C. Lindsay Workman

Claremont resident C. Lindsay Workman died at his home on April 24, 2012 following a brief illness. He was 88.

An entertainment professional for many years, Mr. Workman’s voice-over work ranged from creating characters for the Emmy Award-winning Garfield cartoon specials to providing the distinguished voice for Mercedes Benz commercials in the 1980s. 

As a television character actor, his work spanned decades, with appearances on shows ranging from Perry Mason and The Twilight Zone to Bonanza, Bewitched, The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. He had recurring roles on The Donna Reed Show, Here Come the Brides, Police Woman, Owen Marshall and The Young and the Restless.  Film work included Westworld and Naked Gun 2½.    

Mr. Workman began his career in radio as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to study literature and acting at Pomona College and Yale University. He was proud to be an active member of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.

During the 1950s, Mr. Workman was a member of the Scripps College theater department faculty. Also a community volunteer, he received awards for his service to the Boy Scouts in the Los Angeles Area Council. 

Mr. Workman is survived by 2 children and 2 grandchildren. 

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Seaver House at Pomona College.


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