Tex Avery

American animator and director (1908-1980)

Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist and director. He is famous for creating animated cartoons during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He did his most major work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. He created the characters of Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Droopy. His had an effect on almost all of the animated cartoon series by various studios in the 1940s and 1950s.

Tex Avery
Frederick Bean Avery

(1908-02-26)February 26, 1908
DiedAugust 26, 1980(1980-08-26) (aged 72)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Resting placeForest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery
Other namesFred Avery
OccupationAnimator, cartoonist, director, voice actor
Years active1930–1980
Patricia Avery (m. 1935–1972)

Further readingEdit

  • Adamson, Joe (1975). Tex Avery: King of Cartoons. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80248-1.
  • Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516729-5.
  • Benayoun, Robert (1988). Le mystère Tex Avery. Paris: Editions du Seuil. ISBN 2-02-009870-9.
  • Canemaker, John (1996). Tex Avery: The MGM Years, 1942–1955. Atlanta: Turner Press. ISBN 1-57036-291-2.
  • Morris, Gary (September 1998). What's Up, Tex? A Look at the Life and Career of Tex Avery Archived 2009-07-13 at the Portuguese Web Archive. Bright Lights Film Journal.

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