Best-known as the fretful Rabbit in Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" animated films and TV shows.
He is survived by his wife, Carla, whom he married in 1961; three children, Matthias, Melanie and Melissa; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was part of the USO.
Started his career on radio with KSL, hosting "Sansom and Then Some" in 1957.
Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in broadcasting in 1949.
In an interview broadcasted on ABC 4, when asked about voicing Rabbit in the upcoming Winnie the Pooh (2011) film, he stated, "I'm not sure." Tom Kenny voiced Rabbit in the movie, although Sansom claimed he was still under contract.