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Helen Hunt’s Dad, Director and Acting Coach Gordon Hunt, Dies at 87

20 December 2016 4:57 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Gordon Hunt, director, acting teacher and father of Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt has died at the age of 87.

“He was a master of reinvention, a journeyman artist,” the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. “He knew and taught that the work doesn’t always find you. You need to create and re-create the work every day.”

Hunt died the night of Dec. 17 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, his daughter confirmed to THR.

Known for his work directing cartoon shows like The Smurfs and sitcoms like Mad About You (which starred Helen), Hunt was a true Hollywood renaissance man. »

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TV Director Gordon Hunt, Father of Helen Hunt, Dies at 87

20 December 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Gordon Hunt, television director and father of actress Helen Hunt, died on Saturday at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 87.

"Gordon was a master of reinvention. A journeyman artist," Helen said in a statement released to Et. "He knew and taught that the work doesn't always find you. You need to create and recreate the work every day."

"If you asked 100 people who knew him 100 of them would say he was the kindest man they ever knew," she continued.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Gordon worked for years running the voice department at Hanna-Barbera animation studios, eventually moving on to serve as the recording director on beloved cartoon series such as The Jetsons, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Richie Rich and countless others.

In the 1990s, Gordon began working in live TV, directing sitcoms such as Caroline in the City, Frasier, [link »

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Voltron: Netflix Rebooting Animated TV Series

5 January 2016 5:42 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The legend returns. As part of its deal with DreamWorks Animation, Netflix is rebooting the animated adventure series, Voltron. The original syndicated series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, premiered in September, 1984 and ran through November, 1985. It spawned specials, sequels, comics, toys, and video games.

The original Voltron series voice cast includes: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Neil Ross, B.J. Ward, Lennie Weinrib, and Tress MacNeille. It was executive produced by Peter Keefe, with Steve Sterling, producing. It can be found on Netflix and Hulu, with mini episodes on Crackle.



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