Just in from AP: Annie is exiting the newspaper comics pages after 85 years. Tribune Media Services announced today that it will cease syndication of the “Annie” strip on June 13. The comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” made its newspaper debut on August 5, 1924, first written and illustrated by creator Harold Gray. The strip later was renamed simply “Annie.” The spunky orphan was adopted by Daddy Warbucks and later joined by her lovable dog Sandy. Over decades she has become the center of a radio program, Broadway musical and movies. – From USA Today
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