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Henry Corden, actor & voice artist
« on: May 20, 2005, 10:57:33 PM »
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  • Character actor and voice artist Henry Corden died May 19 at age 85.

    Mr. Corden played Ibrim, the Arab assassin who chases Lou Costello thru the Baghdad marketplace in A&C IN THE FOREIGN LEGION (1950).

    Henry also costarred in DON'T WORRY WE'LL THINK OF A TITLE (1966), which featured Moe Howard in a minor role as a shyster lawyer.

    Henry is one of those actors you see and hear all the time, but don't necessarily know his name.  He's best known as 'Fred Flintstone' # 2, replacing the late Alan Reed as the character's voice in 1977; prior to that, he voiced Flintstone whenever the character sang, particularly in the 1966 feature film A MAN CALLED FLINTSTONE (Reed could not carry a tune).  Corden was a regular voice actor for Hanna-Barbera characters from the early '60s until his retirement in 2000; there's probably no H-B cartoon series he did not work on.  You may also remember him as the landlord on THE MONKEES.

    Board member Paul Castaglia mentions that Corden was the narrator for a show called "Harold Lloyd's World Of Comedy," (not to be confused with the feature film of the same name).  On PBS in the '70s and '80s, it was a half-hour condensation of scenes from Lloyd's silent comedies... sometimes whole two reelers; sometimes selected scenes from features. These clips were set to typically upbeat music.

    Mark Evanier has more information about Mr. Corden in a tribute posted on his website...
    http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2005_05_20.html#009882

     


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