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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 Li'l Abner (1940), Li'l Abner (1959) and Anyone Can Win (1953). 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

Filmography

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 1971 Li'l Abner (TV Movie) (characters)
 1967 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
 1959 Li'l Abner (comic strip)
 1952 Fearless Fosdick (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Batula (1952) ... (creator)
- The Sleep Walker (1952) ... (creator)
- Evil-Eye Fleegle (1952) ... (creator)
- 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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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (28 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

Guested on the late night television series "The Ben Hecht Show". 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.

Trivia:

Was unsuccessfully sued for libel by musician and political activist Joan Baez, after portraying her in his strip as "Joanie Phoanie". The judge in the case decided in Capp's favor, declaring satire to be protected free speech (in recent years, Baez has admitted to being more amused by the parody, even including strip excerpts in her memoirs). See more »

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Libra

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