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George DiCaprio

Writer, Editor

George DiCaprio on a convention wearing a gray shirt, a gray coat, and pair of eyeglasses

Full Name
George Paul DiCaprio

November 30, 1943 (age 80) (

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Peggy Ann Farrar (m. 1995), Irmelin Indenbirken (m. ?–1975)

George Leon DiCaprio, Olga Anne Jacobs

Rosina Cassella, Salvatore Di Caprio

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George Paul DiCaprio (born November 30, 1943) is an American writer, editor, publisher, distributor, and former performance artist, known for his work in the realm of underground comix, where he collaborated with such notables as Timothy Leary and Laurie Anderson. He is the father of American actor Leonardo DiCaprio.


George DiCaprio with his wife Irmelin Indenbirken


George DiCaprio and Roberta Armani attend the cocktail party to celebrate the New York premiere of "Shutter Island" at Armani Ristorante

DiCaprio was born to George Leon DiCaprio (May 14, 1902 – November 18, 1965), the son of Italian immigrants, Salvatore Di Caprio and Rosina Cassella, and a German-born mother, Olga Anne Jacobs (December 23, 1904 – May 16, 1984).

George DiCaprio with his son Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio was active in Underground comix throughout the 1970s, as a writer, editor, publisher, and distributor. He is known for such titles as Greaser Comics (Half-Ass Press/Last Gasp), Forbidden Knowledge (Last Gasp), and Cocaine Comix (Last Gasp), collaborating with artists like Laurie Anderson, Pete von Sholly, and Rich Chidlaw.

George DiCaprio attends the cocktail party wearing a white shirt, a black coat, and pair of eyeglasses

He was also a performance artist. Comics writer Harvey Pekar details a DiCaprio performance in Los Angeles in February 1988 where DiCaprio did "a light show using brine shrimp and worms. I'd hit 'em with cold water and they'd move around and I'd project 'em on a wall magnified. It blew people's minds."

George DiCaprio with his son Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio played an important role in his son's early career as an actor. He used to screen scripts for him, and was instrumental in getting Leo to play Rimbaud in the 1995 film Total Eclipse.

Personal life

George Paul DiCaprio met Irmelin Indenbirken (born 1943), a German immigrant, in college; the two later married and moved to Los Angeles. The couple had one son, Leonardo DiCaprio, and divorced shortly after. He married Peggy Ferrar in 1995, in a ceremony presided over by counterculture icon Timothy Leary (with whom DiCaprio also collaborated on the comic book Neuroscience). DiCaprio is step-father to Ferrar's son Adam Ferrar.


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