Mr. Magoo


    Mr. Magoo
       Image courtesy John Rozum.
    In the 1960s, one of the most famous Rutgers alumni was the cartoon character Mr. Quincy Magoo. For years, the university wondered why. Had Quincy Magoo's creators or actor Jim Backus, the "voice" of Mr. Magoo, attended Rutgers? The answer turned out to be neither.

    Mr. Magoo went to Rutgers simply because—according to a Hollywood informant—his creators wanted him to be "a college alumnus who was still fired up with the old school spirit [and they felt] Rutgers was the embodiment of the 'old school tie' in America."

    For more from Rutgers Magazine on Mr. Magoo, click here.



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