Joan Anderson died April 19 in New York City at age 89 after a brief illness, according to The Chronicle-Telegram. Anderson's long and successful career included stints as a stage, TV and radio actress, as well as an advertising casting director and voice-over coach.
Anderson began her professional career as 'Joan Barton' in radio dramas heard over WHK and WGAR in Cleveland.
Moving to New York at the end of World War II, Anderson soon met her husband, Fred Uttal, a noted radio and TV announcer.
She later worked as a casting director in which she selected actors for hundreds of commercials for Procter & Gamble soaps ANOTHER WORLD and AS THE WORLD TURNS.
Anderson parlayed her experience as an actress and radio voice talent to become a voice coach for New York celebrities.
Joan Anderson is survived by sons Bro, of Manhattan, and Lynn Uttal, of Winchester, Va.; three stepchildren; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial jazz concert will be scheduled in New York City in September.