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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), Phantom 2040 (1994) and The Phantom (1943). 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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  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) (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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 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- The Phantom: Comic Strip Crusader (1996) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Wrote source material (comic strip) for the syndicated radio series "Mandrake the Magician". See more »

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


He mainly wrote comic strips because of the high payment, because Falk's favorite kind of writing was for the theater. He ran 5 theaters, and directed and produced hundreds of plays, starring people like Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Chico Marx, Ethel Waters, Paul Newman, and Ezio Pinza. See more »


Often used the names of his children in the comic strip

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