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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:

In 1967, NBC made another attempt at creating a pilot to transfer Al Capp's "Little Abner" comic strip to the small screen, but once again the network couldn't find sponsors for this year's effort. See more »

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Personal Quote:

As far as unwed mothers on welfare are concerned, it seems to me they must be capable of some other form of labor. See more »

Trivia:

Was fond of outrageous puns in dreaming up character names for his strip. To give just three examples, J. Roaringham Fatback was a despotic pork tycoon, Sen. Jack S. Phogbound ("Ain't no Jack S. like OUR Jack S.!") was an inept U.S. Senator, and King Nogoodnik was the ruler of Lower Slobbovia. See more »

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Libra

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