Reading with Scissors

October 24, 2007

Father of Barbie: The Most Interesting Man in the World. Really.

Forget those Dos Equis commercials, Jack Ryan was the most interesting man in the world. This obit clip goes back so far it pre-dates the Internet. But he’s still in the news–check out this Newsweek article for more on Jack Ryan’s role in inventing Barbie. There’s a Ken joke here somewhere, plus the Gabor connection–but we’ll leave it. No truth to the rumor that he also invented the Easy-Bake Oven and the neutron bomb. (From the Chicago Tribune, Aug. 20, 1991).




  1. […] The passing of the Slinky mogul Filed under: Torn from the Headlines, Uncommon Obituaries — Tags: Betty James, obituaries, Paul Newman, Slinky — readingwithscissors @ 9:47 am  We lost a lot of giants in 2008. Paul Newman played with race cars but thanks to Ms. James, the rest of us had the Slinky. Toy magnates lead the most interesting lives. […]

    Pingback by The passing of the Slinky mogul « Reading with Scissors — January 14, 2009 @ 9:47 am

  2. wait. . .didn’t Harrison Ford play him in some movie . . .?

    Comment by Siobhan — March 8, 2009 @ 7:15 am

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