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Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40.

Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection.

Artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Tulsa for three years.

"I always thought what I did was insignificant compared to what doctors do or firemen or policemen or people that save your life, what they do," Fahrion said during an interview at her midtown home.

Then Fahrion began to hear stories from adults who grew up with Strawberry Shortcake as a companion. Some told Fahrion she "sav...

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