Famous People From Mississippi

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.

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 1 Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley
79
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: The King of Rock and Roll
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 16, 1977

 2 Britney Spears

Britney Spears
95
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 3 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
70
Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 4 James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones
32
Famous As: One of the Greatest Actors in American History
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 5 Brett Favre

Brett Favre
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke
21
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 11, 1964
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 7 Rick Ross

Rick Ross
22
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Jim Henson

Jim Henson
16
Famous As: Puppeteer
Birthdate: September 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 16, 1990
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 9 Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
13
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 16, 1938
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 11 Walter Payton

Walter Payton
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 1, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 B.B. King

B.B. King
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 14, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 13 Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert
20
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood
20
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 15 Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams
5
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 25, 1983

 16 Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams
11
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: December 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 17 Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen
6
Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: December 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 18 William Faulkner

William Faulkner
6
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 6, 1962
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 19 LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes
19
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 20 Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 21 Diplo

Diplo
9
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 22 Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters
14
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 30, 1983
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 23 Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty
10
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 5, 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 25 Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells
5
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 25, 1931

 26 Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro
7
Famous As: screenwriter, actor, podcaster
Birthdate: March 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
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 27 Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette
7
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 6, 1998
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 28 Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges
16
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 29 Lance Bass

Lance Bass
7
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 30 Faith Hill

Faith Hill
7
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 31 Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett
9
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 Steve McNair

Steve McNair
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 4, 2009
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 33 Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Archie Manning

Archie Manning
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 35 Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers
4
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 12, 1963

 36 Charley Pride

Charley Pride
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 12, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 37 Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 39 Gardner Minshew

Gardner Minshew
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 Candice Patton

Candice Patton
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 41 Ray J

Ray J
16
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 42 Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Mary Elizabeth Ellis
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 43 Newton Knight

Newton Knight
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: November 10, 1829
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1922 AD

 44 Grace Hightower

Grace Hightower
5
Famous As: Actress, Robert De Niro’s Wife
Birthdate: April 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries

 45 John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 21, 2001

 46 Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey
8
Famous As: actor, singer, television actor, voice actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini

 47 Alejandro Villanueva

Alejandro Villanueva
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: September 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 48 Richard Wright

Richard Wright
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 28, 1960

 49 Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith
8
Famous As: Broadcast journalist
Birthdate: January 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 19, 2010
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)