Dale Messick

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Birthday
11, 1906
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 5, 2005 (98)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1906
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 5, 2005 (98)

About

Cartoonist who, in 1975, received the National Cartoonists Society's Story Comic Book Award for her work on Brenda Star.

Before Fame

Her first job out of college was creating art for a Chicago greeting card company, which she left at the start of the Great Depression when her pay was lowered.

Trivia

In 1997, she obtained the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award for Brenda Star.

Family Life

She was born Dalia Messick, in South Bend, Indiana, her mother a seamstress and her father a sign painter who encouraged her to draw.

Associated With

She named her dashing female reporter Brenda Starr after a 1930s debutante and gave her the looks of movie star Rita Hayworth.