Friday, October 20, 2017

RIP Warren Burton

Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2017

October 23, 1944 - October 2, 2017 Born in Chicago, Illinois, Warren Burton was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Lorraine (nee Stryska) Burton and his sister Gayle Affinito (nee Burton). He is survived by his niece, Victoria Affinito of Chicago, and many loving friends and fans. Warren won a Grammy in 1971 for his work as a writer on Lily Tomlin's "THIS IS A RECORDING" in the category of Best Comedy Recording. He started his TV/Film career in the early 1970's on the made-for-TV movie, "The Girl Most Likely to¿" He went on to star in several daytime soap operas that included the role of Eddie Dorrance on "All My Children" in which he won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 1980 awards broadcast. His other daytime roles have included "Another World," "Guiding Light," and Phillip Hamilton on "Santa Barbara." Burton portrayed Confederate general Henry Heth in the 1993 film Gettysburg. Since the mid-1990s, Burton has been a voice actor for numerous video games including the highly successful "Jak and Daxter" franchise, "Battlezone II: Combat Commander," and "Nox" among several others. Warren was not only a talented actor but one of the kindest souls and will be missed on this earth by all those lucky enough to have known him. A celebration of Warren's life will be held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on November 15, 2017 at 11a.m.

BURTON, Warren
Born: 10/23/1944, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died:  10/2/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Warren Burton’s westerns – actor, voice actor:4
Gettysburg – 1993 (Major General Henry Heth)
Zorro (TV) – 1997-1998 [various voices]
Rango – 2011 [voice of Bean’s Daddy]

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