As the name suggests, this state is situated along the famous Mississippi river. There are several other famous celebrities who also belong to this American state. The abundance in natural resources, especially its thick forest cover and water sources, made it a popular haven for trade since the times of the great American civil war. Legendary musician Elvis Presley, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, popular playwright Tennessee Williams and Leanne Rimes are a few famous people from Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey, who has got American television viewers glued to their television sets since many years now, is undoubtedly one of the richest and most influential citizens of the United States today. Although the legendary Elvis Presley passed away years ago, his music continues to be popular among the masses even today. Tennessee Williams is an inspiration for every aspiring playwright and his path-breaking efforts in performance art are praised even today. Want to know who they are? Scroll down to put an end to your curiosity.
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981, American
Pop Singer

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954, American
Media proprietor

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Musician, Songwriter

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931, American
Actor

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931, American
Singer and Songwriter
Eric RobertsEric Roberts
18 April 1956, American
Actor

Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert
30 September 1982, American
Actress, Singer

DiploDiplo
10 November 1978, American
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

Jamie Lynn SpearsJamie Lynn Spears
04 April 1991, American
Actress & Singer
Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress
Hayley WilliamsHayley Williams
27 December 1988, American
Pop Singer

Rick RossRick Ross
28 January 1976, American
Rapper, Songwriter

Ray JRay J
17 January 1981, American
Singer
Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946, American
Musician

Brett FavreBrett Favre
10 October 1969, American
 
William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897, American
Writer, Nobel Laureate

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
26 March 1911, American
American playwright

LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes
28 August 1982, American
Country Singer
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American
Philanthropist
Faith HillFaith Hill
21 September 1967, American
Country Singer

Jerry RiceJerry Rice
13 October 1962, American
Former NFL Star

Conway TwittyConway Twitty
01 September 1933, American
Singer

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress
Mary Elizabeth EllisMary Elizabeth Ellis
11 May 1979, American
Actress
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician

Gerald McRaneyGerald McRaney
19 August 1947, American
Actor

Grace HightowerGrace Hightower
07 April 1955, American
Actress, Robert De Niro’s Wife

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette
05 May 1942, American
Singer
Medgar EversMedgar Evers
02 July 1925, American
 

Candice PattonCandice Patton
24 June 1988, American
Actress

Christopher BoykinChristopher Boykin
13 January 1972, American
Television Personality

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American
Journalist

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Newton KnightNewton Knight
10 November 1829, American
Military Leader
Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
01 January 1909, American
Actor

Brittany RennerBrittany Renner
26 February 1992, American
Fitness Model, Instagram Star
Chris LeDouxChris LeDoux
02 October 1948, American
American singer-songwriter

Ray WalstonRay Walston
02 November 1914, American
Actor & Comedian

Stella StevensStella Stevens
01 October 1938, American
Actress
Marion BarryMarion Barry
06 March 1936, American
 

Toby TurnerToby Turner
03 March 1985, American
YouTuber
John DyeJohn Dye
31 January 1963, American
Actor

Robert Earl JonesRobert Earl Jones
03 February 1910, American
Actor

Taylor SpreitlerTaylor Spreitler
23 October 1993, American
Actress

Karlous MillerKarlous Miller
02 April 1983, American
Comedian

Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley
13 September 1964, American
Talk Show Host
Tamia M. WhittakerTamia M. Whittaker
03 January 1999, American
Dancer

Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams
29 November 1978, American
Choreographer/Reality TV Star

Richard FordRichard Ford
16 February 1944, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Sunjai WilliamsSunjai Williams
09 February 1997, American
Dancer & Reality TV star
Camryn HarrisCamryn Harris
25 September 2000, American
Dancer

Trinitee StokesTrinitee Stokes
12 April 2006, American
Actress, Singer
Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
10 April 1916, American
Elvis Presley's Father

Kimberly PerryKimberly Perry
12 July 1983, American
Singer

Richard WrightRichard Wright
04 September 1908, American
Author
Kenneth MorrisonKenneth Morrison
21 September 1985, American
YouTuber, Gamer

Tara WallaceTara Wallace
30 September 1982, American
Reality Star
Kayla JonesKayla Jones
10 May 1997, American
Dancer

Chrissy ChambersChrissy Chambers
05 October 1990, American
YouTuber

Jason DuggarJason Duggar
21 April 2000, American
Reality TV Star
Crystianna SummersCrystianna Summers
20 June 2002, American
Contemporary Dancers

Emmanuel HudsonEmmanuel Hudson
13 December 1990, American
Youtuber
Fred ArmisenFred Armisen
04 December 1966, American
American actor

Jim HensonJim Henson
24 September 1936, American
Television director, Film director, Film producer,

Tig NotaroTig Notaro
24 March 1971
screenwriter, actor, podcaster

Ike TurnerIke Turner
05 November 1931, American
Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter,
David RuffinDavid Ruffin
18 January 1941, American
Singer
Lance BassLance Bass
04 May 1979, American
Film producer, Film actor, Singer, Actor, Dancer,

Monta EllisMonta Ellis
26 October 1985, American
Basketball player

Walter PaytonWalter Payton
25 July 1954, American
Football Player

John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker
22 August 1917, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician,
Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
13 November 1929, American
Lawyer, Pastor, Journalist

Archie ManningArchie Manning
19 May 1949, American
American football player

Marty StuartMarty Stuart
30 September 1958, American
singer-songwriter, musician, singer, mandolinist

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
30 December 1928, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

James MeredithJames Meredith
1933 AD, American
Civil Rights Activist
Mary Ann MobleyMary Ann Mobley
17 February 1937, American
Actor, Television actor, Model

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Historian, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,
Paula WhitePaula White
20 April 1966, American
Writer

Cat CoraCat Cora
03 April 1967, American
Chef

Kyle CarpenterKyle Carpenter
17 October 1989, American
Military personnel
Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer
06 October 1917, American
Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist

Albert KingAlbert King
25 April 1923, American
Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician,
Robert L. JohnsonRobert L. Johnson
08 April 1946, American
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
10 February 1927, American
American soprano

Garth FisherGarth Fisher
01 September 1958, American
Presenter

Archie MooreArchie Moore
13 December 1916, American
Professional boxer
Willie DixonWillie Dixon
01 July 1915, American
Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer

Lester YoungLester Young
27 August 1909, American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,
James ChaneyJames Chaney
30 May 1943, American
civil rights advocate

Sonny Boy Williamson IISonny Boy Williamson II
05 December 1912, American
Singer

Elmore JamesElmore James
27 January 1918, American
Guitarist

Glen BallardGlen Ballard
01 May 1953, American
Record producer, Songwriter
William Grant StillWilliam Grant Still
11 May 1895, American
Conductor, Songwriter