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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 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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The Phantom Writer
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Filmography

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  Jax of Heart (characters) (announced)
  Mandrake the Magician (comic strip) / (creator) (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 - 8 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (characters creator: The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and Lother - 1 episode, 1986)
- Terror in Time (1989) ... (characters)
- Family Reunion (1986) ... (characters)
- The Ghost Walks Again (1986) ... (characters)
- Bits and Chips (1986) ... (characters)
- A House Divided (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 Kizil maske (comic strip The Phantom)
 1968/I Kizil maske (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 L'an 01
Le banquier (segment "New York")
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 1957 Toute la mémoire du monde (Documentary short) (collaborator)
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  Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (filming)
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 1965 Password All-Stars (TV Series)
Himself
- Betty White vs. Arlene Francis (1965) ... Himself
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- The Phantom: Comic Strip Crusader (1996) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"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. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Often used the names of his children in the comic strip

Star Sign:

Taurus

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