Earl O. Hurd was born in Atchison, KS on Feb. 14, 1880. Hurd began his career as a cartoonist on the Kansas City Post. He appears to have settled in Los Angeles about 1920 or earlier. He worked for Parmount Studios and by the late 1930s he was at the Disney Studios. He remained in Los Angeles until his death on Sept. 28, 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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