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Celebrities who attended Hudson Valley colleges

Not every Hollywood hopeful immediately hops on a bus to California in hopes of landing fame and fortune. Some first head to Hudson Valley colleges and universities to hone their craft or at least to escape their hometowns en route to stardom. Heres a look at more than three dozen actors, singers, comedians, hosts and other public figures who hit the books before hitting it big. -Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti

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