Tex Avery

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Tex Avery
BornFrederick Bean Avery
(1908-02-26)February 26, 1908
Taylor, Texas
DiedAugust 26, 1980(1980-08-26) (aged 72)
Burbank, California
Cause of deathLung cancer
Resting placeForest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
Other namesFred Avery
OccupationAnimator, animation director, cartoonist, voice actor
Years active1930–1980
Spouse(s)
Patricia Avery (m. 1935–1972)
ChildrenTim Avery
(born 1947-48 - died 1972)
Nancy Avery-Arkley
(born (1950-05-08)May 8, 1950)

Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery (February 26, 1908Tuesday, August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist, and director. He is famous for creating animated cartoons during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He did his most major work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. He created the characters of Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Droopy. His had an effect on almost all of the animated cartoon series by various studios in the 1940s and 1950s.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Adamson, Joe (1975). Tex Avery: King of Cartoons. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80248-1.
  • Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516729-5.
  • Benayoun, Robert (1988). Le mystère Tex Avery. Paris: Editions du Seuil. ISBN 2-02-009870-9.
  • Canemaker, John (1996). Tex Avery: The MGM Years, 1942–1955. Atlanta: Turner Press. ISBN 1-57036-291-2.
  • Morris, Gary (September 1998). What's Up, Tex? A Look at the Life and Career of Tex Avery. Bright Lights Film Journal.

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