Ray Dodge was a former Olympic runner and founder of Dodge, Inc., the firm that made began making statuettes for the Oscars in 1930 and the Emmys in 1949.
Dodge participated in the 1924 Olympics and the Pan American games in 1925, where he won several awards as a middle-distance runner.
He returned to Chicago to found Dodge Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of trophies. The company had moved to Los Angeles by 1930, when Dodge began making the Oscars in association with the Southern California Trophy Co. The company began manufacturing Emmys for the television industry in 1949. Dodge Inc. also manufactured Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl football trophies.
Darlene Rae Dodge
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