(TV Series) (character - 35 episodes)
Defenders of the Earth
(TV Series) (characters - 8 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (characters creator: The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and Lother - 1 episode, 1986)
(based on the King Features newspaper cartoon by)
Le banquier (segment "New York")
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
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"Each artist, out of his own interests and imagination, creates his own world in his strip - this is true of Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, Popeye, all good strips. And you accomplish this not by imitating others - you come up with your own idea. To me, The Phantom and Mandrake are very real - much more than the people walking around whom I don't see very much. You have to believe in your own characters.
Graduated from the University of Illinois and worked with the Office of Information during World War II, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army. After the war, he enjoyed a successful career as a playwright and stage producer.
Often used the names of his children in the comic strip