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Lee Falk (1911–1999)

Lee Falk was born on April 28, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Leon Harrison Gross. He was a writer and actor, known for The Phantom (1996), Mandrake the Magician (2019) and Phantom 2040 (1994). He was married to Elizabeth Moxley. He died on March 13, 1999 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2019 Mandrake the Magician (comic strip) / (creator) (announced)
  Jax of Heart (characters) (announced)
 1996 The Phantom (characters)
 1994-1996 Phantom 2040 (TV Series) (character - 35 episodes)
- The Whole Truth (1996) ... (character)
- Moments of Truth (1996) ... (character)
- The Furies (1996) ... (character)
- The Second Time Around (1996) ... (character)
- Rogue (1995) ... (character)
  Defenders of the Earth (TV Series) (characters - 7 episodes, 1986) (characters creator: The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and Lother - 1 episode, 1986)
- Family Reunion (1986) ... (characters)
- The Ghost Walks Again (1986) ... (characters)
- Bits and Chips (1986) ... (characters)
- A House Divided (1986) ... (characters)
- A Demon in His Pocket (1986) ... (characters)
 1979 Mandrake (TV Movie) (comic strip)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (creator: "Phantom" and "Mandrake the Magician" - 1 episode)
 1968/II The Red Mask (comic strip The Phantom)
 1968/I The Red Mask (comic strip The Phantom)
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie) (character)
 1954 Mandrake the Magician (TV Movie) (comic strip)
 1943 The Phantom (based on the King Features newspaper cartoon by)
 1939 Mandrake, the Magician (comic strip)
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 1973 The Year 01
Le banquier (segment "New York")
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 1956 Toute la mémoire du monde (Documentary short) (collaborator)
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 2016 Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (post-production)
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 1965 Password All-Stars (TV Series)
- Betty White vs. Arlene Francis (1965) ... Himself
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 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- The Phantom: Comic Strip Crusader (1996) ... Himself

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Comic strip: Created "The Phantom" comic strip. Until his death in 1999, it was one of the two longest-running comic strips in the world still made by its creator. The other was "Mandrake the Magician", also Falk's creation. NOTE: Filmed as The Phantom (1943), The Phantom (1996), The Phantom (1961) See more »

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(When asked about his age): "Just plain old." See more »


His character Lohan from Mandrake is considered the first African-American main character in a comic book. See more »


Often used the names of his children in the comic strip

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