Wednesday, February 8, 2012

On This Date: February 8
Burt Mustin was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1884. A prolific character actor, Mustin portrayed Old Mac Donald in the 1966 episode “The Yegg Foes of Gotham” of Batman.

Comic book writer Bill Finger was born in New York City in 1914. He is best remembered for helping to develop and refine Bob Kane's Batman and for assisting in the creation of some of the character's most well-known villains including the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, and Catwoman. Finger also created Green Lantern with artist Martin Nodell.

Jules Schwartz died in 2004. A longtime editor at DC Comics, he oversaw the revamp of the Flash in 1956, which helped usher in the Silver Age of Comic Books, along with other iconic characters such as Green Lantern and Hawkman.

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