Death of Bil Keane

October 5, 1922 - November 8, 2011
Paradise Valley, Arizona | Age 89

'Family Circus' creator dies at 89
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AMANDA LEE MYERS, The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Bil Keane's "Family Circus" comics entertained readers with a simple but sublime mix of humor and traditional family values for more than a half century. The appeal endured, the author thought, because the American public needed the consistency.

Keane, who started drawing the one-panel cartoon featuring Billy, Jeffy, Dolly, P.J. and their parents in February 1960, died Tuesday at age 89 at his longtime home in Paradise...

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