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Mort Walker, The Man Behind 'Beetle Bailey' Comic Strip, Dies At 94

Walker's comic strip skyrocketed in popularity when he transformed the setting to a military operation in the early 1950s to coincide with the Korean War.

Mort Walker, the renowned comic strip artist best known for his cartoon depicting the high jinks of the loafing Army private "Beetle Bailey," died Saturday at the age of 94 at his home in Stamford, Conn.

Walker drew as a daily comic strip for 68 years, making him the longest-running artist in, which performed the original syndication for the strip.

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