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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 November 1912Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 February 1989Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameGeorge Samuel O'Hanlon Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

George O'Hanlon was born on November 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as George Samuel O'Hanlon Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Rocky (1976), The Jetsons (1962) and Jetsons: The Movie (1990). He was married to Nancy Owens, Martha Stewart and Inez Yvonne Witt. He died on February 11, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Nancy Owens (10 February 1953 - 11 February 1989) (his death) (2 children)
Martha Stewart (6 August 1949 - 1 February 1952) (divorced)
Inez Yvonne Witt (1 February 1932 - 11 May 1948) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

The voice of George Jetson

Trivia (9)

Actor/director/writer best known as Joe McDoakes in film shorts during the 1940s and as the original voice of TV's George Jetson from 1961 until his death.
Father of actor/writer George O'Hanlon Jr..
Had suffered a stroke, so when he made the later Jetson series and the movie, he was practically blind and had very little short term memory. He had to have each line spoken to him so he could repeat it back.
He started working at 16 with his own stage show, but was fired after a few weeks due to a fight over wages.
His cousin, Virginia O'Hanlon, is the subject of the famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus".
Was originally hired to voice Fred Flintstone for The Flintstones (1960). However, one of the sponsors didn't think he was right for the part and he was replaced by Alan Reed.
Son of Sam Rice.
Ex-father-in-law of Susan Pratt.
Suffered a second stroke while in a recording session for Jetsons: The Movie (1990). He was rushed to the hospital after being resuscitated by paramedics where he died later that day. The film was dedicated to him, along with co-star Mel Blanc, who died later the same year.

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