George Herriman

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Birthday
22, 1880
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Apr 25, 1944 (63)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1880
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Apr 25, 1944 (63)

About

Influential cartoonist, most noted for his Krazy Kat comic strip. In 1997, the Ignatz Awards were created to commemorate Krazy Kat.

Before Fame

He worked as an amateur illustrator and engraver after finishing his High School studies.

Trivia

He bought his first Hollywood home for just $50,000.

Family Life

His parents, both mixed race, were active participants in the Abolitionist movement.

Associated With

Poet E.E. cummings was an early -- and harsh -- critic of his work.