What Louisiana Town Produces The Most Famous People?
There are a ton of famous Louisianians in the entertainment, sports and music world. Ellen DeGeneres, Payton Manning, Hunter Hayes, Tyler Perry, Tim McGraw and the list could go on and on. This got me thinking, is there one particular place in Louisiana that produces the more famous people? There actually is, and it's probably not a place you would ever guess.
Asking around the building, people guessed Breaux Bridge, Baton Rouge and New Orleans as the places in Louisiana that probably produce the most famous people per capita. None of those places are right. It's a Louisiana town with a current population of only 3,500. Have you guessed it yet?
The town is none other than Ferriday, La. Notables from Ferriday include Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Lee Swaggart, NBC and CNN correspondent Campbell Brown and world famous trombonist Leon "Pee Wee" Whittaker. There are also a ton of Louisiana politicians from Ferriday including state senator Daniel Wesley "Dan" Richey and former Louisiana Secretary of State Al Ater.
Oh yeah, also, Ann Boyar Warner, was from Ferriday. You may have heard of her husband Jack L. Warner. Even more, you've probably heard of his little entertainment company, Warner Bros.
Who know so many notables could come from such a small town?