Ralph Helfer

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Chicago, Illinois
Ralph Helfer was born in Chicago, Illinois and even as child he knew he wanted to live in Africa, work with exotic animals and have an African Lion for a friend. He even pledged his life to a crusade against animal cruelty. In 1942 Ralph's Mother left her husband Sam then took him and his sister Sally Ann to Hollywood, California where they settled in the Green Apartments, one block off Hollywood Boulevard. There they he met his best friend Carol Burnett. Read more...