Husband of the late Mary Kay Bergman, Dino Andrade, has put out a call to
SOUTH PARK and Mary Kay Bergman fans to write to the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences in an effort to have Mrs. Bergman included in the
"In Memoriam" segment of the 2000 Oscar ceremony. Typically, the Academy
only honors higher profile talent who have passed away in the past year. As
reported [AF 11/23/99], Mrs. Bergman took her own life on November 11, 1999
in her West Los Angeles home. The reason for her suicide was attributed to
a deep-lying mental illness. She was a prolific artist, who provided the
voice for Daphne Blake in the two most recent SCOOBY-DOO direct-to-video
films; Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in BATMAN: SUBZERO; and all but one of the
female voices on Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK. She had also been the
"official" voice of Disney's Snow White since 1989, and played numerous
characters in animation shows ranging from THE FAMILY GUY to TOY STORY 2.
If you wish to participate in the letter writing campaign please send your
letters of support to Mr. Robert Rehme, President of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences at 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.