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Robert L. Ripley (1893–1949)

Robert L. Ripley was born on December 25, 1893 in Santa Rosa, California, USA as Robert Leroy Ripley. He was an actor and writer, known for Believe It or Not #2 (1930), Believe It or Not #4 (1930) and Believe It or Not (Second Series) #3 (1931). He was married to Beatrice Roberts. He died on May 27, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1949 Believe It or Not (TV Series)
Host (March-May 1949)
 1932 Believe It or Not (Second Series) #12 (Short)
Man in Japan (uncredited)
 1931 Season's Greetings (Short)
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Bob Ripley | Mr. Ripley | Robert Ripley | Ripley

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One cartoon alone, in which he stated that Charles Lindbergh was not the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane, drew 170,000 letters. This cartoon made Ripley so famous that postmen forwarded his mail even without a full address. Envelopes simply addressed "To Rip" or "To the World's Biggest Liar" were all delivered. One man even sent a letter written in a microscopic code that could only be ... See more »



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