Friday, November 28, 2014

2000 Louisiana Legends Honorees »»»

Skip Bertman Skip Bertman

Skip Bertman led the LSU Baseball team to four national championships during the 1990s and is the winningest coach in LSU history. In 1997, he was named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball magazine.

Kitty Carlisle Hart Kitty Carlisle Hart

New Orleans native Kitty Carlisle Hart has had a long and distinguished career in movies and the theatre including “A Night At the Opera” with the Marx Brothers. She is probably best known for her role as a panelist on the TV game shows “I’ve Got A Secret” and “To Tell the Truth.” She also served as head of the New York Council for the Arts.

Alden J. Alden J. "Doc" Laborde

Alden J. “Doc” LaBorde is best known for designing a submersible, transportable drilling rig called “Mr. Charlie” that revolutionized the offshore oil drilling industry. He was inducted by Fortune Magazine into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1985.

John P. Laborde John P. Laborde

John P. LaBorde is the former President and CEO of Tidewater Inc., the world leader in offshore supply boats. Tidewater, Inc. has established the $1 million John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer in his name at Louisiana State University.

C.C. Lockwood C.C. Lockwood

Wildlife photographer/writer C.C. Lockwood has published five books of nature photography and produced an award-winning film on the Atchafalaya Basin. His work has been featured in National Geographic and other national magazines.

Johnny Rivers Johnny Rivers

Baton Rouge native Johnny Rivers recorded a string of hits during the 1960s and 70s including “Memphis,” “Midnight Hour,” “Seventh Son,” “Poor Side of Town” and “Slow Dancin’.”

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