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actor , lyricist , writer

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


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


Bachelor of Arts, City College of New York, 1933.


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


  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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, Burma, India Theatre of Operations. Member The Players.


Married Ruth Beatrice Enders, August 8, 1943. Children: Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, David Enders.

Benjamin Tripp

Esther (Stelzer) Tripp

Ruth Beatrice Enders

Suzanne Tripp Jurmain Tripp

David Enders Tripp