March 04, 2018

IN REMEMBRANCE: 2017

Just like the Oscars honor those lost in the film industry, we pay our final respects to those we've lost from Saturday mornings. We've paid tribute to some before when their deaths were announced,  but this is our chance to pay tribute to the others whose reports came late or were not widely publicized. Some you may know. Others, more obscure. But, they all played a part in shaping our Saturdays.



Francine York (January 6) – Actor. Played Queen Medusa on three episodes of Jason of Star Command.




Tony Rosato (January 9) – Actor and writer. Provided the voice for Luigi in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and The New Super Mario World, Orpheus and a young nomad in Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, and Quentin Eggert in Pelswick and played Mr. Tempest on an episode of Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension.  He also provided voices for The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police.




Dick Gautier (January 13) – Actor, comedian, singer, composer and author. Starred as Louis in Foofur and Spike in The Tom & Jerry Kids Show. He guest-starred in two episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as Teddy Lupus, a cop, and a lawyer. He also provided additional voices for Yogi’s Treasure Hunt, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, The New Yogi Bear Show, The Smurfs, Garfield and Friends, The Pirates of Dark Water, and The Addams Family (1992).



Barry Cassin (January 14) – Actor. Played Cathbad on Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.




Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (January 15) – Professional wrestler. Although he didn’t actually star in the show, his character and likeness was used as one of the team of Faces in Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling. Snuka would make an appearance in live segments featured on the show.



Miguel Ferrer (January 19) – Actor. Played Dr. Lupo and his clone in an episode of Men in Black: The Series; Antaeus in Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series; Aquaman, De’Cine and Weather Wizard in Superman: The Animated Series; the Shadowkhan King in Jackie Chan Adventures; Sinestro in an episode of The Batman; Silvermane in two episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man; and Vandal Savage, L-1, Bibbo Bibbowski, Tribune and a National Guardsman in Young Justice.



Masaya Nakamura (January 22) – Businessman. Founder of Namco which produced video games that inspired several Saturday morning cartoons. Known as “The father of Pac-Man.”



Ann Guenther (January 24) – Artist. Worked on backgrounds for Fantastic Four (1967), The Archie Show, The Batman/Superman Hour, Fantastic Voyage, The Hardy Boys (1969), Skyhawks, Hot Wheels, Harlem Globe Trotters, The All-New Super Friends Hour, Scooby’s Laff-A-Lympics, Yogi’s Space Race, Jana of the Jungle, Buford and the Galloping Ghost, Challenge of the Superfriends, The New Fred and Barney Show, The New Shmoo, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979), Casper and the Angels, The World’s Greatest Superfriends, Godzilla (1979), The Super Globetrotters, Alvin and the Chipmunks (1988), Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters, Captain N: The Game Master, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain.




Jack Mendelsohn (January 25) – Writer and artist. Wrote for numerous programs including The Beatles, Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?, Sabrina ad the Groovie Goolies, The Funky Phantom, The Roman Holidays, The Flintstones Comedy Hour, The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, The Addams Family (1973), Speed Buggy, Yogi’s Gang, Shazam!, Partridge Family 2200 AD, Hong Kong Phooey, The Great Grape Ape Show, Meatballs and Spaghetti, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Jim Henson’s Little Muppet Monsters, Dennis the Menace (1986), Camp Candy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) and Gadget and the Gadgetinis.

He also served as a story editor or consultant for Richie Rich, Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, Dennis the Menace (1986), Camp Candy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987).



Mike Connors (January 26) – Actor. Voiced Chipacles in Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series.



Hal Greer (January 26) – Producer, editor, writer, camera operator and director. Worked primarily on shorts and compilation movies involving the Looney Tunes characters and was an executive producer of the long-running anthology series The Bugs Bunny Show after it returned to ABC in 1985. He also served as an editor for Hanna-Barbera’s Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles.




Fred De Bradeny (January 28) – Director and producer. Worked primarily for Aardman Animations and served as the production manager for the series of DC’s World’s Funnest shorts for the DC Nation programming block.



Karen S. Paat (January 28) – Artist. She worked as an animation checker on a number of Disney animated features, but served as a layout artist for Hanna-Barbera’s Super Friends (1981).



Dan Spiegle (January 28) – Comic book artist. Worked on a variety of film and television-based titles, including Dynomutt, Flintstones Visits Laff-A-Lympics, Laff-A-Lympics, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, TV Stars and Yogi Bear’s Easter Parade for Marvel, Scooby-Doo for both Marvel and Archie, and Space Ghost for Gold Key. He is also credited as one of the co-creators of Firestar.



June Patterson (February 3) – Writer. Served as the script supervisor and one of the writers for the first season of Spider-Man (1967) and wrote scripts for Pound Puppies (1986).



Olive Dunbar (February 8) – Actor. Starred as Bertha Bottomly on Big John, Little John.




Richard McMillan (February 19) – Actor. Guest-starred on two episodes of Goosebumps as Spidey and Mr. Blankenship, respectively, and an episode of Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension as Ted Tanner.



Chris Wiggins (February 19) – Actor. Voiced Mysterio, Harley Clivendon, Infinata and various minor roles in Spider-Man (1967); Mon Julpa in Star Wars: Droids; No Heart in The Care Bears Family; Slim in an episode of Tales from the Cryptkeeper; Mr. Brown in an episode of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; and King Proteus, Elderly Stable Hand and Great Oracle in two episodes of Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend.



Richard Khim (February 21) – Artist. Provided background art for Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles, Birdman, Abott & Costello, Cattanooga Cats, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour and their entry in The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, Josie and the Pussycats, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, Yogi’s Gang, Hong Kong Phooey, The New Tom & Jerry Show, The Mumbly Cartoon Show, Dynomutt Dog Wonder, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, CB Bears, The All-New Super Friends Hour, Scooby’s Laff-A-Lympics, Yogi’s Space Race, Galaxy Goof-Ups and Buford and the Galloping Ghost.




William Woodson (February 22) – Actor. Served as the narrator for the Super Friends franchise starting with The All-New Super Friends Hour, as well as provided various minor voices including that of Daily Planet editor Perry White. He also starred as the Sheriff of Saddlesore in the “Posse Impossible” segments of CB Bears; J. Jonah Jameson and Dr. Everett in Spider-Man (1981); reprised the role of Jameson and was also Namor the Sub-Mariner in Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends; and Mondraggor in Pandamonium. He guest-starred as Miro the Mentalist and Moon Raider in The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show; Argoth of a Thousand Eyes in Thundarr the Barbarian; the host in an episode of Garfield and Friends; the narrator, announcer and cake in several episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures; and Judge Killjoy in Gravedale High. He also provided various voices for Jana of the Jungle, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Shirt Tales and Monchhichis.




Stephen Lodge (February 26) – Actor, writer, producer, director and costume designer. Worked in the wardrobe department for Jason of Star Command.




Roy Wilson (February 28) – Artist, writer, producer and director. He served as the story director for The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show, Trollkins, Shirt Tales, The Dukes, Super Friends, Pac-Man, Saturday Supercade, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Challenge of the GoBots, Galtar and the Golden Lance, The Flintstone Kids, Foofur, and Pound Puppies (1986). He was a storyboard artist for Emergency +4, The Littles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Little Clowns of Happytown, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983), The California Raisin Show, Barnyard Commandos, Toxic Crusaders, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop (where he also served as a producer), Raw Toonage, Aladdin, Animaniacs, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries and Pinky and the Brain. He also worked as a layout artist for Emergency +4, Spider-Woman, The Flinstones Comedy Show, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Super Friends, Trollkins, Spider-Man (1981), Shirt Tales, Pac-Man, The Dukes, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Snorks and The Smurfs. Additionally, he was a background artist for The Get Along Gang and was the character and production designer for an episode of ABC Weekend Specials.




Richard Karron (March 1) – Actor. Voiced Slick in an episode of Goof Troop, Joke Store Owner and A.F. Erret in two episodes of Darkwing Duck, Ebb in an episode of The Little Mermaid, Herman and Eddie the Snake in two episodes of Timon & Pumbaa, and Sweaty Pete in an episode of Pinky and the Brain. He also provided voices for ProStars, Bobby’s World and What a Mess.




Dave Hunt (March 5) – Comic book artist. Worked on Disney’s Comic Hits, Disney’s Colossal Comics Collection, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Sebastian for Marvel Comics, and Scooby-Doo (1997) for DC Comics.



Stan Weston (March 11) – Advertising agent. Created the original G.I. Joe action figures that became a major merchandising and media property.



Jim Czak (March 15) – Recording engineer. Served as a recording engineer and re-recording mixer from 2005-06 and as a supervising music editor in 2007 on Sesame Street.




Bernie Wrightson (March 18) – Artist. Co-created the DC Comics character Swamp Thing, which was eventually adapted into a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon.



Kurt Conner (March 21) – Artist. He had worked for 27 years behind the scenes on a variety of different shows in different roles. He worked on the storyboards for Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, Flash Gordon (1979), The Care Bears Family, Superman (1988), The new Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Captain N: The Game Master, Garfield and Friends, The Wizard of Oz (1990), The Pirates of Dark Water, Swamp Thing, Wish Kid, ProStars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, Defenders of Dynatron City, Rugrats, ABC Weekend Specials and X-Men: Evolution; was the story director for Thundarr the Barbarian, Goldie Gold and Action Jack, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour, Rubik, the Amazing Cube, The Puppy’s Further Adventures, Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983), Dragon’s Lair, Mister T and episodes of CBS Storybreak; provided layouts for Space Sentinels, The New Archie/Sabrina Hour, Tarzan and the Super 7, Fabulous Funnies, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, Heathcliff, episodes of ABC Weekend Specials and The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour; did backgrounds for Garfield and Friends and Rugrats; designed characters for The Puppy’s Further Adventures, Rubik, the Amazing Cube, Mister T, The Wizard of Oz, Swamp Thing and ProStars; and worked on models for The Tick (1994) and Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa.




Kathy Wong (March 23) – Production controller for DiC Entertainment on The New Adventures of Madeline and Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.




Joseph Harris (March 26) – Illustrator, composer and producer. Came to notoriety with the advertising firm Dancer Fitzgerald Sample when he designed the General Mills Trix rabbit, as well as storyboarded and wrote the commercials. In the 1960s, he became an integral part of Total Television, performing multiple functions (the least of which was designing the characters) on their shows King Leonardo and His Short Subjects, Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, Underdog, The Beagles and Go Go Gophers.




Steve Sandor (April 5) – Actor. Voiced the New God Orion in episodes of Superman: The Animated Series.




Merle Welton (April 11) – Animator. Served as the continuity coordinator for Mighty Ducks, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and House of Mouse, and was the supervising animation checker for Garfield and Friends and Rugrats.




Ralph Votrian (April 13) – Actor. Played King Lexian on episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Masked Rider.




Ernesto Macias (April 26) – Actor and producer. Voiced Captain Ramon in The New Adventures of Zorro.




Tino Insana (May 31) – Actor, writer and producer. Starred as Dr. Reginald Bushroot in Darkwing Duck, Uncle Ted in Bobby’s World, Uncle JoJo and Earl in Pepper Ann and Pig in Back at the Barnyard. Guest-starred as Colonel Carter in an episode of Goof Troop; Baracuda in an episode of The Little Mermaid; Prince Uncouthma in Aladdin; Fat Cat in an episode of Jungle Cubs; and Samsa in an episode of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. He also provided a voice for an episode of Teacher’s Pet.




Glenne Headly (June 8) – Actor, guest-starred in an episode of Rugrats as Dr. Cathy and in the 2010 version of Pound Puppies as Miss Petunia.



Adam West (June 9) – Actor. Best known for portraying the live-action Batman in the 1966 television series; a fact that he built a later second career on lampooning. He would return to the role for outings which included The New Adventures of Batman and the final two incarnations of the Super Friends franchise. He would go on to a voiceover career that would include portraying Batman’s inspiration, the Gray Ghost, in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series; Captain Blasto in Rugrats; The Galloping Gazelle on Goosebumps; Spruce Wayne, the Caped Crusader in Animaniacs; Ernest Hemingway in Histeria!; and Mayor Grange in The Batman.



Daniel Davies (June 13) – Actor. Guest-starred in an episode of Mighty Ducks as a scientist.



Stephen Furst (June 17) – Actor, director and producer. Played Fan Boy in Freakazoid!, Booster and Blister in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and its related media, and provided a voice in an episode of Bobby’s World.




Joan Lee (July 7) – Wife of legendary comic creator Stan Lee, often credited as the muse that led to the creation of the Marvel Universe. She participated in several projects based on Marvel properties, including the recurring role of Madame Web in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.




Wally Burr (July 9) – Along with being an actor, he performed a variety of tasks on many different shows. He starred as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, in The All-New Super Friends Hour and Super Friends (1980) and Emmett Benton and Harvey Gabor in Jem. He was the co-producer of Doctor Dolittle (1970); the recording director for Valley of the Dinosaurs, Devlin, Clue Club, Dynomutt Dog Wonder, The Mumbly Cartoon Show, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, The All-New Super Friends Hour, Scooby’s Laff-A-Lympics, Jana of the Jungle, Godzilla (1978) and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels; and the voice director for The Addams Family (1973), Super Friends (1973), Spider-Man (1981), Meatballs and Spaghetti, Inspector Gadget, Jem and Dino-Riders.




Kathy Barrows-Fullmer (July 12) – Animator. Checked the animation for Hot Wheels.




Martin Landau (July 16) – Actor. Served as the original voice for Mac Gargan, aka the Scorpion, in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.




Harvey Atkin (July 17) – Actor. Best known as being the first English-speaking actor to portray King Koopa, the main antagonist from the Super Mario Bros. franchise of games. He was the only actor to play the same role throughout all three animated adaptations. He also played the titular Sam in The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police; Tomahawk in Swamp Thing: The Animated Series; an exorcise and Lipscum in two episodes of Beetlejuice; Walter Langkowski, aka Sasquatch, in an episode of X-Men: The Animated Series; Harold Klump and Uncle Harry in two episodes of Tales from the Cryptkeeper; and Mr. Malik on an episode of Goosebumps. He also provided voices for ALF Tales and Little Shop.




Yvonne Delu (July 17) – Costume designer. Designed the costumes for an episode of ABC Weekend Specials.




Jan Green (July 17) – Artist. Worked on storyboards for The Super 6, The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Archie Show, The Batman/Superman Hour, What’s New, Mr. Magoo?, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats, The Berenstain Bears (1985), CBS Storybreak, Little Clowns of Happytown, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, and Aladdin, for which she was also a supervising animation director for an episode.

She was also the story director for The Flintstone Comedy Hour, The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Speed Buggy, The Addams Family (1973), Emergency +4, Jeannie, The Oddball Couple, Return to the Planet of the Apes, Clue Club, The All-New Super Friends Hour, Laff-a-Lympics, Yogi’s Space Race, The All-New Popeye Hour, Jana of the Jungle, Galaxy Goof-Ups, Fangface, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, Challenge of the Superfriends, The New Fred and Barney Show, The New Shmoo, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979), Drak Pack, The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show, Space Stars, Laverne & Shirley in the Army, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, The Kwicky Koala Show, The Little Rascals (1982), Shirt Tales, Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour, Saturday Supercade, The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The Biskitts, Pink Panther and Sons, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, and Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983).



June Foray (July 26) – Actor. Having worked since the Golden Age of animation, she has been a a part of every major production company there ever was. Her longest-standing roles were that of Granny and Witch Hazel in various Looney Tunes productions, and Rocket J. Squirrel and Natasha Fatale in the Rocky & Bullwinkle franchise.

On Saturday mornings, she starred as Mother Gruesome in Frankenstein Jr. & the Impossibles; Ursula and Marigold in George of the Jungle; a gypsy fortune teller in an episode of Scooby Doo, Where Are You!; Mrs. Baker in The New Scooby-Doo Movies; Granny, Sonja, Iggy, Muggsy, Crazy Shirley and Marcy in Heathcliff (1980); Jokey Smurf and Mrs. Sourberry in The Smurfs; Aunt May in Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends; Grandma Howard and Mrs. Seslick in Teen Wolf (1986); Grandma Cavemom in several episodes of The Flintstone Kids; Bertha Bird in an episode of Denver, the Last Dinosaur; Constance McSnack in an episode of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo; Mrs. Rogers, the Mayor’s wife, and Mrs. Dweeb in The Real Ghostbusters; Magica De Spell, Ma Beagle, Mrs. Featherby and Scrooge’s mother in DuckTales; Bathsheba, Saturna, Sister Mouse and Duchess in various episodes of The ABC Weekend Specials; Grammi Gummi and several other roles in Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears; various minor roles throughout Garfield and Friends; Blocky and Svetlana the Spy in Rugrats; and Martha Wilson in All-New Dennis the Menace.

She also provided voices for Super 6, The Pink Panther Show, The Incredible Hulk (1982), Saturday Supercade, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Foofur, CBS Storybreak, Tom & Jerry Kids, and The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat.



Patti Deutsch (July 28) – Actor and comedian. Played Trixie, the Beaver Squadron, an operator and Racoon Walla in several episodes of The Angry Beavers and Matta the Lunch Lady in The Emperor’s New School. She also provided voices for episodes of The Smurfs, Darkwing Duck, Life with Louie and The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper.




Sue Adnopoz (August 19) – Artist. Provided layouts for The Smurfs and Pac-Man.



Jerry Lewis (August 20) – Actor, comedian, singer, producer, director, writer and humanitarian. Created and made uncredited script contributions to the cartoon Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down? based on the multiple characters he’s used in films. Although his name and likeness was used, Lewis’ declined to voice his counterpart feeling another actor could better imitate his youthful voice.



Jay Thomas (August 24) – Actor. Starred as Ares in Hercules: The Animated Series. Guest-starred in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series as a guard, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as Disembodied Voice, and Teacher’s Pet as Barry Anger. Also provided a voice for an episode of Goof Troop.




Shelley Berman (September 1) – Comedian and actor. Provided a voice in an episode of Garfield and Friends.




Len Wein (September 10) – Writer and editor, predominantly in comic books. His notable work included the 1975 revival of the X-Men for Marvel Comics with the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus and Thunderbird, as well as Wolverine the year prior. He also co-created Batman ally Lucius Fox, Spider-Man foe Rocket Racer, Swamp Thing, Amanda Waller and many others. His characters have been featured in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Pryde of the X-Men, Swamp Thing: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men: The Animated Series, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, X-Men: Evolution, Teen Titans, Young Justice and Justice League Action, and some of his comic works have even been adapted for those shows.

He has also written for Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men: The Animated Series, Street Fighter: The Animated Series, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, ReBoot, Godzilla: The Series, Avengers: United They Stand, Beware the Batman and Ben 10: Omniverse. Wein also served as the editor-in-chief of Disney Comics, which published adaptations of Darkwing Duck, The Little Mermaid and DuckTales.



Bernie Casey (September 19) – Actor. Guest-starred in an episode of Batman Beyond as Tyrus Block.



Paul Coderko (September 23) – Stage manager for a season of Saved by the Bell: The New Class.




Barry Dennen (September 26) – Actor. Starred as Krimm in Galtar and the Golden Lance. Appeared in “The Velveteen Rabbit” episode of ABC Weekend Specials as Scungilli; Moorloon the Wizard and Vacation Van Honk in DuckTales (1987); Samuel Quentin and a pound owner in Pound Puppies (1986); an assistant and Nester in Adventures of the Gummi Bears; a Shadow Agent in Batman: The Animated Series; Czar Nicholas II in an episode of Animaniacs; a captain in an episode of Batman Beyond; and Ramsis Dendup and several minor roles in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He also provided voices for The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, Pink Panther and Sons, The Smurfs, and Pirates of Dark Water.




Hiromi Hayakawa (September 27) – Actor. Provided the Spanish voice for Sonata Dusk in the TV movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks.




Maria Buchner (September 29) - Your blogmaster's mother, without whom we all wouldn't be here reading this today.




Monty Hall (September 29) – Game show host, producer and philanthropist. Best known as the host of Let’s Make a Deal, Hall would appear in the 1974 ABC Funshine Saturday Sneak Peek.




Ryuji Saikachi (September 29) – Actor. Voiced Daimon in an episode of Yu-Gi-Oh!




Roy Dotrice (October 16) – Actor. Guest-starred in Spider-Man: The Animated Series as Golden Age hero The Destroyer.



Willie Chan (October 24) – Manager of martial artist Jackie Chan. Served as an executive producer on many of Chan’s projects, including Jackie Chan Adventures.



Robert Guillaume (October 24) – Actor. Best known for portraying Rafiki from Disney’s The Lion King franchise wherever he appeared, including in episodes of Timon & Pumbaa. He also portrayed Mr. Corblarb in an episode of The Addams Family (1992).



Jack Bannon (October 25) – Actor. Provided voices for Filmation’s Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.




Bradley Joseph (November 1) – Actor. Appeared in an episode of ABC Weekend Specials.




Ned Romero (November 4) – Actor who primarily played Native American roles. Appeared as Lone Wolf in an episode of Land of the Lost (1974) and Painted Bear in an episode of ABC Weekend Specials.




Patrick Bethune (November 9) – Actor. Worked on the French dub of Iron Man: Armored Adventures.




Heather North (November 30) – Actor. Took over the role of Daphne Blake in the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise with the second season of the inaugural show, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, up until The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. She reprised the role for a guest-appearance in Johnny Bravo and for three direct-to-video Scooby movies in 2002 and 2003. She also provided voices for Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.



Bob Givens (December 14) – Artist. Most well-known as the designer that created the original look for Bugs Bunny. He had also provided a variety of work for Mr. Magoo, Popeye the Sailor, Linus! The Lionhearted, The Super 6, Doctor Dolittle, Help!...It’s the Hair Bear Bunch!, The Houndcats, Bailey’s Comets, Yogi’s Gang, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, The Great Grape Ape Show, The Pink Panther Laugh and a  Half Hour and a Half Show, The Puppy’s Further Adventures, Saturday Supercade, ABC Weekend Specials, Dragon’s Lair, Turbo Teen, It’s Punky Brewster, Mister T, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Mother Goose and Grimm, Garfield and Friends, Bobby’s World, Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, The Angry Beavers and The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. Many of the Looney Tunes shorts he worked on were seen as part of the long-running Bugs Bunny Show in all of its incarnations from 1960-2000.


Rose Marie (December 28) – Actor. Most well-known as the wise-cracking Sally on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She had a recurring role as Lotta Litter in Yogi’s Gang, appeared in The Real Ghostbusters as Egon’s mother and in Freakazoid! as Honna.

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