Joan Gerber

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Joan Gerber
Born Joanellen Gerber
(1935-07-29)July 29, 1935
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died August 22, 2011(2011-08-22) (aged 76)
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1959–2000
Spouse(s) Frank Dowse (1957-1961) (divorced) one daughter

Joan Gerber (July 29, 1935 – August 22, 2011) was an American voice actress[1] who provided voices for a variety of cartoons.[1]

Her first voice role was "all the children in a Japanese train wreck" for a Godzilla television episode.[2] She voiced Freddy the Flute for H.R. Pufnstuf, which she identified as a favorite role.[2] She also voiced the Queen of Oz in the animated cartoon Dorothy in the Land of Oz.[3] She was described as talented and possessing a "golden throat" and a "splendid singing voice".[4]

She had one daughter from her marriage to Frank Dowse. Gerber died on August 22, 2011, at the age of 76.[5][6]

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Thomas S. Hischak (21 September 2011). Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-7864-6271-1. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hal Erickson (11 April 2007). Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television, 1969-1993. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-7864-3093-2. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Vincent Terrace (1 November 1985). Encyclopedia of Television: Series, Pilots, and Specials. VNR AG. pp. 118–. ISBN 978-0-918432-61-2. Retrieved 1 November 2012. "... Queen of Oz Joan Gerber" 
  4. ^ Hal Erickson (11 April 2007). Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television, 1969-1993. McFarland. pp. 23–25. ISBN 978-0-7864-3093-2. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Film Reference
  6. ^ Screen Actor's Guild Magazine, Vol. 52, No. 3, p. 76 (Fall 2011).

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