Reg Smythe

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Birthday
10, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 13, 1998 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 13, 1998 (80)

About

Cartoonist from the U.K. best known as the artist behind the famous "Andy Capp" comic strip which began in 1957. A bronze statue was erected in his honor at his hometown of Hartlepool in 2007.

Before Fame

He served as a member of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in the British Army.

Trivia

He won the Best British Cartoon Strip award five consecutive years from 1961-1965.

Family Life

He married Jean Marie Glynn Barry but died less than a year later.

Associated With

He was played by actor Tom Courtenay in the "Andy Capp" musical in 1982.

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