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March 16, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lee Falk, the comic strip author who created "Mandrake the Magician" and "The Phantom," the first masked comic book hero, died Saturday in New York of congestive heart failure. He was 87. Falk was a pivotal figure in the history of comics. The two strips, unveiled 64 and 62 years ago, respectively, were the oldest comic strips written continuously by the original author.
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March 16, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lee Falk, the comic strip author who created "Mandrake the Magician" and "The Phantom," the first masked comic book hero, died Saturday in New York of congestive heart failure. He was 87. Falk was a pivotal figure in the history of comics. The two strips, unveiled 64 and 62 years ago, respectively, were the oldest comic strips written continuously by the original author.
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June 10, 1996 | JONATHAN MANDELL, NEWSDAY
They have much in common, the masked superhero in purple tights and this elderly man in a silly tie, though it may not look that way at first. The Phantom lives in the Skull Cave on the mythical jungle isle of Bengalla with his wolf, Devil; his white stallion, Hero; and Guran, his faithful turbaned servant. Lee Falk lives in this fabulous co-op on Central Park West with his third wife, Elizabeth, though a housekeeper does come in now and then.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1996 | JONATHAN MANDELL, NEWSDAY
They have much in common, the masked superhero in purple tights and this elderly man in a silly tie, though it may not look that way at first. The Phantom lives in the Skull Cave on the mythical jungle isle of Bengalla with his wolf, Devil; his white stallion, Hero; and Guran, his faithful turbaned servant. Lee Falk lives in this fabulous co-op on Central Park West with his third wife, Elizabeth, though a housekeeper does come in now and then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON
A former Sherman Oaks businessman was sentenced to five years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution after he pleaded guilty to 23 counts of embezzlement and fraud, authorities said. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Horan handed down the sentencing for Fred Lee Falk, 57, who had surrendered to authorities Jan. 24. Falk, who was indicted in December, had operated United Mortgage Inc. until he left the state in December, 1990, said Allan C.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1996 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
The Ghost Who Walks. The Oath of the Skull. The Skull Cave. Devil the loyal wolf and Hero the spirited white stallion. Everything about "The Phantom" is pleasantly old-fashioned, the opposite of avant-garde and cutting edge. Not intended for those who yearn for greatness, this unassuming adventure film is so cheerful and sweet-natured it's difficult to resist warming up to its modest charms.
NEWS
November 3, 1986 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
Like a patriarch going out into the land to visit his good works, Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston has spent the final days of his reelection campaign visiting, as an aide put it, "things he has created and people whose lives he has changed." On Sunday, the good works included a paramedic station in Fresno--Cranston wrote the legislation that modernized emergency medical services programs around the country.
NEWS
January 7, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
What it came down to, really, was a question of kiwi. Fitting, really, to have the search for style in Sacramento rest on an agricultural product. Fitting, since this capital city traditionally sits like a Midwest outcropping, above slick San Francisco and sprawling Los Angeles--not a bumpkin, but a country cousin in last year's suit.
SPORTS
April 11, 1999 | MARK HEISLER
"As Mark Twain said, 'The reports of my death are premature.' " --David Falk, describing his role in the Marbury-Cassell-Brandon trade. * If a level playing field doesn't require David Falk's actual demise, it would be nice if he grew a conscience or went off to blight some other sport.
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