Al Capp


Is Al Capp Dead or Still Alive? Al Capp Birthday and Date of Death

Al Capp

Al Capp Death

Al passed away on November 5, 1979 at the age of 70 in South Hampton, New Hampshire, USA. Al's cause of death was emphysema.

Al Capp death quick facts:
  • When did Al Capp die?

    November 5, 1979
  • How did Al Capp die? What was the cause of death?

  • How old was Al Capp when died?

  • Where did Al Capp die? What was the location of death?

    South Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

Al Capp Birthday and Date of Death

Al Capp was born on September 28, 1909 and died on November 5, 1979. Al was 70 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: September 28, 1909
Date of Death: November 5, 1979
Age at Death: 70

Al Capp - Biography

Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and (with help from assistants) drawing until 1977. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats (in the years 1937–45) and Long Sam (1954). He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1947 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their 1979 Elzie Segar Award (posthumously) for his "unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning." Comic strips dealt with northern urban experiences until the year Capp introduced "Li'l Abner," the first strip based in the South. Although Capp was from Connecticut, he spent 43 years teaching the world about Dogpatch, reaching an estimated 60 million readers in over 900 American newspapers and 100 foreign papers in 28 countries. M. Thomas Inge says Capp made a large personal fortune on the strip and "had a profound influence on the way the world viewed the American South."