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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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Known For

Believe It or Not #2
Believe It or Not #4
Believe It or Not #4 Himself - the Host
Believe It or Not (Second Series) #1
Believe It or Not (Second Series) #1 Himself - Host / Narrator


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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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Alternate Names:

Bob Ripley | Mr. Ripley | Robert Ripley | Ripley

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On January 1, 1931, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" ran a cartoon stating that the USA had no national anthem. While "The Star Spangled Banner" (based on Francis Scott Key's poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" set to the tune of the British drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven" by John Smith) was often used as an anthem, it had never been official. Within days, millions of letters poured into ... See more »



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