Heather North

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Heather North
Born Heather May North
(1945-12-13)December 13, 1945
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Died November 29, 2017(2017-11-29) (aged 71)
Studio City, California, U.S.
Cause of death Bronchiolitis
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Other names Heather North Kenney
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1965–2003
Notable credit(s) Daphne Blake - Scooby-Doo
Spouse(s) Wes Kenney (m. 1971; d. 2015)

Heather May North (December 13, 1945 – November 29, 2017) was an American television and voice actress, best known for voicing Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo franchise.

Early years[edit]

North was born in Pasadena, California.[1]

Career[edit]

North's career began with her appearance in the film Git! (1965).[1] Though she appeared in several live action films and TV shows, such as Jennifer Scott alongside Kurt Russell in the Disney film The Barefoot Executive (1971) and as Dr. Sandy Horton on Days of Our Lives from 1967 until 1972, she is largely remembered for her portrayal of Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo franchise. She took over the role from Stefanianna Christopherson in the second season of Scooby Doo, Where Are You! and ultimately went on to voice the fashion-conscious teen sleuth in various installments of franchise for more than three decades.[2]

Personal life[edit]

North was married to H. Wesley Kenney, producer of the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives from 1971 until his death in 2015.

North died of bronchiolitis on November 29, 2017, at her home in Studio City, California, at the age of 71.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1963 My Three Sons Sally 1 episode: Caged Fury
1965 Karen Carla 1 episode: Good Neighbor Policy
1965 Mr. Novak Felicia 1 episode: Faculty Follies: Part 2
1965 Gidget Pokey 1 episode: In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust
1965 Paradise Bay Kitty Morgan Unknown episodes
1965 Git! Elaine Feature film
1967 The Fugitive Marie Diamond 1 episode: The Breaking of the Habit
1967 The Monkees Wendy / Girl 1 episode: The Prince and the Pauper
1967 My Three Sons Gretchen 1 episode: My Son, the Bullfighter
1967-1972 Days of Our Lives Sandy Horton Unknown episodes
1969 Green Acres Kathy Baxter 1 episode: Oliver's Schoolgirl Crush
1970 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Daphne Blake 8 episodes (season 2)
1970 I Love My Wife Betty Feature film
1971 Love, American Style Ellen 1 episode: Love and the Only Child segment
1971 The Barefoot Executive Jennifer Scott Feature film
1971 Ironside Lori Stockton 1 episode: Lesson in Terror
1971 Adam-12 Shirley Young 1 episode: The Dinosaur
1972 Ghost Story (aka Circle of Fear) Dana Evans 1 episode: Elegy for a Vampire
1972–73 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Daphne Blake 24 episodes
1973 The Wonderful World of Disney Jennifer Scott 2 episodes: The Barefoot Executive (Parts 1 & 2)
1974 Doc Elliot Amy Oliver 1 episode: The Carrier
1976 The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Daphne Blake 16 episodes (Scooby-Doo), 3 episodes (Dynomutt)
1976–78 The Scooby-Doo Show Daphne Blake 40 episodes:

16 episodes – as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976)
8 episodes – as part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (1977)
16 episodes – as and part of Scooby's All-Stars (1978)

1977–80 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Additional Voices 39 episodes
1978 Dynomutt, Dog Wonder Daphne Blake 3 episodes: Everyone Hyde!, What Now, Lowbrow?, The Wizard of Ooze
1979 Scooby Goes Hollywood Daphne Blake Television special
1979–80 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Daphne Blake 16 episodes
1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Daphne Blake 13 episodes (26 segments)
1984 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries Daphne Blake 13 episodes (26 segments)
1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Daphne Blake 13 episodes
1985–86 Scooby's Mystery Funhouse Daphne Blake 21 episodes (various segments: reruns of Scooby & Scrappy-Doo shorts)
1997 Johnny Bravo Daphne Blake 1 episode: Bravo Dooby Doo
2003 Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire Daphne Blake Direct-to-video film
2003 Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico Daphne Blake Direct-to-video film

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heather North, 70". Classic Images (512): 47. February 2018. 
  2. ^ North, Heather; Jaffe, Nicole (2001). "In Their Own Words" (Interview). New York, Los Angeles, CA: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.  Documentary featurette from The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series DVD bonus features.
  3. ^ Barnes, Mike (December 19, 2017). "Heather North, Voice of Daphne on 'Scooby-Doo,' Dies at 71". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660. 
  4. ^ "DAPHNE FROM 'SCOOBY-DOO' DEATH CERTIFICATE Died from Cardiac Arrest". TMZ. December 21, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 

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Preceded by
Indira Stefanianna Christopherson
Voice of Daphne Blake
1970–1985
Succeeded by
Kellie Martin
Preceded by
Kellie Martin
Voice of Daphne Blake
1997–2003
Succeeded by
Mary Kay Bergman