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TRANSITIONS: Lou Scheimer, producer of "He-Man"

Posted by Elwin Green on November 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Unless you read the obituaries regularly, the news was easy to miss: Lou Scheimer died on October 17, two days shy of his 85th birthday.

The headline for the Post-Gazette's obituary was slighlly eye-catching...

Obituary: Lou Scheimer / Pittsburgh native who founded TV cartoon studio Filmation


...but if, like me, you find the name "Filmation" only vaguely familiar, it might not make you drop everything for a couple of minutes to read the story. CNN's headline accomplishes that much better:

Lou Scheimer, producer of 'Fat Albert' and 'He-Man,' dies at 84.

Fat Albert? He-Man? Those names mean a lot more, to a lot more people, than "Filmation." So, the man behind those shows was a Pittsburgher? Imagine that.

But wait. Lou Scheimer was not just a Pittsburgher. As the P-G obit points out, he grew up in Homewood and graduated from Westinghouse. He was a Homewoodian, and a Bulldog. Imagine that!

Think I'll make some calls and see if I can speak with anyone who knew him. Given the legions of kids who were entertained and influenced by his work, I'd say he was a pretty important part of Homewood's history.

Meanwhile, in honor of a highly accomplished Homewoodian, here's an extremely short (45 secs!) interview with Mr. Scheimer:

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And here's a half-hour documentary about Filmation - enjoy!

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