College Of The Holy Cross

Discover the notable alumni of College Of The Holy Cross. The list includes people like Jon Favreau, Clarence Thomas, Chris Matthews, Timothy Francis Leary & Billy Collins. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, lawyers & judges, media personalities, architects and intellectuals & academics etc.
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Bob Cousy
(American Former Professional Basketball Player)
Bob Cousy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ann Dowd
(Best Known for Her Supporting Roles in the Films: ‘Compliance’, ‘Mass’ and ‘The Handmaid's Tale’)
Ann Dowd
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Birthdate: January 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

Ann Dowd is an American actress best known for portraying Aunt Lydia on the popular dystopian tragedy television series The Handmaid's Tale, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award. She is also known for playing Sandra in the 2012 thriller film Compliance, for which she won the National Board of Review Award under the Best Supporting Actress category.

 3 
Jon Favreau
(Speechwriter, Podcaster)
Jon Favreau
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Birthdate: June 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
 4 
Bill Simmons
(Author, Podcaster)
Bill Simmons
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Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Clarence Thomas
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Clarence Thomas
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montgomery, Georgia, United States

The second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of America, the appointment of Clarence Thomas in 1991 was controversial. He was accused of sexual harassment by lawyer Anita Hill in public hearings, but was eventually cleared. He is on the conservative side of the court and has been criticised by liberals for opposing issues like gay marriage.

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Thomas Ian Griffith
(Best Known for Portraying 'Terry Silver' in the 1989 Film the 'Karate Kid Part III')
Thomas Ian Griffith
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Birthdate: March 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Thomas Ian Griffith is an American actor, writer, producer, and martial artist. He is best known for playing Terry Silver in the 1989 martial arts drama film The Karate Kid Part III. Thomas Ian Griffith is also renowned for his expertise in martial arts; he holds black belts in tae kwon do and kenpo karate.

 7 
Tom Heinsohn
(Basketball Player and Coach)
Tom Heinsohn
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Birthdate: August 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 9, 2020
Tom Heinsohn is remembered for his 6-decade-long association with the NBA team Boston Celtics, first as a forward/center player, and then as a coach and a broadcaster. He was instrumental in forming the NBA Players Association. Heinsohn was part of the 17 NBA Championship wins of the Celtics.
 8 
Dick Cusack
(American Actor, Filmmaker and Documentarist)
Dick Cusack
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Birthdate: August 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 2, 2003

Dick Cusack was an American actor, humorist, and filmmaker who won an Emmy Award for making a documentary titled The Committee in 1971. In addition to directing and acting, Cusack also owned a production company that produced many films. Dick Cusack is also credited with inspiring his children—John, Joan, and Ann Cusack—to establish themselves in the American film industry.

 9 
Chris Matthews
(American Political Commentator, Retired Talk Show Host, and Author)
Chris Matthews
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Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Billy Collins
(American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003)
Billy Collins
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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Bob Casey Jr.
(Politician)
Bob Casey Jr.
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 12 
Vito Acconci
(Architect)
Vito Acconci
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: April 27, 2017

Vito Acconci was an American installation artist whose works had a profound influence on other popular artists like Karen Finley, Bruce Nauman, Laurie Anderson, and Tracey Emin. Acconci is credited with developing several public parks, artificial islands, airport rest areas, and other architectural projects across the United States.

 13 
Michael Harrington
(Socialist)
Michael Harrington
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Missouri, United States
Died: July 31, 1989
 14 
Joe McGinniss
(Author)
Joe McGinniss
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 10, 2014
 15 
Malcolm Miller
(Basketball player)
Malcolm Miller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Laytonsville, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 16 
Joseph E. Murray
(American Plastic Surgeon Who Performed the First Successful Human Kidney Transplant and 1990 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine)
Joseph E. Murray
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 26, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning American plastic surgeon Joseph E. Murray is remembered for conducting the first kidney transplant on identical twins. He later used immunosuppressive drugs and thus successfully conducted kidney transplants from unrelated donors. The Harvard alumnus later also taught at his alma. He appears in the book Beyond Recognition.

 17 
Bob Casey Sr.
(Politician)
Bob Casey Sr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Died: May 30, 2000
 18 
Kalif Raymond
(American football player)
Kalif Raymond
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Edward Bennett Williams
(Attorney)
Edward Bennett Williams
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 13, 1988
 20 
Henri Bourassa
(Former Member of the Canadian Parliament for Labelle (1896 - 1907))
Henri Bourassa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 31, 1952

Renowned Canadian journalist and politician Henri Bourassa is best remembered for founding the newspaper Le Devoir. Though a qualified lawyer, he made a name for himself by writing on political issues and also served as a member of the Canadian Parliament, as part of the Liberal Party of Canada.

 21 
Edward P. Jones
(Novelist)
Edward P. Jones
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 22 
Joseph P. Kerwin
(Astronaut and physician)
Joseph P. Kerwin
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
 23 
Ted Wells
(Lawyer known for Scooter Libby defense, Deflategate investigation)
Ted Wells
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 24 
Timothy H. Bishop
(Former United States Representative)
Timothy H. Bishop
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States
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James Augustine Healy
(Former Bishop of Portland)
James Augustine Healy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 6, 1830
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: August 5, 1900

Born to an Irish immigrant father and his African-American slave wife, James Augustine Healy was the first Black Roman Catholic bishop of the U.S. However, he identified as White Irish, owing to his mixed race. Although he voiced his support for Native Americans, he never specifically spoke on African-American issues.

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Leo Cullum
(Cartoonist)
Leo Cullum
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Birthdate: January 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 23, 2010
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John Figueroa
(Jamaican Poet)
John Figueroa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: March 5, 1999

John Figueroa was a Jamaican educator and poet. He is best remembered for playing a major role in the development of Caribbean literature both as an anthologist and a poet. John Figueroa is also credited with teaching in several prestigious institutions in places like the United States, Britain, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

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George Connor
(Football Player)
George Connor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 31, 2003