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
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

American

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Sam CookeSam Cooke
(Singer and Songwriter)

22 January 1931

American

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
(Actor)

17 January 1931

American

Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert
(Actress, Singer)

30 September 1982

American

Eric RobertsEric Roberts
(Actor)

18 April 1956

American

Brett FavreBrett Favre

10 October 1969

American

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

American

DiploDiplo
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer)

10 November 1978

American

Jamie Lynn SpearsJamie Lynn Spears
(Actress & Singer)

04 April 1991

American

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record producer)

11 February 1979

American

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Jerry RiceJerry Rice
(Former NFL Star)

13 October 1962

American

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
(Musician)

25 December 1946

American

Rick RossRick Ross
(Rapper, Songwriter)

28 January 1976

American

Hayley WilliamsHayley Williams
(Pop Singer)

27 December 1988

American

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
(Musician, Songwriter)

08 May 1911

American

Faith HillFaith Hill
(Country Singer)

21 September 1967

American

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Ray JRay J
(Singer)

17 January 1981

American

LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes
(Country Singer)

28 August 1982

American

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
(Writer, Nobel Laureate)

25 September 1897

American

B.B. KingB.B. King
(Singer-songwriter)

16 September 1925

American

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

American

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
(Actress)

29 November 1932

American

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Medgar EversMedgar Evers

02 July 1925

American

Grace HightowerGrace Hightower
(Actress, Robert De Niro’s Wife)

07 April 1955

American

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
(Journalist)

16 July 1862

American

Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
(Musician)

04 April 1913

American

Conway TwittyConway Twitty
(Singer)

01 September 1933

American

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette
(Singer)

05 May 1942

American

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Newton KnightNewton Knight
(Military Leader)

10 November 1829

American

Candice PattonCandice Patton
(Actress)

24 June 1988

American

Christopher BoykinChristopher Boykin
(Television Personality)

13 January 1972

American

Chris LeDouxChris LeDoux
(American singer-songwriter)

02 October 1948

American

Brittany RennerBrittany Renner
(Fitness Model, Instagram Star)

26 February 1992

American

Ray WalstonRay Walston
(Actor & Comedian)

02 November 1914

American

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Marion BarryMarion Barry

06 March 1936

American

Stella StevensStella Stevens
(Actress)

01 October 1938

American

Toby TurnerToby Turner
(YouTuber)

03 March 1985

American

John DyeJohn Dye
(Actor)

31 January 1963

American

Robert Earl JonesRobert Earl Jones
(Actor)

03 February 1910

American

Taylor SpreitlerTaylor Spreitler
(Actress)

23 October 1993

American

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Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley
(Talk Show Host)

13 September 1964

American

Karlous MillerKarlous Miller
(Comedian)

02 April 1983

American

Richard FordRichard Ford
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

16 February 1944

American

Tamia M. WhittakerTamia M. Whittaker
(Dancer)

03 January 1999

American

Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams
(Choreographer/Reality TV Star)

29 November 1978

American

Sunjai WilliamsSunjai Williams
(Dancer & Reality TV star)

09 February 1997

American

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Camryn HarrisCamryn Harris
(Dancer)

25 September 2000

American

Trinitee StokesTrinitee Stokes
(Actress, Singer)

12 April 2006

American

Vernon PresleyVernon Presley
(Elvis Presley's Father)

10 April 1916

American

Richard WrightRichard Wright
(Author)

04 September 1908

American

Kimberly PerryKimberly Perry
(Singer)

12 July 1983

American

Kenneth MorrisonKenneth Morrison
(YouTuber, Gamer)

21 September 1985

American

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Tara WallaceTara Wallace
(Reality Star)

30 September 1982

American

Kayla JonesKayla Jones
(Dancer)

10 May 1997

American

Chrissy ChambersChrissy Chambers
(YouTuber)

05 October 1990

American

Jason DuggarJason Duggar
(Reality TV Star)

21 April 2000

American

Fred ArmisenFred Armisen
(American actor)

04 December 1966

American

Tig NotaroTig Notaro
(screenwriter, actor, podcaster)

24 March 1971

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Ike TurnerIke Turner
(Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Singer, Record producer)

05 November 1931

American

Walter PaytonWalter Payton
(Football Player)

25 July 1954

American

Lance BassLance Bass
(Film producer, Film actor, Singer, Actor, Dancer, Voice actor, Musician, Autobiographer)

04 May 1979

American

Jim HensonJim Henson
(Television director, Film director, Film producer, Voice actor, Puppeteer, Actor, Screenwriter)

24 September 1936

American

Kyle CarpenterKyle Carpenter
(Military personnel)

17 October 1989

American

David RuffinDavid Ruffin
(Singer)

18 January 1941

American

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Archie ManningArchie Manning
(American football player)

19 May 1949

American

Marty StuartMarty Stuart
(singer-songwriter, musician, singer, mandolinist)

30 September 1958

American

Monta EllisMonta Ellis
(Basketball player)

26 October 1985

American

Fred PhelpsFred Phelps
(Lawyer, Pastor, Journalist)

13 November 1929

American

Cat CoraCat Cora
(Chef)

03 April 1967

American

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

30 December 1928

American

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John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer)

22 August 1917

American

Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer
(Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist)

06 October 1917

American

Mary Ann MobleyMary Ann Mobley
(Actor, Television actor, Model)

17 February 1937

American

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
(American soprano)

10 February 1927

American

James MeredithJames Meredith
(Civil Rights Activist)

1933 AD

American

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(Historian, Novelist, Writer, University teacher, Author)

17 November 1916

American

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Paula WhitePaula White
(Writer)

20 April 1966

American

Robert L. JohnsonRobert L. Johnson
(Businessperson, Entrepreneur)

08 April 1946

American

Albert KingAlbert King
(Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist)

25 April 1923

American