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  • Dick Beals dies at 85; voice of Speedy Alka-Seltzer

    Dick Beals dies at 85; voice of Speedy Alka-Seltzer
    Dick Beals, a voice actor best known for injecting youthful enthusiasm into the character of Speedy Alka-Seltzer in mid-20th century television commercials for the pain remedy, has died. He was 85.
  • PASSINGS: Tissa David

    Tissa David Master animator broke ground for women Tissa David, 91, a New York-based master animator who broke ground for women in a field long dominated by men, died Tuesday of a brain tumor, according to the Animation Guild. In 1977, she became one...

    PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson

    PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson
    Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...

    Mel Shaw dies at 97; Disney design artist

    Mel Shaw dies at 97; Disney design artist
    While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won. "He called me a wild...

    Lucille Bliss dies at 96; voice of Crusader Rabbit and Smurfette

    Lucille Bliss dies at 96; voice of Crusader Rabbit and Smurfette
    Lucille Bliss, who provided the voice of the cartoon character Crusader Rabbit in the early days of television and gained recognition a generation later as the voice of Smurfette in the 1980s television hit "The Smurfs," has died. She was 96. Bliss...