- Alan Reed
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name = Alan Reed
birthdate = birth date|1907|8|20|mf=y
New York City, New York, U.S.
deathdate = death date and age|1977|6|14|1907|8|20
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
birthname = Teddy Bergman
Alan Reed (
August 20, 1907– June 14, 1977) was an American actor and voice artist, best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstoneon " The Flintstones" and various spin-off series. He also appeared in " The Tarnished Angels", " Breakfast at Tiffany's", " Viva Zapata!", "Nob Hill" and various other films, as well as a guest appearance on " The Dick Van Dyke Show".
Born Teddy Bergman in
New York City, he majored in journalismat Columbia University, and then began his acting career in the city, eventually working on Broadway.
For a time, he continued to list himself either as Bergman or Alan Reed, depending on the role he was playing (Reed for more comedic roles, Bergman for more serious ones). He was able to act in 22 foreign dialects, and made a career as a successful
radio announcerand stage actorbefore entering televisionand movies.
His radio work included the role of Solomon Levy on "
Abie's Irish Rose"; as the "Allen's Alley" resident poet Falstaff Openshaw on Fred Allen's NBC Radio show; as Officer Clancey and other occasional roles on the NBC Radio show " Duffy's Tavern"; as Chester Riley's boss on the NBC Radio show The Life of Riley, and as Italian immigrant Pasquale in " Life with Luigi" on CBS Radio.
Reed died of a heart attack in
Los Angeles, California, shortly before his 70th birthday; his final performance of Fred Flintstonewas for the latter's cameo guest shot in an episode of "Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics."
His body was donated for medical research to the
Loma Linda UniversitySchool of Medicine.
*Terrace, Vincent. "Radio Programs, 1924-1984". Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999. ISBN 0-7864-0351-9
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