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Feiffer, Jules

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists


1929 - Born on January 26th in New York, New York. Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-Prize and Oscar-winning cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter.

1955 - Feiffer is most famous for his cartoons for The Village Voice, which was opened for business in a Greenwich Village in October by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer.

1961 - Feifer's first foray with motion pictures was the animated short film Munro, which won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoons.

1970 - Feiffer has published over 20 books, including the children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth, which he illustrated and which was made into a movie.

1971 - Feiffer wrote the play Little Murders, which was turned into a film despite being a flop on Broadway, lasting but one week of seven performances with a cast that included Heywood Hale Broun and Elliott Gould.

1976 - Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as author of Best Play nominee "Knock Knock".

1986 - Won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

1995 - Among his many honors are membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

         - He wrote and illustrated juvenile novel "A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears".

2004 - Received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award.


Page last updated: 12:03pm, 28th May '07

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