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University of Southern California

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Founding Date:
1880

Motto:
Palmam qui meruit ferat

Team:
Trojans

Enrollment:
31,000

Official Website:
http://www.usc.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Shinzo Abe
Head of State
21-Sep-1954   Prime Minister of Japan
Patrick J. Adams
Actor
27-Aug-1981   Mike Ross on Suits
Philip Ahn
Actor
29-Mar-1905 28-Feb-1978 Early Korean-American actor
Arthur L. Alarcon
Judge
14-Aug-1925   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-92
Sasha Alexander
Actor
17-May-1975   Caitlin Todd on Navy NCIS
Charlotte Allen
Journalist
?   Conservative writer
Marcus Allen
Football
26-Mar-1960   Super Bowl MVP, 1984
Marty Allen
Comic
23-Mar-1922   Goofy-looking comedian
Herb Alpert
Musician
31-Mar-1935   Tijuana Brass, Co-Founder, A&M Records
Lucine Amara
Singer
1-Mar-1924   Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Douglas K. Ammerman
Business
c. 1952   Former Partner, KPMG
Kenneth Anger
Film Director
3-Feb-1930   Pioneer avant-garde filmmaker
Morris Ankrum
Actor
27-Aug-1896 2-Sep-1964 Invaders from Mars
David Anspaugh
Film Director
24-Sep-1946   Rudy
Judd Apatow
Film Director
6-Dec-1967   Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin
Shiri Appleby
Actor
7-Dec-1978   Liz on Roswell
Gregg Araki
Film Director
17-Dec-1959   Mysterious Skin
Werner Arber
Scientist
3-Jun-1929   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
John Archer
Actor
8-May-1915 3-Dec-1999 Destination Moon
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
5-Aug-1930 25-Aug-2012 First man on the Moon
Dorothy Arzner
Film Director
3-Jan-1897 1-Oct-1979 Craig's Wife
John Ashton
Actor
22-Feb-1948   Beverly Hills Cop
Alana Austin
Actor
6-Apr-1982   Abby Logan on Ink
Red Badgro
Football
1-Dec-1902 13-Jul-1998 NFL Hall of Famer
John Bailey
Cinematographer
10-Aug-1942   China Moon
Terry Baker
Football
5-May-1941   Winner, 1962 Heisman Trophy
Bob Barr
Politician
5-Nov-1948   Congressman from Georgia, 1995-2003
Susan B. Bayh
Attorney
28-Nov-1959   Water Treaty Act
Amanda Bearse
Actor
9-Aug-1958   Marcy on Married with Children
Hugh Beaumont
Actor
16-Feb-1909 14-May-1982 Ward Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver
Walt Becker
Film Director
16-Sep-1968   Van Wilder
Scotty Beckett
Actor
4-Oct-1929 10-May-1968 Child star train wreck
Troian Bellisario
Actor
28-Oct-1985   Spencer Hastings on Pretty Little Liars
Dennis R. Beresford
Business
23-Nov-1938   FASB Chairman, 1987-97
Jeffrey S. Berg
Business
c. 1947   CEO, International Creative Management
Robert D. Beyer
Business
c. 1960   CEO of TCW
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Head of State
5-Jan-1928 4-Apr-1979 Head of Pakistan, hanged
Richard Biggs
Actor
18-Mar-1961 22-May-2004 Dr. Stephen Franklin on Babylon 5
Cofer Black
Government
c. 1950   Coordinator for Counterterrorism, 2002-04
Bob Blackman
Football
7-Jul-1918 18-Mar-2000 Dartmouth Head Coach, 1955-70
Harry Blackstone, Jr.
Magician
30-Jun-1934 14-May-1997 TV and stage illusionist
David Bohnett
Business
2-Apr-1956   GeoCities cofounder
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Astronaut
19-Aug-1946   Four-time shuttle astronaut
Ward Bond
Actor
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
Fletcher Bowron
Politician
13-Aug-1887 11-Sep-1968 Mayor of Los Angeles, 1938-53
Mehcad Brooks
Actor
25-Oct-1980   Terrence King on Necessary Roughness
John Seely Brown
Business
c. 1940   Director of Xerox PARC, 1990-2000
Reb Brown
Actor
29-Apr-1948   Space Mutiny
Steven A. Browning
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Uganda
Tammy Bruce
Radio Personality
19-Aug-1962   Right-wing radio pundit, columnist
Art Buchwald
Columnist
20-Oct-1925 17-Jan-2007 Syndicated columnist and humorist
Harold Budd
Electronic Musician
24-May-1936   Ambient composer, Eno collaborator
Frank W. Burke
Politician
1-Jun-1920 29-Jun-2007 Mayor of Louisville, 1969-1973
LeVar Burton
Actor
16-Feb-1957   La Forge on Star Trek: TNG
Phillip Burton
Politician
1-Jun-1926 10-Apr-1983 Congressman from California, 1964-83
Leo Buscaglia
Author
31-Mar-1924 11-Jun-1998 Dr. Hug
Reggie Bush
Football
2-Mar-1985   Returned the 2005 Heisman Trophy
Sophia Bush
Actor
8-Jul-1982   One Tree Hill
Jerry Buss
Business
15-Jun-1934 18-Feb-2013 Owner, Los Angeles Lakers
John Cage
Composer
5-Sep-1912 12-Aug-1992 Experimental composer
John Campbell
Politician
19-Jul-1955   Congressman, California 48th
Lou Cannon
Journalist
3-Jun-1933   Reagan biographer
John Carpenter
Film Director
16-Jan-1948   Escape from New York
Nick Castle
Film Director
21-Sep-1947   The Last Starfighter
Red Cavaney
Business
c. 1942   CEO, American Petroleum Institute
Rosalind Chao
Actor
23-Sep-1957   Keiko on Star Trek: DS9
Stephen Chbosky
Novelist
25-Jan-1970   The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Julie Chen
Game Show Host
6-Jan-1970   Host of Big Brother
Russell Chew
Government
18-Jan-1953   Runs the US Air Traffic Control system
Annabel Chong
Pornstar
22-May-1972   Former gangbang title holder
H. Frederick Christie
Business
c. 1933   Southern California Edison
Warren Christopher
Government
27-Oct-1925 18-Mar-2011 US Secretary of State, 1993-97
Monte Clark
Football
24-Jan-1937 16-Sep-2009 Detroit Lions Head Coach, 1978-84
William Clark, Jr.
Diplomat
12-Oct-1930   US Ambassador to India, 1989-92
Art Clokey
Cartoonist
12-Oct-1921 8-Jan-2010 Creator of Gumby
Eric Close
Actor
24-May-1967   Without a Trace
Barry Coe
Actor
26-Nov-1934   Ben Gregory on Follow the Sun
Lane G. Collins
Educator
c. 1940   Accounting Professor at Baylor
Lily Collins
Actor
18-Mar-1989   Mirror Mirror
Scott Cook
Business
c. 1952   Co-Founder of Intuit
Marisa Coughlan
Actor
17-Mar-1974   Side Order of Life
A. C. Cowlings
Football
16-Jun-1947   O.J.'s best friend
Christopher Cox
Politician
16-Oct-1952   Chairman of the SEC
Buster Crabbe
Actor
17-Feb-1907 23-Apr-1983 Flash Gordon
Edward H. Crane
Activist
c. 1944   Founder, Cato Institute
Theodore F. Craver, Jr.
Business
c. 1951   President of Edison International
Richard Crenna
Actor
30-Nov-1927 18-Jan-2003 Our Miss Brooks
Jack Dyer Crouch II
Government
1-Jul-1958   US Depy. National Security Advisor, 2005-07
Rusty Cundieff
Actor
13-Dec-1960   Fear of a Black Hat, TV Nation
Kenneth C. Dahlberg
Business
c. 1945   CEO of SAIC
Patti Davis
Relative
21-Oct-1952   Reagan's prodigal daughter
Jack Del Rio
Football
3-Apr-1963   Former Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
Martin Denny
Musician
10-Apr-1911 2-Mar-2005 King of the Tiki Hut
Buddy DeSylva
Songwriter
27-Jan-1895 11-Jul-1950 DeSylva, Brown, and Henderson
Jenna Dewan
Actor
3-Dec-1980   Tamara
Chris DeWolfe
Business
1966   Co-Founder of MySpace
Charles K. Djou
Politician
9-Aug-1970   Congressman from Hawaii, 2010-11
James Dobson
Radio Personality
21-Apr-1936   Focus on the Family
Cory Doctorow
Blogger
17-Jul-1971   Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Sam Donaldson
Journalist
11-Mar-1934   ABC newscaster, sheep rancher
Michael B. Donley
Military
4-Oct-1952   Acting Secretary, US Air Force
Linda Douglass
Journalist
?   Former journalist, Obama spokeswoman
Dr. Drew
Radio Personality
4-Sep-1958   Loveline
Seymour Durst
Business
c. 1913 19-May-1995 New York real estate mogul
Anthony Edwards
Actor
19-Jul-1962   Dr. Mark Greene on ER
Frederick Exley
Author
28-Mar-1929 17-Jun-1992 A Fan's Notes
Paul Feig
Film Director
17-Sep-1962   Unaccompanied Minors
Peter Fenn
Government
c. 1948   Fenn Communications Group
Guy Ferland
Film Director
18-Feb-1966   Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Ferdinand F. Fernandez
Judge
29-May-1937   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2002
Will Ferrell
Comic
16-Jul-1967   Saturday Night Live
America Ferrera
Actor
18-Apr-1984   Ugly Betty
Eugene V. Fife
Business
c. 1940   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Robert H. Finch
Government
9-Oct-1925 10-Oct-1995 HEW Secretary, 1969-70
Jeff Fisher
Football
25-Feb-1958   Head Coach, St Louis Rams
Maureen Flannigan
Actor
30-Dec-1973   Evie on Out of This World
Gary Fleder
Film Director
19-Dec-1965   Runaway Jury
Joe Flynn
Actor
8-Nov-1924 19-Jul-1974 Capt. Binghamton on McHale's Navy
Dusty Foggo
Government
17-Mar-1954   CIA Executive Director, 2004-06
James Foley
Film Director
28-Dec-1953   Glengarry Glen Ross
Gail D. Fosler
Economist
c. 1948   President, The Conference Board
Kent B. Foster
Business
1944   CEO of Ingram Micro, 2000-05
Garance Franke-Ruta
Columnist
c. 1975   Senior Editor, The American Prospect
Neal Gabler
Pundit
?   Fox News Watch
Mike Garrett
Football
12-Apr-1944   Winner, 1965 Heisman Trophy
Alice P. Gast
Educator
25-May-1958   President, Lehigh University
Daryl Gates
Government
30-Aug-1926 16-Apr-2010 Chief of LAPD 1978-92
Frank Gehry
Architect
28-Feb-1929   Postmodern architect
Al Geiberger
Golf
1-Sep-1937   Winner, 1966 PGA Championship
Lauren German
Actor
29-Nov-1978   Hostel: Part II
J. Paul Getty, Sr.
Business
15-Dec-1892 6-Jun-1976 Founder of Getty Oil Company
Jim Gibbons
Politician
16-Dec-1944   Governor of Nevada, 2007-11
Frank Gifford
Football
16-Aug-1930   Monday Night Football
Tony Gioia
Diplomat
1941   US Ambassador to Malta, 2001-04
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer
10-Feb-1929 21-Jul-2004 Prominent soundtrack composer
Alfred Gottschalk
Educator
7-Mar-1930 12-Sep-2009 President, Hebrew Union College, 1971-95
Topher Grace
Actor
12-Jul-1978   Eric Forman in That 70's Show
Brian Grazer
Film/TV Producer
12-Jul-1951   Co-Founder, Imagine Entertainment
Michele Greene
Actor
3-Feb-1962   Abby Perkins on LA Law
Michael D. Griffin
Government
1-Nov-1949   NASA Administrator
Taylor Hackford
Film Director
31-Dec-1944   An Officer and a Gentleman
Pat Haden
Football
23-Jan-1953   LA Rams Quarterback, Investor
Kevin Hagen
Actor
3-Apr-1928 9-Jul-2005 Little House on the Prairie
Veronica M. Hagen
Business
c. 1947   Polymer Group
H. R. Haldeman
Government
27-Oct-1926 12-Nov-1993 Nixon's Chief of Staff
Fred Hall
Politician
24-Jul-1916 18-Mar-1970 Governor of Kansas, 1955-57
Jane Hamsher
Blogger
25-Jul-1959   Firedoglake.com founder
Daryl Hannah
Actor
3-Dec-1960   Splash
David H. Hannah
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum
Alex Hannum
Basketball
19-Jul-1923 18-Jan-2002 NBA Hall of Famer
Larry Harmon
Performance Artist
2-Jan-1925 3-Jul-2008 Bozo the Clown
Jim Harrick
Basketball
25-Jul-1938   Former UCLA and UGA head coach
Jenilee Harrison
Actor
12-Jun-1959   Cindy Snow on Three's Company
Ray Harryhausen
Artist
29-Jun-1920 7-May-2013 Stop-motion genius
L. Patrick Hassey
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Allegheny Technologies
James Haven
Actor
11-May-1973   Brother of Angelina Jolie
Augustus F. Hawkins
Politician
31-Aug-1907 10-Nov-2007 Congressman from California, 1963-91
George T. Haymaker, Jr.
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Kaiser Aluminum, 1994-99
W. Scott Hedrick
Business
c. 1945   InterWest Partners
Otto Heino
Artist
20-Apr-1915 16-Jul-2009 Master potter
Dean Heller
Politician
10-May-1960   US Senator from Nevada
Mike Henry
Football
15-Aug-1936   Tarzan, 1966-68
Gonzalo de Las Heras
Business
c. 1940   EVP at Grupo Santander
Grant Heslov
Actor
15-May-1965   Congo
Jesse Hibbs
Film Director
11-Jan-1906 4-Feb-1985 To Hell and Back
Barron Hilton
Business
23-Oct-1927   Chairman of Hilton Hotels
Dexter Holland
Singer
29-Dec-1965   The Offspring frontman
Genta Hawkins Holmes
Diplomat
3-Sep-1940   US Ambassador to Australia, 1997-2000
Mike Holmgren
Football
15-Jun-1948   President, Cleveland Browns
James Hong
Actor
22-Feb-1929   Indeed!
Marilyn Horne
Singer
16-Jan-1934   Operatic mezzo soprano
James Horner
Composer
14-Aug-1953   Scored Titanic
Craig Hosmer
Politician
6-May-1915 11-Oct-1982 Congressman from California, 1953-74
Ron Howard
Actor
1-Mar-1954   Richie Cunningham on Happy Days
B. Wayne Hughes
Business
28-Sep-1933   CEO of Public Storage, 1991-2002
Jon M. Huntsman
Business
21-Jun-1937   Founder of Huntsman Corporation
Ray R. Irani
Business
13-Jan-1935   CEO of Occidental Petroleum
James Ivory
Film/TV Producer
7-Jun-1928   The Remains of the Day
Robinson Jeffers
Poet
10-Jan-1887 20-Jan-1962 Tamar and Other Poems
Phil Joanou
Film Director
20-Nov-1961   Gridiron Gang
Joanna Johnson
Film/TV Producer
31-Dec-1961   Creator of Hope & Faith
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Business
14-May-1957   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 2004-07
Joe Johnston
Film Director
13-May-1950   October Sky
Brenda Joyce
Actor
25-Feb-1912 4-Jul-2009 Tarzan's Jane
Marvin Kaplan
Actor
24-Jan-1927   Henry on Alice
Bruce Karatz
Business
1945   CEO of KB Home, 1986-2006
Robert Kardashian
Attorney
22-Feb-1944 30-Sep-2003 O. J. Simpson's attorney
Diane Keaton
Actor
5-Jan-1946   Kay in The Godfather films
Richard Kelly
Screenwriter
28-Mar-1975   Donnie Darko
Joyce L. Kennard
Judge
6-May-1941   Justice, California Supreme Court
Parker S. Kennedy
Business
c. 1948   CEO of First American Corporation
Irvin Kershner
Film Director
29-Apr-1923 27-Nov-2010 The Empire Strikes Back
William M. Ketchum
Politician
2-Sep-1921 24-Jun-1978 Congressman from California, 1973-78
Jay C. Kim
Politician
27-Mar-1939   Congressman from California, 1993-99
Herbert G. Klein
Journalist
1-Apr-1918 2-Jul-2009 White House Communications Director, 1969-73
Randal Kleiser
Film Director
20-Jul-1946   Grease
Douglas W. Kmiec
Scholar
24-Sep-1951   US Ambassador to Malta
Marie L. Knowles
Business
c. 1947   CFO of ARCO, 1996-2000
Allen E. Koenig
Educator
11-Feb-1939 28-Aug-2012 President of Emerson College, 1979-89
Andrew Koenig
Actor
17-Aug-1968 14-Feb-2010 Growing Pains
Thomas H. Kuchel
Politician
15-Aug-1910 21-Nov-1994 US Senator from California, 1953-69
Joshua Kurlantzick
Journalist
c. 1976   Charm Offensive
Swoosie Kurtz
Actor
6-Sep-1944   A Shock to the System
Nick Lachey
Singer
9-Nov-1973   98 Degrees
M. Leanne Lachman
Business
c. 1942   Lachman Associates LLC
Michael Landon
Actor
31-Oct-1936 1-Jul-1991 Little House on the Prairie
Daniel D. Lane
Business
c. 1935   Lane/Kuhn Pacific, Inc.
Terry Lanni
Business
14-Mar-1943 14-Jul-2011 CEO of MGM Mirage, 1995-2008
Matthew Lawrence
Actor
11-Feb-1980   Actor-brother of Joey Lawrence
Sammy Lee
Diver
1-Aug-1920   Olympic diver
Michael Lehmann
Film Director
30-Mar-1957   Heathers
Matt Leinart
Football
11-May-1983   Heisman Trophy winning quarterback
Chandra Levy
Victim
14-Apr-1977 1-May-2001 Gary Condit's dead intern
Henry Lewis
Conductor
16-Oct-1932 26-Jan-1996 Music Director, NJ Symphony, 1968-76
John M. Lilley
Educator
24-Mar-1939   President, Baylor University
Doug Liman
Film Director
24-Jul-1965   The Bourne Identity
Lisa Ling
Journalist
30-Aug-1973   National Geographic Explorer
Sandra Tsing Loh
Radio Personality
11-Feb-1962   The Loh Life
Melissa Lora
Business
c. 1963   CFO of Taco Bell
Ronnie Lott
Football
8-May-1959   FOX NFL Sunday
Bryan Lourd
Business
5-Nov-1960   Creative Artists Agency
Jim Lovell
Astronaut
25-Mar-1928   Apollo 13
Chris Lowell
Actor
17-Oct-1984   Piz on Veronica Mars
George Lucas
Film Director
14-May-1944   Creator of Star Wars
Malcolm M. Lucas
Judge
19-Apr-1927   California Chief Justice, 1987-96
Alexander Ludwig
Actor
7-May-1992   The Seeker: Dark Is Rising
Dan Lungren
Politician
22-Sep-1946   Congressman, California 3rd
Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga
Business
c. 1954   COO of Mattel Interactive, 1999-2000
Fred Lynn
Baseball
3-Feb-1952   American League MVP 1975
William Lyon
Military
9-Mar-1923   Chief of USAF Reserve, 1975-79
Mary Bono Mack
Politician
24-Oct-1961   Congresswoman, California 45th
Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
Business
12-Nov-1953   Chief Justice of Michigan, 1997-99
Anthony L. Mandekic
Business
c. 1941   Treasurer of Tracinda Corporation
Ned Mansour
Business
c. 1948   President of Mattel, 1999-2000
Joseph A. Marengi
Business
c. 1953   Senior VP at Dell, 1997-2007
William Martin
Novelist
c. 1950   Back Bay
Les Mayfield
Film Director
c. 1960   Encino Man
Thom Mayne
Architect
1943   Architect, 2005 Pritzker Prize winner
Joseph Mazzello
Actor
21-Sep-1983   Jurassic Park
Robert McAlmon
Author
9-Mar-1896 2-Feb-1956 Village: As It Happened
Cindy Hensley McCain
Relative
20-May-1954   Wife of John McCain
Kent McCord
Actor
26-Sep-1942   Officer Jim Reed on Adam 12
Michael McDonald
Comic
31-Dec-1964   MADtv
Phyllis McGinley
Poet
21-Mar-1905 22-Feb-1978 A Pocketful of Wry
Ted McGinley
Actor
30-May-1958   Married with Children
Mark McGrath
Musician
15-Mar-1968   Frontman for Sugar Ray
Mark McGwire
Baseball
1-Oct-1963   583 home runs
John McIntire
Actor
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Cynthia McKinney
Politician
17-Mar-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 1993-2003 and 2005-07
Barbara McNair
Singer
4-Mar-1934 4-Feb-2007 You're Gonna Love My Baby
Carey McWilliams
Journalist
13-Dec-1905 27-Jun-1980 Editor of The Nation, 1955-75
John Milius
Film Director
11-Apr-1944   Conan the Barbarian
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Politician
7-Sep-1938 22-Apr-2007 Congresswoman from California, 1996-2007
Jeremy Miller
Actor
21-Oct-1976   Ben Seaver on Growing Pains
James Millican
Actor
17-Feb-1910 24-Nov-1955 American character actor
Martin Milner
Actor
28-Dec-1931   LAPD officer Pete Malloy on Adam-12
Carlos J. Moorhead
Politician
6-May-1922 23-Nov-2011 Congressman from California, 1973-97
Jim Moran
Politician
16-May-1945   Congressman, Virginia 8th
Trevor Morgan
Actor
26-Nov-1986   Jurassic Park III
Mohamed Morsi
Head of State
20-Aug-1951   President-Elect of Egypt
Patrick Muldoon
Actor
27-Sep-1968   Starship Troopers
Anthony Muñoz
Football
19-Aug-1958   Tackle, NFL Hall of Famer
Oscar Muñoz
Business
c. 1960   CFO of CSX
John Naber
Swimmer
20-Jan-1956   Four Olympic Gold Medals in 1976
Dorothy W. Nelson
Judge
30-Sep-1928   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
Georgia R. Nelson
Business
c. 1950   Former VP, Edison International
Austin Nichols
Actor
24-Apr-1980   John from Cincinnati
George Hugh Niederauer
Religion
14-Jun-1936   Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco
Pat Nixon
First Lady
16-Mar-1912 22-Jun-1993 Wife of US President Richard M. Nixon
John Norman
Author
3-Jun-1931   Chronicles of Gor
Mabel Normand
Actor
16-Nov-1892 22-Feb-1930 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Dan O'Bannon
Screenwriter
30-Sep-1946 17-Dec-2009 Alien, Total Recall
Parry O'Brien
Track and Field
28-Jan-1932 21-Apr-2007 Revolutionized the shot put
Soon-Tek Oh
Actor
29-Jan-1943   Frequently on M*A*S*H
Timothy Olyphant
Actor
20-May-1968   Sheriff Bullock on Deadwood
Timothy Omundson
Actor
29-Jul-1969   Carlton Lassiter on Psych
Paul Orfalea
Business
28-Nov-1947   Founder of Kinko's
Rafael Osuna
Tennis
15-Sep-1938 4-Jun-1969 Winner of 4 Grand Slam titles
Carson Palmer
Football
27-Dec-1980   Oakland Raiders QB
Fess Parker
Actor
16-Aug-1925 18-Mar-2010 Daniel Boone
Jack Parsons
Scientist
2-Oct-1914 17-Jul-1952 Satanic rocket scientist
Harry Partch
Composer
24-Jun-1901 3-Sep-1974 Hobo composer, built his own instruments
Jerry M. Patterson
Politician
25-Oct-1934   Congressman from California, 1975-85
Paula Patton
Actor
5-Dec-1975   Deja Vu
Sam Peckinpah
Film Director
21-Feb-1925 28-Dec-1984 Breakthrough director of ultraviolent film
Edward Perkins
Diplomat
8-Jun-1928   US Ambassador to Australia, 1993-96
Richard Perle
Government
16-Sep-1941   Prince of Darkness
Aulana L. Peters
Attorney
30-Nov-1941   Former Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Kyra Phillips
Journalist
8-Aug-1968   CNN anchor
Troy Polamalu
Football
19-Apr-1981   Pittsburgh Steelers
Jon Postel
Scientist
6-Aug-1943 16-Oct-1998 Creator of the Internet's RFC system
Spencer Pratt
TV Personality
14-Aug-1983   Husband of Heidi Montag
Harve Presnell
Actor
14-Sep-1933 30-Jun-2009 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Kelly Preston
Actor
13-Oct-1962   What a Girl Wants
Charles O. Prince
Business
13-Jan-1950   CEO of Citigroup, 2003-07
Maeve Quinlan
Actor
16-Nov-1964   South of Nowhere
Gary L. Rainwater
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Ameren
David W. Raisbeck
Business
c. 1949   Vice Chairman of Cargill
Charles A. Ray
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 2003-05
Debra L. Reed
Business
c. 1956   Sempra Energy subsidiary executive
Matt Reeves
Film Director
27-Apr-1966   Felicity
Carl E. Reichardt
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Wells Fargo Bank, 1983-94
Jason Reitman
Film Director
19-Oct-1977   Up in the Air
Kevin Reynolds
Film Director
17-Jan-1952   Waterworld
Linda Johnson Rice
Business
22-Mar-1958   CEO of Johnson Publishing
Laura Richardson
Politician
14-Apr-1962   Congresswoman, California 37th
Charles Richter
Scientist
26-Apr-1900 30-Sep-1985 Groundbreaking seismologist
Adam Rifkin
Film Director
31-Dec-1966   Detroit Rock City
Jill Ritchie
Actor
5-Mar-1974   D.E.B.S.
John Ritter
Actor
17-Sep-1948 11-Sep-2003 Jack Tripper on Three's Company
Linda Gosden Robinson
Business
c. 1953   Public Relations executive
Dana Rohrabacher
Politician
21-Jun-1947   Congressman, California 46th
Frederick Ryan, Jr.
Business
12-Apr-1955   CEO of Allbritton Communications
Mort Sahl
Comic
11-May-1927   Early influential stand-up comic
Mark Sanchez
Football
11-Nov-1986   New York Jets QB
Laura Schlessinger
Radio Personality
16-Jan-1947   The Dr. Laura Show
Ted Schroeder
Tennis
20-Jul-1921 26-May-2006 Winner of 1949 Wimbledon
Josh Schwartz
Screenwriter
6-Aug-1976   Creator, The O.C.
Norman Schwarzkopf
Military
22-Aug-1934 27-Dec-2012 Leader in Persian Gulf War
Melody Thomas Scott
Actor
18-Apr-1956   The Young and the Restless
Junior Seau
Football
19-Jan-1969 2-May-2012 NFL Linebacker, committed suicide
Stephen A. Seche
Diplomat
c. 1952   US Ambassador to Yemen
Kyra Sedgwick
Actor
19-Aug-1965   The Closer
Peter Segal
Film Director
1962   Anger Management
Donald Segretti
Criminal
17-Sep-1941   Dirty trickster for Nixon
Jason Sehorn
Football
15-Apr-1971   St. Louis Rams #42
Tom Selleck
Actor
29-Jan-1945   Magnum, P.I.
John Shad
Government
27-Jun-1923 Jul-1994 SEC Chairman, 1981-87
Bill Sharman
Basketball
25-May-1926   Boston Celtics shooter
Ally Sheedy
Actor
13-Jun-1962   The Breakfast Club
Cybill Shepherd
Actor
18-Feb-1950   Moonlighting
O. J. Simpson
Football
9-Jul-1947   Searching tirelessly for the real killers
Scott Simpson
Golf
17-Sep-1955   Winner, 1987 US Open
Bryan Singer
Film Director
17-Sep-1965   X-Men
John Singleton
Film Director
6-Jan-1968   Boyz N the Hood
Craig R. Smith
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Owens & Minor
H. Allen Smith
Politician
8-Oct-1909 4-Jun-1998 Congressman from California, 1957-73
Robert H. Smith
Business
1935   CEO of Security Pacific, 1990-92
Stan Smith
Tennis
14-Dec-1946   Winner of 7 major tournaments
Taran Noah Smith
Actor
8-Apr-1984   Mark Taylor on Home Improvement
Gerald A. Soffen
Astronomer
7-Feb-1926 22-Nov-2000 Viking I mission to mars
Hilda Solis
Politician
20-Oct-1957   US Secretary of Labor
Stephen Sommers
Screenwriter
20-Mar-1962   The Mummy
Erroll Southers
Government
c. 1957   2009 TSA Director nominee
Robert Stack
Actor
13-Jan-1919 14-May-2003 The Untouchables
Craig Stadler
Golf
2-Jun-1953   The Walrus, winner of 1982 Masters
Richard D. Stephens
Business
c. 1952   Senior VP of Boeing
Gary Stiffelman
Attorney
c. 1952   Music industry attorney
Dave Stockton
Golf
2-Nov-1941   Winner of 1970 and 1976 PGA Championships
Eric Stoltz
Actor
30-Sep-1961   Chicago Hope
Irving Stone
Novelist
14-Jul-1903 26-Aug-1989 Historical biographical novelist
Madeleine Stowe
Actor
18-Aug-1958   The General's Daughter
Danny Strong
Actor
6-Jun-1974   Jonathan Levinson on Buffy
Neil J. Sullivan
Author
24-Feb-1948   The Diamond in the Bronx
Lynn Swann
Football
7-Mar-1952   Pittsburgh Steelers receiver
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Actor
27-Sep-1950   Mortal Kombat
Jake Tapper
Journalist
12-Mar-1969   CNN Chief Washington Correspondent
Buck Taylor
Actor
13-May-1938   Newly O'Brien on Gunsmoke
Brian Teacher
Tennis
23-Dec-1954   Winner, 1980 Australian Open
Andy Tennant
Film Director
1955   Hitch
Marlo Thomas
Actor
21-Nov-1937   That Girl
Cary H. Thompson
Business
c. 1957   Managing Director, Bear Stearns
David R. Thompson
Judge
26-Dec-1930 19-Feb-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-2011
Wallace Thurman
Author
16-Aug-1902 22-Dec-1934 The Blacker the Berry
T. J. Thyne
Actor
7-Mar-1975   Dr. Jack Hodgins on Bones
Warren W. Tichenor
Diplomat
1960   US Ambassador to the UN in Europe
Kevin Tighe
Actor
13-Aug-1944   Roy DeSoto on Emergency!
Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor
21-Dec-1944   Music Director, SF Symphony
Dalton Trumbo
Author
9-Dec-1905 10-Sep-1976 Johnny Got His Gun
Walter R. Tucker III
Politician
28-May-1957   Congressman from California, 1993-95
Jon Turteltaub
Film Director
8-Aug-1963   National Treasure
Ronald N. Tutor
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Tutor-Saliba Corporation
Robert H. Tuttle
Diplomat
4-Aug-1943   US Ambassador to the UK, 2005-09
James R. Ukropina
Attorney
1937   Former Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
Ron Underwood
Film Director
6-Nov-1953   Tremors
Jesse Unruh
Politician
30-Sep-1922 4-Aug-1987 Speaker of California State Assembly
Bobby Valentine
Baseball
13-May-1950   Manager, Boston Red Sox
Lionel Van Deerlin
Politician
25-Jul-1914 17-May-2008 Congressman from California, 1963-81
Robert Vaughn
Actor
22-Nov-1932   Napoleon Solo on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Ellsworth Vines
Tennis
28-Sep-1911 17-Mar-1994 Winner of 6 Grand Slam titles
Andrew J. Viterbi
Engineer
9-Mar-1935   Viterbi Algorithm
George Vradenburg
Attorney
14-Mar-1943   Strategic Advisor for AOL Time Warner
Leslie A. Waite
Business
c. 1946   Waite & Correnti
Charles Walters
Film Director
17-Nov-1911 13-Aug-1982 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Judge Wapner
TV Personality
15-Nov-1919   People's Court
David S. Ward
Film Director
25-Oct-1945   The Sting
Essie Mae Washington-Williams
Relative
12-Oct-1925 3-Feb-2013 Strom Thurmond's half-black daughter
John Wayne
Actor
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke
James H. Webb
Military
9-Feb-1946   US Senator from Virginia
Michael T. Weiss
Actor
2-Feb-1962   The Pretender
Forest Whitaker
Actor
15-Jul-1961   Ghost Dog
Charles White
Football
22-Jan-1958   Winner, 1979 Heisman Trophy
Casey Wian
Journalist
c. 1961   CNN correspondent
Robert Wilcox
Actor
19-May-1910 11-Jun-1955 The Man They Could Not Hang
Kathleen Wilhoite
Actor
29-Jun-1964   Lorenzo's Oil
Bruce G. Willison
Business
c. 1949   President, Home Savings and Loan, 1996-98
Tex Winter
Basketball
25-Feb-1922   KSU Head Coach, 1953-68
Deborah Ann Woll
Actor
7-Feb-1985   Jessica Hamby on True Blood
David L. Wolper
Film/TV Producer
11-Jan-1928 10-Aug-2010 Roots
Ronald B. Woodard
Business
c. 1944   Former Boeing Executive
Edward Woods
Actor
5-Jul-1903 8-Oct-1989 The Public Enemy
Albert C. Yates
Educator
c. 1942   President, Colorado State, 1990-2003
Samuel W. Yorty
Politician
1-Oct-1909 5-Jun-1998 Mayor of Los Angeles, 1961-73
Young MC
Musician
10-May-1967   "Bust a Move"
Albert C. Zapanta
Government
c. 1941   US Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Robert Zemeckis
Film Director
14-May-1952   Back To The Future
Ron Ziegler
Government
12-May-1939 10-Feb-2003 Press Secretary for Nixon
Barry Zito
Baseball
13-May-1978   SF Giants pitcher

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gloria Allred
Attorney
3-Jul-1941   Feminist lawyer
Karen Bass
Politician
3-Oct-1953   Congresswoman, California 33rd
Warren Bennis
Educator
8-Mar-1925   Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge
T. C. Boyle
Author
7-Dec-1948   The Tortilla Curtain
Jerry Buss
Business
15-Jun-1934 18-Feb-2013 Owner, Los Angeles Lakers
Erwin Chemerinsky
Scholar
14-May-1953   Legal Scholar
Lane G. Collins
Educator
c. 1940   Accounting Professor at Baylor
James Dobson
Radio Personality
21-Apr-1936   Focus on the Family
Dr. Drew
Radio Personality
4-Sep-1958   Loveline
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Susan Estrich
Pundit
16-Dec-1952   Fox News liberal
Nina Foch
Actor
20-Apr-1924 5-Dec-2008 Executive Suite
Betty Friedan
Activist
4-Feb-1921 4-Feb-2006 Rights for women spokesperson
Geoffrey Garrett
Educator
c. 1958   President of the Pacific Council
Ed Guthman
Journalist
11-Aug-1919 31-Aug-2008 Nixon enemy, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sidney Harman
Business
5-Aug-1918 12-Apr-2011 Founder of Harman International
Mark Harris
Novelist
19-Nov-1922 30-May-2007 Bang the Drum Slowly
Jascha Heifetz
Violinist
2-Feb-1901 10-Dec-1987 Violin virtuoso
Otto Heino
Artist
20-Apr-1915 16-Jul-2009 Master potter
Tomlinson Holman
Engineer
7-Jun-1946   THX sound system
bell hooks
Sociologist
9-Sep-1952   Ain't I A Woman
John Hospers
Politician
9-Jun-1918 12-Jun-2011 First Libertarian presidential candidate
John R. Hubbard
Educator
3-Dec-1918 21-Aug-2011 President of USC, 1970-80
Leon Kirchner
Composer
24-Jan-1919 17-Sep-2009 Quartet No. 3
Sheila Kuehl
Politician
9-Feb-1941   Dobie Gillis and ex-California State Senator
Arthur B. Laffer
Economist
14-Aug-1940   Reagan advisor, Laffer curve
Ted Lange
Actor
5-Jan-1947   Isaac the bartender on Love Boat
Gerald A. Larue
Scholar
?   The Way of Positive Humanism
Jerome Lawrence
Playwright
14-Jul-1915 29-Feb-2004 Inherit the Wind and Mame
Leonard Maltin
Critic
18-Dec-1950   Film critic
Merrill Markoe
Comic
1951   Late Night with David Letterman
Bill Melendez
Cartoonist
15-Nov-1916 2-Sep-2008 A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dorothy W. Nelson
Judge
30-Sep-1928   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
Thomas T. Noguchi
Doctor
4-Jan-1927   Coroner to the Stars
George A. Olah
Chemist
22-May-1927   Isolated carbonium ions
Warren Olney
Radio Personality
?   LA radio host, To the Point
Paul Orfalea
Business
28-Nov-1947   Founder of Kinko's
John Rechy
Author
10-Mar-1934   City of Night
Stephen J. Ryan
Doctor
20-Mar-1940 29-Apr-2013 Dean, Keck School of Medicine, 1991-2004
Morton Owen Schapiro
Educator
1953   President, Northwestern University
Arnold Schoenberg
Composer
13-Sep-1874 13-Jul-1951 Emancipated dissonance
Erroll Southers
Government
c. 1957   2009 TSA Director nominee
John P. Stapp
Scientist
11-Jul-1910 13-Nov-1999 Rocket sled pioneer
Ronald Steel
Scholar
25-Mar-1931   Pax Americana
Randolph W. Westerfield
Educator
c. 1941   Business Professor, USC
Werner F. Wolfen
Attorney
15-May-1930   Former Partner, Irell & Manella
Mark A. Zupan
Educator
c. 1959   Dean of Business, University of Rochester

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leonore Annenberg
Socialite
20-Feb-1918 12-Mar-2009 Wife of Walter Annenberg
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Astronaut
19-Aug-1946   Four-time shuttle astronaut
Malcolm R. Currie
Business
13-Mar-1927   CEO of Hughes Aircraft, 1988-92
Barry Diller
Business
2-Feb-1942   CEO of USA Interactive Corp.
Leonard K. Firestone
Business
10-Jun-1907 24-Dec-1996 US Ambassador to Belgium, 1974-77
Pat Haden
Football
23-Jan-1953   LA Rams Quarterback, Investor
Isaias W. Hellman
Business
3-Oct-1842 9-Apr-1920 Los Angeles banker
John R. Hubbard
Educator
3-Dec-1918 21-Aug-2011 President of USC, 1970-80
B. Wayne Hughes
Business
28-Sep-1933   CEO of Public Storage, 1991-2002
Ray R. Irani
Business
13-Jan-1935   CEO of Occidental Petroleum
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Business
14-May-1957   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 2004-07
Lydia H. Kennard
Business
c. 1954   Los Angeles World Airports
Kevin Klose
Government
c. 1940   CEO of National Public Radio
Daniel D. Lane
Business
c. 1935   Lane/Kuhn Pacific, Inc.
Terry Lanni
Business
14-Mar-1943 14-Jul-2011 CEO of MGM Mirage, 1995-2008
Monica C. Lozano
Publisher
21-Jul-1956   Publisher of La Opinión
William H. Luers
Diplomat
15-May-1929   US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1983-86
William Lyon
Military
9-Mar-1923   Chief of USAF Reserve, 1975-79
Charles T. Manatt
Attorney
9-Jun-1936 22-Jul-2011 DNC Chairman, 1981-85
John McCone
Government
4-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 CIA Director, 1961-65
Jarl Mohn
Business
26-Dec-1951   Founder of E! Television Networks
Dorothy W. Nelson
Judge
30-Sep-1928   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
George A. Olah
Chemist
22-May-1927   Isolated carbonium ions
Ronald L. Olson
Attorney
1941   Munger Tolles & Olson
Norman Pearlstine
Journalist
4-Oct-1942   Former Time Inc. Editor in Chief
Jane G. Pisano
Administrator
c. 1945   Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Carl E. Reichardt
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Wells Fargo Bank, 1983-94
Stephen J. Ryan
Doctor
20-Mar-1940 29-Apr-2013 Dean, Keck School of Medicine, 1991-2004
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Morton Owen Schapiro
Educator
1953   President, Northwestern University
William J. Schoen
Business
c. 1934   Chairman of Health Management Associates
Kevin W. Sharer
Business
2-Mar-1948   CEO of Amgen
William E. B. Siart
Business
c. 1946   Former CEO, First Interstate Bancorp
Robert H. Smith
Business
1935   CEO of Security Pacific, 1990-92
Patrick Soon-Shiong
Business
1952   Founder, Abraxis BioScience
Ronald D. Sugar
Business
1948   CEO of Northrop Grumman
Ratan N. Tata
Business
28-Dec-1937   Chairman of Tata Group
Rosemary Tomich
Business
c. 1937   Hope Cattle Company
Peter Ueberroth
Baseball
2-Sep-1937   Commissioner of Baseball, 1984-89
Andrew J. Viterbi
Engineer
9-Mar-1935   Viterbi Algorithm
Randolph W. Westerfield
Educator
c. 1941   Business Professor, USC
Ernest J. Wilson III
Educator
c. 1948   Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pete Carroll
Football
15-Sep-1951   Seattle Seahawks coach
Al Davis
Football
4-Jul-1929 8-Oct-2011 Owner of the Oakland Raiders
Tim Floyd
Basketball
25-Feb-1954   USC Head Coach
Mike Garrett
Football
12-Apr-1944   Winner, 1965 Heisman Trophy
Joe Gibbs
Football
25-Nov-1940   NFL coach, NASCAR team owner
Paul Hackett
Football
5-Jul-1947   USC Head Coach, 1998-2000
Lane Kiffin
Football
9-May-1975   Head Coach, University of Southern California
Rod Marinelli
Football
13-Jul-1949   Head Coach, Detroit Lions, 2006-08
Steve Mariucci
Football
4-Nov-1955   Former Head Coach, 49ers, Lions
John McKay
Football
5-Jul-1923 10-Jun-2001 USC Trojans Head Coach, 1960-75
Mike Riley
Football
1952   OSU Beavers Head Coach
John Robinson
Football
25-Jul-1935   LA Rams, NCAA head coach
Larry Smith
Football
12-Sep-1939 28-Jan-2008 Missouri Head Coach, 1994-2000
Norv Turner
Football
17-May-1952   Former Coach, San Diego Chargers


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