Sunni Walton dead at 54

Singer, actress, impressionist

Sunni Walton, a singer-actress-impressionist, died Dec. 29 at her Van Nuys home from a brain tumor. She was 54.

Walton’s career began in her native San Francisco at the age of five as a violinist.

As a performer she sang in nine languages and became a popular singer on the concert circuit.

She acted on TV shows such as “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Picket Fences.” She also appeared on the “Steve Allen Show,” “The Don Knotts Special” and “The Joey Bishop Show.”

Walton was also well known for her voiceover work in commercials and animated films.

She is survived by her husband, director-writer Robert Walton-O’Neill, two sons and six grandchildren.

Family suggests donations be made to Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, Torrance.

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