Paul Frees

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  • Paul Frees: (when asked if he ever regretted his profession) Sometimes, yes. But it's nothing I can't overcome when I look at the bank balance.

Trivia (18)

  • Paul's amazingly versatile voice was recognized in his younger years from his radio work under the name of "Buddy Green" when he won a contest for impersonating people.

  • Paul made a record for MGM called "Paul Frees and the Poster People" in which he either sang or chanted songs in the voices of famous people of the day.

  • Four of Paul's favorite hobbies were cooking, painting, writing stories, and music.

  • Paul Frees dubbed the voice of "Josephine", Tony Curtis' part where he dressed up as a woman, in Some Like it Hot because Tony Curtis could not do the voice very well.

  • Voice actor, Corey Burton, has paid homage to Paul Frees due to the fact that he is able to duplicate some of the voices that Paul did in his lifetime.

  • Unlike many voice actors of the day who worked for one studio only, Paul worked for at least nine major animation studios including Walt Disney Studios, Walter Lantz Studios, UPA, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, MGM Studios, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Jay Ward Productions and Rankin/Bass.

  • Paul was posthumously honored as a Disney Legend on October 9, 2006 for his contributions to Disney.

  • Paul was active until his death at the age of 66 from a sudden heart attack. He was cremated and his ashes were spread out to sea.

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