“Forgotten Hollywood”- Popular Voice Actor is Gone…

Posted on January 7, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Larry D. Mann

   Larry D. Mann, best known as Yukon Cornelius in the stop motion animation Christmas favorite Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, has died. Prior to acting, he started as a disk jockey on CHUM 1050 radio in Toronto in 1949. His cinematic career spanned four decades, and appeared in more than twenty movies. He also had dozens of credits in television. Producer Norman Jewison considered him to be a versatile character actor.         LARRY D. MANN —–>

   Mann had minor roles in Robin and the Seven Hoods, The Quick and the Dead, The Singing Nun, Spencer’s Mountain, There was a Crooked Man, In the Heat of the Night, Oklahoma Crude, and The Sting. He shared screen-time with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Falk, Edward G. Robinson, Bing Crosby, Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp, Debbie Reynolds, Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Robert Shaw.

   He guest-starred on the small-screen in Ben Casey, The Wonderful World of Disney, Gunsmoke, My Favorite Martian, The Green HornetBewitched, Get Smart, Bonanza, The Big Valley, Green Acres, Hogan’s Heroes, Mannix, Dragnet, It Takes a Thief, The Mod Squad, Night Gallery, IronsideBaretta, Hill Street Blues,The Dukes of Hazzard, Quincy M.E., and Columbo.

   He excelled in children’s programming with a recurring part on Howdy Doody for five years. And, his voice was used in animated classics, such as Return to Oz, The New Adventures of Pinocchio, Sabrina the Teenage WitchThe Pink Panther and Friends, and The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show. His legacy was cemented on the annual yuletide event that starred Burl Ives. And, Rudolph has faithfully aired every winter since 1964, making this the longest running Christmas television special in history, and one of only four 1960s seasonal fare still telecast; the others were How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Frosty the Snowman. The family-fav has been shown on CBS affiliates since 1972, with the network unveiling a high-definition, digitally remastered version of the program in 2005.

   Larry D. Mann was 91.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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