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Guisewite, Cathy Lee

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists


1950 - Born on September 5th in Dayton, Ohio. Cathy Guisewite was an ad writer who moved up the ladder fast.

1972 - Graduated from the University of Michigan.

1976-1977 - Cathy Guisewite became the first woman to break the Cathy Guisewite "paper ceiling" of the comic pages when she introduced Cathy, the first widely syndicated humor strip by a female cartoonist.

         - Five years after graduating from the University of Michigan, she was named vice president at W.B. Doner & Co., one of America's largest independent agencies.

         - Her comics were syndicated as Cathy, and Guisewite quit the advertising business the year after.

         - Cathy was one of the first mainstream comics about and written by a woman. It plays off (and into) gender stereotypes, poking fun at the main character's obsession with her weight, mom, food, clothes, and boyfriends.

1987 - Received a special Emmy award.

1992 - Received the Reuben Award.

1997 - Married to Chris Wilkinson.


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