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Alan Reed

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1977 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians, Voice Actor

1907 – born Edward Teddy was- August 20th, in New York-New York



1920’s-30’s – Went to Columbia University. After majoring in journalism at Columbia University, the New York born-and-bred actor went on to an acting career at the Provincetown Playhouse.



1932-1940 – His vocal talents were immediately discovered and he turned to radio, becoming a prime announcer for that medium. A master of over 22 foreign dialects, he also worked steadily on Broadway with the Theatre. 



1932 – Alan Reed was married to Finnette Walker. one Son, Actor Alan Reed Jr.



1937-1940 – he was billing himself under his real name of Teddy Bergman for comedy roles on radio programs like "The Eddie Cantor Show," and under his "nom de stage" of Alan Reed for dramatic series like "The Shadow." Becoming "Alan Reed" on a full-time basis in the early ’40s, the actor gained famed for recurring radio roles like Falstaff Openshaw on the "Fred Allen Show," Pasquale on "Life With Luigi," and Mr. Clyde on "My Friend Irma." Reed was featured in both the radio and TV versions of Duffy’s Tavern, playing Clancy the Cop on radio and the dim-witted Finnegan on TV.



1952 – An occasional film actor, Reed was usually cast in extroverted comic roles; one of his few dramatic movie assignments was as Pancho Villa in Viva Zapata.



1960-1972 – Known for the voice of Fred Flintstone, the first to do the voice of Fred Flintstone. He did more voices for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Reed even thought up and introduced the Flintstonian catchphrase "Yabba dabba doo!" for his beloved animated character.


(Movies he worked in)

1955 – Lady and the Tramp-Voice.

1955 – The Desperate Hours.

1958 – Marjorie Morningstar.

1958 – The Tarnished Angels.

1961 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

1966 – The Man Called Flintstone-Voice.

1971 – Shinbone Alley-Voice.



1958-1968 – He was in many sitcoms. Some were, "Green Acres", "Batman", "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show".



       -He is a friend of Mel Blanc, who did the voice for Barney Rubble and almost all the voices for Warner Brothers Cartoons.




1971 – Appeared On "The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson"



1972 – "The Flintstones Comedy Hour" Cartoon TV Series- voice



1977 – He died from a heart attack on the 14th of June.



He also did voice acting on "Where’s Huddles?" Cartoon TV Series- in 1970, for one season.