This Day in Jewish History / Al Capp, Choleric Creator of Li’l Abner, Dies an Embittered Man

Alfred Caplin wasn’t just a creative cartoonist; he was acclaimed as a great writer by none other than John Steinbeck. But he had a darker side.

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On November 5, 1979, Al Capp, the creator of the long-running comic strip “Li’l Abner,” died at the age of 70.