Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg

Highest Rated: 93% Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Lowest Rated: 93% Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Birthday: Aug 07, 1926

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gifted with both one of the all-time great radio-announcer voices and the barbed mind of an unrepentant social satirist, Stan Freberg was a singular artist. A familiar voiceover artist best known for his work on Warner Brothers cartoons and as the originator of Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent for Bob Clampett's "Beany and Cecil," Freberg also scored several hit singles through the 1950s, with biting parodies of popular hits like Johnnie Ray's "Cry," Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" and the Drifters' "The Great Pretender." These were interspersed with even more pointed sketch-comedy recordings like "Point of Order," a vicious backhand to right-wing demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy, and "Green Chri$tma$," a rebuke to holiday commercialism so stinging that Capitol Records originally refused to release it. Not that Freberg thought advertising was in itself evil: beginning in the mid-'50s, he became a visionary advertising man, the first to bring humor and surrealism to radio and television ads, with slogans like "Today the pits, tomorrow the wrinkles!" for a brand of pitted prunes and "Can I have a bite of your pencil?" for a termite exterminator. The timelessly inventive Freberg's career stretched from World War II well into the 21st century. Stan Freberg died on April 7, 2015, at the age of 88.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% The First Easter Rabbit Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 68% The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Bops, Singing Narrator (Voice) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Go Pogo Albert the Alligator (Voice) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Little Bops All Voices (Voice) - 1957
93% 80% Lady and the Tramp Beaver (Voice) - 1955
No Score Yet 22% Callaway Went Thataway Marvin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Grand Old Nag Charlie Horse (Voice) - 1947

TV

Credit
76% 68% Roseanne Mr. Parkin (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 98% The Ren & Stimpy Show Jimminy Lummox (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Harmonies Clem (Voice) 1946

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