January 20, 2023

St. Louis Legends That We'll Talk About Forever [PHOTOS]

Some St. Louis legends are born. Some St. Louis legends are made. But all of these St. Louis legends have at least one thing in common: We'd totally take a selfie with them if we ran into them at Schnucks.

Many of the people in this wide-ranging collection are still with us, but some have passed on. That doesn't mean that we don't still talk about them, though. They're still very much a part of us because of their contributions to St. Louis culture or the huge impression that they made on us. Real legends never die. 
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Bob Kramer
We'll always remember Bob Kramer and his Marionette theater, which burned down on Friday. Bob and his partner Dug Feltch had been staging puppet shows at the home for 60 years.
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Bob Kramer
We'll always remember Bob Kramer and his Marionette theater, which burned down on Friday. Bob and his partner Dug Feltch had been staging puppet shows at the home for 60 years.
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Mister Gary
From late night television host to man-about-town, Mister Gary of Them Yo People! always brings joy.

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Becky Queen of Carpet
She’ll be flying around on carpet (With Wanda Princess of Tile) in our minds forever.

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Pete E. Parisi
Though he passed more than 20 years ago, some say the World Wide Magazine founder still haunts the intersection of Grand and Gravois.

Adrienne Spindler
Bob Cassilly
As the founder of the City Museum and an artist of multiple public works, Cassilly left his print all over St. Louis history and design.

Lynn Terry
Beatle Bob
You haven’t really lived until you’ve been elbowed in the face by this always-dancing, concert-going legend.

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The Dirt Cheap Chicken
Fred Teutenberg of Dirt Cheap and his mascot, the Dirt Cheap Chicken, always kept it real. “Cheap! Cheap! Fun! Fun!”

Tom Hellauer
Jack Dorsey
This St. Louis native founded Twitter and Square, which means that even if he’s not on your mind, he’s pretty much always a consistent part of your life.

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Fred Friction
Anytime you find yourself sharing a room with beloved south side musician Fred Friction (who was also the owner of the famed Frederick’s Music Lounge on Chippewa Street), you know you’re making the best choices in life.

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Bill McClellan
The long-time Post-Dispatch writer and Donnybrook panelist is a St. Louis news legend.