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Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp, American actor, writer, lyricist. Served with Signal Corps, Army of the United States, 1941-1945; China. Member The Players.


  • Tripp, Paul was born on February 20, 1916 in New York City. Son of Benjamin and Esther (Stelzer) Tripp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City College of New York, 1933.


    • Drama director, social worker Christadora House, New York City, 1935-1942.


    • Actor: (debut) Broadway Cyrano de Bergerac, 1936, (short film) Tubby the Tuba (Oscar award nomination 1947). Creator, producer, star: Mr. I Magination, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1949-1953 (Peabody award 1950, Ohio State Educational Radio television award 1951), On the Carousel, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1954-1959 (Emmy award 1956, Ohio State Educational television Radio award 1955, 56, 57, 58), Birthday House, NBC-television, 1963-1968 (Emmy citation 1966).

      , featured actor over 100 television shows, commercials, since 1968. Composer, lyricist children's record albums, since 1945. Star: (national tours) as Ben Franklin in 1776, 1970-1971, Will Rogers United States of America, 1979.

      Public Broadcasting Service Thomas Edison, 1980. Author: The Strawman Who Smiled by Mistake, since 1967, Little Red Flower, 1969, The Tail That Went Looking, 1971, David, Ancient of Kings (symphonic soliloquy), 1981. Author, lyricist: record, book, film short Tubby the Tuba, 1945 (Grammy Hall Fame 1982), film, 1983.

      Creator, lyricist, star: perennial children's film classic Christmas That Almost Wasn't, 1966 (Grammy award 1966). Star children's video cassette: Return of Halley's Comet, 1985. Recordings (5 symphonies stories) Tubby the Tuba and His Friends (in Czechoslovakia), 1991.


    Served with Signal Corps, Army of the United States, 1941-1945. China. Member The Players.


    • Married Ruth Beatrice Enders, August 8, 1943. Children: Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, David Enders.
    Paul Tripp
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    Born February 20, 1916
    Died August 29, 2002
    (aged 86)
    • 1933
      City College of New York
    • 1935 - 1942
      Drama director, Christadora House
    • 1935 - 1942
      social worker, Christadora House