Raggedy Ann

Real Name

Raggedy Ann

First Appearance

Raggedy Ann (doll, 1915)

Original Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Created by

Johnny Gruelle


Raggedy Ann and her brother, Raggedy Andy, were ragdolls with curly red yarn for hair and hand drawn faces. They sometimes came to life when their mistress, Marcella, was away. For other children, they sometimes came to life in front of them, through the power of imagination. They are generally depicted as being loving and innocent, experiencing peaceful adventures in rural settings and with other dolls and toys, such as tin soldiers and Henry, the Dutch doll. Raggedy Ann is described as having a "candy heart" and often withstood a lot of physical abuse from humans and other circumstances.

Public Domain Book Appearances

  • Raggedy Ann Stories (1918)
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (1920)

Public Domain Animation Appearances

  • The Enchanted Square (1947)


  • Simon & Schuster owns the trademark on the character's name.

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