“Family Circus” creator Bil Keane dies at 89

by Matthew Price Published: November 9, 2011

Bil Keane, creator of the long-running newspaper single-panel comic “Family Circus,” has died at age 89, the Associated Press reports.

The cartoon, which featured children Billy, Jeffy, Dolly, P.J. and their parents, began in February 1960.  The strip is featured in nearly 1,500 newspapers across the country, in cluding The Oklahoman.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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