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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 Fearless Fosdick (1952). 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

Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Writer
(1940)
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Writer
(1959)
Fearless Fosdick
(1952)
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Writer
(1971)

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 1971 Li'l Abner (TV Movie) (characters)
 1967 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
 1959 Li'l Abner (based on the comic strip by)
  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:

Mr. Capp created his comic strip within a comic strip of FEARLESS FOSDICK in LI'L ABNER; which was Abner's hero. The recurring "strip" proved to be so popular that it was adapted into a 13 episode TV Series using puppets in 1952 and was also employed in advertising Wildroot Cream Oil (hair tonic),. The Fosdick character was a parody of Chester Gould's DICK TRACY. See more »

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