Alex Raymond

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Alex Raymond
Born Alexander Gillespie Raymond
October 2, 1909(1909-10-02)
New Rochelle, New York
Died September 6, 1956(1956-09-06) (aged 46)
Westport, Connecticut
Nationality American
Notable works Flash Gordon,
Rip Kirby
Awards Reuben Award (1949),
Comic Book Hall of Fame, 1996

Alexander Gillespie "Alex" Raymond (October 2, 1909 – September 6, 1956) was an American cartoonist. He created the comic strip Flash Gordon for King Features in 1934. The strip was adapted to other media including three Universal Pictures movie serials between 1936 and 1940 starring Buster Crabbe, Charles B. Middleton, and Jean Rogers. Other comic strips include Jungle Jim, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby.