VIRGIL ROSS

Virgil Ross (b.1907, d. 1996) was an American artist, cartoonist, and animator best known for his work on the Warner Brothers animated shorts. Of the very many characters Ross animated, he is most closely associated with Bugs Bunny, but also did a great deal of work involving Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, and many others, including the Rudy Larriva-directed Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote shorts. Virgil Ross received the highest awards available in his profession: the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Golden Award (1984) and the Winsor McCay Award (1988). Three of the cartoons he had animated won OscarsTweety Pie (1947), Birds Anonymous (1957), and Knighty Knight Bugs (1958).

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