DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Norma MacMillan (aged 79)
Voice actor (Casper the Friendly Ghost, Gumby)
Norma MacMillan (September 15, 1921 – March 16, 2001) was a Canadian actress and voice actress, best known for voicing numerous animation and claymation children’s characters, including Casper the Friendly Ghost on The New Casper Cartoon Show, Gumby on The Gumby Show and Davey on Davey and Goliath.
DEATH: MacMillan was the mother of Stefan Arngrim (born December 23, 1955), who played Barry Lockridge on Land of the Giants, and Alison Arngrim (born January 18, 1962), who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie. MacMillan and her husband Thor returned to Canada in 1993. She died in March 2001, at the age of 79 and Thor died in 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia.