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Steve Susskind

Actor

Actor Steve Susskind died Jan. 21 in Mission Hills, Calif. after an automobile accident. He was 62.

A memorial for Susskind will be held March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny, Beverly Hills.

Born in Springfield, Mass., and brought up in suburban New York, Susskind, at 15, joined his friend Bob Minsky to form the 1960s pop duo the Roommates. Their major hit was “Glory of Love.”

In 1980, Susskind moved to Los Angeles to become an announcer, voice-over specialist and actor. His voice was heard in the animated films “The Emperor’s New Groove” and “Monsters, Inc.” and in the TV series “Challenge of the GoBots.”

Susskind appeared in TV series including “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “The Jeffersons,” “Married … With Children,” “Cheers,” “NewsRadio,” “Seinfeld” and “Scrubs.” His films included “Friday the 13th Part 3.”

He also appeared in theater productions in New York and L.A., including “Educating Rita” and “Death of a Salesman.”

He is survived by his wife Ann, a son, a daughter, two grandchildren and two stepdaughters.

Donations may be made to the Steve Susskind Memorial Fund, c/o Don LaFontaine, The Tisherman Agency, 6767 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

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