Jack Davis

Cartoonist

Birthday December 2, 1924

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Georgia

DEATH DATE Jul 27, 2016 (91)

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About

American illustrator most recognized for his caricatures with distorted features. He designed a 25 cent stamp for the U.S. Postal Service in 1989. His work appeared on the cover of such tabloids as Ebony, Esquire, and Time Magazine.

Before Fame

He used to sketch exhaustively as a child, even trying to recreate Bob Hope. He did this without knowing what Hope looked like.

Trivia

As well as doing art, he occasionally worked as a writer, contributing to projects in the early part of his career. He also had his hand in creating a variety of movie posters, for such classic films as The Russians are Coming, Kelly's Heroes, and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

Associated With

Growing up, he loved listening to Bob Hope on the radio.