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Actor Sid Raymond dead at 97

  |   Dec. 10, 2006 at 6:42 PM
AVENTURA, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Sid Raymond, a veteran of film, television and Broadway, has died in Aventura, Fla., at 97.

Raymond died Dec. 1 of complications related to a stroke, The New York Times reported.

Raymond's most noted role was the voice of the cartoon character, Baby Huey. He also headlined a series of Herman the mouse and Katnip the cat cartoons, playing Katnip to Arnold Stang's Herman.

He appeared with Liza Minnelli in the musical, "Pajama Game," and with Paul Newman in the film classic, "The Hustler."

Raymond also starred in several Schlitz beer commercials during the 1960s, and was the subject of the 2002 documentary, "Sid at 90."

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Cynthia Raymond and Margo Cohen; two sisters, Ruth Freedman and Dorothy Amcher; and a granddaughter, the newspaper said.

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