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French inventor of Etch A Sketch dies, aged 86

By Karen Brooks Feb 3 (Reuters) - Andre Cassagnes, inventor of the iconic and award-winning childhood drawing toy, Etch A Sketch, died on Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb. He was 86. The electrical technician dreamed up the world-famous toy and turned it into a symbol of fleeting creativity, the clean slate for idle doodles and a tableau of memories for generations of Americans. Etch A Sketch was introduced in the United States in 1960 by Ohio Art Co, making its mark as the top-selling Christmas toy that year.
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