Jeff Hale, a prolific animator whose career spanned more than 50 years and included The Great Toy Robbery and the Lenny Bruce project Thank You Mask Man, died in late February in Oregon. He was 92.
Leonard Nimoy, the actor, director and artist who gave life to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, died March 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83.
Gary Owens, an iconic and prolific announcer and voice actor, died Feb. 12 from complications related to diabetes. He was 80.
Phil Robinson, co-founder and creative director at San Francisco’s Special Agent Productions and co-founder of Wild Brain Studios, died Jan. 28.
Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy winning writer who co-created The Simpsons, died March 8 of colorectal cancer at home in Los Angeles. He was 59.