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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. Here's 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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