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Top 10 most important and famous people from Mississippi

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Mississippi
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
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Writer known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949
William Faulkner
Actor famous for his roles in Conan the Barbarian, Matewan, Coming to America and The Hunt for Red October. Winner of Academy Award in 2012
James Earl Jones
Actress known for her talk show which ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. Called the Queen of All Media, she was the richest African-American of XX century
Oprah Winfrey
Singer, songwriter, one of the most influential soul artists of all time, considered the King of Soul
Sam Cooke
Singer and songwriter considered The King of the Blues. One of the greatest guitarists of all time
B.B. King
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Master of the blues, particularly the Delta blues style, and also one of the most influential musicians of the XX century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as the first ever rock star
Robert Johnson
Singer, Jailhouse rock, Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
Female singer, Baby One More Time, Toxic
Britney Spears
American football player, winner of Super Bowl with Green Bay Packers in 1996 season
Brett Favre
American football player, 3 times winner of Super Bowl with San Francisco 49ers in 1980s/1990s
Jerry Rice
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