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Walter Berndt

 (1899 - 1979)
Walter Berndt was active/lived in New York.  Walter Berndt is known for illustrator-cartoonist.

Biography   Walter Berndt

Cartoonist Walter Berndt was the creator of the long-running strip, Smitty.

His newspaper and cartooning career began as an office boy at the New York Journal, "sweeping floors, running errands, drawing strips, sports cartoons, and what have you." In 1916, as a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy, with only six months of high school, and two nights at Pratt Institute ("They had me drawing girls dresses," he recalled. "I said, this is not cartooning, this isnt for me!"), Berndt managed to get his first job in journalism for $5 a week, "but a million dollars worth of experience".

Working around such notables as Thomas A.."Tad" Dorgan, Harry Hershfield, Milt Gross, E.C. Segar, and Winsor McCay, the ambitious young Berndt quickly began to   ...  Displaying 750 of 3504 characters.

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