Robert Yeats Allen
Last updated 6/5/2008 at Noon
Noted designer Robert Yeats Allen died in Fallbrook on May 19, 2008, at the age of 99. His years as an artist encompassed many forms of art. He was a commercial artist, animator, painter, sculptor and product designer.
Bob was born in Chicago on May 14, 1909, and raised in Kansas City before coming to Hollywood in 1933. He worked as an animator/director for Harman-Ising, Warner Brothers and MGM. While at MGM, he helped create many now-famous cartoon characters, including Barney Bear and Tom and Jerry.
Following WWII, during which Bob made animated training films for the military, he set u...