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Dale Messick

Age: 98

cartoonist whose comic strip, Brenda Starr, Reporter, debuted in 1940 and appeared in 250 newspapers at its peak. Messick was perhaps the first—and most successful—woman in the profession.

Died: Sonoma County, Calif., April 5, 2005

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