CAMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1951

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Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip that was originally created, written and illustrated by Hank Ketcham (shown above). It debuted in 16 newspapers and was originally distributed by Post-Hall syndicate. It is now written and drawn by Ketcham’s former assistants, Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand, and distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and 19 languages by King Features Syndicate. The inspiration for the comic strip came from the real life son of Hank Ketcham, named Dennis. Ketcham retired from the comic strip in 2001 at the age
of 81.

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An unused daily panel

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Raw Sunday panel

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COMIC STRIP LAUNCHED ON THIS DATE IN 1937

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Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is a 
long-run comic strip created by Hal Foster (Shown below) in 1937. It’s an  
epic adventure that has told a continuous story during its entire history,  
and the full stretch of that story now totals more than 3700 Sunday
strips. Currently, the strip, according to its distributor King Features
Syndicate, appears weekly in more than 300 newspapers including,
The Sunday Oregonian.

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Illustrator Hal Foster, creator of the award-winning Prince Valiant comic

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Among the first Prince Valiant strips in 1937

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FROM THE COMIC STRIP TO THE TV SCREEN

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The  NBC Television  version of BLONDIE premiered on  this date
in 1957. The sitcom starred (above) Arthur Lake as Dagwood
Bumstead and Pamela Britton as his wife Blondie. The show had
a short run till July 5, 1957. 

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EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. IS 92 TODAY

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Efrem was in 77 SUNSET STRIP from 1958 to 1964 and
F.B.I. from 1965 to 1974. Both were seen on ABC-TV.

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                      Efrem Zimbalist,Jr. in F.B.I.

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