Cartoonist who have, in 1975, received the Country wide Cartoonists Society’s Tale Comic Book Prize for her focus on Brenda Superstar. Her first work out of university was creating artwork to get a Chicago greeting card issuer, which she still left in the beginning of the Great Melancholy when her pay out was reduced. In 1997, she attained the Milton Caniff Life time Accomplishment Award for Brenda Superstar. She was created Dalia Messick, in South Flex, Indiana, her mom a seamstress and her dad an indicator painter who prompted her to pull. She called her dashing feminine reporter Brenda Starr after a 1930s debutante and provided her the appears of celeb Rita Hayworth.
|1||Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 368-369. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.|
|2||She studied art and got a job at a greeting-card company, while working on her comic strips at night.|
|3||Retired in 1985, but "Brenda Starr" is still running. It is now written by Mary Schmich and drawn by June Brigman.|
|4||Male readers wrote to Messick, assuming that Dale was a man and asking for private sketches of Brenda that were racier than those in the newspapers. She send one such fan a drawing of Brenda going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, with the note "Is this daring enough?".|
|5||Brenda Starr was named after a 1930s debutante, and her curvaceous figure and red hair were inspired by actress Rita Hayworth. Her beau, the mysterious Basil St John, was based on a handsome artist hired by Messick to do lettering. She had to fire him because he did a poor job.|
|6||Long-running comic strip "Brenda Starr, Reporter" ran in 250 newspapers at its peak in the 1950s.|
|7||Mother of Starr Rohrman of Sonoma County; grandmother of Curt and Laura.|
|8||Married and divorced twice.Was seriously injured in a car accident.|
|9||Cartoonist; created character Brenda Starr.|
|Brenda Starr||1976||TV Movie comic strip|
|Brenda Starr, Reporter||1945||based on the comic strip by|
|The Lee Phillip Show||1963||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|What's My Line?||1955||TV Series||Herself - Contestant|
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|1||I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda's. I told them that if I made Brenda's life like theirs, nobody would read it.|
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