Groening, Matthew Akbar
Born: Feb 15, 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
1954 - Born in Portland, Oregon on February 15th. American cartoonist, the creator of The Simpsons and the syndicated comic strip Life in Hell.
1977 - Groening graduated and drove to Los Angeles to become a writer.
1985 - James L. Brooks, who also founded Gracie Films, showed interest in Matt's work and hired him to work on some animated projects for his comedy series The Tracey Ullman Show.
1987 - Married to M. Deborah Kaplan.
1990 - The Simpsons debuted as the network's highest-rated program and earned critical praise for its wit and clever satire.
1997 - The show surpassed the The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated show in history. Several characters in The Simpsons were named for Portland streets such as Flanders, Lovejoy, Powell, Quimby, and Terwilliger.
2002-2003 - He was honored as with the Reuben Award as "cartoonist of the year" by the National Cartoonists Society.
- He created comic strip "Life in Hell" and the television series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama".
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