Louisiana Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Charles Clinton "C.C." Adcock musician
  • Trace Adkins singer, songwriter
  • Phil Anselmo singer, songwriter
  • Louis Armstrong musician, singer
  • Evelyn Ashford olympic champion
  • Vernel Bagneris actor
  • Danny Barker musician
  • Dave Bartholomew producer, arranger, songwriter
  • P. G. T. Beauregard confederate army general, author, inventor
  • Sidney Bechet musician
  • Arthur P. Bedou photographer
  • Geoffrey Beene fashion designer
  • E. J. Bellocq photographer
  • Willie Birch artist
  • William "Buckskin Bill" Black entertainer
  • Kathleen Blanco politician
  • Vida Blue baseball player
  • Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne "Lindy" Boggs politician
  • Arna W. Bontemps poet, member harlem renaissance
  • James Booker musician, singer
  • Calvin Borel jockey
  • John Ed Bradley writer, author
  • Terry Bradshaw football player
  • Ruby Bridges civil rights leader (born in MS)
  • Poppy Brite author
  • Leon "Kix" Brooks singer, songwriter (Brooks & Dunn)
  • Marc Broussard singer, songwriter
  • Tom "Red" Brown musician
  • James Lee Burke author (born in TX)
  • George Washington Cable author
  • Tony Canzoneri boxer
  • Truman Capote author
  • Lindsey Cardinale singer
  • Kitty Carlisle singer, actress
  • James Carville political consultant
  • Wayne Causey baseball player
  • Tony Chachere founder tony's seasonings
  • Jean Pierre Chouteau fur trader, politician, slaveholder
  • Rene Auguste Chouteau fur trader, politician, founder of St. Louis, MO
  • Jimmy Clanton singer
  • William "Will" Clark baseball player
  • Patricia Clarkson actress
  • Van Cliburn concert pianist
  • Vincent Coleman actor
  • Harry Connick, Jr. musician, actor
  • Ronald Glen Davis "Big Baby" basketball player
  • James "Jimmie" Davis singer, politician
  • William "Willie" Davis football player
  • Michael DeBakey physician, inventor
  • Ellen DeGeneres actress
  • Edward "Eddie" Delahoussaye jockey
  • Jake Delhommne football player
  • David Dellucci baseball player
  • Kent Desormeaux jockey

D - E

  • Alvin Ralph Dark baseball player, manager
  • Antoine "Fats" Domino musician, singer, songwriter
  • Donna Douglas actress
  • Clyde Drexler basketball player
  • Joe Dumars basketball player
  • Warrick Dunn football player
  • Mark Duper football player
  • Edwin Edwards politician
  • Kevin Faulk football player
  • Marshall Faulk football player
  • Trev Faulk football player
  • David Filo co-founder yahoo
  • Sean Patrick Flanery actor
  • Mary Alice Fontenot author
  • Faith Ford actress
  • Pete Fountain musician
  • Edward Garvin Futch "Eddy Raven" singer, songwriter
  • Ernest Gaines author
  • Tim Gautreaux author
  • Mickey Gilley musician, singer
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk pianist
  • Shirley Ann Grau author
  • Valeka Gray actress
  • Tom Gresham writer, radio talk show host, editor
  • Andy Griggs singer
  • Ronald Guidry baseball player
  • Bryant Gumbel television newscaster
  • Greg Gumbel television sportscaster
  • George "Buddy" Guy singer, musician
  • Windsor Harmon actor
  • Danneel Harris actress
  • Elvin Hayes basketball player
  • Hunter Hayes singer, songwriter
  • Bobby Joseph Hebert, Jr. sportscaster, football player
  • Kyle Henry Hebert voice actor
  • Alice Heine princess of monaco
  • Lillian Hellman playwright
  • George Herriman cartoonist
  • Louis Herthum actor
  • Al Hirt musician
  • Clementine Hunter artist

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