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Matt Groening

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Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James L. Brooks, looking for a filler in the television show, The Tracey Ullman Show, turned towards a framed "Life in Hell" strip on his wall and contacted Groening. The animated shorts that Groening created were The Simpsons.  See full bio on IMDb »

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- 281 days ago
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- 365 days ago
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- 417 days ago
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- 502 days ago
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- 590 days ago
Margaret Groening Dead -- Marge Simpson Namesake Dies at 94

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- 1150 days ago
Matt Groening -- The Simpsons ... Are Wildcats???

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- 1522 days ago

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