Kids recording artist Greg Dawson dies

Created and performed live theatrical review 'Greggy Dee'

Greg Dawson, a children's recording artist, songwriter and entertainer, died July 3 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 52.

Dawson was the creator and performer of "Greggy Dee," a live theatrical review that featured songs from his kids albums and played throughout Southern California at schools, fairs, etc.

The Santa Monica native was master of ceremonies for the Pasadena Pops and a voice-over artist who can be heard on the Animal Planet series "The Little Zoo That Could" and various TV commercials.

Survivors include his wife Melanie; son Connor; parents Patricia and Robert; sister Linda; brother and sister-in-law Steven and Bethelyn; and nieces and nephews Bradley, Allison, Dane and Zachary.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. SaturdayJuly 10 at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Corona del Mar, Calif. The family requests that donations be made payable to Putnam Investments, c/o the Connor Patrick Dawson College Fund, 2629 Foothill Blvd. #130, La Crescenta, CA 91214.