The name Hazel has become synonymous with a live-in maid who is more to her "family" than a housekeeper. This lovable character was created by Ted Key in 1943 and began appearing in the Saturday Evening Post.
Before long, it had become the most successful magazine cartoon of that time, with more than 29 million faithful readers. Adding to "Hazel's" popularity was her international audience as well as a live-action TV series starring Shirley Booth as Hazel. After the Saturday Evening Post folded in 1969, the panel was immediately picked up for daily syndication by King Features.