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Jean Vander Pyl, voice of Wilma Flintstone, dies

Jean Vander Pyl, who was best known as the voice of Wilma Flinstone onHanna-Barbera's THE FLINTSTONES TV series, died Saturday, April 10 at herhome in Dana Point. She was 79.

Although born in Philadelphia, she moved to Los Angeles while still ateenager and attended Beverly Hills High and UCLA. Her career began as aradio performer for several radio series including AMOS AND ANDY, LUX RADIOTHEATRE, STUDIO ONE, and FATHER KNOWS BEST.

In the late 1950's, she began doing voice work for Hanna-Barbera, andworked on several well-remembered series, including QUICK DRAW MCGRAW,HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, TOP CAT, YOGI BEAR, and THE FLINSTONES. She continued towork for Hanna-Barbera until mid-1998 when she was hospitalized for lungcancer.