Alan Reed

Alan Reed

Before portraying Pasquale on "Life with Luigi" (1952) on television, he originated the character on CBS Radio (1948-1953).

Created the phrase "Yabba Dabba Doo" for "The Flintstones" (1960).

Father of actor Alan Reed Jr.

His long-time wife, former actress Finette Walker (1909-2005), appeared on stage in the early 1930s and was a chorus member in the original 1934 Broadway production of "Anything Goes" with Ethel Merman. They had three sons.

Veteran radio actor supplied the voice of TV cartoon character "Fred Flintstone."