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Linda Gary (November 4, 1944 – October 5, 1995) aged 50 was an American voice-over artist who worked on many animated projects. Linda Gary Dewoskin married actor Charles Howerton on March 23, 1969 and had two daughters, Alexis and Dana. 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 foreign to English dubbing in Italy, Spain and Germany. She was the voice of Grandma Longneck in LBT II - IV.

Career

Live-action appearances

Although Linda was one of the most popular voice-over artists in animation, she only appeared in two live-action films, 1977's Joyride To Nowhere with husband Chuck Howerton and 1980's Cruising with Al Pacino. She lent her voice in such movies as Wolfen and Switch. In addition, she voiced the character Dr. Maura Cassidy on the 1979 syndicated radio drama, "Alien Worlds."

Television

Hanna-Barbera

Linda voiced different characters in several Hanna-Barbera's TV series such as Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats, The Pirates of Dark Water and Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron.

ABC Weekend Specials

The ABC Weekend Special was a Saturday morning TV series that aired from 1977 to 1994. It featured stories in both the live-action and animated realms. Linda's voice can 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

Linda did several guest voice work overs in such Disney TV series such as Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid TV Series and Bonkers.

Sunbow Productions

Linda voiced Chromia (transformer) in the Transformers series as well as several other characters throughout the series.

Marvel Productions

Linda voiced Aunt May Parker on two different Spider-Man TV animated series'. The first one was in the short lived 1981 Spider-Man series with Ted Schwartz as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and then in 1994-1998 Spider-Man with Christopher Daniel Barnes as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Filmation

The majority of Linda's career work was with the Filmation studio. Both she and good friend, Alan Oppenheimer, contributed to many Filmation projects. She voiced characters in several of Filmation's TV series such as Web Woman, The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!, BlackStar and Ghostbusters.

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 many 'one-off' characters, particularly of young boys.

Linda also did 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.

Universal Cartoon Studios

Linda lent her voice as 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

Linda also provided the voices in several adventure video 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

Sadly, Linda passed away on April 30, 1996 at age 52 because of a brain tumor.

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