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Al Capp

Al CappAKA Alfred Gerald Caplin

Born: 28-Sep-1909
Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Died: 5-Nov-1979
Location of death: Cambridge, MA [1]
Cause of death: Emphysema
Remains: Buried, Mount Prospect Cemetery, Amesbury, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Cartoonist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of Li'l Abner

[1] Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

Father: Otto Philip Caplin
Mother: Matilda Davidson ("Tillie")
Brother: Elliot A. Caplin (cartonist, b. 25-Dec-1913, d. 29-Feb-2000)
Brother: Jerry Caplin
Wife: Catherine Wingate Cameron (m. 1929, d. 2006, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Julie Ann Cairol
Daughter: Catherine Jane Pierce
Son: Colin Capp

    High School: Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, CT
    University: Boston Museum of Fine Arts School
    University: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
    Reuben Award 1947
    Attempted Adultery 1-Apr-1971 (UW-Eau Claire, plea bargained, fined $500)
    Indecent Exposure 1-Apr-1971 (dismissed as part of plea bargain)
    Sodomy 1-Apr-1971 (dismissed as part of plea bargain)
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Amputee, Smoking

    Dynamite Chicken (20-Jan-1971) · Himself
    That Certain Feeling (4-Jun-1956) · Himself

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 6-Nov-1950

Author of books:
My Well-Balanced Life on a Wooden Leg: Memoirs (1991, memoir)

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