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Al Capp (1909–1979)

Al Capp was born on September 28, 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Alfred Gerald Caplin. He was a writer and actor, known for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), Li'l Abner (1940) and Li'l Abner (1959). He was married to Catherine Wingate Cameron. He died on November 5, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself
(1963-1967)
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Writer
(1940)
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Writer
(1959)
Anyone Can Win
Anyone Can Win Moderator
(1953)

Filmography

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 1971 Li'l Abner (TV Movie) (characters)
 1967 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
 1959 Li'l Abner (comic strip)
  Fearless Fosdick (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes, 1952) (comic strip - 3 episodes, 1952)
- Batula (1952) ... (creator)
- The Sleep Walker (1952) ... (creator)
- Evil-Eye Fleegle (1952) ... (comic strip)
- The Ice Man (1952) ... (creator)
- The Suit (1952) ... (creator)
 1944 Kickapoo Juice (Short) (comic strip Li'l Abner)
 1944 Porkuliar Piggy (Short) (comic strip Li'l Abner)
 1944 A Pee-kool-yar Sit-chee-ay-shun (Short) (comic strip Li'l Abner - uncredited)
 1944 Sadie Hawkins Day (Short) (comic strip Li'l Abner - uncredited)
 1944 Amoozin' But Confoozin' (Short) (comic strip Li'l Abner)
 1940 Li'l Abner (comic strip) / (original story)
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Other Works:

Himself, "Fabulous Funnies," TV special about comic strips in America. The special was rebroadcast on 25 05 1976. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on hippies] I have no objection to any herd of semi-domesticated animals roaming the country, uttering their mating cries and scratching their pelts, as long as they avoid centers of civilization and congregate only in university auditoriums. See more »

Trivia:

Beecame disenchanted with the direction he believed the political left to be moving in America during the 1960s and early 1970s, and "Li'l Abner" began to reflect this. Capp's once sharp-edged liberal view began to sound more and more like conservatism. Through all this, he maintained that it was the left that had moved, not he. Nevertheless, during the period 1968-78, "Li'l Abner," once one of ... See more »

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Libra

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