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7 Celebrities Who Attended Community College

Posted by Michelle Nagy on Sep 14, 2015 8:45:00 AM

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These 7 celebrities prove it’s not where you start, but where you end up.

Tom Hanks community collegeTom Hanks: Prior to becoming an Oscar-winning actor (and the only man who can make you emotional over a volleyball), Hanks attended Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, CA. A big proponent of community colleges, he's even credited his tremendous success to his time at Chabot. 

 

Walt Disney community collegeWalt Disney: Before Cinderella found her glass kicks or Snow White befriended 7 questionable characters, the ‘original mouseketeer’ attended Metropolitan Junior College in Missouri.

 

 

Clint Eastwood community college

Clint Eastwood: Eastwood knew he didn’t have to pay a "Million Dollars Baby" to get a good education. The award-winning actor, film maker, composer and politician attended Los Angeles City College to study business administration.

 

George Lucas community collegeGeorge Lucas: The force was strong with this one. After attending Modesto Junior College to study anthropology in the 1960s, Lucas went on to crank out classics like "Star Wars," "American Graffiti" and the "Indiana Jones" films.

 

Queen Latifah community collegeQueen Latifah: Even the Queen got her start at a community college. The rapper, actress and TV show host attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College in the late 1980s.

 

Jackie Robinson community collegeJackie Robinson: Robinson is known for more than just breaking the color barrier and changing the game of baseball. He was also a star athlete at Pasadena Junior College, where he played 4 sports.

 

Halle Berry community collegeHalle Berry: Berry made headlines becoming the first African-American to win the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Monster's Ball," but before she made it big on the silver screen, she attended Cleveland's Cuyahoga Community College to study broadcast journalism.

 

 

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