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Bob Dunn (March 5, 1908 – January 31, 1989) was an American cartoonist, entertainer and gagwriter who drew several comic strips. In addition to his own strips, Dunn was known for his work on Jimmy Hatlo's Little Iodine and They'll Do It Every Time.

Bob Dunn
BornBob Dunn
March 5, 1908
DiedJanuary 31, 1989 (age 80)

During World War II, Dunn made many personal appearances at Army camps and U.S.O. centers making caricatures of the officers and men as well as entertaining them with his amateur magician and card tricks.

In 1947, soon after the founding of the National Cartoonists Society, he and his good friend Rube Goldberg and a group of leading cartoonists from the NCS went on a three-month tour of the US and helped sell $58 million in US Savings Bonds. Dunn's card tricks and feats of mental magic blended with Goldberg's comic inventions for a show that amused audiences across the country.

Dunn was a member of the inner circle of Joseph Dunninger's magician friends, appearing as an occasional guest on Dunninger's radio and television shows. He was always identified as a cartoonist, never as a magician.



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