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Gerry Woolery

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Gerry Woolery Obituary
August 5, 1944 - May 10, 2018 The 1984 TV sitcom, "The Duck Factory," is known for Jim Carrey in his first lead role. For Gerry Woolery, the sitcom had double meaning. As animator, Woolery won a Primetime Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement for Graphic Design and Title Sequences." The show followed Carrey as a young cartoonist at an animation company modeled on Woolery's studio, Playhouse Pictures. Woolery, 73, died peacefully at home in Coupeville, Wash., on May 10 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Angele, brother Ted (Mary Ellen), daughter Selina (Todd), grandson Duncan, first wife Kathleen Woolery and many nieces and nephews. Woolery collaborated with renowned movie titleists Saul Bass and Sally Cruikshank. For the 1986 farcical comedy, "Ruthless People," Woolery and team created an animated opening sequence with Mick Jagger singing the title song. Woolery was born in Hollywood in 1944. He attended Hamilton High and earned a film degree at the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute, now CalArts. In 2000, Woolery and his wife of 25 years, Angele, relocated to Whidbey Island (WA), where they opened a local restaurant, Gerry's Kitchen, praised by the local newspaper for its delectable menu and Woolery happily "mingling with his customers, catching up on the latest and greatest."
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 17 to May 18, 2018
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