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Robert Ripley

Robert Ripley (Cartoonist.  Born, Santa Rosa, CA, Dec. 25, 1893; died, New York, NY, May 27, 1949.)  The man who created the internationally-known “Believe It or Not,” Robert LeRoy Ripley came to New York as a sports cartoonist.  Ripley started his career in San Francisco as the Bulletin’s sports cartoonist in 1909.  In 1913, he […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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