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Charles Schulz (1922)close

Charles Schultz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After seeing a "Do You Like to Draw?" advertisement, he decided to take a correspondence course in art. After serving in World War II, he began drawing a church cartoon. In 1950, he began drawing his comic strip, "Peanuts," which would become the most popular comic strip in history. His characters, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy, were world famous, and inspired such well known phrases as, "Good Grief," "Security Blanket," and "Happiness is a Warm Puppy." His television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, has aired every year since 1965.

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