List of people from Minneapolis
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Among those who have lived or worked in Minneapolis are scientists and Nobel Prize laureates Peter Agre, Norman Borlaug, Paul D. Boyer, Leonid Hurwicz, Finn E. Kydland, Edward B. Lewis, and Edward C. Prescott. Inventor Earl Bakken and surgeon C. Walton Lillehei forever changed the field of heart medicine. Robert R. Gilruth directed the U.S. Moon landing. Jean and Jeannette Piccard were pioneering balloonists. Marcia McNutt is one of the world's most influential ocean scientists. Bradford Parkinson is the father of the Global Positioning System.
Samuel R. Thayer served as ambassador to the Netherlands in the Benjamin Harrison administration. Alan Page is both a Minnesota Supreme Court justice and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Elgin Baylor is a basketball great. A home to artists of all kinds, Robert Bly, Sinclair Lewis, Maud Hart Lovelace, Westbrook Pegler, Clifford D. Simak, Anne Tyler, and Gerald Vizenor are poets, writers, and journalists who lived in the city. Actors Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Eddie Albert, Richard Dean Anderson, Josh Hartnett and Jessica Lange, producers Michael Todd and the Coen Brothers, silent-film actress Hazel Buckham and burlesque dancer Lili St. Cyr are noted in the performance arts. John Szarkowski and Ted Hartwell are revered for understanding American photographers and were their critics and curators. Mary Abbott and George Morrison are remembered in the fine arts as is cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. The Andrews Sisters, Bob Dylan, Prince, Tiny Tim, Lila Ammons and Paul Westerberg are known for their music. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis continue to write and produce recordings. The baritone Cornell MacNeil became famous at the Metropolitan Opera.
Among businesspeople, George Dayton's business grew into Target Corporation, John S. Pillsbury co-founded Pillsbury Company, Richard Sears co-founded Sears, Jim and Rose Totino co-founded Totino's frozen pizza, candy makers Franklin and Forrest Mars founded Mars, Incorporated and industrialist J. Paul Getty lived in the city for a time.
Among leaders, Billy Graham started his ministry in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis City Council voted in 1983 that pornography is sex discrimination against women thanks to Catharine MacKinnon. Theodore Wirth planned the city's park system. Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Sharon Sayles Belton, Brian Coyle, Keith Ellison, W. Harry Davis, and Cecil Newman are among those who changed the city through civic leadership and civil-rights activism. Among politicians, Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale were U.S. vice presidents, and Eugene McCarthy was an important U.S. senator. Jesse Ventura brought unconventional politics and knowledge of wrestling to the state. Lauris Norstad was a supreme commander of NATO.
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- Nobel Foundation (1970–2004). Peter Agre, Norman Borlaug, Paul D. Boyer, Leonid Hurwicz, Finn E. Kydland, Edward C. Prescott, Edward B. Lewis. and Robert Gilruth, Jean and Jeannette Piccard in The Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History oral history, and Marcia McNutt in Adam, John (June 2001). "Piloting through Uncharted Seas". Scientific American. Retrieved April 28, 2007.
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- Minneapolis Public Library (2007-02-20). Arts at MPL: George Morrison. Retrieved 2007-04-26
- Lili St. Cyr, Eddie Albert, Coen Brothers, Anne Tyler, and Paul Westerberg in the Replacements. Encyclopaedia Britannica (2007). Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- "Rose Totino". Harvard College. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
- "Franklin Mars". The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
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- American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration. Corneliuis Amory Pugsley Awards: Theodore Wirth. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- Richard W. Sears in Sears Archives, Dennis Banks and Clyde Bellecourt in American Indian Movement, and Sharon Belton in State and Local Affairs: Party Strengths. Encyclopaedia Britannica (2007). Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- Pillsbury United Communities. Brian Coyle Community Center, and Keith Ellison in CBS/AP (2006-11-08). "First Muslim Elected To Congress". CBS News, and Benson, Lorna (2006-09-11). Harry Davis – a life of accomplishment. Minnesota Public Radio, and Leipold, L. E. "Cecil E. Newman, Newspaper Publisher". African American Registry.