Animator/director Ed Eddie Friedman passed away on April 29, 2005, at the age of 92 in Los Angeles, due to complications from a stroke he had suffered a stroke about a year ago. From 1933 until 1989, Friedman worked for Iwerks, Mintz/Screen Gems, John Sutherland, Disney, UPA, Format, Bagle Productions, Ed Graham and Filmation.
Friedman was active in The Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE and had served on Local 839's executive board for almost 30 years. He received The Golden Award in 1984, awarded to those with 50 years or more of service in the animation industry.
Services were held May 2, at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles.