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Betty was created as a dog by Grim Natwick and appeared as the girl friend of a dog named Bimbo.
Her figure was modeled after Mae West's and her singing style taken from Helen Kane the "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" girl.
The voice of Betty was that of May Questal. Max drew his first comic strip for the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" in 1902.
She made her debut as a sexy canine cabaret singer in the Max Fleischer short "Dizzy Dishes" on Aug. 8, 1930.
Betty evolved into her own with "Betty Co-Ed" when she shed her dog identitiy and her long ears became earrings.
There were more than one hundred Boop cartoons produced including ninty in the official series.
In 1939 her last film "Yip Yip Yipee" was released.
In 1934, King Features Syndicate started distribution Boop a newspaper comic strip drawn by Bud Counihan.
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