Joseph Barbera’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 24, 1911

Death Date

December 18, 2006

Age of Death

95 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes



The animator Joseph Barbera died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Animator, director, and cartoon and storyboard artist who co-created Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, and The Jetsons, with William Hanna. Together they founded one of the most successful animation studios of the 20th century.

He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Earl, in 1935. They had four children before divorcing in 1963, after which he married Sheila Holden.



“Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.” (Joseph Barbera)


“My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into. Middle-aged men ask me when we’re going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons.” (Joseph Barbera)


“I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.” (Joseph Barbera)


“What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.” (Joseph Barbera)


“Except for me, no one in my family could draw.” (Joseph Barbera)