Bob Gregory

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Bob Gregory
Born Robert P. Gregory
(1921-10-20)October 20, 1921[1]
Los Angeles, California
Died December 5, 2003(2003-12-05) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works
Donald Duck

Robert P. Gregory (October 20, 1921 – December 5, 2003)[2] was an American comics artist and writer best known for writing and/or drawing hundreds of Gold Key comics starring the Walt Disney Pictures character Donald Duck.

Biography[edit]

Bob Gregory attended the Otis Art Institute and fought in World War II before working as a technical illustrator for an aircraft manufacturer. He began submitting art sketches to Western Publishing, for which he began freelancing on a steady basis in 1958 — first as a writer, then as a writer-artist both writer and artist — on many of Western's funny animal comics, including the Donald Duck comics produced under license by Western's Gold Key Comics.

He introduced the Billionaires Club of Duckburg, where Scrooge McDuck is a member, in the story The Christmas Cha Cha (1959), written by Gregory and illustrated by Carl Barks. After having done Scrooge McDuck universe comics only in his early career, he started doing Aristocats stories in the 1970s, when he also penciled most issues of Daisy and Donald, co-starring Daisy Duck. Gregory did some other comics as well.

His World War II memoirs, Letters from the South Pacific, was published in 1996.

The official cause of death was listed as pneumonia.

Gregory's daughter, Roberta Gregory, is also a cartoonist, best known for her character Bitchy Bitch.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J11Y-NMS : accessed 26 Feb 2013), Robert Gregory, 5 December 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index, SS# 551-12-1692.

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