University of California at Berkeley
"The Dudley Do-Right Show" debuts on ABC
Premiere of "George of the Jungle"
"Rocky and His Friends" debuts on ABC
Premiere of "Crusader Rabbit"
In a tribute to Ward, Matt Groening gave the middle initial "J" to several of his cartoon characters, most notably Homer J. Simpson.
He once bought an island in Minnesota and named it Moosylvania, in honor of his most famous creation, Bullwinkle.
Ward, along with Alex Anderson, created the first animated TV program in 1949 with "Crusader Rabbit."
Ward's company, Jay Ward Productions, designed the iconic mascots for Quisp, Quake and Cap'n Crunch cereal.
His first career was in real estate, which he continued to pursue even at the height of his success in television.
Ward suffered two near-death accidents early on in his career.