Notable and Famous Alumni - Film/Television/Entertainment


    Lewis Abernathy Jr.

    Actor and director; played Lewis Bodine, a member of the treasure hunting team, in Titanic; also wrote many of the final scenes for the film

    Joe Don Baker

    Actor; Acting credits include The Natural, Fletch, The Living Daylights and Goldeneye. Best known for role as Buford Pusser in Walking Tall

    Shirley Cothran Barret

    Miss America 1975, author and motivational speaker

    Actor; Academy Award nominee for The Blue Veil; also starred in Public Enemy and Grease

    Actress, appeared in the movies Joe and A Touch of Class, as well as the TV shows All in the Family, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, How I Met Your Mother and Justified

    Thomas Haden Church

    Actor; Academy Award nominee for Sideways; Emmy award winner for Broken Trail

    Singer and actress who was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for her performance in "Bright Star"

    Kim Flores

    Director; acclaimed for her short films Vocessitas/Little Voices and Maid! Madonna! Whore!

    Phyllis George

    Miss America 1971; broadcaster with NFL Today; entrepreneur

    Self-help expert; host of the nationally syndicated top rated talk show Dr. Phil and best-selling author

    Mark "Hawkeye" Rybczyk

    Radio personality on the DFW radio station 96.3 KSCS and winner of Billboard Magazine's Air Personality of the Year

    Television personality; Dancing with the Stars: All Stars winner and The Bachelor contestant

    Ann Sheridan (1915-1967)

    Actress; roles in King's Row and Angels with Dirty Faces; roles in films with Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Cary Grant and Errol Flynn

    Actor; starred in Robocop, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Buckaroo Bonzai; Director who has helmed episodes of Hawaii Five-O, Sons of Anarchy and House M.D.

    Jason West

    Co-creator of video game Call of Duty, one of the leading video game franchises

    Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

    Actor; appeared in Walker, Texas Ranger