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Overview (4)

Born in Indiantown, Illinois, USA
Died in Evanston, Illinois, USA
Birth NameRobert Lewis May
Nickname Bob

Trivia (2)

In 1939, as a copywriter for the Montgomery Ward department store chain, he wrote the story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as a promotional booklet. It was illustrated by Denver Gillen, a friend from Montgomery Ward's art department.
Brother-in-law of composer Johnny Marks, who wrote the song, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," based upon May's original story.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on the character of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer] "Everything connected with Rudolph has a touch of miracle about it, a kindly star."

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