Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interview subjects who have died

Since 2006, I have interviewed numerous people for my books and this blog. Here is a running list of those who have since passed away, and their date of death.

NOTE: I indicate only the role for which I interviewed each person, though some were more well known for another accomplishment.

  • 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 TV 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 who guest starred on Family Ties, 10/22/21
  • Dave Frishberg, songwriter, Schoolhouse Rock, 11/17/21
  • Kymberly Herrin, co-starred in 1984 ZZ Top music video “Legs,” 10/28/22
  • George Newall, co-creator/producer/songwriter, Schoolhouse Rock11/30/22
  • Earl Boen, character actor who guest starred on Family Ties, 1/5/23
  • Debra Engle, actress who guest starred on Family Ties, 2/10/23
  • Michael Reaves, writer, Super Friends, 3/20/23
  • Duane Poole, writer, Super Friends, 4/1/23


  • 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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