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Ripley, Robert LeRoy (1893-1949)
American cartoonist, born in Santa Rosa, California.
Robert LeRoy Ripley was not a sideshow impresario in the traditional sense of the word; however, he was a man with a great passion for oddities.
"Believe It or Not," his cartoon series of factual oddities, was syndicated in newspapers, radio, published in book form and made into a TV series.
Ripley claimed Christmas as his birthday, but his biographer Bob Considine said that he was actually born in December 26, 1893. His carrer as a journalist dates from around 1909, when he was hired as a cartoonist for the San Francisco Bulletin.
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