Obituaries in the performing arts, 2012 by Harris M. Lentz

By Harris M. Lentz

The leisure international misplaced a number of mythical stars and a number of alternative women and men all for the acting arts in 2012. Notables who died comprise actor Larry Hagman, astronaut Neil Armstrong, voice actor Jerry Nelson (The count number of Sesame Street), comic Phyllis Diller, singer Whitney Houston, and actor George Lindsey. Obituaries of those and different performers and filmmakers, musicians and manufacturers, dancers and composers, writers and others linked to the acting arts who died in 2012 are available during this entire reference paintings. for every, the date, position, and reason behind dying are supplied, in addition to a profession recap. Filmographies are given for movie and tv performers, and lots of pictures are integrated. Books during this annual sequence can be found courting to 1994, and a subscription plan is offered for destiny concerns

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He suffered from a glandular condition which left him with a high voice and boyish appearance, and a stature of 4' 7". He studied radio broadcasting at Michigan State University and was working on radio commercials before his graduation in 1949. He was soon providing voices for children’s characters on such series as The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and Challenge of the Yukon. He was hired by AlkaSeltzer to be the spokesperson for their animated character 24 Speedy. He also worked on commercials for Oscar Mayer, the Campbell Soup Kids, Bob’s Big Boy, and Sticky, the Vaseline mascot.

Malone, Naked City, The United States Steel Hour, Cain’s Hundred, and Route 66. She was featured as Amy March in a 1958 production of Little Women, and starred as Gail Lucas on the medical series The Nurses from 1962 until 1965. She was seen as Barbara Sterling in the soap opera Love of Life from 1965 until 1970. She also appeared in episodes of The Invaders, Lancer, Young Dr. , CHiPs, The Next Step Beyond, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Police Story, ABC Afterschool Specials, Santa Barbara, Party of Five, and the 1987 mini-series Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder.

BEALS, DICK Voice actor Dick Beals, whose youthful voice led to a long career with such characters as Speedy Alka-Seltzer and Davey Hansen, died in Vista, California, on May 29, 2012. He was 85. Beals was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 16, 1927. He suffered from a glandular condition which left him with a high voice and boyish appearance, and a stature of 4' 7". He studied radio broadcasting at Michigan State University and was working on radio commercials before his graduation in 1949. He was soon providing voices for children’s characters on such series as The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and Challenge of the Yukon.

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