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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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 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:

Hosted four different network television talk programs-- "The Al Capp Show" (1952); "Al Capp's America" (1954); "The Al Capp Show" (1968); and "Al Capp" (1971- 1972). 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:

His premise for his character "Jack Jawbreaker" (a parody of "Superman") made note of writers and cartoonists working on strips they did not own the rights to. Capp would later hire assistants to work on his strip, with Capp himself writing it, roughing out the action within the panels, and drawing and inking the faces and hands of the characters. His name would be the only one appearing on the ... See more »

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