Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Thurl Ravenscroft and Howard Morris

I just received word this morning from "Good Morning America" that Thurl Ravenscroft is dead at 91 of prostate cancer. Now, what's more significant than that he was the voice of Tony the Tiger and sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Grim Grinning Ghosts" for the Haunted Mansion ride, is that I may have conducted the very last interview with him that is scheduled to be published in the next "Hogan's Alley" magazine. The interview took place on May 29, 2004.

Also, Howard Morris died at age 85. He was a semi-regular on "The Andy Griffith Show", a regular on "Your Show of Shows" and did the voice of Jughead for the various "Archie" cartoon shows that aired in the 60s and 70s.

Nothing more to report at this moment, but it is a sad day in Toontown again.


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