Chester Gould

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Birthday
20, 1900
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
May 11, 1985 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1900
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
May 11, 1985 (84)

About

Creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip who gave rise to some of the most memorable heroes and villains for more than 40 years. He won 2 Reuben Awards in 1959 and 1977.

Before Fame

After finishing college at Oklahoma, he moved to Chicago to try achieve his dream of becoming a cartoonist with the Tribune.

Trivia

In 1980, he was also honored with a special Edgar Award for Dick Tracy.

Family Life

He was born in in Pawnee, Oklahoma. His father, Gilbert R. Gould, was a printer.

Associated With

Ralph Byrd played his famous character in many films and television serials in the '30s and '40s.