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Ripley, Robert LeRoylocked

(26 December 1893–27 May 1949)
  • Peggy Robbins

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Ripley, Robert LeRoy (26 December 1893–27 May 1949), cartoonist and creator of the newspaper feature "Believe-It-or-Not", cartoonist and creator of the newspaper feature “Believe-It-or-Not,” was born LeRoy Ripley in Santa Rosa, California, the son of Isaac Davis Ripley, a carpenter, and Lily Belle Yucca (or Yocka). Throughout his life he claimed 25 December as his birthday because, he said, he preferred it that way....

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