Faith Hubley

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...