ALAN-BLEVISS-Obituary

ALAN BLEVISS

New York, New York

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BLEVISS--Alan. Alan David Bleviss, 76, passed away on Saturday, December 30th at his home in New York City. He is survived by his children Joshua Eli, Lisa Aviva and Sarah Jenny. Alan had an illustrious 40 year career as a prominent voice over actor, philanthropist and former president of the...

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Alan is pictured upper left. A purim concert at Edmonton Talmud Torah probably around ten years old. A "big" guy for his age.

I first met Allan in 1971 over a cup of coffee in an old fashioned diner in Manhattan. He, Doug Jeffers and myself were going to be the future icons of the VO industry, or, so we thought and we had so much to talk about along with our contagious enthusiasm. Allan was so generous with his wit, sensitivity and kindness and I shared the fact that there was an agency looking for talent that I had heard about and would call on his behalf to get him started. In those days there were limitations on...

Tess - Naomi just told me. I am so sorry.

Alan was an exceptionally sensitive and caring person. He had a beautiful voice and was an amazingly creative talent. I enjoyed working with him as a producer over many years. He was a truly good man, and he will be missed.

Although it is almost 50 years ago when Alan joined us as a section head at Camp Northland in Haliburton, Ontario (a job he knew nothing about), among us old camp staff, he is remembered for his laugh, his irreverence, his bridge playing and of course, his voice. Four of us played bridge together for a year or so after that summer and I can still remember his claim to fame at the time: "Canada Dry, the champagne of ginger ales." He was not forgotten. My sympathies.

As a childhood friend of Alan Bleviss, I received great hospitality at the Bleviss home in Edmonton Alberta.
I received a great deal of kindness from Alan's mother and father Joseph. There was a great deal of friendly interaction with Alan's younger brother Morley and younger sister Sharon. I recall many happy winter days in the Bleviss home. Those days will never be forgotten. In later days at Bonnie Dune high school, in a production of Arsenic and Old Lace, Allan played a rambunctious...

Alan worked on a theatre production at the Factory Theatre in Toronto in 1972 that I produced. He was a wonderful, rich presence in that show, and though I haven't seen him since that period, his warmth remained with me, and from reading occasional Facebook posts, I felt continually connected to him. Such, I'm sure, was the nature of his presence everywhere. To his family, I am very, very sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed by so many.

Dear Josh, Lisa, and Sarah,
I had the tremendous priviledge to work as one of Alan's NY agents, many years ago. He was incredibly loved and respected by the entire industry- at every level. He was a gifted talent, and magnificent person.

I had the tremendous priviledge of working as one of Alan's NY voice agents...many years ago. It was an honor to participate in his enormous successes, and he was incredibly kind, generous,as well as respected and talented.