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"Billy" DeBeck cartoonist dies N.Y.
Posted by: Nancie O'Sullivan (ID *****5614) Date: December 04, 2003 at 16:58:36
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article from the Spartanburg Herald, S.C., dated Nov.12, 1942.
New York, Nov.11- WILLIAM MORGAN " Billy" DeBECK, 52, cartoonist who created " Barney Googie" and many other comic strip characters, died today after a long illness. His wife was at the bedside.
DeBeck began his famous comic strip, in which many contemporary slang phrases were born in 1919 when he joined King features in New York.....
The cartoonist was credited with introducing phases as " heebie-jeebies", "jeepers creepers" , " horse feathers" and " sweet mama".
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