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05-24-2005, 03:16 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The man who lent his voice to Tony the Tiger and many other cartoon classics died Sunday of prostate cancer. He was 91.
Thurl Ravenscroft, whose voice can be heard in such classics as “Cinderella,” “Dumbo,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Jungle Book,” may have been best known for the line “They’re grrreeeeat!” as Tony the Tiger in commercials for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.
Ravenscroft’s voice can also be heard in “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” where he sang the famous “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” in his rich baritone voice.
05-24-2005, 09:17 PM
ok.. Whats up with all these people Dieing... Stop it!
Yesterday I found out Fred Flinstone died, and today it is Tony the Tiger... Who is next?
05-24-2005, 09:57 PM
Fred's dead?? I didn't hear that. Poor Wilma
05-25-2005, 12:01 AM
Maybe they were in a Sucide Pact.
Distressed at missing out on all of the work being generated by the new animation boom and video game industry, these two felt that the world had moved on and had no place for them. So they created the pact over the internet. Tony the tiger's watch had stopped, so he missed it by a day, much lessening the impact of their deed.
It could be possible.
05-25-2005, 12:17 AM
Prostate cancer is a hell of a way to commit suicide.
05-25-2005, 01:55 AM
That's just what they want you to think...........................
05-25-2005, 08:06 PM
06-27-2005, 07:42 PM
Paul Winchell, the early TV pioneer best remembered for creating a string of cartoon voices, most famously Winnie the Pooh's pal Tigger, died Friday. A day later, John Fiedler, the veteran stage and screen actor who voiced Piglet, passed away.
Winchell and Fiedler gave voice to the beloved characters in several animated Disney shorts and features, beginning with 1968's Oscar-winning, franchise-launching short, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, which also featured the vocal work of Sebastian Cabot as the narrator and Sterling Holloway as the honey-obsessed bear. (Cabot died in 1977; Holloway in 1992.)
Winchell provided the pipes for dozens of other 'toons, including Spider-Man in the 1980s TV version, the Hanna-Barbera heavy Dick Dastardly and Smurf nemesis Gargamel. He died in his sleep early Friday at his home in Moorpark, California, according to a Website operated by his daughter, actress April Winchell. He was 82.
John Fiedler began his stage career in New York after serving in the Navy during the Second World War. He was a supporting actor, performing alongside the likes of Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, John Wayne in Hollywood and Bob Newhart on television.
Fiedler appeared in films such as 12 Angry Men, The Odd Couple, True Grit and Sharkey's Machine. He was a cast member on the TV shows Buffalo Bill. and The Bob Newhart Show.
Other voice credits include: Sexton Mouse in Robin Hood, Deacon Owl in The Rescuers, and Porcupine in The Fox and the Hound.
Fiedler's naturally high-pitched voice won him the role of the anxiety-ridden Piglet in 1968. He continued in the role throughout his life, playing in the recently released Pooh's Heffalump Movie.
Somewhere Eeyore is even more glum than usual. :(
06-27-2005, 07:46 PM
Winchell also held 30 patents, including one for an artificial heart, a disposable razor and a flameless cigarette lighter. He donated his early artificial heart to the University of Utah for research. Dr. Robert Jarvik and other researchers at the university went on to construct the first artificial heart implanted into humans.
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