Mell (Melvin) Lazarus
(1927 - 2016)
Mell (Melvin) Lazarus was active/lived in California, New York. Mell Lazarus is known for cartoons, "Miss Peach" comic strip.
Biography Mell (Melvin) Lazarus
Following is The New York Times obituary of Mell Lazarus
By Sam Roberts, May 25, 2016
Mell Lazarus, who dropped out of high school in Brooklyn to become a successful cartoonist, creating two popular comic strips, one about a mythically sweet schoolteacher and another modeled on his own demanding mother, died on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89.
The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, said his wife, Sally Mitchell.
Mr. Lazarus’s most enduring strip was “Miss Peach,” which ran in newspapers from 1957 to 2002. He characterized it as being about “a young schoolmarm and a room full of rotten kids.”
In 1970, he started a simultaneous strip, “Momma,” which revolved around “an aging widow,” as
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