Tuesday, May 22, 2012

C. Lindsay Workman Dead at 88

C. Lindsay Workman died at his home on April 24, 2012 following a brief illness. He was 88.

An entertainment professional for many years, Workman’s voice-over work ranged from creating characters for the Emmy Award-winning Garfield cartoon specials to providing the distinguished voice for Mercedes Benz commercials in the 1980s.

As a television character actor, his work spanned decades, with appearances on shows ranging from PERRY MASON and THE TWILIGHT ZONE to BONANZA, BEWITCHED, THE BRADY BUNCH and THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY.

He had recurring roles on THE DONNA REED SHOW, HERE COME THE BRIDES, POLICE WOMAN, OWEN MARSHALL and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. His film work included Westworld and Naked Gun 2½.&

Workman began his career in radio as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to study literature and acting at Pomona College and Yale University. He was proud to be an active member of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.

During the 1950s, Workman was a member of the Scripps College theater department faculty. Also a community volunteer, he received awards for his service to the Boy Scouts in the Los Angeles Area Council.

Workman is survived by 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

1 comment:

  1. I befriended Lindsay in the 70s when I worked at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Radio Archives. We both loved Old Time Radio and spent many hours discussing its history. I am also a filmmaker and I asked Lindsay to play a lead role in my short fantasy film ALL THE LOVE IN HELL. Not only was he delighted to do it, but he was a true professional, through and through. I only recently learned of his death in the Screen Actors Guild magazine. A good friend now deeply missed.