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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 of the first women to animate a lead character in a feature film when she drew the Raggedy Ann doll in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." David also was one of the first women to direct an animated feature, the 1953 French film "Bonjour Paris." During a more than 60-year career, David was known for her animation of children, notably the young girls in the Hubley Studio's award-winning 1974 short film...

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