DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Joseph Barbera (aged 95)
American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist
(Fred and Barney, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, Tom and Jerry, Scooby and Shaggy)
Joseph Roland Barbera (March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century.
DEATH: Barbera died at age 95 at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles on December 18, 2006 of natural causes, ending a 70-year career in animation. His wife Sheila was at his side.:105–107 He was buried in a private section of the Great Mausoleum in Glendale’sForest Lawn Memorial Park on January 1, 2007.