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Mort Walker turns 90; Beetle Bailey turns 63
Today, Mort Walker celebrates his 90th birthday. And tomorrow, he marks the 63rd anniversary of the launch of his most famous comic strip, “Beetle Bailey.” All these decades later, the humanity-skewering mind is still at it, crafting quips and visual puns by the dozens. There’s no turning off that hard-wiring for humor. Above all, Mort Walker the cartoonist tirelessly remains one thing:
He is the ultimate Gag Man.