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Are You Going to Watch the Oscars on Sunday?
Did You Know that These Actors Are Graduates of the Great City Schools?
- Tom Hanks, Oscar-winning actor and star of "Forrest Gump," was a graduate of the Oakland Public Schools.
- Jennifer Hudson, Oscar-winning actress and star of "Dreamgirls," was a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools.
- Kathy Bates, Oscar-winning actress in "Misery," was a graduate of the Memphis Public Schools.
- America Ferrera, star of "Ugly Betty," was a graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
- Annette Benning, star of "American Beauty," was a graduate of the San Diego Unified School District.
- Al Pacino, Oscar-winning actor in "Scent of a Woman," was a graduate of the New York Public Schools.
- Oprah Winfrey, star of "The Color Purple," was a graduate of the Nashville Public Schools.
- Sally Field, two-time Oscar-winning actress, was a graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
- Jimmy Kimmel, this year’s host of the Oscars, was a graduate of the Clark County (Las Vegas) Public Schools.
More Did You Know?
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- What Would Black History Month Be Without These Urban Public School Graduates? Click here to read about these urban public graduates.
- Did You Know the winner of the U.S. Academic Decathlon has been a public high school in Los Angeles for the past six years? Click here to read more urban school successes
- Did You Know that Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Graduate of the Atlanta Public Schools?
Click here to read about other Graduates of Big-City Public Schools?
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