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Subject: Archive: December 4, 1984: Voice Actor Jack Mercer dies at 74


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Date Posted: Monday, December 04, 07:40:25pm

Jack Mercer, Provided Voice Of Popeye in Film Cartoons

The New York Times
December 9, 1984

Jack Mercer, who provided the gravel voice of Popeye the Sailor Man and other cartoon characters, died Friday in Lenox Hill Hospital after a brief illness.

He was 74 years old and lived in Woodside, Queens.

Mr. Mercer, who also did the voices of Wimpy, Poopdeck Pappy and the four nephews of Popeye, once recorded 220 Popeye cartoons in less than a year, when King Features Syndicate decided to produced it for television. Mr. Mercer also developed story ideas and wrote dialogue for some of the Popeye cartoons. His was also the voice of all of the characters in 240 Felix the Cat cartoons.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Carroll.

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/12/09/obituaries/jack-mercer-provided-voice-of-popeye-in-film-cartoons.html

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