HB, MGM painter Roberta Greutert Passes Away

Roberta Greutert Marshall, Hanna-Barbera's first ink-and-paint supervisor, passed away on April 26, 2007, in Woodland Hills, California, reports the BIG CARTOON DATABASE. She was 93 years old.

Born in Tennessee in 1914, she began her career in animation as a painter at MGM in 1938. While at MGM, she worked as a background artist in the CineScope Tom and Jerry shorts, TIMID TABBY (1957) and HAPPY GO DUCKY (1958).

In 1957, when the studio closed, she went to Hanna-Barbera, working as the ink-and-paint supervisor until she retired in the 1970s.

Credit list includes JONNY QUEST, WACKY RACES, THE ADVENTURES OF GULLIVER, SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU!, THE PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP, DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, WHERE'S HUDDLES?, HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS, THE PEBBLES AND BAMM-BAMM SHOW and HELP!... IT'S THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH!

For feature length projects, she served as the ink-and-paint supervisor on the second HB feature, THE MAN CALLED FLINTSTONE (1966), as well as the HB TV special, ALICE IN WONDERLAND OR WHAT'S A NICE KID LIKE YOU DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS? (1966).

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