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The first Mrs. Warbucks was the wife of Oliver Warbucks. She was a haughty woman with dark hair.

Mrs. Warbucks adopted the orphan Annie on a trial basis, as a public display of charity. She was frustrated by Annie's energetic nature and attempted to return her to the orphanage, but Annie had bonded with Oliver, who insisted that Annie return to their home.

Some time later, Mrs. Warbucks died in a yachting accident.


  • Mrs. Warbucks was originally created for the newspaper comic strip Little Orphan Annie. That strip's creator Harold Gray worked closely with publisher Captain Joseph Patterson to develop the strip. Patterson later worked with Chester Gould to develop Dick Tracy.