Former UPA exec Dorothy Schechter dies

Handled the 'Mr. Magoo' account at the studio

Dorothy Schechter, a longtime business executive at "Mr. Magoo" animation studio UPA, died April 12 in Los Angeles. She was 85.

Schechter became a vp at UPA Prods. in 1970 and handled the "Magoo" account and others as well as other finance and payroll duties at the Burbank-based production and distribution outfit.

The Bronx-born Schechter also helped produce TV series "All Star Golf" and "Championship Bowling" as well as "Miss Frances' Ding Dong School," which bowed in the early 1950s as one of the first educationally motivated TV shows for children.

Schechter worked for more than 30 years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Research Center and Hospital in Denver, eventually becoming national president.