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 Bob Kane

Bob Kane

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 3 Nov 1998 (aged 83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Court of Liberty, Lot #1310 (behind Stan Laurel). Note the
Memorial ID 11708 · View Source
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Cartoonist. Born in New York City, he was a comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the DC Comic's superhero "Batman" character. He was a trainee animator when he entered the comic book field in 1936. Merging with DC Comics action series in 1938, editors were in a scramble for more heroes such as Superman. It was then when Kane who had influences from film actor action characters, conceived "Batman" as a superhero. Writer Bill Finger joined artist Kane and the "Batman" character debuted in DC's Detective Comics series in May 1939, and was a breakout hit. For the decades to follow, he added more characters to the series which evolved "Batman" from comic books, to television shows and many full feature block buster films. He died from natural causes at age 83 in Los Angeles, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11708
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Kane (24 Oct 1915–3 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11708, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .