Messick, Dale

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Brenda Starr was created by Dale Messick, one of the few female cartoonists of her time. Brenda Starr, Reporter debuted on June 30, 1940 in the Chicago Tribune. The strip became a daily feature in October 1945

Ms. Messick continued drawing Brenda Starr for over forty years.

From the description of Brenda Starr Comic Collection. (Sonoma State University). WorldCat record id: 433825993

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creatorOf Lorenz, Lee. [Oral history interview transcripts], 1984-1987. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. Brenda Starr : file of clippings and miscellany. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Dale Messick 1906-2005 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Messick, Dale. Brenda Starr / Dale Messick. Jeff Cobb / Pete Hoffman. Dondi / Irwin Hasen. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf Messick, Dale. Brenda Starr Comic Collection. Sonoma State University, Schulz Library
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Starr, Brenda (fictitious character)
Women cartoonists


Birth 1906-04-11

Death 2005-04-05



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SNAC ID: 41608609