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:

[Cousin Muscles grabs Tom and eyes him closely]
Cousin Muscles: Listen, pussycat! Don't let me catch ya pickin' on my little cousin while I'm around. Y'understand? Now BEAT IT!
[Muscles throws Tom into a vase]


Cat: They knock ya down! Step on ya, walk on ya, step on ya, walk on ya, step on ya, walk on ya, step on ya, walk on ya, and kick ya!


Meowrice: Boys, if you ever marry, marry for love... of money.


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Got his start in radio, doing voice work for dramas and comedies. He was known for doing an incredible impersonation of Orson Welles. Reportedly, he played all of the roles in a 15-minute show called "The Speaker". His work included animation, for which he provided the voices for innumerable cartoons, but notably for such characters as Fox (Frank Tashlin's "Fox & Crow" series), Ludwig Von Drake (numerous educational shorts by Walt Disney Productions), Boris Badenov (Jay Ward's "Rocky and His Friends" (1959)), Inspector Fenwick (Ward's "The Dudley Do-Right Show" (1969)), Morocco Mole (Hanna-Barbera's "The Secret Squirrel Show" (1965)), Barney Bear (title character from an MGM series of shorts), and was the original voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Provides multiple voices in Flight from Ashiya (1964), getting into three- and four-way conversations with himself.

Was one of Stan Freberg's cast of performers, most notably as the narrator on "Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America, Vol. 1".

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