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Matt Groening

Cartoonist Matt Groening
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Profession: Cartoonist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Creator of animated series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama". "The Simpson" with its iconic characters Homer Simpson and Bart Simpson is the longest-running and has the most episode count of any American series, bypassing "Gunsmoke".

"The Simpsons" began life as a short on "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987 before becoming a half hour show on Fox in 1989.

Groening has won 12 Emmy awards, 10 for "The Simpsons" and 2 for "Futurama".

Born: February 15, 1954
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Age: 67 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events

  • 1989-12-17 "The Simpsons" created by Matt Groening, premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

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