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Thurl Ravenscroft Biography

Date of Birth 6 February 1914, Norfolk, Nebraska, USA

Date of Death 22 May 2005, Fullerton, California, USA (prostate cancer)

Birth Name Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft

Nickname Pappy

Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Biography Born in 1914, raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, Ravenscroft served as a navigator in the WWII Air Transport Command before settling in Hollywood. An accomplished singer, he has performed with The Sportsmen, The Mellomen, The Johnny Mann Singers, and many major stars, including Jim Nabors and Elvis Presley. He is best known, however, for his mellifluous voiceovers, and he has "Tony the Tiger" in both English and Spanish. In 1996, he and his wife June were retired in southern California, although he still does occasional work as "Tony." IMDb Mini Biography By:

Spouse June Ravenscroft (21 July 1946 - 5 December 1999) (her Death) 2 children
Trade Mark Deep voice.
Trivia In addition to his considerable work for Disney and as the voice of Tony the Tiger, Thurl Ravenscroft was for decades the Voice of Laguna Beach, California's "Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters, " a presentation of living pictures where actual humans posed in lifesize works of famous artists such as Norman Rockwell and Winslow Homer, among others. For many people, his will always be remembered as part of the experience of this yearly Laguna Beach event.Sang "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch" in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"voice of on-board narration on Disneyland's River Boat, the Mark Twain.For Disneyland Park, he is the voices of 'Buff' - the buffalo head on the Country Bear Jamboree; lead vocalist on the theme song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" in the Haunted Mansion (he is the bust that most people have mistaken as Walt Disney); 'Fritz' the German accent parrot in the Tiki Room; can also be heard on the Columbia Sailing Ship song spiel, and the recorded narration for the jungle cruise (before the skippers started doing it live); original voice of the First Mate on the Mark Twain Steamship and One of the bass voices you hear in the chorus of "It's a Small World", and the Voice of Tangaroa, father of all Gods and Goddesses at the Enchanted Tiki Garden (the waiting area outside the Tiki Room).Was the narrator for "The Glory of Christmas" at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California from the early 1980s through the late 1990s.During the Second World War, was employed by the War Department as a civilian contract airline pilot. Flew mainly high profile courier missions across the Atlantic and Pacific; among them Bob Hope and Winston Churchhill.Sang "No Dogs Allowed" in "Snoopy, Come Home".At Disneyland Park, does the voice of Tangaroa, father of all Gods and Goddesses at the Enchanted Tiki Garden (the waiting area outside the Tiki Room)Was the voice heard on the monorail system at Disneyland in California.Personal Quotes "I'm the only man in the world that has made a career with One word: Grrrrreeeat!"
Where Are They Now (October 2002) Living in a retirement community in northern Orange County, California.
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