Little Orphan Annie

Real name


First Appearance

New York Daily News (Aug. 5 1924)

Original publisher

Tribune Co.

Created by

Harold Gray


Orphan Annie is a spirited redheaded American orphan who has lived in an orphanage since infancy but whose life changes when, in September 1924, she is taken in by wealthy Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and his wife.

Public Domain Comics Appearances

  • Little Orphan Annie newspaper strip
  • The Adventures of Little Orphan Annie #1–3
  • Little Orphan Annie #1–3


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  • Orphan Annie was named after the earlier character Orphant Annie.
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