Famous People Born in New Orleans
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Featured People Born in New Orleans
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Singer, Trumpet Player / 1901 - 1971
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Via En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."
Harry Connick Jr.
Football Player / 1981 -
Eli Manning is the Super Bowl–winning quarterback for the New York Giants, the brother of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, and the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning.
Film Actor, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1969 -
Writer, actor, producer, and director Tyler Perry has built an entertainment empire that consists of successful films, plays, and a best-selling book.
Actress, Producer, Philanthropist / 1976 -
Reese Witherspoon was introduced to the world of acting at a young age. She has since won numerous awards and worldwide recognition for her film performances.
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