Billy DeBeck date of birth:

April 15, 1890

How old was Billy DeBeck when died?


Where was Billy DeBeck born?

Chicago, Illinois, USA

When did Billy DeBeck die?

November 11, 1942

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Short Biography

William Morgan DeBeck (April 15, 1890 – November 11, 1942), better known as Billy DeBeck, was an American cartoonist. He is most famous as the creator of the comic strip Barney Google, later retitled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and featured a number of well-known characters, including the title character, Bunky, Snuffy Smith, and Spark Plug the race horse. Spark Plug was a merchandising phenomenon, and has been called the Snoopy of the 1920s.