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Milton Caniff (1907–1988)

Milton Caniff was the world-renowned comics artist known as the "Rembrandt of the Comics". His influence can be seen not only in the works of such comics artists as Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, but also in the works of Federico Fellini and Orson Welles. Caniff ented the comics world as an office boy for a local Ohio newspaper. After working at ... See full bio »

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(1940)
Steve Canyon Writer
(1958-1959)

Filmography

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 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (creator: "Steve Canyon" - 1 episode)
  Steve Canyon (TV Series) (comic strip - 33 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (story - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- Operation Firebee (1959) ... (comic strip)
- Sabotage (1959) ... (comic strip)
- Project U.F.O. (1959) ... (comic strip)
- Room 313 (1959) ... (comic strip)
- The Korean Story (1959) ... (comic strip)
 1952-1953 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series) (characters - 10 episodes)
- The Randall Affair (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Overseer (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Green God (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Tea Hee (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Loaded Dice Affair (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1940 Terry and the Pirates (based on cartoon strip by)
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 1948 Quizzing the News (TV Series)
Panel member
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  Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (filming)
 2005 Sin City (special thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (12 credits)
 1978 The American Comic Strip (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
Self
- This Is Al Capp (1970) ... Self
 1967 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #6.165 (1967) ... Self
 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #9.23 (1956) ... Self
 1956 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Episode #3.25 (1956) ... Self
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Self
- Dateline (1954) ... Self
 1951 Big Joe's Happiness Exchange (TV Series)
Self
- Ben Gross, Milton Caniff (1951) ... Self
 1948 Quizzing the News (TV Series)
Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 15 December 1948 (1948) ... Self - Panelist
 1946 Maestro of the Comics (Documentary short)
Self - 'Terry and the Pirates' artist
 1945 People on Paper (Documentary short)
Self - Cartoonist
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 2016 Hugo Pratt, trait pour trait (Documentary)
Self
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Personal Details

Other Works:

As a comic strip artist, he created in succession the following strips, "The Gay Thirties", "Dicky Dare", "Terry and The Pirates," a varient of "Terry and the Pirates" for US military publications in World War II later renamed "Male Call" and finally "Steve Canyon" which was the only series he owned the copyright personally.

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Spouse:

Esther  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't kid myself. My main job is to sell papers. (from an interview with Richard Marschall, author of a 1981 Caniff biography)

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 158-160. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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