The entrepreneur Robert Ripley died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
World traveler and cartoonist who created the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! franchise.
He married Beatrice Roberts in 1919.
Just to see him come on the stage was an event. They had very high risers, and back a little bit, so he’d walk around behind the risers and right across the front of the stage to the podium, remember?
He was making all kinds of sounds apparently with his mouth, and shaking his head and I thought, gosh, is he trying to stop the orchestra? Is it all wrong? It was just unbelievable.
My aunt had a season ticket for the Friday afternoon concerts, and I would go down for lessons. My lessons were Saturday morning.
My impression was, he’s walking as though he’s made of glass, and if you should touch him he would just shatter apart. I don’t know if it was an act or what, but it sure was effective.