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1. Nikki Griffin Nikki Griffin Actress, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Jeanne Nicole Griffin was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and moved to Frankfurt, Germany when she was two with her parents, Jeanne and Eugene Griffin. After six years abroad, the family moved back to the US, to Virginia for a year, before settling in Wilmington, NC. Her father worked for the Army Corps of Engineers...
2. Beah Richards Beah Richards Actress, In the Heat of the Night Beah Richards left her native Vicksburg, Mississippi, for New York City in 1950. She would not acquire a significant role on stage until 1955, when she appeared in the off-Broadway show "Take A Giant Step" convincingly portraying an 84-year-old grandmother without using theatrical makeup. In 1962 she...
3. Katherine Bailess Katherine Bailess Actress, Hit the Floor Born in Mississippi, Bailess began studying classical dance at the age of four and competed in gymnastics, dance and cheerleading. At age 11, she began performing live on television as a dancer in the Miss Mississippi Pageant where she continued for 7 more years. After attending ballet workshops across the country...
4. Charles Burnett Charles Burnett Director, Killer of Sheep Considered one of Americas greatest filmmakers, Charles Burnett was born in Mississippi in 1944, he grew up in Watts. He was one of the privileged blacks who had access to college education in those days; the 60s. He studied at UCLA's Film Department. He was first noticed in 1981 with Killer of Sheep which won a prize at Berlin...
5. John Cantwell John Cantwell Actor, Legally Blonde
6. Mart Crowley Mart Crowley Producer, The Boys in the Band
7. Gordon Hurst Gordon Hurst Actor, The Last Picture Show
8. Kevin Beard Kevin Beard Stunts, 99 Homes
9. Willie Dixon Willie Dixon Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Blues legend Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1915. His mother was a devoutly religious person who spent much of her time writing religious poems, which gave the young Willie exposure to rhyming and meter. At a young age he sang with a gospel group called the Union Jubilee Singers...
10. Hank Jones Hank Jones Self, A Great Day in Harlem
11. Billy Shields Billy Shields Self, 1980 AFC Championship Game
12. Eric Warfield Eric Warfield Self, The NFL on CBS
13. Myrlie Evers Myrlie Evers Self, Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke
14. Melanie Sanders Melanie Sanders Self, American Idol Melanie Noelle Sanders hails from the river city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. She is the daughter of Attorney Marshall Sanders and Deborah Pickett Sanders. Presently Melanie is a senior at Spelman College where she is majoring in Sociology Pre-law and plans to attend law school in the future. In 1997...
15. Ellen Gilchrist Ellen Gilchrist Writer, The Letters Often compared to Southern writers such as Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty (with whom she studied) -- Ellen Gilchrist has been declared "a national treasure" by the Washington Post for her various works. She has received numerous awards for her novels, poetry...
16. Dmitri Young Dmitri Young Self, Survivor Series
17. Roland Lakes Roland Lakes Self, The NFL on CBS
18. Johnny Brewer Johnny Brewer Self, 1964 NFL Championship Game
19. Rita Carlyle Rita Carlyle Actress, The Vampire Bat
20. Alfred N. Sack Alfred N. Sack Producer, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
21. Larry Van Allen Larry Van Allen
22. Henry Kline II Henry Kline II Visual Effects, Maximum Risk
23. Mary Thomas Mary Thomas Self, A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story
24. Milt Hinton Milt Hinton Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can Milt Hinton is an accomplished jazz bassist. He is most well known for being the bass player for late Cab Calloway. He is also a world-renowned jazz photographer, and has published several books of his photography. He currently suffers from Parkinson's disease and no longer plays music.
25. Mark Gray Mark Gray Soundtrack, Solid Gold
26. William David William David Actor, Outcast
27. Ellis Burks Ellis Burks Self, History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony
28. John Thomson John Thomson Self, Sunday Night Baseball
29. Roderick Coleman Roderick Coleman Self, NFL Monday Night Football
30. Michael Myers Michael Myers Self, NFL on FOX
30 names.