University Of Texas Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Texas. The list includes people like Travis Scott, Matthew McConaughey, Jeb Bush, Jenna Bush Hager & Jon Hamm. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, business people, singers and leaders etc.
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Farrah Fawcett
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Munroe’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Farrah Fawcett
43
Birthdate: February 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett is best remembered for posing for the iconic red swimsuit poster, which sold over 12 million copies and is regarded as a symbol of the late-1970s and a modern icon. Known for her good looks, Farrah was a popular Playboy model. The actress was also named in Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All-Time list in 2011.

 2 
Jordan Spieth
(American Professional Golfer)
Jordan Spieth
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Professional golfer Jordan Spieth is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is a three-time major winner. He began playing as a young teenager and was ranked No. 1 in the AJGA Golf Rankings shortly before turning 18. He went on to have an equally successful career as a professional.

 3 
Jared Padalecki
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sam Winchester’ in the TV Series ‘Supernatural’)
Jared Padalecki
52
Birthdate: June 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Jared Padalecki is an American actor who has been open about his struggle with depression. The Always Keep Fighting campaign, which was launched by him in 2015, raised funds for To Write Love On Her Arms, a nonprofit organization that supports people struggling with addiction and depression. He also owns a '90s-themed bar called Stereotype, in Austin, Texas.

 4 
R. Lee Ermey
(American actor)
R. Lee Ermey
15
Birthdate: March 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, U.S.
Died: April 15, 2018
R. Lee Ermey’s past as a Marine drill instructor later got him typecast in roles of authoritarian figures in movies. He is best remembered for his Golden Globe-nominated role in Full Metal Jacket. He also hosted the History Channel shows Mail Call and Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey.
 5 
Allen Ludden
(Game Show Host)
Allen Ludden
26
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9, 1981

TV personality, actor, emcee, and game show host Allen Ludden is best remembered for hosting various incarnations of the game show, Password, for almost two decades. He also hosted other game shows and wrote a series of books for young readers. A much-beloved personality, he was the recipient of the 1961 Horatio Alger Award.

 6 
Sheryl Swoopes
(Basketball player)
Sheryl Swoopes
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Dabney Coleman
11
Birthdate: January 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Dabney Coleman is best known for his roles in films such as The Towering Inferno and The Beverly Hillbillies. He also delivered an Emmy-nominated role in Buffalo Bill and award-winning roles in Sworn to Silence, The Slap Maxwell Story, and Boardwalk Empire. He is also a skilled tennis player.
 8 
Krista Allen
(Actress and Stand-up Comedian Known for Her Television Series ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Baywatch Hawaii’)
Krista Allen
9
Birthdate: April 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States
Krista Allen is best known for playing Billie Reed in the series Days of Our Lives. She also played the titular role in the erotic movie series Emmanuelle in Space. She has also been part of films such as Liar Liar and series such as Significant Mother
 9 
Glen Powell
(Actor)
Glen Powell
3
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Ann Richards
(Politician)
Ann Richards
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lacy Lakeview, Texas, United States
Died: September 13, 2006
 11 
Fess Parker
(Actor)
Fess Parker
6
Birthdate: August 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died: March 18, 2010
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 12 
Jim Reeves
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jim Reeves
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galloway, Texas, United States
Died: July 31, 1964
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Pat Hingle
(Actor)
Pat Hingle
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: January 3, 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Lois Chiles
(Actress)
Lois Chiles
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Lois Chiles is an American actress known for playing Dr. Holly Goodhead in the popular James Bond movie, Moonraker. Although her film career seemed to be blossoming after her appearance as a Bond girl, Chiles decided to take a three-year hiatus from her career due to a personal loss, which affected her career badly. Chiles' career hasn’t recovered since then.

 15 
Eli Wallach
(Actor)
Eli Wallach
18
Birthdate: December 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Red Hook, New York City, New York
Died: June 24, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Katrina Pierson
(Political Activists)
Katrina Pierson
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas, USA
 17 
Robert Rauschenberg
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas
Died: May 12, 2008
 18 
Justin Leonard
(American Professional Golfer)
Justin Leonard
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
David Geffen
(American Business Magnate)
David Geffen
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Borough Park, New York, United States
 20 
Ryan Piers Williams
(Actor, Director)
Ryan Piers Williams
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Ben Crenshaw
(Retired American Professional Golfer)
Ben Crenshaw
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Ben Crenshaw is an American retired professional golfer who won 19 PGA Tour events, including two major championships; he won the 1984 and 1995 Masters Tournament. He also won three European Tour events during his career. Ben Crenshaw represented the U.S. national team, helping his team win two Ryder Cups. He was honored with the Bob Jones Award in 1991.

 22 
C. Wright Mills
(Sociologist)
C. Wright Mills
4
Birthdate: August 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waco
Died: March 20, 1962

C. Wright Mills was an American sociologist who served as a professor at Columbia University from 1946 to 1962. Mills is credited with writing influential books like The Sociological Imagination. His work inspired several future sociologists like Stanley Cohen, Tom Hayden, and Teodor Shanin. The C. Wright Mills Award, which is given annually, was established in his honor.

 23 
Zachary Scott
(Actor)
Zachary Scott
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: October 3, 1965
 24 
Morgan Woodward
(Actor)
Morgan Woodward
2
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 22, 2019
 25 
Robert Benton
(Screenwriter)
Robert Benton
0
Birthdate: September 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waxahachie, Texas, United States
 26 
Richard Garriott
(Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer, Programmer)
Richard Garriott
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge
 27 
Tom Kite
(American Professional Golfer and Golf Course Architect Who One the U.S. Open in 1992)
Tom Kite
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McKinney, Texas, United States

Tom Kite is an American golfer who ranked among the top 10 in the world for 175 weeks between 1989 and 1994. Kite has won 19 PGA Tour events, including the 1992 U.S. Open. He has also won three European Tour events and 10 PGA Tour Champions. In 1979, Tom Kite was honored with the prestigious Bob Jones Award.

 28 
Jay McGraw
(American Television Producer and Writer)
Jay McGraw
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wichita County, Texas, United States

Jay McGraw is an American television producer and writer. He is best known for his literary work that aims at young people around the world. He is also known for co-founding Stage 29 Productions along with his famous father, Phil McGraw. Jay McGraw is currently serving as the CEO and president of Stage 29 Productions.    

 29 
Tommy Franks
(Soldier)
Tommy Franks
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wynnewood
 30 
Kinky Friedman
(Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist)
Kinky Friedman
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 31 
Roy Williams
(American football player)
Roy Williams
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Odessa, Texas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 32 
Laura Wilkinson
(American Diver, 3 Time Olympian, and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Laura Wilkinson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 33 
Don Baylor
(Baseball player)
Don Baylor
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: August 7, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
E. Donnall Thomas
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mart, Texas, United States
Died: October 20, 2012
 35 
Bobby Layne
(American football player)
Bobby Layne
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Anna, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1986
 36 
Tanga Loa
(Wrestler)
Tanga Loa
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Elliot See
(Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut)
Elliot See
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: February 28, 1966
 38 
Chance Morris
(Twitch Star)
Chance Morris
12
Birthdate: February 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
John Lucas II
(Basketball Coach, Basketball Player)
John Lucas II
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Kingsley Davis
(Sociologist)
Kingsley Davis
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jones County, Texas, United States
Died: February 27, 1997
 41 
Brandon Belt
(Baseball player)
Brandon Belt
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nacogdoches, Texas
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Alan Lomax
(Folklorist)
Alan Lomax
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Austin
Died: July 19, 2002
 43 
Karen L. Nyberg
(Astronaut, Engineer)
Karen L. Nyberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parkers Prairie
 44 
Jordan Windle
(First diver of Cambodian descent to compete in the Olympics)
Jordan Windle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Christa Williams
(American Softball Player and Two-Time Gold Medal Winning Olympian)
Christa Williams
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 46 
Luis Jiménez
(Artist)
Luis Jiménez
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 2006

Luis Jiménez was an American sculptor best remembered for depicting Hispanic-American themes through his works, which have been exhibited at the Denver International Airport as well as the Smithsonian. In addition to being a sculptor, Jiménez has also taught art at institutions like the University of Houston and the University of Arizona.

 47 
Tom C. Clark
(Lawyer)
Tom C. Clark
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 1977
 48 
Richard Bass
(The First Person to Successfully Climb the 'Seven Summits')
Richard Bass
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 26, 2015

Richard Bass was an American mountaineer, rancher, and businessman. He was the first person to successfully climb the 'Seven Summits'. In 1985, Bass reached the peak of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to do so at the age of 55. A renowned businessman, Richard Bass owned Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah.

 49 
John H. Wood, Jr.
(Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas)
John H. Wood, Jr.
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockport, Texas, United States
Died: May 29, 1979
 50 
Joe Jamail
(Attorney, Businesspeople)
Joe Jamail
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: December 23, 2015
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