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Date of Birth 4 July 1883San Francisco, California, USA
Date of Death 7 December 1970New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameReuben Lucius Goldberg

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Famed cartoonist, author and composer, educated at the University of California with a BS degree. He was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle between 1904 and 1905, the Bulletin from 1905-1907, and the New York Evening Mail from then to 1921, and thereafter his cartoons (which mainly pictured fantastic inventions and eventually caused his name to become a term for any complicated device) were syndicated. He directed a cartoon course at the Institute of Commercial Art, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for an editorial cartoon. He authored the books "Foolish Questions", "Chasing the Blues", "Is There a Doctor In the House?", "Soup to Nuts" (later filmed), and "Post-War World". Joining ASCAP in 1950, his chief musical collaborators included Bert Grant, Irving Caesar, and Ruth Patterson. His popular-song compositions include "You're Everywhere", "I'm The Guy", and "Willie the Whistling Giraffe".

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Irma Seeman (1916 - ?)

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Most famous for his cartoons of ludicrously complex inventions designed to accomplish the simplest tasks, which came to be called "Rube Goldbergs"

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Received the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1948 Founder of the National Cartoonist Society
Prior to becoming a cartoonist, he was a plumbing engineer whose task it was to draw out plumbing diagrams along with a full description of the pressure variances. This many have had a strong influence on his "inventions" he later become famous for.
Upon his death, his remains were interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York.

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