Jean Vander Pyl dies
Created 04/13/1999 - 23:00
Jean Vander Pyl, who was best known as the voice of Wilma Flinstone on
Hanna-Barbera's THE FLINTSTONES TV series, died Saturday, April 10 at her
home in Dana Point. She was 79.
Although born in Philadelphia, she moved to Los Angeles while still a
teenager and attended Beverly Hills High and UCLA. Her career began as a
radio performer for several radio series including AMOS AND ANDY, LUX RADIO
THEATRE, STUDIO ONE, and FATHER KNOWS BEST.
In the late 1950's, she began doing voice work for Hanna-Barbera, and
worked on several well-remembered series, including QUICK DRAW MCGRAW,
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, TOP CAT, YOGI BEAR, and THE FLINSTONES. She continued to
work for Hanna-Barbera until mid-1998 when she was hospitalized for lungcancer.