O'Neill, Rose

O'Neill, Rose (Cecil)

(1874–1944) cartoonist; born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She was the creator in 1905 of the cartoon cupids, The Kewpies, which were featured in women's magazines and comic strips until her retirement in 1937. In 1913, the first of the famed Kewpie dolls were manufactured, which sold in the millions throughout the world.