5 Famous People That Can Call Duluth / Superior Home
The Twin Ports is home to a variety of different celebrities, but only 5 made our list. 1 drummer, 1 signer/songwrtier, 1 voice of the movies and 1 unseen sitcom star can call Duluth home and 1 legendary NFL coach can call Superior home. Find out who these famous people are after the jump.
Bill Berry spent 17 years as the drummer for the alternative rock band, R.E.M., he was born on July 31st 1958 right here in Duluth. He has since retired from the band and is now a farmer, but occasionally he'll make an appearance with R.E.M, like in 2007 when they were in ducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
You may or may not know the name, but you surely know the voice of Duluth native Don LaFontaine. He provided the voice behind over 5,000 movie trailers, most of them included his catch phrase “In a World…” or “In a Town…” or maybe “In a Time….” or maybe a combination of 3 or more, either way his golden pipes and unique style made him a legend in Hollywood. Don died in 2008 from Pneumothorax in L.A.
Lorenzo Music was also known for using his voice, most notably as the lasagna loving cat, Garfield. He also provided the voice for Tummi Gummi in 'Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears', the original voice of Peter Venkman in 'The Real Ghostbusters', and Larry the Crash Test Dummy in a series of PSA's that promoted the use of seat belts, which ran from 1985 to 1998. He also played the basically unseen roll as Carlton the doorman on the CBS sitcom Rhoda, which aired from 1974-1978. Lorenzo died in 2001 from complications related to lung and bone cancer.
The legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant was born in 1927 in Superior, WI, he grew up very active in sports at Superior High School and was eventually drafted in both the NBA and NFL. He played basketball for the Minneapolis Lakers for 2 seasons, even winning a championship with the team. He then decided to try football and played on the Eagles for 2 seasons, he moved into coaching football several years later and in 1963 he became the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He lead the purple to their first playoff game, first championship and the first of 4 Super Bowl appearances. Grant retired as the eighth winningest coach in NFL history and is the most successful coach in Vikings history.
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman at St. Mary's in Duluth, MN, Bob Dylan spent the first 6 years of his life in Duluth, before moving to Hibbing. Dylan played in multiple bands while attending Hibbing High School, in his 1959 yearbook he said his goal was, “To follow Little Richard”. In 1959 the Rock 'n' Roll legend attend college in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota, he left college 2 years later and moved to New York, and the rest is Rock 'n' Roll history. Dylan was included in the 'Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century' where he was called “master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation”.