Obituary of William Hanna

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William Hanna

William Denby Hanna (born July 14, 1910 in Melrose, New Mexico) was an animator and cartoonist who was best known for being the creator of many of the popular cartoons of the mid 21st century. His creations include “Tom and Jerry” including The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and Yogi Bear. He also founded the animation studio and production company “Hanna-Barbera” along with Joseph Barbera. William died on March 22, 2001 and his death was because of esophageal cancer. He died at age 90.

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William Hanna Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Hanna, William
    • Common Name: William Hanna
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico, United States
    • Birth Date: July 14, 1910
    • Age: 90 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1930-2001
    • Net Worth: $300 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Chartreuse (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    William's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: William Denby Hanna
    • Father: William John Hanna (1873-1949)
    • Mother: Avice Joyce Hanna (1881-1967)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Violet Blanch Wogatzke (married 1936-2001, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • David William Hanna
    • Daughter(s):
      • Bonnie Jean Hanna (1937-2022)

Death Notice:

  • Date: March 22 2001 at age 90
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Esophageal cancer
  • Interment: Buried at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, California

Category Tags:

AnimatorCartoonist American Born on July 14th Born in 1910 Born in New Mexico Died in 2001 Died at age 90 Died from Esophageal cancer

William's Notable Roles:

  • Tom and Jerry
  • The Flintstones
  • The Huckleberry Hound Show
  • The Jetsons
  • Scooby-Doo
  • The Smurfs
  • Yogi Bear

Quotable Quotes:

"William Hanna will forever be remembered for his immense impact on the world of animation and his timeless creations that continue to bring joy and laughter to people of all ages. (V)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-12-22 09:30:51
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