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Bill Finger's Death

Born (Birthday) February 8, 1914

Death Date January 18, 1974

Age of Death 59 years

Cause of Death Atherosclerosis

Profession Comic Book Author

The comic book author Bill Finger died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous for co-creating DC Comics’ Batman character with artist Bob Kane, he also made major contributions to the development of Green Lantern. He was not recognized for his work until after his death but was awarded posthumous membership in both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

Raised in both Denver, Colorado and New York, New York, he grew up with sisters named Gilda and Emily and was the son of Tessie Finger and the Austrian-born Louis Finger. With his first wife, Portia, Bill Finger had a son named Fred; his second marriage was to Lyn Simmons.



“Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.” (Bob Kane)