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Otto Messmer
Birth: Aug. 16, 1892
Death: Oct. 28, 1983

Creator of Felix The Cat. In 1914 Otto Messmer started his career creating illustrations for magazines and newspapers, and in late 1915 he started doing animations and joined the Pat Sullivan Studios. Messmer created a cat, originally named Master Tom, for a animated cartoon named Feline Follies. For the third cartoon the cat's name was changed to Felix The Cat. Felix became the most popular cartoon character during the silent era and in 1923 Felix was introduced as a newspaper comic. Messmer continued doing the art work for the comic until 1955. (bio by: Gardee Hill) 
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  Ann Messmer (1897 - 1988)*
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Madonna Cemetery
Fort Lee
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Cemetery 6, Section 42, Grave 106
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Record added: Jul 18, 2002
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