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May 4, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard McClure Scarry, whimsical American author and illustrator of popular children's books featuring Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, and Mr. Frumble the Pig among others, has died. He was 74. Patricia Murphy Scarry said Tuesday that her husband died Saturday of a heart attack at a hospital near their home in Gstaad. Scarry's 200 or so books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages.
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November 26, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Mr. Fix-It, Bugdozer--when "Busytown" children's artist and writer Richard Scarry died in 1994, he left behind a world of creations beloved by young children for decades. That intricately detailed world of gentle learning and comic, anthropomorphic animal folk, however, lives on in books, videos, on television and most recently in CD-ROMs. It keeps growing, thanks to another professional artist.
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July 28, 1995 | SCOTT BLAKEY and SCOTT HETTRICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Here's some good news for preschool viewers and their parents: The worm has turned, and it's scary. No, make that the Worm has returned, and it's Scarry. As in Lowly and Richard. What that means for the uninitiated is that the planet's most famous annelid, Lowly Worm, best friend Huckle Cat and all their Busytown buddies have returned to video.
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August 27, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Scarry World: Mr. Frumble the Pig, Huckle Cat and the Lowly Worm will have a chance at a new life. Their creator, 71-year-old children's book writer Richard Scarry, signed an exclusive deal with Paramount Pictures to bring his characters to the movies and TV. The arrangement grants Paramount the rights to Scarry's stories and illustrations. In addition, Paramount has rights to license merchandise and potential theme park attractions based on Scarry's work.
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July 28, 1995 | SCOTT BLAKEY and SCOTT HETTRICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Here's some good news for preschool viewers and their parents: The worm has turned, and it's scary. No, make that the Worm has returned, and it's Scarry. As in Lowly and Richard. What that means for the uninitiated is that the planet's most famous annelid, Lowly Worm, best friend Huckle Cat and all their Busytown buddies have returned to video.
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November 26, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Mr. Fix-It, Bugdozer--when "Busytown" children's artist and writer Richard Scarry died in 1994, he left behind a world of creations beloved by young children for decades. That intricately detailed world of gentle learning and comic, anthropomorphic animal folk, however, lives on in books, videos, on television and most recently in CD-ROMs. It keeps growing, thanks to another professional artist.
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June 6, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
Just about a year ago, author Craig Johnson was riding high. The premiere of "Longmire," the A&E TV series based on his Walt Longmire mystery novels, was the highest rated scripted drama in the network's history and he had just started his book tour for "As the Crow Flies," the eighth book in the series. He had stopped at a diner in Red Lodge, Mont., and as he was paying the cashier for his meal, he noticed an older woman staring at his hat -- a cap bearing the logo of his fictional Absaroka County Sheriff's Department.
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May 4, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard McClure Scarry, whimsical American author and illustrator of popular children's books featuring Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, and Mr. Frumble the Pig among others, has died. He was 74. Patricia Murphy Scarry said Tuesday that her husband died Saturday of a heart attack at a hospital near their home in Gstaad. Scarry's 200 or so books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Scarry World: Mr. Frumble the Pig, Huckle Cat and the Lowly Worm will have a chance at a new life. Their creator, 71-year-old children's book writer Richard Scarry, signed an exclusive deal with Paramount Pictures to bring his characters to the movies and TV. The arrangement grants Paramount the rights to Scarry's stories and illustrations. In addition, Paramount has rights to license merchandise and potential theme park attractions based on Scarry's work.
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August 27, 2000
Ole C. Risom, 80, an influential publisher of mass market books for children. Risom was vice president and art director of Golden Books Western Press from 1952 to 1972 and then vice president and associate publisher of the juvenile division of Random House from 1972 to 1990. Risom specialized in publishing for preschool children, including alphabet, counting and Mother Goose books that incorporated the work of talented artists, but were inexpensively produced.
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