Vanessa C. Hart
April 15, 1959 - February 11, 2014 Vanessa Hart, 54, of Los Angeles died Feb. 11 at her home after a short illness. Vanessa was the daughter of Doug and Linda Hart, who preceded her in death. Vanessa's work as a successful voice actor was recognized with numerous nominations and awards. Vanessa was a long standing and active member of SAG-AFTRA. Vanessa is survived by her younger sister, Dana Hart of Los Angeles; her husband, Jeff Simon; most beloved niece, Santana; aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Ellis Landers of Sherwood, Ark., aunt and uncle, Gail and Ralph Goza of Camden, Ark. and cousin, Todd Landers also of Sherwood, Ark. Individuals wishing to honor Vanessa can make donations in her memory to The Actors Fund http://donate.actorsfund.org/tribute or Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles www.kittenrescue.org. Memorial services will be announced.
Published by Los Angeles Times on Feb. 16, 2014.
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A wonderful, beautiful and feisty lady who help me move on in my life and career. Vanessa, I knew you for only a few months, but I still remember you and miss you. Fly high!
Darla Middlebrook
Student
February 10, 2020
Again, I express my sorrow at the loss of a wonderful person. Vanessa was in my life for too short a time. During the 4 years that I knew her, however, I came to admire her and depend upon her for inspiration and encouragement. Vanessa gave of herself to so many in the Voice Over Community. I am sure that the Creator, now, has an angel in heaven who will really shake things up in a very positive way. Spread your wings, Vanessa...spread your wings.
Darla Middlebrook
March 15, 2014
I only met Vanessa over the phone, working with her over several months on her website. She was so fun and full of energy. So full of life, her energy will definitely be missed. My sympathies to her family and other friends, I know she had an impact on a large group of people from all walks of life. :)
Brett Bumeter
March 14, 2014
Vanessa was a beautiful and talented lady. My condolences to her family, friends, and collegues.
Cheryl Wills
February 18, 2014
I met her only once at a conference at which we taught in Anaheim, but we corresponded online. She passed so young...Blessings to family and friends.
Bettye Zoller Seitz
February 17, 2014
Vanessa was such a wonderful talent and a great teacher. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her, whether students, colleagues, or her many friends.
Claton Butcher
February 17, 2014
February 16, 2014
Vanessa left an imprint in my heart with her charm, grace, infectious laugh and incredible voice. She was respected and loved tremendously by so many. Risposi in pace amica mia (R.I.P. my friend). My husband and I send our heartfelt condolences to Vanessa's family and all who knew her.
Robin Eller
February 16, 2014
Vanessa started me in audio book narration...Her continuing support and care made it a path worth taking...I will miss her greatly.
Phil Williams
February 16, 2014
Vanessa encouraged me to aim high and "go for it". She paid it forward by coaching and mentoring me into the field of Voice Over. Vanessa's passion was felt by all of her students. She was loved and will be missed.
Darla Middlebrook
February 16, 2014
Vanessa was fun to work with and and a very gracious, creative and classy lady. We will miss her bright light.
Dan Lenard
February 16, 2014
Vanessa was an innovator. She set the standards for the industry she loved so much. She was a master, a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Forever encouraging and tirelessly generous. You will be missed, but your voice, spirit, Hart and soul will be heard loud and clear for generations to come.
Cliff Zellman
February 16, 2014
Vanessa, you gave yourself to the world through your beautiful voice in a loving, sharing, joyful way. Even though you are no longer here with us in the physical, you will never be forgotten. Holding your loved one in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike Tanner
February 16, 2014
Wonderful, nurturing, talented spirit and beloved colleague. Am honored to have known you the brief time I did. Holding all whose lives you have touched peace with your transition.
Scott O'Neill
February 16, 2014
Thank you Vanessa for my audiobook training. I had the best time ever learning in this field, which is a contribute to you.
Kimberly Geter
February 16, 2014
The world has lost a beautiful Angel. Heaven has gained a glorious voice. Thank you for your kindness and laughter, it was much too short. You will be missed.
Alice Moring
February 16, 2014
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