Garry Trudeau Biography
Garry Trudeau (Garretson Beekman) is an American cartoonist, best known for creating the Doonesbury comic strip. Trudeau is also the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series Alpha House.
Trudeau was born in New York City, the son of Jean Douglas (née Moore) and Francis Berger Trudeau Jr. He is the great-grandson of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, who created Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis at Saranac Lake, New York. Edward was succeeded by his son Francis and grandson Francis Jr. The latter founded the Trudeau Institute at Saranac Lake, with which his son Garry retains a connection. His ancestry is French Canadian, English, Dutch, German, and Swedish.
Garry Trudeau Age
How old is Trude? He is 75 years old as of 2023. Garry was born on July 21, 1948, in New York, New York, United States.
Garry Trudeau family
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Garry Trudeau Wife
Garry is married to Jane Pauley who is an American television journalist and author, active in news reporting since 1972. She is the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning. Pauley previously held a 13-year position on NBC’s Today program, followed by 12 years as co-host of Dateline NBC. She has publicly acknowledged her struggle with bipolar disorder.
Garry Trudeau Children
Garry Trudeau has three children. Two sons; Thomas Trudeau and Ross Trudeau and a daughter called Rachel Trudeau.
Garry Trudeau Height
Garry stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Garry Trudeau Trump
Garry Trudeau marked Donald Trump as a con man early on. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and illustrator of Doonesbury has mocked Trump relentlessly since the 1980s, homing in on the then real-estate mogul’s insatiable appetite for attention and penchant for lying, a body of work that was anthologized in Trudeau’s 2016 bestseller, Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump.
This month, Trudeau is out with a sequel, #Sad!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump, a tragic comedy collection about the first 500 days of Trump’s presidency.
Trump has called Trudeau a “third-rate cartoonist,” but when historians look back on America in this era, Doonesbury will be as good a record of as any of the national zeitgeist. Trudeau’s menagerie of stoners, disc jockeys, wounded vets, politicians, right-wing operatives, and gonzo lunatics turns 50 this month.
In that time, he has chronicled nine presidencies, at least three major wars, and uncountable scandals, and national brouhahas. Through it all, his sharp eye for detail, irreverent humor and genuine appreciation for humanity have kept the strip chugging along with the times, even as the characters have aged, lost their ideals, limbs and loves, and the nation has undergone massive upheavals.
Garry Trudeau Alpha House
Alpha House is an American political satire web television series produced by Amazon Studios, and created and written by Garry Trudeau. The show starred John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, and Mark Consuelos as four Republican U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C. It was created by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. The show premiered on Amazon.com on April 19, 2013.
The series is inspired by several actual Democratic legislators who share a row house in D.C.: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representative George Miller (D-CA). The series has a number of cameos from celebrities such as Bill Murray (as Senator Vernon Smits) and politicians such as Schumer as himself.
Amazon Studios offered the first three episodes of Alpha House for free, with each subsequent episode released weekly thereafter for Amazon Prime members on Amazon Video.
On February 11, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season. Production for the second season began filming in July 2014, and the entire second season became available on Amazon.com on October 24, 2014. The series was canceled after the second season.
Garry Trudeau Net Worth
Garry has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Garry Trudeau is best known for his work on the Doonesbury comic strip. In 1970, Trudeau’s comic strip, Doonesbury, was syndicated to only one newspaper, the Universal Press Syndicate, but today it is syndicated to almost 1,400 newspapers worldwide. In 1975, Garry Trudeau became the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer, which is traditionally awarded only to editorial-page cartoonists.
Garry Trudeau Honors Awards
Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, 1975; Academy Award nomination for an animated short film, 1977, for A Doonesbury Special; Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 1977; Drama Desk Award nominations for book and lyrics, 1983, and Grammy Award nomination for cast show album, 1984, for musical Doonesbury; (with Robert Altman) Cannes Television Festival gold medal for best television series, British Broadcasting Press Guild award for best-imported program, Emmy award, and four ACE award nominations, all 1988, all for Tanner ’88; Reuben Award for outstanding cartoonist of the year, National Cartoonists Society, 1996; National Endowment for the Arts grant; honorary degrees from colleges and universities, including Yale University, Colgate University, Williams College, and Duke University.