People from Bossier City, Louisiana

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  1. Jared Leto

    Jared Leto


    Jared Leto (/lɛt/; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life (1994). He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997). Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line (1998), Fight Club (1999) and American Psycho (2000), as well as the lead role in Urban Legend (1998), and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000). He later began focusing increasingly on his music career, returning to acting with Panic Room (2002), Alexander (2004), Lord of War (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), and Mr. Nobody (2009). He made his directorial debut in 2012 with the documentary film Artifact.

  2. Shannon Leto

    Shannon Leto


    Shannon Leto (/lɛt/; born March 9, 1970) is an American musician and songwriter who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for Thirty Seconds to Mars. He co-founded the band in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, with his younger brother Jared. Their debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), was released to positive reviews but only to limited success. The band achieved worldwide fame with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005). Their following releases, This Is War (2009) and Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), received further critical and commercial success. As of September 2014, the band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide.

  3. Billie Jean Jones

    Billie Jean Jones


    Billie Jean Jones Eshliman Williams Horton Berlin (born August 12, 1933), professionally known as Billie Jean Horton, was a country music performer who was best known for her marriages to country singers Hank Williams and Johnny Horton.

  4. Kevin Rahm

    Kevin Rahm


    Kevin Rahm (born January 7, 1971) is an American actor best known for his television roles as Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy, Lee McDermott on Desperate Housewives, and Ted Chaough on Mad Men.

  5. David Houston

    David Houston


  6. Hal Sutton

    Hal Sutton


    Hal Evan Sutton (born April 28, 1958) is an American professional golfer who had 14 victories on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 1983 PGA Championship.

  7. Sherry Boucher

    Sherry Boucher


    Sherry Lynn Boucher (or Sherry Boucher Peppard; born July 25, 1945) is a former American actress. She is now a Realtor in Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana. The younger sister of actress Janice Elaine Boucher, she was once married to actor George Peppard.

  8. Jesse Winchester

    Jesse Winchester


    James Ridout "Jesse" Winchester (May 17, 1944 – April 11, 2014) was an American musician and songwriter who was born and raised in the southern United States. Opposed to the Vietnam War, he moved to Canada in 1967, where he began his career as a solo artist. His highest charting recordings were of his own tunes, "Yankee Lady" in 1970 and "Say What" in 1981. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973, gained amnesty in the U.S. in 1977 and resettled there in 2002.

  9. Earl C. Poitier

    Earl C. Poitier


    Earl C. Poitier (born December 16, 1974) is an American actor.

  10. Todd Walker

    Todd Walker


    Todd Arthur Walker (born May 25, 1973, in Bakersfield, California) is a former Major League Baseball infielder.

  11. Ford E. Stinson

    Ford E. Stinson


    Ford Edwards Stinson, Sr. (August 24, 1914 – September 22, 1989), was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1940–1944 and again from 1952-1972. In his last legislative term from 1968–1972, he served in a two-member district covering Bossier Parish with fellow Democrat Walter O. Bigby. Prior to 1968, he had been the only Bossier Parish representative in the Louisiana House. Stinson, a native and resident of the parish seat of Benton, did not run again in 1972 and was succeeded by fellow Benton Democrat Jesse C. Deen.

  12. Jonathan H. Carter

    Jonathan H. Carter


    Jonathan H. Carter (died 1887) was a North Carolina-born planter, sailor, and Confederate States of America gunboat builder.

  13. Larry Robinson (basketball)

    Larry Robinson (basketball)


    Larry Robinson (born January 11, 1968) is an American professional basketball player, 6'5" tall, at the shooting guard position, formerly in the NBA. Born in Bossier City, Louisiana, he played collegiately 2 seasons (1986/87-1987/88) at Eastern Oklahoma State College (community college) and then 2 seasons (1988/89-1989/90) at the Centenary College of Louisiana. Afterwards he played professionally with eight different NBA teams (Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New York Knicks) intermittently from 1990/01 to 2001/02, having not been drafted but beginning in 1990/91 as free agent. He also played in CBA, IBL, USBL, and abroad in Europe – France, Spain, the Philippines, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

  14. Clarence Shelmon

    Clarence Shelmon


    Clarence Shelmon (born September 17, 1952 in Bossier City, Louisiana) is the former offensive coordinator for the National Football League San Diego Chargers.

  15. Buddy Roemer

    Buddy Roemer


    Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III (born October 4, 1943) is an American politician and banker who served as the 52nd Governor of Louisiana from 1988 to 1992, and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1988.

  16. Judi Ann Mason

    Judi Ann Mason


    Judi Ann Mason (February 2, 1955 – July 8, 2009) was an American television writer, producer and playwright.

  17. Billy Montgomery

    Billy Montgomery


    Billy Wayne Montgomery, often known as Coach Montgomery (born July 7, 1937), is a former educator who represented the Bossier City-based District 9 in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1988-2008. He was elected as a Democrat, but he switched affiliation to the Republican Party on October 3, 2006.

  18. Vol Dooley

    Vol Dooley


    Vol Sevier Dooley, Jr. (January 20, 1927 – August 11, 2014), was the sheriff of Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana from 1976 until 1988. Dooley is best known for two events that happened before and after he was sheriff, the false conviction of rodeo star Jack Favor in 1967 and the murder of his youngest son, Vol Dooley, III, in 2001.

  19. Malouf Abraham, Jr.

    Malouf Abraham, Jr.


    Malouf Abraham, Jr. (born March 29, 1939), is an American physician. He is a retired physician and active art collector from Canadian, a community in the Texas Panhandle and the county seat of Hemphill County.

  20. Robert E. "Bob" Barton

    Robert E. "Bob" Barton


    Robert Earl Barton, known as Bob Barton (born July 3, 1948), is the first Republican to have served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for Bossier Parish since Reconstruction.

  21. Tim Dement

    Tim Dement


    Timothy Lee Dement, known as Tim Dement (born March 14, 1955), is an American former amateur boxer who competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He was described by Sports Illustrated as "a pale, dreamy looking boy of 17 with no indication of any strength" after causing an upset of the favored Bobby Hunter during the Olympic trials.

  22. Bruce M. Bolin

    Bruce M. Bolin


    Bruce Martin Bolin (born September 28, 1950) is a retired judge of the 26th Judicial District of Louisiana and a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Bolin held court from 1991 to 2012 in the Division E judgeship based in Benton and Minden, the seats of government of Bossier and Webster parishes, respectively.

  23. Robert Adley

    Robert Adley


    Robert Roy Adley (born September 3, 1947) is a businessman and politician from Benton, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate. In 2011, Adley ran without opposition in his bid for his third and final term in Senate District 36.

  24. Walter O. Bigby

    Walter O. Bigby


    Walter Oliver Bigby, Sr. (April 10, 1927 – January 2, 1980), was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Bossier Parish, having served from 1968 until 1979. Often called the "Dean of the House" because of his reputation for integrity, fairness, and hard work, Bigby was a son-in-law of banker and former State Senator V. V. Whittington of Benton, the seat of Bossier Parish.

  25. Kenyon Cotton

    Kenyon Cotton


    Timothy Kenyon Cotton (February 23, 1974 – July 23, 2010) was a fullback for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.

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