Johnny Gruelle

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Birthday
24, 1880
Birthplace
Arcola, IL
Death Date
Jan 9, 1938 (57)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1880
Birthplace
Arcola, IL
Death Date
Jan 9, 1938 (57)

About

Illustrator and storyteller who originated Raggedy Ann and Andy. He also created the successful Mr. Tee Diddle cartoon.

Before Fame

He created the cartoon Mr. Twee Deedle after beating out 1,500 applicants to win a New York Herald cartoon contest.

Trivia

He was the creator of the Mr. Tee Diddle cartoon and the Raggedy Ann dolls.

Family Life

His daughter Marcella Gruelle passed away at age 13 after receiving an unidentified shot at school.

Associated With

Although not as successful as J.K. Rowling, his children's books had a major effect on children.