Paul Frees Overview:

Character actor, Paul Frees, was born Solomon Hersh Frees on Jun 22, 1920 in Chicago, IL. Frees died at the age of 66 on Nov 2, 1986 in Tiburon, CA .

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With over 340 film credits to his name, Paul Frees was primarily known for his voice work, most famously as the voice of Rocky & Bullwinkle bad-guy Boris BadenovProfessor Ludwig Von Drake in the Disney anthology television series (1957-1986)villain Burgermeister Meisterburger and his assistant Grimsley in Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970), and both John Lennon and George Harrison in the 1965 The Beatles cartoon series. He was also the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy, as well as the Little Green Sprout in the Green Giant vegetable commercials, and Boo-Berry in the monster cereal commercials. His voice can also be heard as the unseen "Ghost Host" in the Haunted Mansion attraction at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. 

Frees also, at times, dubbed voices for other actors, most notably providing the voice for Tony Curtis as 'Josephine' in Some Like It Hot because Curtis couldn't maintain a high-pitched voice for an entire take.

On occasion, Frees appeared on-camera, typically in minor or uncredited roles, including The Thing from Another World (as scientist Dr. Vorhees), A Place in the Sun (as death-row preacher Reverend Morrison), and Some Like It Hot (as the 'funeral director' of Spats' speakeasy). 

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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On October 9, 2006, Frees received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Paul Frees Quotes:

Carol Marvin: My father! What have you done to him?
Alien: You're addressing General Hanley's mind, not General Hanley.


Alien: We operate in a very different time reference. You might say all this is happening between the ticks of your watch or the beats of your heart.


Narrator: Atlantis is gone. But free men, *wiser* men, carried the culture from the mother empire to the four corners of the earth.


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He is the "Ghost Host" or narrator on the Haunted Mansion Attraction at Disneyland.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 170-171. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Was often called upon in the 50s and 60s to "re-loop" the dialogue of other actors, often to correct for foreign accents, complete lack of English proficiency, or poor line readings by unprofessionals. These dubs extended from a lines to entire roles.

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