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Bringing Up Father was a comic strip created by George McManus that ran from January 12, 1913 to May 28, 2000. Most readers, however, called it Jiggs and Maggie, after its two main characters. Bringing Up Father USPS stamp This image is a postage stamp produced by the United States Postal Service after 1978. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The strip was about an Irishman named Jiggs living in the United States who comes into wealth but still wants to keep his old pals, eat corned beef and cabbage, and hang out at the tavern, much to the consternation of his wife, Maggie, a social climber. McManus's sense of design and smooth lines made the strip stand out on the comics page and were influential on many other artists.


McManus was inspired by The Rising Generation, a musical comedy by William Gill that he had seen as a boy in the Grand Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri, in the late 19th Century, where his father was manager. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state in the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ...


One of McManus's friends, restaurateur James Moore, believed he was the inspiration for the character Dinty Moore, owner of Jiggs' favorite tavern. The real Moore changed his name to Dinty and founded a real-life restaurant chain and a successful line of canned goods that still exists today.


McManus died in 1954 and the strip continued under a number of other artists. It was expected that McManus' longtime assistant Zeke Zekley would take over the strip, but instead King Features Syndicate replaced McManus with Vernon Greene. Hal Campagna replaced Greene upon Greene's death in 1965 and Frank Johnson replaced Campagna in 1980. 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zeke Zekley (February 11, 1915 – April 28, 2005) was an American cartoonist. ... King Features Syndicate is a syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation; it distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to thousands of newspapers around the world. ... Vernon Greene was a cartoonist known for illustrating The Shadow, The Masked Lady, Perry Mason, Polly and Her Pals, and Bringing up Father. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Franklin Lenard Johnson (born November 23, 1958 in Weirsdale, Florida) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


In 1995, the strip was one of 20 included in the Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative US postage stamps. The Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative postage stamps was issued by the US Postal Service in 1995 to honor the centennial of the newspaper comic strip. ... This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ...


Film versions

The following three movies, all titled Bringing Up Father, were based on the strip:

  • In 1915, directed by Larry Semon and starring Hughie Mack and Kate Price
  • In 1928, directed by Jack Conway, written by Frances Marion with titles by Ralph Spence, starring J. Farrell MacDonald, Jules Cowles and Polly Moran
  • In 1946, directed by Edward F. Cline and written by Cline, Barney Gerard and Jerry Warner, starring Joe Yule, Renie Riano, George McManus (as himself) and Tim Ryan.
    • The last produced four sequels:
      • Jiggs and Maggie in Society - 1948
      • Jiggs and Maggie in Court - 1948
      • Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters - 1949
      • Jiggs and Maggie Out West - 1950
  • Several silent animated shorts:
    • Father Gets Into the Movies
    • Just Like a Woman
    • A Hot Time In the Gym
    • The Great Hansom Cab Mystery
    • Music Hath Charms
    • He Tries His Hand at Hypnotism
    • Second, the Stimulating Mrs. Barton
    • Father's Close Shave
    • Third, Jiggs and the Social Lion

1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Larry Semon (July 16, 1889 - October 8, 1928) was a film comedian during the silent era, mainly known for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (of Laurel and Hardy) before they started working together. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Frances Marion Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 - May 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the twentieth century. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Edward F. Cline (November 7, 1892 - May 22, 1961) was a screenwriter, actor, and director. ... Joe Yule (b. ... Timothy J. Ryan (born July 16, 1973) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, who is a U.S. representative for the 17th congressional district of Ohio (map). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Bringing Up Father - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Bringing Up Father was a comic strip created by George McManus that ran from January 12, 1913 to May 28, 2000.
McManus was inspired by The Rising Generation, a musical comedy by William Gill that he had seen as a boy in the Grand Opera House in St.
Louis, Missouri, in the late 19th Century, where his father was manager.
Complete Geriatric Care - Feature: "Bringing up Father, or, the Reluctant Gerontologist" (1414 words)
Father had a slight stroke in 1978, which had no visible aftereffects, but which made me feel guilty that I had not yet “done my time”.
Bringing up Father is never easy, but my father presented rather more of a challenge than many I have known.
My father was very upset at this turn of events, and shortly afterwards rented a room in an apartment conveniently located just up the street from the Legion.
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