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Randy Van Horne; sang TV themes

LOS ANGELES - Randy Van Horne, whose Randy Van Horne Singers performed the theme songs for "The Flintstones," "The Jetsons," "The Huckleberry Hound Show," and several other popular television cartoons of the 1960s, died of cancer Sept. 26 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 83.

Mr. Van Horne created the Randy Van Horne Singers in the late 1950s. Several members of the group, including Marni Nixon, went on to successful solo careers.

The Van Horne Singers, known for a light, easy style, occasionally appeared on television shows, including "The Nat King Cole Show" in 1957.

Along with theme songs for Hanna-Barbera shows, the group recorded commercials, station identification spots, and jingles, many of them written by Mr. Van Horne.

The group also recorded several albums, including "Other Worlds Other Sounds" (1958) with Juan Garcia Esquivel, a popular Latin musician known for his "space-age pop" sound.

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