1939 – 2016
Former circus star and fuzzy alien tv actor, Michu Meszaros, died today at the age of 76. The Hungary-born actor was the man behind the mask whenever a full-body/action shot of Alf was required. Never having been stoned enough to actually sit through an episode of Alf, I always assumed he was just a hand puppet, ala Sesame Street. For a more interesting take on the whole Alf story, read Permanent Midnight by Jerry Stahl.
1920 – 2016
Animation voice-actor, Janet Waldo, died yesterday at the age of 96.
Waldo was best known as the voice of "daughter Judy" on the 1962 – 63 carton, The Jetsons, however she also "appeared" as Nancy on Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop on Wacky Races, as Josie in Josie and the Pussycats, and on the 1943-1956 radio program, Meet Corliss Archer.