Ripley, Robert

Ripley, Robert (b. LeRoy)

(1893–1949) illustrator, cartoonist, writer; born in Santa Rosa, Calif. He began as a tombstone polisher, worked on newspapers in San Francisco (1909–13), and moved to New York City to work for the Globe (1913). He changed his first name and began his Believe It or Not! cartoons of oddities (1918). His syndicated feature made him wealthy, and he lived on an island in Long Island Sound he called Bion, an acronym of Believe It or Not!
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James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Faye Ripley, Robert Bathurst and Hermione Norris PIC: JONATHAN FORD
James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Robert Bathurst and Hermione Norris pick up the story 13 years after the last series ended.
5 Which comedy/drama featured this cast in its original guise: James Nesbitt, Helen Baxendale (1), John Thomson (2), Fay Ripley, Robert Bathurst and Hermione Norris (3)?
Yorkshire Lions were unlucky runners-up in last year's Under 12 final but theywill be hoping to go one better in theUnder 13 competition as goals from Joe Ripley, Robert Roache and Carl David proved just enough for a 3-2 victory over Elland-based HAFC.
This time round, nine months on, the three thirtysomething couples (played to effortless perfection by Helen Baxendale, James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Robert Bathurst and Hermione Norris) are socially cross-weaving friends, all, to one degree o r another, concerned with their relationships and children, born, due or yet to be conceived.
The comedy drama, which also starred Fay Ripley, Robert Bathurst and Helen Baxendale, pulled in around eight million viewers.