Entrepreneur and artist known as the creator of the Cabbage Patch Kids series of children's dolls.
More than ninety-five million of his Cabbage Patch Kids were sold by 1999.
He and Mattel co-founder Eliott Handler are responsible for some of the world's best-selling children's dolls.
He created his first line of dolls, which he called Little People, in the late 1970's.
He was influenced to experiment with quilted dolls by his mother, who quilted often.