H-B writer, Spike Jones pianist Eddie Brandt dies

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Eddie Brandt, a writer for Hanna-Barbera who had been a pianist for Spike Jones and Spade Cooley, died February 20 at his North Hollywood home of colon cancer. He was 89.

Brandt was a writer and composer for Bob Clampett’s Beany and Cecil series, sometimes moonlighting as a member of the voice cast. At Hanna-Barbera, he wrote for Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles (1966), Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor (1967) and Cattanooga Cats (1969).

In 1967, he founded famed North Hollywood store Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee, a gold mine for those seeking videos and posters of obscure material from the big and little screens.

According to cartoon historian Mark Evanier, Brandt decided to work in animation when comedic bands lost their appeal. A couple of Jones’s musicians joined the cartoon industry, mostly in the editing department at Hanna-Barbera, and Brandt followed suit.

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