Buffalo, New York
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Scobby Doo, Papa Smurf
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Donald "Don" Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was one of the most prolific voice actors of the second half of the 20th century. Messick, a native of Buffalo, New York, voiced several classic cartoon characters, including Scooby-Doo, Ranger Smith and Boo Boo Bear, Muttley, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Astro, Zorak, Godzooky, Dr. Benton Quest, and Papa Smurf.
In 1996, Messick suffered a stroke while recording voices at a cartoon studio. It has been said that Messick turned pale, looked over at the director and said, "I can’t do this anymore," then stumbled out to his car and drove home. A week later, Messick’s agent sent word that he had retired. Messick suffered a second stroke and died on October 24, 1997. He was cremated. His ashes were scattered at the Point Lobos State Reserve in California.
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Donald Earl "Don" Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American voice actor, best known for his voice over roles for Hanna-Barbera.
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passed away on 24th Oct 1997 aged 71. |||
Don Messick passed away on 24th Oct 1997 aged 71.
Don Messick is a 71 year old American Actor. Born Donald Messick on 7th September, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, he is famous for Scobby Doo, Papa Smurf in a career that spans 1946-1996. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Don Messick is a member of the following lists:
Male actors from Buffalo, New York,
American male radio actors and
20th-century American male actors.
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