A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 13, 2015
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness”

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many posters. The saying has been credited to Brooklyn-born editorial cartoonist Frank Tyger (1929-2011) since 1979.
 
   
Welcome to the World of TYGER
Frank Tyger   -  A Brief Biography
Frank was born on December 24, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to Belle and Joseph Tyger
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In 1962 James Kerney Jr., then editor and publisher of The Trenton Times, offered Frank the job of his dreams—editorial cartoonist.  For the next 34 years, Frank worked for The Times drawing these cartoons, assuming other responsibilities including Promotion Manager, and writing a weekly Monday column for the paper.  During this time, he continued to pursue his lifelong interest in authoring quotes and puns which were published nationally in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Editor and Publisher and the Saturday Evening Post.
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On May 2, 2011 Frank passed away after his 15-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Frank Tyger—In His Own Words
Doing what you like is freedom.  Liking what you do is happiness.
 
13 December 1979,

(Springfield, MA), “Bridge” by Ira G. Corn, pg. 45, col. 5:
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”—Frank Tyger.
 
28 October 1981, Grandview (Manitoba) Exponent, “Mtn Gap WI” by June Draper, pg. 5, col. 1:
Thought for the day was:—“Doing what you like is freedom liking what you do is happiness”.
 
7 April 1983, Eagle Pass (TX) News Guide, “Editor’s Quote Book,” pg. 5A, col. 6:
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Frank Tyger
 
Google Books
The Fifth and Far Finer Than the First Four 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Fawcett Columbine
1993
Pg. ?:
568
Doing what you like is freedom; liking what you do is happiness.
Unknown
 
Google Books
How to Succeed in Life:
Ideas and Principles They Don’t Teach in School

By Ned Grossman
Shaker Heights, OH: Diamond Publishing Company
1996
Pg. 12:
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. FRANK TYGER

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 • Permalink


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