Stan Freberg 1926 - 2015

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A gifted comedian, satirist, writer, singer and voiceover actor has left us. 

Growing up in the community of Alhambra, California, Stan Freberg was blessed with the amazing ability to mimic voices, combined with his razor-sharp wit, that led him to voicing Warner Brothers cartoons and a stint on the Jack Benny Show before entering the military during World War II where he served honorably in Special Services in the Medical Corp.

As radio began to die off in the early 1950s, Mr. Freberg entered the world of advertising where he created some of the most memorable radio spots, which are still talked about today, as well as his famous Jeno's Pizza commercials that featured a Witch doctor and another with the Lone Ranger and Tonto.

Mr. Freberg also performed with the popular, comedic Spike Jones band.

Some of his most memorable radio scripts that became legendary on records were a parody on the television series, Dragnet entitled, St. George and the Dragonet, the Great Pretender, Little Blue Riding Hood, Green Christmas, and John and Marsha.

STARBURST sends our heartfelt thoughts to the family and friends of this legendary comedian that made us laugh and smile.

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