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.