Created by Chester Gould in , Dick Tracy has proven to be one of the most enduring comic strips of all time. With a square-jawed detective protagonist and his rogues gallery of cosmetically-unfortunate villains, Tracy has become a kind of shorthand for brilliant and dogged investigative work. After taking art correspondence courses as a teenager, Pawnee, Oklahoma native Chester Gould decided that one way to get rich would be to create a comic strip that would be syndicated all over the country. Drawing on his distaste for mob figure Al Capone, Gould created Plainclothes Tracy , about a detective disrupting the criminal underworld.
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Tracey Ullman born 30 December is a British-American actress, comedian, singer, dancer, screenwriter, producer, director, author, and businesswoman. She emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States where she starred in her own network television comedy series, The Tracey Ullman Show , from until , which also featured the first appearances of the long-running animated media franchise , The Simpsons. She has also appeared in several feature films. Ullman was the first British woman to be offered her own television sketch show in both the United Kingdom and the United States. In , she returned to British television with the BBC sketch comedy show Tracey Ullman's Show , her first project for the broadcaster in over thirty years;  this led to the creation of the topical comedy series Tracey Breaks the News in Ullman is currently the richest British actress and female comedian and the third richest British comedian overall. I always wanted a middle name.
In memoriam: Remembering celebrities who died in 2018
There were the trailblazers: Aretha Franklin, who forever changed the face of music. Tom Wolfe, the white-suited gent who memorably blended journalism and literary techniques. And Stan Lee, who revolutionized the comic-book industry and inspired geeks everywhere to dream. Then there were those who were simply terrific at what they did. Neil Simon, who could make almost anyone laugh, or Burt Reynolds, the biggest movie star in the world at one point in the s.
This list was originally published before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The idea of a bunch of self-satisfied music-industry fat cats in tuxedos having rock stars assemble for a command performance once a year is precisely the sort of thing rock was created to be the antidote to. There is nothing less rock and roll than a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That said, it does exist.