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Bennington College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Bennington, VT

Founding Date:
1932

Enrollment:
790

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan Arkin
Actor
26-Mar-1934   Catch 22
John Billingsley
Actor
20-May-1960   Dr. Phlox on Star Trek: Enterprise
Carolyn Cassady
Author
28-Apr-1923   Wife of Neal Cassady
Carol Channing
Singer
31-Jan-1921   All-Singing All-Dancing
Timothy Daly
Actor
1-Mar-1956   Seven Girlfriends
Peter Dinklage
Actor
11-Jun-1969   Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones
Andrea Dworkin
Activist
26-Sep-1946 9-Apr-2005 Anti-pornography activist
Bret Easton Ellis
Novelist
7-Mar-1964   American Psycho
Betty Ford
First Lady
8-Apr-1918 8-Jul-2011 Former First Lady, founded Betty Ford Center
Helen Frankenthaler
Painter
12-Dec-1928 27-Dec-2011 Mountains and Sea
Jonathan Lethem
Author
19-Feb-1964   Gun with Occasional Music
Melinda McGraw
Actor
25-Oct-1963   Cyd Madison on The Commish
Michael Pollan
Author
6-Feb-1955   The Omnivore's Dilemma
Anne Ramsey
Actor
1-Sep-1929 11-Aug-1988 Throw Momma from the Train
Donna Tartt
Novelist
23-Dec-1963   The Secret History
Holland Taylor
Actor
14-Jan-1943   The Naked Truth
James Tenney
Composer
10-Aug-1934 24-Aug-2006 A History of 'Consonance' and 'Dissonance'
Justin Theroux
Actor
10-Aug-1971   Mulholland Dr.

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan Cheuse
Novelist
23-Jan-1940   The Bohemians
Peter Drucker
Business
19-Nov-1909 11-Nov-2005 Management guru
Vivian Fine
Composer
28-Sep-1913 20-Mar-2000 Drama for Orchestra
Erich Fromm
Psychologist
23-Mar-1900 18-Mar-1980 Psychoanalyst, Humanist
John Gardner
Novelist
21-Jul-1933 14-Sep-1982 Grendel
Edward T. Hall
Anthropologist
16-May-1914 20-Jul-2009 The Silent Language
Edward Hoagland
Essayist
21-Dec-1932   The Courage of Turtles
Shirley Jackson
Novelist
14-Dec-1916 8-Aug-1965 The Lottery
Max Kampelman
Diplomat
7-Nov-1920 25-Jan-2013 US Ambassador to the CSCE
Stanley Kunitz
Poet
29-Jul-1905 14-May-2006 US Poet Laureate, 2000
Howard Nemerov
Poet
1-Mar-1920 5-Jul-1991 US Poet Laureate, 1987-88
Camille Paglia
Author
2-Apr-1947   Self-described feminist
Karl Polanyi
Scholar
25-Oct-1886 23-Apr-1964 The Great Transformation
Theodore Roethke
Poet
25-May-1908 1-Aug-1963 The Waking
Genevieve Taggard
Poet
28-Nov-1894 8-Nov-1948 Travelling Standing Still

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frederick Lewis Allen
Journalist
5-Jul-1890 13-Feb-1954 Editor of Harpers, 1941-53
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
Ralph Ellison
Novelist
1-Mar-1914 16-Apr-1994 Invisible Man


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