Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interview subjects who have died

Since 2006, I have interviewed numerous people for my books and this blog. Many were in their golden years, and some—even some who were not yet in their golden years—have since passed away. I’ll keep a running list/tribute here.

  • various Golden Age comic book writers and artists: Jerry Robinson (who died 12/7/11, and about whom I wrote an obituary of sorts), Shelly Moldoff, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Alvin Schwartz, Joe Kubert, Arnold Drake, Carmine Infantino, Irwin Hasen
  • Michael Rye, voice of Green Lantern and Apache Chief on Super Friends, 9/21/12
  • Karen Morton, actress who starred as the title character in 1981 Tommy Tutone music video “867-5309/Jenny,” 2/11/14
  • James Rebhorn, character actor who, early in his career, portrayed a live-action Batman, 3/21/14 
  • Buster Jones, voice of Black Vulcan on Super Friends, 9/16/14
  • Mark Gutleben, Sea World superhero water skier, 12/13/15
  • John Sherwood, reporter who helped break 1970s story of Siegel and Shuster’s plight, 12/7/16
  • Bill Woodson, voice of the narrator on Super Friends, 2/22/17
  • Rad Stone, co-creator/producer, Schoolhouse Rock, 3/29/17
  • Wally Burr, voice of the Atom (and voice director) on Super Friends, 7/9/17
  • Fernando Escandon, voice of El Dorado on Super Friends, 9/22/17
  • Charles Sinclair, frequent writing partner of Bill Finger, 11/15/17
  • Heather Kenney (North), second voice of Daphne on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, 11/29/17
  • Bob Dorough, songwriter/singer, Schoolhouse Rock, 4/23/18
  • Lyn Simmons, Bill Finger’s second wife, 5/2/18
  • Darrell McNeil, one of the first (if not the first) Black animators at Hanna-Barbera, Super Friends, 7/4/18
  • Reese Larson, first live-action Green Lantern, Legends of the Superheroes, 11/21/18
  • Larry Marks, singer of theme for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (season 1), 10/21/20
  • Jack Angel, voice of the Flash, Hawkman, and Samurai on Super Friends, 10/19/21
  • Peter Scolari, actor including a guest role on Family Ties, 10/22/21
  • Dave Frishberg, songwriter, Schoolhouse Rock, 11/17/21


  • Janet Schulman, editor of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman; I did not interview her, but (obviously) worked with her, 2/11/11

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