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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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 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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"Li'l Abner," Broadway play. See more »

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1 Interview | See more »


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Personal Quote:

As far as unwed mothers on welfare are concerned, it seems to me they must be capable of some other form of labor. See more »


His parody of "Dick Tracy" as "Fearless Fosdick" was unique in comic strips. It was a comic strip that didn't actually exist, being read by the cast of an actual comic strip. Even so, the character was used to promote Wildroot Cream-Oil hair tonic. See more »

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