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Eldon Lawrence Dedini

Eldon Lawrence Dedini, American cartoonist. Recipient annual award for best color Cartoon Playboy, 1978. Member National Cartoonists Society (Best Magazine Cartoonist award 1958, 61, 64, 89), Cartoonists Guild Inc (Second vice president New York City 1970).

Background

  • Dedini, Eldon Lawrence was born on June 29, 1921 in King City, California, United States. Son of Grutly Stefano and Oleta Regina (Loeber) Dedini.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Hartnell College, Salinas, California, 1942. Graduate, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1944.

    Works

    • Staff cartoonist: Salinas Morning Post, 1940-1941. Staff story department, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, 1944-1946. Staff cartoonist: Esquire mag, Chho.

      , 1946-1950, New Yorker mag, New York City, Playboy mag, Chicago. Author: cartoon album The Dedini Gallery, 1961, A Much, Much Better World, 1985. Anthologies of New Yorker, Playboy cartoons.

    Membership

    Member National Cartoonists Society (Best Magazine Cartoonist award 1958, 61, 64, 89), Cartoonists Guild Inc (Second vice president New York City 1970).

    Connections

    • Married Virginia DeSales Conroy, July 15,1944. 1 son, Giulio.
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    Died January 12, 2006
    (aged 84)
    • 1942
      Hartnell College
    • 1944
      Chouinard Art Institute

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