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Sam Fuller had six siblings: three brothers (Ving, Ray and Tom) and three sisters (Evelyn, Tina and Rose). His most famous sibling was his older brother, the nationally syndicated comic strip artist and cartoonist, Ving Fuller. In the 1920s Ving was a staff cartoonist at the New York Evening Graphic, where Sam was a crime reporter (and sometimes cartoonist). Ving went on to create numerous comic strips and gag cartoons, the most well-known of which is "Doc Syke" (later called "Little Doc"), which was syndicated in newspapers from 1945-50. The two brothers had a close, loving relationship, as depicted by Sam Fuller in "A Third Face," his 2002 autobiography written with Christa Lang and Jerome Henry Rudes. Sam admired his brother's talent, writing, "Unlike me, he was a talented, committed cartoonist." Ving Fuller contrib...

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