List of Louisiana Creoles

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This is a list of notable Louisiana Creole people. To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Louisiana Creoles or must have references showing they are Louisiana Creoles and are notable.

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Arts, culture, and entertainment[edit]

Troian Bellisario in Manila in February 2013
Ice-T with Body Count performing in 2006.
Nicole Richie in Store Appearance at the 2012 David Jones Photo Call in Sydney

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Bryant Gumbel in 2013

Law and politics[edit]

  • Dan Desdunes (1870–1929) – civil rights activist and musician in New Orleans and Omaha.
  • Rodolphe Desdunes (1849–1928) – civil rights activist, poet, historian, journalist, and customs officer primarily active in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Jean Noel Destrehan (1754–1823) – politician in Louisiana and one-time owner of Destréhan Plantation, one of Louisiana's most famous antebellum historical landmarks.
  • Antoine Dubuclet (1810–1887) – State Treasurer of Louisiana
  • Jacques Dupre (1773–1846) – 8th Governor of Louisiana.[107]
  • Edwin Edwards (1927–) – served as the 50th Governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972–1980, 1984–1988 and 1992–1996), twice as many elected terms as any other Louisiana chief executive.

Literature[edit]

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Science and technology[edit]

Sports[edit]

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References[edit]

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  48. ^ "AA Registry". Born Elizabeth Landreaux, she was a light-skinned Creole who was born on Bourbon Street in New Orlean, LA. 
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  64. ^ "All Star Pics". Rashād was born in Houston, Texas to Andrew Arthur Allen (d. 1984), an African-American descended from the Louisiana Creoles and Vivian Ayers, an African American 
  65. ^ "TV.com". She is of Caucasian, Black Creole, and Mexican descent. 
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  88. ^ "Yahoo News". According to local legends recorded at FoundSF.com, Pleasant was a person of African heritage who lived as a white woman during the mid-1800s. However, she was never far from her Creole ancestry and was a secret agent for the Underground Railroad. After she moved from the Canadian border to New Orleans, Pleasant allegedly studied under the voodoo high priestess Marie Laveau. 
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  107. ^ A Perfect War of Politics.  "To counteract the threat posed by Mouton's popularity among the district's Creole population, Bullard adroitly allied himself with Creole Jacques Dupre, a longtime legislator with unrivaled influence in southwestern Louisiana"
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  132. ^ "JRank". American novelist, born in Washington, DC to parents of Louisiana Creole stock, educated at the University of Wisconsin and at City College, New York. 
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  137. ^ "JD News". The Lejeune family, who are natives of Baton Rouge, La., prefer the French-Creole pronunciation and Brent said they "cringe" when they hear it pronounced otherwise. 
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  152. ^ "Fanbase". Paul Sentell now takes the Honor of Being the first Player of Color to play in the Major Leagues as he was a French Creole from Louisiana. 
  153. ^ Cécile Accilien, Jessica Adams, Elmide Méléance, Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Revolutionary Freedoms: A History of Survival, Strength and Imagination in Haiti, Caribbean Studies Press, 2006, pp. 44-45
  154. ^ Sinnamon Love "grandfather was a Black German. The other was French Creole"
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