AceShowbiz - The actress who voiced Yogi Bear's love interest on the hit TV cartoon has died from coronavirus complications.
Julie Bennett passed away at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Tuesday, March 31, aged 88, her longtime agent and friend Mark Scroggs confirms.
She began her acting career with onscreen appearances in 1950s series like "Adventures of Superman", "Leave It to Beaver", "Highway Patrol", and "The George Burns" and "Gracie Allen Show", before discovering her talent as a voiceover artist, starting with 1960's "The Bullwinkle Show".
Bennett went on to provide the voice of Cindy Bear on "The Yogi Bear Show" from 1961 to 1962, and reprised her Southern character for a 1964 spin-off film called, "Hey There, It's Yogi Bear".
She continued to portray Cindy in a variety of Hanna-Barbera Productions-related projects, such as 1973's "Yogi's Gang", "Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics" in 1977, and "The New Yogi Bear Show" in 1988.
Her other animation credits included "The Huckleberry Hound Show", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Magoo", "The Real Ghostbusters", and "Spider-Man: The Animated Series".
Bennett is the latest star to die from COVID-19 issues - Fountains of Wayne frontman Adam Schlesinger, "Star Wars" actor and dialect coach Andrew Jack, country singer Joe Diffie, jazz musicians Ellis Marsalis Jr. and Wallace Roney, and British comedian Eddie Large have all succumbed to the illness in recent days.