After his retirement in 1976, Lampert went on to write many instructional books on contract bridge. His book The Fun Way to Serious Bridge has been described as "the bible of that game" and Lampert spent years giving classes and working the cruise ship circuit teaching bridge to players. In the mid 1990s, Lampert became active in the comic book convention circuit, selling sketches and autographs and speaking about his famous comic book creation.
Lampert died on November 13, 2004 of complications from prostate cancer.
Washington Post - 'The Flash' Creator Harry Lampert Dies (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48457-2004Nov13.html)
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Categories: Comic book artists | 1916 births | 2004 deaths
HarryLampert, an illustrator who in 1940 first drew the winged-footed, faster-than-light superhero known as The Flash for DC Comics and a half-century later was rediscovered by a new generation of fans, died Nov. 13 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 88.
Lampert, the character made his debut in the anthology "Flash Comics," published by All-American Publications, an offshoot of DC Comics.
HarryLampert, an illustrator who in 1940 first drew the winged-footed, faster-than-light superhero known as the Flash for DC Comics and a half-century later was rediscovered by a new generation of fans, died on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla.
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