Myron Waldman (Fine Arts, Alumnus)

Myron Waldman's rendering of Max Fleischer's Betty Boop, (1930), cartoon character
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

As head animator of New York's Fleischer Studios, Waldman helped create Betty Boop, who brought joy and laughter to audiences worldwide during the Great Depression. According to The Huffington Post, "Cartoon coquette Betty Boop is an indelible part of American animation history, as well as its first sex symbol." Waldman later recieved the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Award and the Winsor McCay Award for this lifetime work in the field of animation.