1906 – Born on April 11th in South Bend, Indiana. American cartoonist and creator of the character Brenda Starr.
– Born as Dalia Messick, Dale changed her name due to bias in the comic industry.
1930 – Dale based Brenda’s name off of a debutante and the appearance of Brenda was based on Rita Hayworth, an American actress’s appearance.
1985 – Retired, but "Brenda Starr" is still running. It is now written by Mary Schmich and drawn by June Brigman.
1998 – After her stroke, Dale could no longer draw.
2005 – Died after a series of strokes on April 5th in Penngrove, California at the age of 98.