List of people from Minneapolis
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The following list mentions notable people who spent time in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States, and gained recognition.
- Billy Graham evangelist
- Catharine MacKinnon lawyer and teacher
- Theodore Wirth planned the city's park system.
- Dennis Banks Native American leader
- Clyde Bellecourt Native American leader
- Sharon Sayles Belton politician
- Brian Coyle gay rights activist
- Keith Ellison politician
- W. Harry Davis civil rights activist
- Cecil Newman publisher, Urban League president
A home to artists of all kinds: actors, poets, writers, and journalists.
- Robert Bly poet
- Babes in Toyland band
- Sinclair Lewis novelist
- Maud Hart Lovelace author
- Westbrook Pegler journalist
- Clifford D. Simak author
- Anne Tyler novelist
- Gerald Vizenor author
- Barkhad Abdi actor
- Faysal Ahmed actor
- Eddie Albert actor
- Richard Dean Anderson actor
- James Arness actor
- Larry Gates actor
- Peter Graves actor
- Molly Hagan actress
- Josh Hartnett actor
- Linda Kelsey actress
- Jessica Lange actress
- Michael Todd producer
- Coen Brothers filmmakers
- Dan Wilson musician
- Jack Smight filmmaker
- Hazel Buckham actress
- Lili St. Cyr stripper
- John Szarkowski photographer
- Ted Hartwell
- Mary Abbott artist
- George Morrison artist
- Charles M. Schulz creator of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang
- Ward Kimball Walt Disney animator
- The Andrews Sisters singers
- Bob Dylan musician
- Prince musician
- Tiny Tim TV personality
- Lila Ammons, singer
- Paul Westerberg, musician
- Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, musicians
- Cornell MacNeil of Metropolitan Opera
- George Dayton of Target Corporation
- J. Paul Getty founder of Getty Oil
- Doron Jensen co-founded Timber Lodge Steakhouse and Old Country Buffet
- John S. Pillsbury co-founded Pillsbury Company
- Richard Sears co-founded Sears
- Rose Totino co-founded Totino's frozen pizza
- Franklin and Forrest Mars founded Mars, Incorporated
- Samuel R. Thayer served as ambassador to the Netherlands in the Benjamin Harrison administration.
- Hubert Humphrey U.S. vice president
- Alan Page Minnesota Supreme Court justice and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
- Walter Mondale U.S. vice president
- Eugene McCarthy U.S. senator
- Herman W. Sachtjen, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and jurist
- Jesse Ventura, former professional wrestler, actor, and Governor of Minnesota
- Lauris Norstad was a supreme commander of NATO.
- Peter Agre
- Norman Borlaug
- Paul D. Boyer
- Leonid Hurwicz
- Finn E. Kydland
- Edward B. Lewis
- Edward C. Prescott
- Earl Bakken
- C. Walton Lillehei
- Robert R. Gilruth directed the U.S. Moon landing
- Jeannette Piccard pioneer of balloonists
- Marcia McNutt ocean scientist
- Bradford Parkinson father of the Global Positioning System.
- Miller, Pam (April 7, 2007). "Billy Graham: A spirit unbowed". Star Tribune. Retrieved April 8, 2007.
- McAnulty, Richard D.; Burnette, Michelle M. (May 2006). Sex and Sexuality. Greenwood Press (via Google Books). p. 279. ISBN 0-275-98582-2. Retrieved June 30, 2009.
- American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration. Corneliuis Amory Pugsley Awards: Theodore Wirth. Retrieved April 26, 2007.
- Combs, Marianne (July 11, 2007). "Founder of MIA's photography department has died". Minnesota Public Radio News. Retrieved February 27, 2009.
- Gefter, Philip (July 9, 2007). "John Szarkowski, Curator of Photography, Dies at 81". The New York Times. and Schudel, Matt (July 13, 2007). "John Szarkowski, 81; Cast New Light on Photography". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 29, 2007.
- Minneapolis Public Library (February 20, 2007). Arts at MPL: George Morrison. Retrieved April 26, 2007
- Marchex, Inc. (2006). Famous Minnesotans, and Minnesota State Legislature: Youth Famous Minnesotans. Retrieved April 26, 2007.
- Lili St. Cyr, Eddie Albert, Coen Brothers, Anne Tyler, and Paul Westerberg in the Replacements. Encyclopaedia Britannica (2007). Retrieved April 26, 2007.
- "Rose Totino". Harvard College. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
- "Franklin Mars". The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
- John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis, Who's Who in America, Volume 3, 1903, page 1469
- 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 April 26, 2007.
- Pillsbury United Communities. Brian Coyle Community Center, and Keith Ellison in CBS/AP (November 8, 2006). "First Muslim Elected To Congress". CBS News, and Benson, Lorna (September 11, 2006). Harry Davis – a life of accomplishment. Minnesota Public Radio, and Leipold, L. E. "Cecil E. Newman, Newspaper Publisher". African American Registry.
- 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.