Voice of Beloved Cartoon Character Dead at 71

Dec 19, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An actress who provided the voice of a long-running cartoon character for more than 30 years has died. Heather North, who voiced Daphne Blake on “Scooby-Doo,” died Nov. 30 at her home in Studio City, Calif., following a long illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 71.

North reportedly voiced Daphne from 1970, starting with the second-season premiere of “Scooby-Doo,” through 2003.

“Her husband, H. Wesley Kenney, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director of soap operas who helmed every episode of the tumultuous 1974-75 season of ‘All in the Family,’ died in January 2015,” THR reports. “North and Kenney had met on the set of ‘Days of Our Lives’ and were married in 1971. She had played Sandy Horton for a few years on the NBC daytime serial.”

North also starred as Kurt Russell’s love interest in Disney’s “The Barefoot Executive” (1971), the report notes. She also appeared in TV shows including “Mr. Novak,” “Gidget,” “The Fugitive,” “The Monkees” and “My Three Sons.”

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