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Hollywood Memorial

Walter Lantz

Groundbreaking cartoonist who created the character ‘Woody Woodpecker,’ which was voiced by his wife Gracie. He was the first to use the Technicolor process in his work, won a special Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 1979 and had been nominated for 10 other Oscars over his long career. He is interred in a crypt in Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills.