Frank Barron Dies : Frank Barron, a cartoon writer for Hanna-Barbera who went on to create an offbeat television western and twice served as editor of the Hollywood Reporter, has died. He was 98.Frank Barron came to Hollywood to write. With a long career that ranged from writing ‘Woody Woodpecker’ and ‘Popeye’ cartoons to two stints as editor of The Hollywood Reporter and promoting top rock acts, he done all of them amazingly. Barron was twice the editor of the Hollywood Reporter — in the mid-1960s, and again in the late ’70s.In 1959, he created the western series “The Man From Blackhawk,” the story of an insurance investigator who finds himself drifting across the violent west as he checks out claims of fraud and thievery.
Barron and Margie Platt were married at the home of Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels in 1980.
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