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If your name is Louis, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Louis or Lou, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Louis can you think of? There are different ways to spell it, so this list also includes famous people named Lewis. The famous Lous below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Louis, athletes named Lou, and even political figures named Louis. The music industry is no stranger to the name Louis, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Lewis are worth mentioning? This list includes comedian Louis C.K., musician Lou Reed, baseball great Lou Gehrig, and fashion designer Louis Vuitton. To read more about these notable people named Louis, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis C.K. age 49 - Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series ...more

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Reed Died at 71 (1942-2013) - Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career ...more

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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Gehrig Died at 38 (1903-1941) - Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees from 1923 to ...more

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Armstrong Died at 70 (1901-1971) - Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lewis Black age 68 - Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more

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Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lewis Hamilton age 32 - Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, MBE is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. He is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton ...more

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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lewis Carroll Died at 66 (1832-1898) - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's ...more

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Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lorne Michaels age 72 - Lorne Michaels, CM is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, the Late Night series, and The Tonight

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Louis Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Williams age 30 - Louis Tyrone "Lou" Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Williams was born in ...more

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Louis Gossett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Gossett, Jr. age 80 - Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his ...more

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Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Thesz Died at 86 (1916-2002) - Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times. Combined, he ...more

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Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Tomlinson age 25 - Louis Tomlinson is a member of the musical group, One Direction.

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Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Brock age 77 - Louis Clark "Lou" Brock is an American former professional baseball player. He began his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career as the ...more

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Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Whitaker age 58 - Louis Rodman Whitaker, Jr., nicknamed "Sweet Lou", is a former Major League Baseball player. Whitaker was a second baseman for the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1995. Along with teammate ...more

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Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Diamond Phillips age 53 - Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting ...more

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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Boudreau Died at 84 (1917-2001) - Louis "Lou" Boudreau was an American Major League Baseball player and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970. He was also a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs ...more

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Lou Gramm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Gramm age 66 - Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist and songwriter best known for being the original lead vocalist and co-writer of many of the songs for the rock band Foreigner. He also had a successful ...more

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Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Ferrigno age 65 - Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two ...more

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Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Piniella age 73 - Louis Victor Piniella is a former professional baseball player and manager. An outfielder in the major leagues, he played five seasons with the Kansas City Royals and eleven seasons with the New ...more

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Louis Farrakhan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Farrakhan age 83 - Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam. He served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, ...more

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Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Rawls Died at 73 (1933-2006) - Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had ...more

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Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Jourdan Died at 94 (1921-2015) - Louis Jourdan was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including The Paradine Case, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of ...more

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Louie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louie Anderson age 62 - Louie Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie, has written three books, and was the initial host of the ...more

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Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Pasteur Died at 73 (1822-1895) - Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his ...more

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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louie Gohmert age 63 - Louis Buller "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's First Congressional District. On January 4, 2015, Gohmert announced ...more

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Lou Creekmur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Creekmur Died at 82 (1927-2009) - Louis Creekmur was an NFL left offensive tackle/guard for the Detroit Lions from 1950-59. He was also used as a defensive lineman in critical situations. In 1996, he was enshrined in the Pro ...more

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Lou Hudson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Hudson Died at 70 (1944-2014) - Louis Clyde Hudson was an American National Basketball Association player.

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Louis XIV of France is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis XIV of France Died at 77 (1638-1715) - Louis XIV, known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the ...more

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Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Albano Died at 76 (1933-2009) - Louis Vincent "Captain Lou" Albano was an Italian-born American professional wrestler, manager and actor. He was active as a professional wrestler from 1953 until 1969 before becoming ...more

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Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Holtz age 80 - Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz is a former college football analyst for ESPN as well as a former football coach. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North ...more

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Louis Prima is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Prima Died at 68 (1910-1978) - Louis Prima was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then ...more

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Louis de Funès is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis de Funès Died at 69 (1914-1983) - Louis de Funès, born Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza, was a popular French actor of Spanish origin and one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and ...more

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Louis Jordan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Jordan Died at 67 (1908-1975) - Louis Thomas Jordan was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the ...more

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Lou Groza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Groza Died at 76 (1924-2000) - Louis Roy Groza, nicknamed "The Toe", was an American football placekicker and offensive tackle who played his entire career for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football ...more

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Louis B. Mayer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis B. Mayer Died at 73 (1884-1957) - Louis Burt Mayer Louis B. Mayer, born Lazar Meir, on July 4, 1885, in Minsk, Russia, was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. Mayer was skilled at ...more

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Louis Braille is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Braille Died at 43 (1809-1852) - Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains known worldwide simply as braille. Blinded in ...more

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Lou Charmelle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Charmelle age 33 - Lou Charmelle is the stage name of a French former pornographic actress of Tunisian origin. She entered the adult industry at 24 years old, in February 2008; she filmed her first scene in a ...more

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Lou Dobbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Dobbs age 71 - Louis Carl "Lou" Dobbs is an American television personality, author and radio host on the Fox Business Network. He anchored CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight until November 2009 when he ...more

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Louie Bellson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louie Bellson Died at 85 (1924-2009) - Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni, known by the stage name Louie Bellson, was an American jazz drummer. He was a composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator, and is ...more

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Louis Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Vasquez age 29 - Louis Nicholas Vasquez is an American football offensive guard for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2009 NFL ...more

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Louis Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Smith age 27 - Louis Antoine Smith, MBE is a British artistic gymnast who specialises in the pommel horse. He received a bronze medal and a silver medal on the pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the ...more

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Louis Walsh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Walsh age 64 - Michael Louis Vincent Walsh is an Irish entertainment manager and judge on British television talent show The X Factor. Originally from Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Walsh moved to Dublin to get a ...more

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Lou Barlow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Barlow age 50 - Louis Knox Barlow is an American alternative rock musician and songwriter. A founding member of the groups Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion, Barlow is credited with helping to ...more

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Lou Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Donaldson age 89 - Lou Donaldson is a jazz alto saxophonist. He is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to playing the alto saxophone, although in his formative years he was, as many were of the bebop era, ...more

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Lou Brouillard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Lou Brouillard Died at 73 (1911-1984) - Lucien Pierre Brouillard, better known as Lou Brouillard, was a Canadian professional boxer who held the World Welterweight Title and a version of the World Middleweight Title. Statistical ...more

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Louis Kahn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Kahn Died at 73 (1901-1974) - Louis Isadore Kahn was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing ...more

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Louis Malle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Malle Died at 63 (1932-1995) - Louis Marie Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. His film, Le Monde du silence, won the Palme d'Or and Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956. He was also nominated ...more

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Louie Spence is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louie Spence age 48 - Louie Spence is an English dance expert, choreographer and television personality, best known for the TV show Pineapple Dance Studios. He was a professional dancer in his youth, performing in ...more

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Louis XVI of France is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis XVI of France Died at 39 (1754-1793) - Louis XVI, also known as Louis Capet, was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792, although his formal title after 1791 was King of the French. He was executed during the French ...more

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Louis Theroux is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louis Theroux age 45 - Louis Sebastian Theroux is an English documentary filmmaker and broadcaster. He is best known for his documentaries in the television series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and When Louis Met..., ...more