Voiceover actor Gans dies

He worked on 'Pooh Corner'

Ronald Gans, actor and voiceover performer for shows including TV’s “Welcome to Pooh Corner,” died June 29 in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia. He was 79.

Gans, sometimes credited as Ron Kennedy, was the voice of Kanga and Roo on “Pooh Corner.” He also gave voice to Sebastian the alley cat in the Disney Channel’s “Dumbo’s Circus” and Drag Strip on the “Transformers” TV cartoon.

With his deep, booming tone, he voiced hundreds of trailers, TV promos and radio ads during his nearly 50-year career. Screen appearances include roles in “Perry Mason,” “Lost in Space,” and several Roger Corman films.

Survivors include a wife and two children. Services will be held at 2 p.m. July 11 at Hollywood Forever mortuary.

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