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Famous Louisianans

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in Louisiana or spent some important time in Louisiana.

Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter and singer

John James Audubon, naturalist and artist

Geoffrey Beene, fashion designer

Terry Bradshaw, football player

Aaron Brooks, football player

Truman Capote, novelist and playwright

Kitty Carlisle, actress and singer

Van Cliburn, pianist

Johnnie Cochran, attorney

Harry Connick Jr., musician and actor

Jimmie Davis, country music singer and Louisiana governor

Michael DeBakey, surgeon that developed first artificial heart

Ellen Degeneres, actress

James Dobson, minister and author

Fats Domino, musician

Antoine F, pianist, singer, and songwriter

La'Roi Glover, football player

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, pianist and composer

Bryant Gumbel, TV host

Lillian Hellman, playwright

Marquise Hill, football player

Al Hirt, trumpeter

Horace Lawson Hunley, submarine inventor

Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer

Randy Jackson, record company executive and American Idol judge

William Jefferson, scandal-ridden U.S. representative

Dorothy Lamour, actress

Ali Landry, Miss USA and TV host

John Larroquette, actor

Elmore Leonard, novelist

Jerry Lee Lewis, singer and pianist

Huey Long, Louisiana governor

Karl Malone, basketball player

Branford Marsalis, musician

Delfeayo Marsalis, musician

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist

Jason Marsalis, musician

Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter and composer

Tommy Mason, football player

Edmund McIlhenny, inventor of Tabasco sauce

Lil' Romeo, aka Percy Romeo Miller, singer and actor

Percy “Master P” Miller, rapper

Jelly Roll Morton, jazz musician and composer

Lorenzo Neal, football player

Randy Newman, singer and songwriter

Huey Newton, black activist

Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy assassin

Pauley Perrette, actress, poet, singer

Homer Plessy, black activist, subject of a major U.S. Supreme Court case

Mark Plotkin, ethnobotanist

Paul Prudhomme, chef

Anne Rice, novelist

Robert Ri'chard, actor

Cokie Roberts, telejournalist

Eddie Robinson, football coach

Britney Spears, singer

Kordell Stewart, football player

Ray Walston, actor

Shane West, actor

Edward Douglas White, judge

Pat Williams, football player

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