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Robert Lewis May
Birth: Jul. 27, 1905
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1976
Evanston
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Animator and creator of 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.' He came up with the idea of Rudolph while working as an advertising copywriter for the Montgomery Wards department store chain. A few animated films were made of the reindeer with the red nose. They include, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reinder" (1944), "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1964 - the well-known television puppet animation), "Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas" (1997), and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Movie" (1998). 
 
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  Evelyn Marks May (____ - 1939)
 
Inscription:
FATHER OF RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.93422, -87.83624
 
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Record added: Dec 18, 2002
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