Some Notable Citizens

Louis Armstrong - Trumpeter, singer and band leader; helped to make jazz America's only original art music form

Walker Percy - Writer

P.G.T. Beauregard - Colorful general of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

William Faulkner - Writer, Nobel Laureate

Truman Capote - Famous writer.

Lillian Hellman - Famous writer.

Tennessee Williams - Playwrite

Mahalia Jackson - Famous name in the world of gospel singing.

Marie Laveau - Queen of voodoo in New Orleans in the early 1800s.

"Jelly Roll Morton" (Ferdinand LeMenthe Morton) - Musician,1920's. Born in New Orleans

Louis Prima - Musician (trumpet), singer and dancer in the 1930's and the 1940's.

Pete Fountain - An icon of Dixieland Jazz born in New Orleans.