Joseph Barbera

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: animator, cartoon artist, television director and cofounder of the Hanna-Barbera animation studios that produced such beloved cartoon characters as Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and The Flintstones, who first found success with his longtime partner, Bill Hanna (d. 2001), creating the highly successful Tom & Jerry cartoons, which over the years won seven Oscars, more than any other series with the same characters, but the partners, who first teamed up while working at MGM in the 1930's, later enjoyed a whole new realm of success in the 1950's with a witty series of animated TV comedies, including The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and Huckleberry Hound & Friends.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: March 24, 1911

 

Died: December 18, 2006

 

Location: Studio City, California