Happy 91st Birthday To Stan Lee

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My childhood hero Stan Lee turns 91 today.

Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he is best known as an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, former president/chairman of Marvel Comics and fan favorite at comic conventions.

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Marvel Age 41 Stan Lee Cover

Lee created such memorable comic book characters as The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Guardians of The Galaxy and Daredevil.

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Stan “The Man” Lee was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall Of Fame in 1995. He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

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The majority of Stan Lee’s Marvel creations have been turned into television shows, movies and video games and Lee is famous for making cameos in these projects.

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On December 5, 1947, Lee married Joan Clayton. Joan Lee gave birth to Stan’s two daughters: Joan Celia ‘J.C.’ Lee in 1950 and Jan Lee, who died three days after delivery in 1953.

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At the end of September 2012, Lee underwent a surgical operation to have a pacemaker installed, telling the media he did this “to insure that he would live for 90 more years.”

Stan Lee by David Igo, Tom Jilesen, Zane Yarbrough & Andrew McBride

Be sure to send your warm birthday wishes to @therealstanlee.

 

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