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Also Known As: Teddy Bergman, Alan Reed Sr. Died: June 14, 1977
Born: August 20, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Although Alan Reed acted in a variety of television and film roles during his career, it is for his work as a voice artist that he will be best remembered. Born Teddy Bergman, he got his start on Broadway, eventually adopting the name Alan Reed (although he would still use "Teddy Bergman" at times throughout his career). Reed became a notable presence on radio, where he built up his talent for voice work on such popular shows as "The Shadow," "The Life of Riley," and "Life with Luigi" during the 1940s. As with many other radio performers, by the 1950s Reed had made the transition to television, including the role of a studio boss, J.B. Hafter, on the sitcom "Mr. Adams and Eve," and a role later in the 1960s on the short-lived Mickey Rooney vehicle, "Mickey." But it was his voiceover for the lead role in the animated television show "The Flintstones" that became Reed's career-defining work. Due to the success of "The Flintstones" (which started out as a black-and-white program in 1960 before transferring to color during a six-season run), Reed's "Fred Flintstone voice" was utilized for several subsequent "Flintstones" spin-off programs, including 1971's "The Pebbles and Bam-Bam Show," among others. ...

Although Alan Reed acted in a variety of television and film roles during his career, it is for his work as a voice artist that he will be best remembered. Born Teddy Bergman, he got his start on Broadway, eventually adopting the name Alan Reed (although he would still use "Teddy Bergman" at times throughout his career). Reed became a notable presence on radio, where he built up his talent for voice work on such popular shows as "The Shadow," "The Life of Riley," and "Life with Luigi" during the 1940s. As with many other radio performers, by the 1950s Reed had made the transition to television, including the role of a studio boss, J.B. Hafter, on the sitcom "Mr. Adams and Eve," and a role later in the 1960s on the short-lived Mickey Rooney vehicle, "Mickey." But it was his voiceover for the lead role in the animated television show "The Flintstones" that became Reed's career-defining work. Due to the success of "The Flintstones" (which started out as a black-and-white program in 1960 before transferring to color during a six-season run), Reed's "Fred Flintstone voice" was utilized for several subsequent "Flintstones" spin-off programs, including 1971's "The Pebbles and Bam-Bam Show," among others.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fistful of Chopsticks, A (1982) 2nd Federal Agent
2.
 Seniors, The (1978)
3.
 In Name Only (1969) Phil Haskell
4.
 A Dream of Kings (1969) Fig King
5.
 The Man Called Flintstone (1966) Fred Flintstone
6.
 Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Sally Tomato
7.
 1001 arabian nights (1959) The Sultan
8.
 Marjorie Morningstar (1958) Puddles Podell
9.
 The Tarnished Angels (1958) Colonel [T. J.] Fineman
10.
 The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) Capt. Gorecki
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son:
Alan Reed Jr. Actor.

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Died of a heart attack in Los Angeles,Ca.
Noted for his many voices and dialects in numerous roles on radio programs such as Falstaff Openshaw on Fred Allen's "Allen's Alley", Officer Clancy on "Life with Luigi", and the inimitable Fred Flintstone on the long running animated TV sitcom "The Flintstones".

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