Born: 1908 August 5 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2000 December 24 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Biography: Connecticut artist Ray Dirgo is mainly known for his work on Charlton comics with Hanna-Barbera characters during the 1970's. He drew many stories such as 'The Flintstones', 'Yogi Bear', 'The Jetsons', 'Top Cat' and 'Huckleberry Hound'.
Dirgo was primarily self-educated in the arts. After high school, he was a sign painter and worked in advertising for a department store. Then he landed an advertising job at General Electric as a staff artist.
Leaving General Electric, he did many freelance cartoon style jobs for news publications advertising for local businesses.
He was a self-employed cartoonist for many years, and an editorial and sports cartoonist for the former Bridgeport Sunday Herald. He also did artwork for the city of Bridgeport and Beardsley Zoo.
He was married to Mildred Drew Dirgo, and had a son, Raymond R. Dirgo Jr, an instructor at the Famous Artist School.
Additional biographical information can be found in Cartoonist PROfiles #36, #40, 1977-78.