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 Kenneth L. Kling

Kenneth L. Kling

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 3 May 1970 (aged 74)
New York, USA
Burial Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 2, Alcove CC, Crypt 25
Memorial ID 8616 · View Source
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Cartoonist. He was the artist of the newspaper strip 'Joe and Asbestos', about horse racing. The strip earned Ken quite a living, because newspapers were paying Bell Syndicate a fortune to get the exclusive rights to publish the strip in a region. The readers thought Ken was giving handy racing tips in his cartoon, but the truth was that Ken didn't know a thing about racing when he started the strip in 1925, then still titled 'Joe Quince'. Ken had Joe picking real horses for actual races, and incredibly the picks all won. Ken stopped his feature after a short while, and took on the strip 'Windy Riley'. The public kept thinking that Ken was giving hidden racing tips. In 1931, Ken began again on 'Joe & Asbestos' and continued it until his death in May, 1970. Ken was married to Mayme, they had at least one son, the famous Heywood "Woody" Fisher Kling, whom was hired on the spot by Milton Berle when he was in his 20's to produce, head write and create the theme song for a new television show in which Berle would be starring. This all happened for Woody at a celebrity party his parents Ken and Mayme had hosted at their home at The Eldorado building in New York City.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth L. Kling (18 Oct 1895–3 May 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8616, citing Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .