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Stan Lee

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: December 28
Date of passing: 
November 12, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board. He was also known for making several cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board. He was also known for making several cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

In collaboration with several artists, including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and, with the addition of co-writer Larry Lieber, the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man and Thor. In addition, he challenged the comics industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. Lee received a National Medal of Arts in 2008. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2017 for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program for Marvel's Rocket & Groot.

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Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Photo credit: 
AP Photo/Matt Sayles

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Stan Lee, Co-Executive Producer
  • Marvel's Rocket & Groot
  • Disney XD App
  • Marvel Animation and Passion Animation Studios