I got some bad news today - Shana Ozark passed away on May 22 at 88 years of age. Shana who you say?? She was Jack Ozark's wife and worked briefly as an inbetweener at the Fleischer Miami Studio when Jack went into the service in 1942. She had a long career in the animation business, much of the time working as an assistant alongside Jack at Filmation.
I met and interviewed Shana last year. She was like a breath of fresh air to the past. Despite her deteriorating health, she was full of spunk and eager to tell me about her's and Jack's experiences. Shana's memory was amazing - especially for her age. She was extremely generous with her time and memories. Meeting her was an experience I will always cherish.
More on Shana in a future post.