Famous People Who Died on December 7
Illustrator, Journalist / 1883 - 1970
American cartoonist Rube Goldberg was best known for his work satirizing America's obsession with technology. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for his editorial cartoon "Peace Today."
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profile name: Elizabeth Edwards profile occupation: Lawyer
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profile name: Thomas Nast profile occupation: Illustrator, Journalist
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profile name: Thornton Wilder profile occupation: Author, Playwright
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