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Ben "Bugs" Hardaway
Birth: May 21, 1895
Belton
Cass County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1957
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Classic animation director, writer, and voice actor. He supplied the voice of Woody Woodpecker in many cartoon shorts. Nicknamed "Bugs," he was instrumental in naming the character "Bugs Bunny" when, while working on the film short "Hare-um, Scare-um," an animator handed him a model sheet of the rabbit character. On the top of the paper, the animator had written the words "Bugs' bunny." The name instantly stuck and a legend was begun. (bio by: A.J. Marik) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathaniel Richard Hardaway (1856 - 1897)
  Mary Hamilton Hardaway (1857 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Hazel Irene Hardaway (1896 - 1979)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth W Hardaway Killinger (1878 - 1960)*
  Robert Hamilton Hardaway (1883 - 1955)*
  Ben Hardaway (1895 - 1957)
  Edwin B. Hardaway (1897 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Enduring Faith, L-4093, G-1
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14722, -118.3252
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: Sep 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5802495
Ben Bugs Hardaway
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Ben Bugs Hardaway
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
Ben Bugs Hardaway
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: May. 21, 2016
In remembrance of you. God Bless.
- Heavenly Peace
 Added: May. 21, 2016

- Lillian
 Added: May. 21, 2016
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