Actor/comedian Sid Raymond, the voice of Baby Huey and Katnip, died, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES. He was 97.
In addition to his lead characters for Famous Studios cartoons, his other cartoon work included: Little John in the Popeye cartoon ROBIN HOOD-WINKED, the Hungry Lion in PLEASED TO EAT YOU, Ali and the Third Thief in POPEYE MAKES A MOVIE, various Martians in POPEYE, THE ACE OF SPACE, Jerry Lewis in POPEYE'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY and the narrator in SPORTICKLES.
For Terrytoons, Raymond provided several voices for THE HECKLE AND JECKLE SHOW, which was broadcast on CBS from 1956 to 1966 then moved to NBC from 1969 to 1971.
He garnered writing credits on the 1957-62 series MATTY'S FUNDAY FUNNIES, which would later become MATTY'S FUNNIES WITH BEANY AND CECIL.
Born in 1909, the stage, film and TV actor was also known as the Schlitz Beer spokesperson.
For the big screen, he has roles in such films as FRIGHT, FOUR BOYS AND A GUN, THE GODDESS, THE HUSTLER, THE PRIZE, HOT STUFF, THE FUNHOUSE (aka CARNIVAL OF TERROR), EASY MONEY, MAKING MR. RIGHT, LET IT RIDE, RED WIND, FOLKS!, MY FATHER THE HERO, TWO MUCH and BIG TROUBLE.
Raymond appeared on TV as a regular player on NBC's early '50s variety program, THE SPEIDEL SHOW, which was renamed THE PAUL WINCHELL-JERRY MAHONEY SHOW. Moreover, he had guest roles on THE MAN BEHIND THE BADGE, MAN AGAINST CRIME (aka FOLLOW THAT MAN), THE HONEYMOONERS, GOODYEAR TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE, THE UNITED STATES STEEL HOUR, ALCOA THEATRE, JOHNNY STACCATO, CORONADO 9, NAKED CITY and THE CORNER BAR. His last credit was for a 2005 episode of THE O.C.
Services were held at 11:45 am Monday at The Riverside, Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Alex Cohen Performing Arts Fund at the Bank Street School for Children, 610 West 112th Street, New York, New York 10025.