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Hal Bates (Born Harold Simon Joseph Braitman, 26 Aug 1929-14 Jan 2008) was an active member of the entertainment media in Los Angeles for many years. At various times he was an editor and writer for publications including the Hollywood Reporter, Daily News, National Enquirer, Hollywood Now, and others. [See more Intro on this blog's First Page/John Wayne: http://halbates. com/2013/11/introduction-hal-bates-and-john-wayne. "To Hal - A good friend & business associate / the best to you / Jay Moffett". They stayed through (at least) 1963. They made several appearances before becoming regulars. They sang "That's for Me" with Larry Stevens on January 6, 1946. The Sportsmen appeared as Mrs. Jillson's Nephews and Singing Group on The Joey Bishop Show in 1963. The group disbanded in 1971. The members when they became regulars were Bill Days (top tenor), Max Smith (2nd tenor), Marty Sperzel (baritone), and Gurney Bell (bass). Sperzel was replaced by Jay Moffett in 1957. Contrary to popular stories, John Rarig (baritone) did not sing with the group on the show (when they were regulars). He stopped singing in 1943 and stayed as their arranger. Thurl Ravenscroft was the original bass of the group and left for the war in 1942. He came back in 1948, made a few appearances and ended up being booted from the group. He left with Max Smith and they formed The Mellomen. According Bill Days, who passed away on May 6, 2002 at 91, Mahlon Merrick was the one who got them into the show. Source: Hal Bates And Famous People

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  • Harry Shearer's Best Simpsons Songs, As Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and More

    05/14/15 ,via Music Times

    Hibbert singing the traditional folk song "Ol' Man River" while traveling the presumed Mississippi. We should note that Shearer doesn't actually get vocal credit for the song portion, as Thurl Ravenscroft (also the voice of Tony The Tiger) stepped

  • D-Tales #13: Disney history hidden in classic movie references at Walt Disney ...

    04/30/15 ,via Inside the Magic

    In the credits for the movie, look for the names of the Tiki Room macaw performers intermingled with their character names: Michael Burley (Fulton Burley), Jose Boag (Wally Boag), Fritz Ravenscroft (Thurl Ravenscroft), Pierre Newton (Ernie Newton).


#NowPlaying Grim Grinning Ghosts by Paul Frees, Betty Taylor, Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, The Mellomen ♫ 05/14/15, @jpsabresfan78
Decided to sing along to "Grace Kelly" by @mikasounds in the voice of Thurl Ravenscroft from the Grinch on the way to work. 05/14/15, @matt_brakensiek
28. M-O-T-H-E-R - The Mellomen with Thurl Ravenscroft 05/10/15, @Decacaz


  • Thurl Ravenscroft

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    High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (pronounced/ rl re v nzkr ft/; February 6, 1914 - May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and singer best known as the deep voice behind Tony the Tiger's "They're grrreat!" in Frosted Flakes television commercials for more than five decades. Ravenscroft was also known, however uncredited, as the vocalist for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the classic Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. His voice acting career began in 1940 and lasted until his death in 2005 at age 91.


Thurl Ravenscroft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thurl Ravenscroft; Born: Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft ... Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Ravenscroft did some voice-over work and singing for Disney in both ...

Thurl Ravenscroft - IMDb

Thurl Ravenscroft, Actor: The AristoCats. Born in 1914, raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, Thurl Ravenscroft served as a navigator in the US Army Air Transport Command in ...

Thurl Ravenscroft – Free listening, videos, concerts ...

Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and singer with a deep, booming voice. For 53 years, he was best-known as the ...

Thurl Ravenscroft - Biography - IMDb

Born in 1914, raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, Thurl Ravenscroft served as a navigator in the US Army Air Transport Command in World War II before ...

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