Johnny Gruelle was a newspaper man who began writing stories about Raggedy Ann at the turn of the century, in order to entertain his ailing daughter, Marcella. He wrote many stories about the rag doll and her brother Raggedy Andy, including two collections, Raggedy Ann Stories and Raggedy Andy Stories. Though Mr. Gruelle died in 1938, his legacy is continued by his family and the millions around the world who have been touched by his simple messages of love, respect, and friendship. Swoosie Kurtz, a two-time Tony(R) Award winner, starred on Broadway in The House of Blue Leaves, Fifth of July, and Frozen. Films include Liar, Liar, Dangerous Liaisons, and Cruel Intentions. She won the Emmy Award and eight nominations for her work on Sisters and several films for HBO.