Sunday, May 27, 2007

Roberta Greutert, RIP

Roberta Reutert, longtime ink-and-paint supe at Hanna Barbera, has passed away at the age of 93...

Born in Tennessee in 1914, she began her career in animation as a painter at MGM in 1938. While at MGM, she worked as a background artist in the CineScope Tom and Jerry shorts, TIMID TABBY (1957) and HAPPY GO DUCKY (1958).

In 1957, when the studio closed, she went to Hanna-Barbera, working as the ink-and-paint supervisor until she retired in the 1970s.

Another person who remembered animation's early days has departed, and one more doorway to our history is closed. And so it goes.


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