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Hollywood Memorial

Isadore ‘Friz’ Freleng

Cartoon animator, best known for his work on the “Looney Tunes” and “Merrie Melodies” for the Warner Brothers Animation Department, where he worked for thirty years. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio’s biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, and Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance). He won five Academy Awards for his animated work that also included “The Pink Panther,” after Warner closed their animation department in 1963. He is interred in a crypt in Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, with twin tablets shown above.