Reed, Alan, 1907-1977

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Dates:
Birth 1907-08-20
Death 1977-06-14
Americans

Biographical notes:

Born as Teddy Bergman, NYC, Aug. 20, 1907; attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Columbia Univ.; acting debut, Provincetown Theatre, Greenwich Village, 1927; performed on Broadway, 1930s-40s; worked in radio as a straight man with Eddie Cantor and Fred Allen among many other assignments; went to Hollywood in 1943 and appeared in more than 50 films, including The postman always rings twice, Marjorie Morningstar, and Breakfast at Tiffany's; founded Alan Reed Enterprises, an advertising specialities and business gifts sales firm, in 1955; appeared on TV in character roles and, most notably, as the voice of cartoon character Fred Flintstone, 1960-77; died June 14, 1977.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1931-1972. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38514926

Biography

Born as Teddy Bergman, New York City, August 20, 1907; attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Columbia University; acting debut, Provincetown Theatre, Greenwich Village, 1927; performed on Broadway, 1930s-40s; worked in radio as a straight man with Eddie Cantor and Fred Allen among many other assignments; went to Hollywood in 1943 and appeared in more than 50 films, including The postman always rings twice, Marjorie Morningstar, and Breakfast at Tiffany's ; founded Alan Reed Enterprises, an advertising specialities and business gifts sales firm, in 1955; appeared on television in character roles and, most notably, as the voice of cartoon character Fred Flintstone, 1960-77; died June 14, 1977.

From the guide to the Alan Reed Papers, ca. 1931-1972, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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