Harvey Kurtzman  

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Harvey Kurtzman (October 3, 1924, Brooklyn, New YorkFebruary 21, 1993) was a U.S. cartoonist and magazine editor. In 1952, he was the founding editor of the comic book Mad. Kurtzman was also known for the long-running Little Annie Fanny stories in Playboy (1962-88), parodying the very attitudes that Playboy promoted.

Because Mad had a considerable impact on popular culture, Kurtzman was later described by the New York Times as having been "one of the most important figures in postwar America."

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