Jack Kurtzberg

Jacob Kurtzberg (1917 - 1994)

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Jacob (Jack) "The King" Kurtzberg aka Kirby
Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 May 1942 [location unknown]
Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Thousand Oaks, Ventura, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 30 Aug 2019 | Created 1 Dec 2018
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Jack "The King" Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg on August 28, 1917, at 147 Essex Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, where he was raised. His parents, Rose (Bernstein) and Benjamin Kurtzberg, a garment factory worker, were Austrian-Jewish immigrants.[1]

He was a renowned comic book artist who operated under the pen name, Jack Kirby.


  1. Evanier, Mark; Sherman, Steve; et al. (March 20, 2008). "Jack Kirby Biography", Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, (https://kirbymuseum.org/biography/ : retrieved February 24, 2012.)

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