We all know Minnesota is a great place to live. A lot of people don't realize all the famous people Minnesota has produced. There are the ones almost everyone knows. There is ,of course, Prince, one of most talented musicians ever. Prince with all his fame and money always called Minnesota his home.

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Bob Dylan also come to mind right away. Such a poet of his generation and those to follow. Ann Margaret, although many young people might not have any idea who she is, she was a huge movie star and very easy on the eyes.  Wizard of Oz star, Judy Garland born in Grand Rapids,Minnesota.

Charles Shulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip was born in Minneapolis. Actor Seann William Scott, best known for playing Stifler in the movie American Pie.

Author F Scott Fitzgerald, now known as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. The Great Gatsby being his most famous work. For people that remember the TV western Gunsmoke, James Arness aka Matt Dillon was born in St Paul; as was his brother Peter Graves who was the star of the TV series Mission Impossible.

Last but not least, Josh Hartnett, actor, born in St Paul and after achieving success in several movies moved back to Minnesota in 2002 after being disenchanted with Hollywood. I'm sure there are many more that called this great state home at some point.


Actress Winona Ryder was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Her real name is Winona Laura Horowitz. She was named after nearby Winona, Minnesota.

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