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Percy Crosby

Full name: Percy Leo Crosby
Gender: Male
Born: December 8, 1891 in Richmond Hill, New York, United States
Died: December 8, 1964 in New York, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Percy Leo Crosby was an author, illustrator and cartoonist, whose most famous comic was Skippy (1923-45). In 1931, Skippy was made into a movie which won an Oscar for director Norman Taurog. Crosby began his career as a sports columnist and illustrator for the New York Globe. In the middle of the 1940s he was diagnosed with severe alcoholism, and lost his company, his family, and his work. In 1948, after the death of his mother, he survived a suicide attempt and was declared schizophrenic. After that, he tried several times to sell new manuscripts and drawings, but with no success. He then was falsely imprisoned in a New York mental hospital for the last 16 years of his life, before dying on his 73rd birthday after months in a coma, caused by a heart attack. The figure Skippy is considered an important inspiration for the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.

Results

Mixed Painting, Drawings And Water Colors

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings 2 Jackknife

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC A Shot at Goal
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Down the Field
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC The Punt
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Intercepting a Pass
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC The Figure Skater
1936 Summer 44 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Clear Field Ahead
1936 Summer 44 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Whirling
1936 Summer 44 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Hammer Thrower
1936 Summer 44 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC In the Garden
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