Actress Heather North, who voiced the character of Daphne in the “Scooby-Doo” TV series, has died. She was 71.
North passed away after a long illness on Nov. 30 at her home in Studio City, California, her friend Jodi Mann told The Hollywood Reporter.
The Pasadena native also starred on “The Days of Our Lives” as Sandy Norton, where she met her husband H. Wesley Kenney. She married the Emmy-winning producer and director of “All in the Family” in 1971. He died in 2015.
North began voicing Daphne in 1970 on CBS/Hanna-Barbera’s second season of the Saturday morning cartoon “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” She also voiced the “The New Scooby-Doo Movies” in the early ’70s and several other versions of the cartoon until 2003.
But her TV career wasn’t limited to cartoons and soaps: she also had roles on “Mr. Novak,” “Gidget,” “The Fugitive,” “The Monkees,” “My Three Sons” and “Adam-12.” She was in 1965’s “Git!” and 1970’s “I Love My Wife,” and had a stint on Broadway in the 1967 run of “The Girl in the Freudian Slip.”
North is survived by her son Kevin, daughter-in-law Stephanie, stepdaughter Nina, husband Brent, stepson Wesley and granddaughter Jocelyn, according to THR. There is a memorial service Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Studio City.