Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970), known best as Rube Goldberg, was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.
Goldberg is best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. The cartoons led to the expression "Rube Goldberg machines" to describe similar gadgets and processes. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award in 1959. He was a founding member and first president of the National Cartoonists Society and the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to its Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for international competitions known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests which challenge participants to create a complicated machine to perform a simple task.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 4th, 1883 (San Francisco), Died December 7th, 1970 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-12040||10-in.||5/22/1912||I'm the guy||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||49290||12-in.||12/15/1917||Cleopatra had a jazz band||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Edison||18772||10-in.||9/29/1928||My treasures||Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Edison||N-472||10-in.||9/29/1928||My treasures||Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Goldberg, Rube," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102349.
Goldberg, Rube. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102349.
"Goldberg, Rube." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.
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