Stan Freberg

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Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg 1956.jpg
Freberg in 1956
Born
Stanley Friberg

(1926-08-07)August 7, 1926
DiedApril 7, 2015(2015-04-07) (aged 88)
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery[1]
Other namesStanley Freberg
Stan Friberg
Stanley Victor Freberg
Occupation
  • Actor
  • author
  • comedian
  • musician
  • puppeteer
  • radio personality
  • advertising creative director
Years active1943–2014
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s)
Donna Freberg
(m. 1959; her death 2000)

Betty Hunter Freberg
(m. 2001; his death 2015)
[2]
Children2
Awards
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Websitehunterfrebergltd.com

Stanley Victor "Stan" Freberg (August 7, 1926 – April 7, 2015) was an American author, comedian, puppeteer, radio personality, voice actor and advertising creative director. His career began in 1944. He was still active in the industry in his mid-80s, nearly 70 years after he started.[4]

Freberg was born on August 7, 1926 in Pasadena, California.[5] He studied at Alhambra High School. Freberg was married to Donna Freberg from 1959 until her death in 2000. He had been married to Betty Hunter since 2001. He had two daughters with Donna.

In 1985, Paul McCartney said that Freberg was an influence to The Beatles’ "anarchic humor".[6]

Freberg died on April 7, 2015, at the age of 88 at a hospital in Santa Monica, California from pneumonia.[4][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 259. ISBN 978-1476625997 – via Google Books.
  2. "Influential Satirist, Ad Maverick Stan Freberg Dies at 88". NBC News. April 7, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  3. "Inkpot Award". Comic-zon.org. December 6, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Comedian and Voice Actor Stan Freberg Dies at 88". Variety.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  5. Jalon, Allan (February 18, 1988). "Stan Freberg, a Sage for the Masses, Returns to Public Eye". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 3, 2011.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  6. "Stan Freberg, Madcap Adam and Satirist, Dies at 88". New York Times.com. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  7. Byrge, Duane (April 7, 2015). "Stan Freberg, Acclaimed Satirist, Dies at 88". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  8. "My father died this morning". Twitter.com. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.

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