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Famous People Named Louis or Lou 

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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.
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 51

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Louis Székely () (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award ...more

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)
Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet ...more

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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

Henry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig; June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the ...more

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 70 (1901-1971)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential ...more

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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 70

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent ...more

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Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 34

Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. A five-time Formula One World Champion, he is often ...more

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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 66 (1832-1898)

Birthplace: Daresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of world-famous children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures ...more

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 32

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

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Louis Gossett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 82

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a ...more

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Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)
Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz (April 24, 1916 – April 28, 2002) was an American professional wrestler. A fifteen-time world champion, he held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three ...more

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Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 27

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Louis William Tomlinson (24 December 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction after beginning his career as an ...more

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Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 79

Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America

Louis Clark Brock (born June 18, 1939) is an American former professional baseball player. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing in 1961 for the Chicago Cubs, and spent ...more

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Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Louis Rodman Whitaker Jr. (born May 12, 1957), nicknamed "Sweet Lou", is an American professional baseball second baseman who played for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball ...more

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Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 57

Birthplace: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Louis Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred as Ritchie Valens in the biographical drama film La Bamba (1987). For the ...more

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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)

Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois

Louis Boudreau (nicknamed "Old Shufflefoot," "Handsome Lou" or "The Good Kid"; July 17, 1917 – August 10, 2001) was an American professional baseball player and ...more

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Lou Gramm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 68

Birthplace: Rochester, New York

Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer of the rock band Foreigner.

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Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Louis Jude Ferrigno (; born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America ...more

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Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 75

Birthplace: West Tampa, Tampa, Florida

Louis Victor Piniella ( usually ; born August 28, 1943) is a former professional baseball player and manager. An outfielder, he played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the ...more

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Louis Farrakhan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Louis Farrakhan Sr. (; born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933), formerly known as Louis X, is an American minister who is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI), which the ...more
Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, voice actor, and record producer. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million ...more

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Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 97

Birthplace: France, Marseille

Louis Jourdan (born Louis Robert Gendre; 19 June 1921 – 14 February 2015) was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including Alfred ...more

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Louie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Louie Anderson Age: 65

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Louis Perry "Louie" Anderson (born March 24, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie and has written four ...more

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Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 73 (1822-1895)

Birthplace: Dole, France

Louis Pasteur (, French: [lwi pastœʁ]; December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, ...more

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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Age: 65

Birthplace: Texas, Pittsburg, Contiguous United States, Camp County, United States of America, + more

Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. (; born August 18, 1953) is an American attorney and former judge who currently serves as the U.S. Representative from Texas' 1st congressional district, in office since ...more
Lou Creekmur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou
Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

Birthplace: Hopelawn, New Jersey

Louis Creekmur (January 22, 1927 – July 5, 2009) was an American football offensive lineman. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Creekmur played professional football in ...more