other notable deaths

other notable deaths

January 03, 2007

JAMES ANDELIN, 89 Voiceover artist, actor

James Andelin, a voiceover artist and actor who had roles in the movies Field of Dreams and Grumpier Old Men, died Dec. 27 of congestive heart failure and emphysema in a Chicago hospital. The son of German opera singers, he lived most of his life in the city's Lakeview neighborhood.

He landed one of his first radio roles at about age 12 for a show called Skippy. It led to a long career in Chicago radio, including voiceover parts in Little Orphan Annie and Jack Armstrong. He also was an entertainer in the Army during World War II.

CHARLES HYATT, 75 Jamaican broadcaster

Charles Hyatt, a veteran of Jamaican theater and a broadcaster whose voice was recognized across the island, died Monday at his sister's home in Palm Bay, Fla., three weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer, his family said. He began his career in the 1940s and had small parts in films including Almost Heaven in 2005 and Cool Runnings in 1993.

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