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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 1:34 pm    Post subject: Morrie Dugan? Reply with quote

Made-up name or some reference I'm not getting?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made-up. Sounded to me like some guy who got into the game in the '30s (note apostrophe placement, gang).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounded like a play-on of "Doug Waldron", the name of the person who suggested the title of the strip, to me...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm. Since U.B. seems to be in the style of just about every gag-a-day newspaper comic strip, I was hoping that "Morrie Dugan" might have been an anagram for "mined our rag"....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morrie Dugan is a "honky" psuedonym for vaudeville performer Moishe Lechuk, and was taken from Officer Dugan, the cop who walked a beat on his street, growing up on the Lower East Side. He and my grandfather once had an act in the Yiddish theater circuit know as "Moishe un Maishic", aka "Milchas un Fleyshiks". When they crossed over to English speaking audiences, they became known "Morrie and Murray". They had a falling out one night opening for the Ritz Brothers, and they never worked together again.

Morrie died at the age 92, in his sleep, at his retirement cottage, in Boca Raton, FL.
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