McManus, George, 1884-1954

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McManus was born in St. Louis, MO, on Jan. 23, 1884; at the age of 15 he became a cartoonist first for the St. Louis republic, and then for the Post-dispatch; moved to the New York world in 1904, and the New York american in 1912, where he created the comic strips Rosie's beau and his most famous strip, Bringing up father, which began in 1913; it became internationally known, appearing in 750 newspapers throughout the world; a play based on Bringing up father toured the country in the 1920s, and radio programs were based on the strip; 11 films based on the strip were made, with McManus appearing in four of them; the first of 28 annual editions of Bringing up father in book form sold more than 1.5 million copies in 1915; McManus made his home in Southern CA after 1929; appeared on radio and television programs and was in demand as an after-dinner speaker; received many honors, including the American Red Cross meritorious service award; died in Santa Monica, CA, on Oct. 22, 1954.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1954. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38963089

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McManus was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 23, 1884; at the age of 15 he became a cartoonist first for the St. Louis Republic, and then for the Post-Dispatch ; moved to the New York World in 1904, and the New York American in 1912, where he created the comic strips Rosie's Beau and his most famous strip, Bringing up Father, which began in 1913; it became internationally known, appearing in 750 newspapers throughout the world; a play based on Bringing up Father toured the country in the 1920s, and radio programs were based on the strip; 11 films based on the strip were made, with McManus appearing in four of them; the first of 28 annual editions of Bringing up father in book form sold more than 1.5 million copies in 1915; McManus made his home in Southern California after 1929; appeared on radio and television programs and was in demand as an after-dinner speaker; received many honors, including the American Red Cross meritorious service award; died in Santa Monica, California, on October 22, 1954.

From the guide to the George McManus papers, 1912-1954, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. George McManus 1884-1954 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Gerard, Barney. Jiggs and Maggie in society / original story and screenplay by Barney Gerard and Eddie Cline. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn San Francisco Academy of Comic Art collection : Newspaper Comic Strips, 1893-1996 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn King Features Syndicate. Cartoons, 1921-1953. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf George McManus papers, 1912-1954 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf McManus, George, 1884-1954. George McManus : file of clippings and miscellany. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf Marshall, Alice Kahler,. Humor in comics about women graphics collection, 1920-1933. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf McManus, George, 1884-1954. Papers, 1912-1954. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Jack Kapp Collection, circa 1900-1949, 1942-1948 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Kapp, Jack, 1901-1949 person
associatedWith King Features Syndicate. corporateBody
associatedWith Marshall, Alice Kahler, person
associatedWith Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith San Francisco Academy of Comic Art. Bill Blackbeard, Director corporateBody
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Birth 1884-01-23

Death 1954-10-22

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