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Rube Goldberg (I) (1883–1970)

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 ... See full bio »

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Soup to Nuts Writer
The Fatal Pie Writer


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 1930 Soup to Nuts (original screen story and dialogue)
 1929 Good Skates (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 Just the Type (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 Early to Wed (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 Chaperons (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 Finishing School (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 This Way Please (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 She's a Pippin (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 Take Your Pick (Short) (cartoon)
 1929 Hold Your Horses (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 And Morning Came (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 Fish Stories (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 Shooting the Bull (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 Just Wait (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 Husbands Won't Tell (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 Cash Customers (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 No Blondes Allowed (Short) (comic strip)
 1928 Broke Out (Short) (cartoon)
 1928 Taking the Count (Short) (comic strip)
 1928 Women Chasers (Short) (comic strip)
 1928 What a Party! (Short) (comic strip)
 1928 Whose Wife? (Short) (comic strip)
 1928 Dates for Two (Short) (cartoon)
 1927 There's a Will (Short) (comic strip)
 1927 Oh, Mabel! (Short) (comic strip)
 1927 All for Uncle (Short) (cartoon)
 1927 Dancing Fools (Short) (cartoon)
 1926 The Campus Flirt (titles)
 1916/II Losing Weight (Short)
 1916 Home Sweet Home (Short)
 1916 Nutty News (Short)
 1916 The Fatal Pie (Short)
 1916 Leap Year (Short)
 1916 The Boob Weekly (Short)
 1914 He Danced Himself to Death (Short) (story)
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Rube Goldberg is mentioned in Chapter 9 of the Republic serial The Black Widow (1947). See more »


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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