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Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl RavenscroftAKA Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft

Born: 6-Feb-1914
Birthplace: Norfolk, NE
Died: 22-May-2005
Location of death: Fullerton, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate
Remains: Buried, Crystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens, Garden Grove, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Voice of Tony The Tiger

Voice actor, Gained permanent fame starting with his 1951 commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, voicing Tony the Tiger ("Grrrrreeeeat!"). Ravenscroft did a large amount of work for Disney, credits there including Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and Lady and the Tramp; he also voiced certain key rides at Disneyland, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, and the Haunted Mansion. In the 1960s he teamed up with Chuck Jones and Dr. Seuss, singing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". Other Seuss projects he was involved with include Horton Hears a Who and The Cat in the Hat. Ravenscroft died in 2005 after suffering prostate cancer.

Wife: June (m. 21-Jul-1946, d. 5-Dec-1999)
Son: Ron
Daughter: Nancy

    High School: Norfolk, NE
    University: Otis College of Art and Design

    Disneyland Various voices throughout Disneyland
    TWA Navigator, US Air Transport Command (WWII)
    Endorsement of Kellogg Voice of Tony the Tiger
    Endorsement of R. J. Reynolds Marlboro
    Visited Disneyland on Opening Day
    Disney Legend 1995

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (19-May-1998) [VOICE]
    The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997) [VOICE]
    The Brave Little Toaster (10-Jul-1987) [VOICE]
    The Aristocats (11-Dec-1970) [VOICE]
    The Man from Button Willow (1-Feb-1965) [VOICE]
    One Hundred and One Dalmatians (25-Jan-1961) [VOICE]
    Alice in Wonderland (26-Jul-1951) [VOICE]


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