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Mississippi Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Mississippians

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

Jessica Alba, actress

Margaret Walker Alexander, author

Henry Armstrong, boxer

Red Barber, sportscaster

Lance Bass, singer

T. Bubba Bechtol, comedian

Jimmy Buffett, singer and songwriter

Fred Carl, founder, Viking Range

Craig Claiborne, restaurant critic

Jefferson Davis, Confederate president

Daffy Dean, baseball player

Dizzy Dean, baseball player

Bo Diddley, guitarist

Ellen Douglas, author

Charles Evers, civil rights leader

Medgar Evers, civil rights leader

William Faulkner, novelist

Brett Favre, football player

Shelby Foote, historian

Richard Ford, author

Morgan Freeman, actor

John Grisham, novelist

Barry Hannah, author

Elizabeth Lee Hazen, inventor of nystatin

Beth Henley, actress and playwright

Jim Henson, puppeteer

Faith Hill, country singer

John Kevin Hill, young aviator

Joseph Holt Ingraham, novelist

Robert Johnson, singer

James Earl Jones, actor

Skip Jones, singer

Simba Khali, actress

B.B. King, blues guitarist

Trent Lott, U.S. senator

Archie Manning, football player

Gerald McRaney, actor

H.T. "Dick" Merrill, pioneer aviator

Archie Moore, boxer

Willie Morris, author

Brandy Norwood, singer and actress

Walter Payton, football player

Walker Percy, author

Elvis Presley, rock singer

Charley Pride, country singer

Leontyne Price, opera singer

William Raspberry, political columnist

Jerry Reid, country singer

Hiram Revels, first African American to sit in the U.S. Senate

Jerry Rice, football player

LeAnn Rimes, country singer

Cavett Robert, founder, National Speakers Association

Jimmie Rogers, country singer, the Singing Brakeman

Johnny Russell, country singer and songwriter

Britney Spears, singer

Stella Stevens, actress

William Grant Still, composer

Marty Stuart, country singer

Conway Twitty, country singer

Sela Ward, actress

Muddy Waters, blues singer

Jim Weatherly, football player

Eudora Welty, novelist

Tennessee Williams, playwright

Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and actress

Nanette Workman, singer

Richard Wright, author

Tammy Wynette, country singer

Zig Zigler, salesman and speaker

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