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Alfred Edmeades Bestall
Birth: Dec. 14, 1892
Death: Jan. 15, 1985

Artist. He was the Illustrator of the "Rupert Bear" stories in the Daily Express for 30 years. Invited to take over the "Rupert Bear" strip in 1935 when its originator, Mary Tourtel, had to retire due to failing eyesight, he developed and wrote over 270 Rupert adventures, and remained the regular artist and author until his official retirement in 1965. He introduced new characters, the Rupert Bear annuals, and ensured that Rupert and his friends always behaved correctly. He continued to contribute material up to 1982. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Burial:
Brookwood Cemetery
Brookwood
Woking Borough
Surrey, England
Plot: Plot 100
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Dec 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8220217
Alfred Edmeades Bestall
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Alfred Edmeades Bestall
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Alfred Edmeades Bestall
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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