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George Samuel O'Hanlon

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, King's, New York, United States
Death: February 11, 1989 (76)
in the recording studio, Los Angeles, California, United States (Stroke )
Place of Burial: Westlake Village, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Samuel O'Hanlon and Lulu A. O'Hanlon
Husband of <private> O'Hanlon (Owens)
Ex-husband of Martha Stewart
Brother of James F. O'Hanlon

Occupation: American film and voice actor, comedian and TV writer.
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George O'Hanlon, a famous actor and radio personality, known to the older generation as Joe McDoakes and to the younger generation as the voice of George Jetson on the Jetsons TV series.

George Samuel O'Hanlon was born on November 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. As an actor and writer he is known for The Jetsons (1962), Rocky (1976) and The Flintstones (1960).

He died of a second stroke on February 11, 1989 while recording dialogue for Jetsons: The Movie. According to voice director Andrea Romano, O'Hanlon found it difficult to read and hear and in the end he died in the recording studio doing what he loved.

The film was dedicated to him, along with Jetsons co-star Mel Blanc, who died later the same year.


As with most Hanna-Barbera productions of the 1950s and early 1960s, was modeled after a contemporary celebrity; in George's case, it was character actor George O'Hanlon, who also voiced (and granted his name to) the character.


  • Parents: Vaudeville stars Sam & Lulu
  • Spouse(s): Martha Stewart (1949-1952) (divorced), Nancy O'Hanlon (?–1989) (his death)
  • Children: George O'Hanlon, Jr., Laurie O'Hanlon


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George Samuel O'Hanlon's Timeline

November 23, 1912
Brooklyn, King's, New York, United States
February 11, 1989
Age 76
Los Angeles, California, United States
Age 76
Westlake Village, California, United States