Lynda Bird Johnson (attended 1965), daughter of US President Lyndon Johnson
D. Jeffrey Carter son of US President Jimmy Carter

Charles W. Colson, chief counsel for US President Richard Nixon, spent time in prison for his part in the Watergate scandal
Allen Dulles Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
John Foster Dulles US Secretary of State
W. Mark Felt Associate Director - FBI, "Deep Throat" informant
Jordana O Grady, Social Chair, A Really Cool Sorority
Dan Glickman former Secretary of Agriculture
J. Edgar Hoover Director - Federal Bureau of investigation
Patrick J. Hurley US Secretary of War
Leon Jaworski Special Prosecutor for the Watergate hearings
Stephen L. Johnson (M.S.), Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 2005-present
Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D. - Surgeon General of the United States
Susan Schwab, United States Trade Representative
John W. Snow , former US Secretary of the Treasury
Kenneth W. Starr , United States Solicitor General, and Independent Counsel during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals

Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, Interim President of Iraq
Syngman Rhee first President of South Korea
Jose Abad Santos Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court
Mikhail Saakashvili , President of Georgia 2003-Present

Arnold J. 'Red' Auerbach President/coach - Boston Celtics
Lubomir Kavalek (1975), Chess Grandmaster
Sam Perlozzo (1973), manager, Baltimore Orioles
Abe Pollin (1945), owner/chairman - Washington Wizards & Washington Capitals
Jerry Reinsdorf (1957), owner - Chicago White Sox & Chicago Bulls
Chet Simmons (1950), founder of ESPN
Theodore N. Lerner (1948), owner - Washington Nationals
Michael O'Connor (2002), pitcher - Washington Nationals
Pops Mensah-Bonsu (2006), forward - Dallas Mavericks
Mike Hall (2006), guard - Washington Wizards

And there are some other notable people but I decide not to list them all.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:14 am

Off the top of my head, my school was attended by

Brian Ashton (England Rugby Coach)
Jason Queally (Gold medal winner, cycling, Sydney 2000)
Kevin Roberts (CEO Saatchi and Saatchi worldwide)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:26 am

Not as many as some of the posts above, but still a good list:

My school is Lund University. It's the largest university in Scandinavia with around 45000 students including grad-students. It was founded in 1666 as a part of the Swedification process here in Scania, which had recently been conquered from the perfidious Danes.  wink 

Among others (less important ones, IMO):

4 Nobel Prize winners (2 x medicine, 1x economics, 1 x physics).

Tage Erlander - Swedish prime minister from 1946-1969 (Not a bad run, 24 freakin' years).
Ingvar Carlsson - Swedish prime minister from 1986-1991, 1994-1996.
Hans Alfredsson - All-round Swedish entertainer, comedian, actor, writer, director, the list goes on.

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:34 am

Me (in my mind anyway)...
 
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:22 pm



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 22):
Plus pretty much every other important astronaut,

Keep dreaming  Smile ERAU hasn't put out nearly as many astronauts as Purdue, and none of them come close to the "importance" of:

Neil Armstrong
Eugene Cernan
Gus Grissom
Roger Chaffee
Jerry Ross
etc.

Here's the list  Smile http://www.purdue.edu/UNS/astro/namelog.html

-Purdue graduates have flown on 37% of US manned space flights
-Only military academies put out more astronauts than Purdue does

You can have all you're other famous people, but you aren't going to take our astronauts  Smile

(just had to put that to rest)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:20 pm

Shorecrest High School

Sanjaya Malakar (didn't graduate, also was a year behind me at my K-8 grade school the Seattle Waldorf School)
Rainn Wilson (Dwight from the Office, didn't graduate)
Michelle Akers (US Women's Soccer)



The University of North Dakota

Maxwell Anderson (Pulitzer winner)
Phil Jackson (Basketball Coach)
Jim Kleinsasser (NFL Player)
Senator Byron Dorgan
Dick Armey (Former House Majority Leader)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:09 pm

Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut (USA):

Marilyn Chambers - Porn star

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:17 pm

International School of Geneva:

Gail Carpenter - Professor, Boston University, Director of the Cognitive and Neural Systems Technology Laboratory.
David Chardavoyne - American attorney, professor, and author.
Richard Corbett - Member of the European Parliament.
Joe Dassin - French-speaking American musician, famous for singing Les Champs-Élysées.

Harry Albright, Journalist and former Editor of The Friend, shared in the Michener Award in 1991.
Joakim Noah - NCAA division 1 basketball MVP of the final four 2006

Chehab Family Members - Prominent Lebanese aristocracy, descendants of the last Emirs of Lebanon, closely related to Lebanese President Fuad Chehab.
Indira Gandhi- Former Prime Minister of India.

Ronald M. George - Chief Justice, California Supreme Court.
Douglas Hofstadter - American academic, Pulitzer Prize winner.
Yasmin Aga Khan - Daughter of Prince Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth.
Christopher Lambert - French actor famous from films such as Highlander and Greystoke.
Nicolas Jutigny - Under 18 Golf World Champion in 2004 at the Royal Golf de Marrakach. Was European Under 18 Champion in 2005. Was reserve player for the junior Ryder Cup in 2004, and a part of the French national team.
Bob Rae - 21st Premier of Ontario, and the first leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) to serve in that capacity.
H. Norman Schwarzkopf - Retired U.S. Army General and Commander of U.S. and coalition forces for Operation Desert Storm. Attended high school for one year, in which he mastered the French language, a language that later got him a key advisor job in the South Vietnam Airborne in 1965-66.

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand (Srikit Kitiyakara). She attended kindergarten class at Rajini School, but subsequently went to St. Francis Xavier convent school at Samsen District in Bangkok. Her father later on became Thai Minister to France, then to Denmark and, ultimately, Ambassador to the Court of St. James in England. Her Majesty accompanied him and continued her general education in the three countries and lastly in Switzerland.

Michael Douglas - Oscar-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American actor and producer.


University of Ottawa (Amongst many)

André & Paul Desmarais - President & CEO of Power Corp. Canada
Peter Jennings - former ABC News Anchor

Paul Martin - former Prime Minister of Canada

Dalton McGuinty - current Ontario premier

Ian Telfer - CEO of Goldcorp Inc.
Gérald Tremblay - current mayor of Montreal
Roch Voisine - singer-songwriter
And a boatload more of politicians which I have left out.
 
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:47 pm

Here's a link to a similar thread back in July:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1673398/

This time I made sure it works!
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:11 pm



Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 23):
Larry Craig US Senator from Idaho



Quoting Thepilot (Reply 28):
Sanjaya Malakar

 Silly

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 28):
Phil Jackson (Basketball Coach)

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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:25 pm



Quoting Rara (Reply 15):
Strangely, she was never fondly remembered at celebrations or suchlike.

Hmmm.... I can't understand why?  scratchchin   Wink
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:58 am



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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:41 am

This guy went to my school. WIthout him maybe Rolls Royce wouldn't be making the jet engines they make today.

As proof, I'm linkig his wikipedia entry which states he attended Borden Grammar School. And come to think of it, I now remember the physics lab I was in was called the Hooker Lab. And I've only just realised why... doh!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Hooker
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:19 am

San Francisco State University

Nina Hartley - porn star



Johnny Mathis - vocalist



Former California Assymbly speaker and Mayor Willie Brown




Danny Glover - actor/activist





Mario Savio - Free speech activist


Former Congressman Ron Dellums and mayor of Oakland



Saeb Erakat ÕÇÆÈ ÚÑíÞÇÊ - chief of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Steering and Monitoring Committee


Paul Desmond - Jazz artist




Cal Tjader - Latin jazz artist
Dean Biersch - founder of Gordon Biersch
Manny Mashouf - founder of Bebe clothing stores
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:21 am

Jörgen Sandström former member of Entombed, also Grave a local deathmetal band, same school...
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:53 pm

A few that I know of from the top of my head attended DHSB (Devonport High School for Boys);

Load of military, especially Navy brass
A few MP's - although I forget their names
(Former?) Chairman of British Aerospace

Interestingly, one of the Britains implemented in the 'Fake Rock' operation last year was from my old school too.

For my University, wiki lists these famous persons;

Comedian Frank Skinner
Novelist Jim Crace[14]
Artist Rob Pepper
Radio & TV Presenter Margherita Taylor
TV and radio presenter Zoë Ball
Children's TV Presenter Kirsten O'Brien
Sport's TV Presenter Mary Rhodes
Fashion designer Betty Jackson
Politician Khalid Mahmood MP for Perry Barr
Politician Lynne Jones MP for Selly Oak
Singer Rhydian Roberts(The X Factor)[15] Graduated with First Class Honours in Theatre Studies [16]
Steve Scott-Lee member of short-lived boyband 3SL and brother of Steps singer Lisa Scott-Lee


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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:01 pm

About the only famous person who attended my scohhol was the UK TV actor John Nettles - famous for starring in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders.
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:02 pm

Famous fellow Oxford grads:

Harold Wilson (British Prime Minister)
Margaret Thatcher (British Prime Minister)
Tony Blair (British Prime Minister)
Bill Clinton (President of the United States of America)
John Wesley (founder of Methodism)
Sir Walter Raleigh (English writer and explorer)
Lewis Carroll (Author)
Oscar Wilde (Author)
C.S. Lewis (Author)
J.R.R. Tolkien (Author)
Stephen Hawking (Scientist)
Tim Berners-Lee Cco-inventor of the World Wide Web)
Rowan Atkinson (Comedian, actor, famous for Mr. Bean)
Hugh Grant (Actor)
Kate Beckinsale (Actor)
Dudley Moore (Actor)
Michael Palin (Actor, Monty Python)
Terry Jones (Actor, Monty Python)
Ken Loach (Filmmaker)
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Oscar winning screenwrite and director)
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RE: What Famous People Attended Your School?

Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:31 pm

My high school was Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Famous people I know who attended the school were Wendy Mesley (CBC anchorwoman), Neil Young (singer) and I think also Barbara MacDougall (one-time Canadian cabinet minister) who once also visited the school when I was about 14 (c. 1994). Perhaps not so famous, but I can think of two schoolmates whose face would be seen: Lianne Balaban, who acted in a movie called New Waterford Girl, and Jesse Ship, who became a model:

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