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Cartoonist who is best known for his satirical, hillbilly-themed comic strip, Li’l Abner. His other comic strips include Abbie an’ Slats and Long Sam, and he was the 1947 recipient of the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year.
At age nine, he lost his left leg in a trolley accident and was encouraged by his father to develop his artistic talents as a kind of post-accident therapy. During his younger years, he attended several art schools in New England.
He posthumously won the 1979 EC Segar Award.
How did Al Capp die?
Al Capp's death was caused by emphysema.
Capp died at Mt. Auburn Hospital after a long illness, his attorney said. The cause of death was not released, but it was known that Mr. Capp suffered from emphysema, which had been given as one of the reasons for his decision in 1977 to retire and abandon the strip.
|Cause of death||Emphysema|
|Age of death||70 years|
|Birthday||September 28, 1909|
|Death date||November 5, 1979|
|Place of death||South Hampton, New Hampshire, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Quotes by Al Capp
"Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most."Al Capp
"The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference."Al Capp
"There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital."Al Capp
"Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work."Al Capp
"Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband."Al Capp