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Peanuts cartoonist who created characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy. In 1962, he won the Humor Comic Strip Award from the National Cartoonist's Society. He loved to draw as a boy, and would often draw the family dog Spike, who would eat unusual things such as pins and tacks. He was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2007. He married Joyce Halverson in 1951. He had five kids: Meredith, Craig, Monte, Jill and Amy. He illustrated two volumes of Art Linkletter's work. [+]