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  • Date of birth : 04/11/1944
  • Date of death : 05/10/1995

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Linda Gary (1944)

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Linda Gary (November 4, 1944 – October 5, 1995) was an American voice actor and voice-over artist, who has worked on multiple animated projects.

  Biography  

 personal life
Linda Gary Dewoskin was born in California on November 4, 1944.

She married actor Charles Howerton on December 21, 1967 and had two daughters, Alexis and Dana. Gary was also stepmother to Howerton's daughter from his previous marriage, Lynn Howerton. She and Charles found acting work in Rome, Italy in the 1970s where they learned Italian and wound up working in films and commercials as well as doing English language dubbing in Italy, Spain and Germany.

 career
 Live-action appearances
Although Linda was one of the most popular voice-over artists in animation, she appeared in two live-action films, 1977's Joyride To Nowhere with husband Charles Howerton and 1980's Cruising with Al Pacino. She lent her voice in such movies as Wolfen and Switch.

 Radio
Linda played Dr. Maura Cassidy on Lee Hansen's "Alien Worlds".

 Voice over work
Hanna-Barbera
Linda voiced different characters on several Hanna-Barbera television series; Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs as Dame Barbara in one episode, Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats as Mrs. Vandergelt, The Pirates of Dark Water, where she did additional voices and Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron as Doctor Abby Sinian.

ABC Weekend Specials
The ABC Weekend Special was a Saturday morning TV series that aired from 1977 to 1997. It featured stories in both the live-action and animated realms. Linda's voice could be heard on Scruffy, The Puppy Saves the Circus, The Amazing Bunjee Venture, The Return of the Bunjee, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Magic Flute.

Disney
During the 1980s, Gary did several guest voice-over appearances in such Disney television series such as Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid series and Bonkers. She voiced a gazelle and a hippo on the Lion King read-along cassette story, The Brightest Star. She also voiced Maleficent and the Opening narrator in 'Fantasmic'.

Read-Alongs
She narrated a few Disney read-along stories in 1977; Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and It's a Small World. She also narrated a quartet of the Rainbow Brite read-along stories.

Sunbow Productions
Linda voiced Chromia on the 1985 Transformers animated series as well as several other characters throughout the series.

Marvel Productions
Linda voiced Aunt May on two different Spider-Man animated series. The first one was the short-lived 1981 Spider-Man with Ted Schwartz as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and the first season of the 1994-1998 Spider-Man: The Animated Series with Christopher Daniel Barnes as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. She was later replaced by Julie Bennett.

Filmation
Her voice acting was mostly for the Filmation studio. She voiced characters in several of Filmation's TV series such as The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!, BlackStar, and as the title character in Web Woman.

Her most recognized work is on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and sister series She-Ra: Princess of Power. She was reunited with fellow voice over actors Alan Oppenheimer and George DiCenzo from BlackStar. She provided many of the female voices on He-Man such as Teela, Evil-Lyn, the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull and Queen Marlena as well as several from She-Ra like Madame Razz, Glimmer, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia and Entrapta. She also did the voices of many one-off characters, particularly for young boys.

She voiced several films for Filmation such as He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword, He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special and Happily Ever After as Critterina and Marina.

Universal Cartoon Studios
She lent her voice to the matriarch of her herd, Grandma Longneck, in the series of movies that followed Littlefoot and his friends' adventures in the The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists.

Video games
In video games, she provided voices in several adventure games such as King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow as the Oracle, Red Chess Queen, Mother Ghost and Queen Allaria, Thayer's Quest as Lady In The Woodlands and Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers as Grandma Knight/Tetelo.

 death
She died on October 5, 1995 at age 50 of brain cancer, a month shy from her 51st birthday. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park .

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