1910 – Born on the 8th of June in Zumbrota, Minnesota.
– Studied at the Chicago Academy and the University of Minnesota.
1933 – Joined Fawcett Publications as a staff artist.
1939 – Beck was assigned to draw a character created by writer Bill Parker called "Captain Thunder".
– After one issue, Captain Thunder’s name was changed to Captain Marvel.
1941 – The popularity of Captain Marvel allowed Fawcett to produce a number of spin-off comic books and Beck to open his own New York City comics studio.
1966 – Beck produced infrequent work for comics, a few issues for the short lived Milson Publications and a handful of issues of the new revival of Captain Marvel entitled Shazam.
1967 – Beck created a new character named Fatman the Human Flying Saucer that appeared in three comic books.
1989 – Died on 22nd of November in Gainesville, Florida of a renal ailment.
1990 – He was recognized for his work with formal nomination as a finalist for the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.
1993 – He was also inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame.