Henry Corden

Henry Corden

actor, music department, soundtrack

Henry Corden was born on Jan 06, 1920 in Canada. Henry Corden's big-screen debut came with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1947, strarring Hendrick. Henry Corden is known for Galtar and the Golden Lance directed by Ray Patterson, Helen Hunt stars as Rava and Peter Cullen as Additional Voices. The upcoming new movie Henry Corden plays is A Flintstones Christmas Carol which will be released on Nov 21, 1994.

Although versatile character actor and voice extraordinary Henry Corden will forever be associated with, and fondly remembered for, providing the bellicose, gravel-toned rasp of cartoon immortal Fred Flintstone, he enjoyed a long and varied career prior to this distinction, which took up most of his later years.Born in Montreal, Canada, on Tuesday, January 6, 1920, his family moved to New York while he was still a child. Henry received his start on stage and radio before heading off to Hollywood in the 1940s. He made his film debut as a minor heavy in the Danny Kaye vehicle, La vie secrète de Walter Mitty (1947), as Boris Karloff's bestial henchman, and continued on along those same lines, often in uncredited/unbilled parts. A master at dialects, he was consistently employed as either an ethnic Middle Eastern villain or some sort of streetwise character (club manager, salesman) in 1950s costumed adventures and crime yarns, both broad and serious.He seldom made it into the prime support ranks, however, with somewhat insignificant parts in Deux nigauds légionnaires (1950), Quand la ville dort (1950), Viva Zapata ! (1952), Scaramouche (1952), La loi du silence (1953), Richard Coeur de Lion (1954), La chérie de Jupiter (1955) and Les dix commandements (1956). On TV, he could regularly be found on both drama ("Perry Mason", "The Untouchables") and light comedy ("My Little Margie," "Mister Ed"). A heightened visibility on TV included playing Barbara Eden's genie father on "I Dream of Jeannie" and as the contentious landlord "Mr. Babbitt" on "The Monkees".Henry made a highly lucrative move into animation in the 1960s supplying a host of brutish voices on such cartoons as "Johnny Quest", "The Jetsons", "Secret Squirrel", "Atom Ant", "Josie and the Pussycats", and "The Harlem Globetrotters". He inherited the voice of Fred Flintstone after the show's original vocal owner, Alan Reed, passed away in 1977. He went on to give life to Flintstone for nearly three decades on various revamped cartoon series, animated specials and cereal commercials. He was performing as Flintstone, in fact, until about three months prior to his death of emphysema at the age of 85 on Wednesday, May 19, 2005.Married four times, he was survived by wife Angelina; two daughters (from his first marriage), and three stepchildren (from his last union).

  • Birthday

    Jan 06, 1920
  • Place of Birth

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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