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Charles Schulz

Age: 77

American cartoonist who created the “Peanuts” comic strip. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, Schulz drew more than 18,250 “Peanuts” comic strips, which expressed a droll philosophy through its precocious children. Schulz's trademark characters included the hapless, angst-ridden Charlie Brown; Snoopy, a romantic, self-deluded beagle; piano-playing Schroeder; insecure Linus; and self-centered Lucy.

Died: Santa Rosa, Calif., Feb. 12, 2000

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