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Louisiana Famous

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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Louisiana Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Crowley Acadia 337
Oakdale Allen 318
Gonzales Ascension 225
Napoleonville Assumption 985
Marksville Avoyelles 318
Deridder Beauregard 337
Arcadia Bienville 318
Bossier City Bossier 318
Shreveport Caddo 318
Lake Charles Calcasieu 337
Columbia Caldwell 318
Hackberry Cameron 337
Jonesville Catahoula 318
Homer Claiborne 318
Ferriday Concordia 318
Mansfield De Soto 318
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge 225
Lake Providence East Carroll 318
Jackson East Feliciana 225
Ville Platte Evangeline 337
Winnsboro Franklin 318
Pollock Grant 318
New Iberia Iberia 337
Plaquemine Iberville 225
Jonesboro Jackson 318
Metairie Jefferson 504
Jennings Jefferson Davis 337
Jena La Salle 318
Lafayette Lafayette 337
Thibodaux Lafourche 985
Ruston Lincoln 318
Denham Springs Livingston 225
Tallulah Madison 318
Bastrop Morehouse 318
Natchitoches Natchitoches 318
New Orleans Orleans 504
Monroe Ouachita 318
Belle Chasse Plaquemines 985
New Roads Pointe Coupee 225
Alexandria Rapides 318
Coushatta Red River 318
Rayville Richland 318
Many Sabine 318
Chalmette Saint Bernard 504
Destrehan Saint Charles 985
Greensburg Saint Helena 225
Vacherie Saint James 225
Opelousas Saint Landry 337
Breaux Bridge Saint Martin 337
Morgan City Saint Mary 985
Slidell Saint Tammany 985
La Place St John the Baptist 985
Hammond Tangipahoa 985
Newellton Tensas 318
Houma Terrebonne 985
Farmerville Union 318
Abbeville Vermilion 337
Leesville Vernon 337
Bogalusa Washington 985
Minden Webster 318
Port Allen West Baton Rouge 225
Oak Grove West Carroll 318
Saint Francisville West Feliciana 225
Winnfield Winn 318

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