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Annie Being Erased From the Comics Page

The iconic redheaded orphan Annie is ending her time on the comics pages after 85 years. Tribune Media announced today it's bringing to an end the syndication of the "Annie'' strip June 13. The company said it's taking Annie into the Internet age by pursuing new audiences in digital media.

"Little Orphan Annie" made its debut on August 5, 1924. First written and illustrated by creator Harold Gray, the strip later was renamed simply "Annie." The spunky orphan was next adopted by Daddy Warbucks and later joined by her lovable dog Sandy. Over decades Annie became the center of a radio program, Broadway musical and feature films.