|Name George DiCaprio|
Occupation Writer, Editor
|Full Name George Paul DiCaprio|
Born November 30, 1943 (age 76) (1943-11-30)
Children Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Farrar
Spouse Peggy Ann Farrar (m. 1995), Irmelin Indenbirken (m. ?–1975)
Parents George Leon DiCaprio, Olga Anne Jacobs
Grandparents Rosina Cassella, Salvatore Di Caprio
Similar People Leonardo DiCaprio, Irmelin Indenbirken, Adam Farrar, Kate Winslet, Leonardo da Vinci
Grandchildren Normandie Rose Farrar
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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.
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).
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.
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 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.