Joseph Barbera

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Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera in 1993
Born Joseph Roland Barbera
March 24, 1911(1911-03-24)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 18, 2006(2006-12-18) (aged 95)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian
Occupation Animator, director, producer
Spouse Dorothy Earl (c. 1935–1963)
Sheila Holden (1963–2006)

Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an Italian American animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, producer, and co-founder, together with William Hanna, of Hanna-Barbera. He was born in Manhattan and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The studio produced well-known cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo as well as the musical film, Charlotte's Web.

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