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DiedApril 7, 2015, Santa Monica, California, United States
SpouseBetty Freberg, Donna Freberg, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas
FactFounded advertising agency "Freberg, Ltd. (but not very)" in 1957. The company motto is "Ars gratia pecuniae" (Latin for "art for money's sake"). The seal for the company was designed by Saul Bass and pictures a real seal, wearing sunglasses.

Stan Freberg was born on August 7, 1926 in Pasadena, California, the son of a Baptist minister and a schoolteacher. He began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor, appearing in films such as “The Little Rascals” and “Our Gang”. Freberg’s first foray into comedy came as a writer for the radio show “The Jack Benny Program”. He went on to write and perform on a number of other radio shows, including “The Stan Freberg Show” and “The Tim Conway Show”. Freberg’s work in advertising led to his being named “Advertising Man of the Year” by the American Association of Advertising Agencies in 1956. He is perhaps best known for his parodies of popular songs, such as “Wun’erful, Wun’erful” and “Sh-Boom”. Freberg has been inducted into both the Radio Hall of Fame and the National Comedy Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Full NameStan Freberg
DiedApril 7, 2015, Santa Monica, California, United States
ProfessionComedian, Singer, Author, Composer, Voice Actor, Puppeteer, Radio personality, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas
EducationAlhambra High School


SpouseBetty Freberg, Donna Freberg, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas
ChildrenDonavan Freberg, Donna Jean Freberg, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas
ParentsVictor Richard Friberg, Evelyn Dorothy Conner, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas


AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Winsor McCay Award, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor, Little Blue Riding Hood, St George and the Dragonet, Green Christmas
MoviesLady and the Tramp, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Three Little Bops, Stuart Little, The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, Tweety's High-Flying Adventure, Rabbit's Kin, Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears, Foxy by Proxy, One Meat Brawl, Susie the Little Blue Coupe, A ...
TV ShowsTime for Beany, Beany and Cecil, The Wuzzles, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Weird Al Show, The Looney Tunes Show, The Bugs Bunny Show, Unknown Sender, That's Warner Bros!, The Bugs n' Daffy Show, The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show

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1(on his parody of "The Great Pretender") In addition to coming out fairly funny it lampoons a musical trend that I personally loathe.


1Ex-father-in-law of Todd Fisher.
2He's the one who popularized the phrase "We just want to get the facts, ma'am." on his parody album of Dragnet (1951), "St. George and the Dragonet".
3Was the first person, besides Mel Blanc, to get a voice credit on a Looney Tunes cartoon, "The Three Little Bops". Before that, all Looney Tunes cartoons ended with the credit, "Voice Characterizations by Mel Blanc", even though other voice actors often were used in addition to Blanc. However, in this particular case, Freberg did all the voices in the "Bops" cartoon and successfully argued that it was ridiculous for Blanc to take credit for work he had no part in.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Got the idea for his classic, controversial satire on holiday commercialism, "Green Chri$tma$" (Capitol: 1958), from seeing an advertisement around Christmastime, 1957, of a family gathered around the tree, ecstatic at the sight of...four brand new snow tires. For Freberg, a Baptist minister's son, it was all too much, and he wrote the outline for the sketch that very afternoon.
6Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 169-170. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
7Founded advertising agency "Freberg, Ltd. (but not very)" in 1957. The company motto is "Ars gratia pecuniae" (Latin for "art for money's sake"). The seal for the company was designed by Saul Bass and pictures a real seal, wearing sunglasses.
8Star of CBS Radio's "The Stan Freberg Show" (1957).
9He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
10Father of Donavan Freberg and Donna Jean Freberg




Unknown Sender2008TV SeriesTV Announcer / Mostly Mozart radio host / The Great Garibaldi
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003Baby Bear (voice)
Duck Dodgers2003TV SeriesGopherius Rex - Gopher King
Little Go Beep2000ShortCage E. Coyote (voice)
Tweety's High-Flying Adventure2000VideoPete Puma / Additional voices (voice)
The Stan Freberg Commercials1999VideoVarious / Himself
Stuart Little1999Race Announcer (voice)
Hercules1999TV SeriesRa
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesPapa Boolie / J.B. Toppersmith
Pullet Surprise1997ShortPete Puma (voice)
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat1995-1996TV SeriesVoices / Mr.Mime
The Bugs n' Daffy Show1996TV SeriesVarious Characters (voice)
Freakazoid!1995-1996TV SeriesBo-Ron Mo-Ron
Roseanne1996TV SeriesMr. Parkin
That's Warner Bros.!1995TV SeriesVarious Characters (voice)
Garfield and Friends1989-1994TV SeriesSidney the Dinosaur / Al / Schlocko Insurance Agent
The Ren & Stimpy Show1994TV SeriesJimminy Lummox
Taz-Mania1992TV SeriesNetwork Vice President
Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster1991TV Short voice
Tiny Toon Adventures1990-1991TV SeriesJunyer Bear Pete Puma
The Jackie Bison Show1990TV MovieJackie Bison (aka Jacob Bisonowitz) (voice)
An All New Adventure of Disney's Sport Goofy1987TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Down and Out with Donald Duck1987TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Amazing Stories1987TV SeriesSkip Binford
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show1986TV SeriesVarious Characters (voice)
Wuzzles1985TV SeriesNarrator
CBS Library1983TV Series
Martha Ann and the Mother Store1983Short voice
More Sport Goofy1983VideoNarrator
Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour1982TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie1981Big Bad Wolf Three Little Bops Singing Narrator (voice)
I Go Pogo1980Albert the Alligator (voice)
ABC Weekend Specials1979TV Series
The Sylvester & Tweety Show1976TV SeriesVarious Characters (voice)
The First Easter Rabbit1976TV MovieFlops (voice)
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour1968TV SeriesVarious Characters (voice)
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1967TV SeriesHerbert Fummer
The Monkees1966TV SeriesDaggart
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo1964TV Series voice
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Deputy Sheriff
Sam and Friends1961TV SeriesStan Freberg
The Bugs Bunny Show1960TV SeriesVarious Characters (voice)
Mel-O-Toons1960TV SeriesNarrator (voice)
Tom Thumb1958Yawning man (voice)
Gopher Broke1958ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
Club Oasis1958TV SeriesGuest
Three Little Bops1957ShortNarrator Big Bad Wolf Three Little Pigs (voice)
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater1955TV SeriesMoore
Speedy Gonzales1955ShortMice (voice, uncredited)
Bedtime Bedlam1955ShortTV Announcer (voice)
Lumber Jerks1955ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
Lady and the Tramp1955Beaver (voice, as Stan Freeberg)
Pests for Guests1955ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
Social Lion1954ShortLion (uncredited)
By Word of Mouse1954ShortVarious (voice, uncredited)
Dr. Jerkyl's Hide1954ShortChester (voice, uncredited)
The Spike Jones Show1954TV SeriesCecil
I Gopher You1954ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
Posse Cat1954ShortTom's master (voice, uncredited)
Geraldine1953Billy Weber
Cat-Tails for Two1953ShortBenny (voice, uncredited)
There Auto Be a Law1953ShortHamburger Stand Owner (voice, uncredited)
Rabbit's Kin1952ShortPete Puma (voice, uncredited)
Tree for Two1952ShortChester (voice, uncredited)
Hoppy-Go-Lucky1952ShortBenny (voice, uncredited)
Susie the Little Blue Coupe1952ShortJunkyard Owner (voice, uncredited)
Foxy by Proxy1952ShortHunting Dog (voice, uncredited)
Lambert the Sheepish Lion1952ShortLambert (voice, uncredited)
Callaway Went Thataway1951Marvin
A Bear for Punishment1951ShortJunyer Bear (voice, uncredited)
Cheese Chasers1951ShortBertie (voice, uncredited)
Chow Hound1951ShortC.M. Jones - Zookeeper (voice, uncredited)
Early to Bet1951ShortGambling Bug (voice, uncredited)
Time for Beany1950-1951TV SeriesCecil Dishonest John
A Bone for a Bone1951ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
Hillbilly Hare1950ShortPunkinhead Martin (voice, uncredited)
The Hypo-Chondri-Cat1950ShortBertie (voice, uncredited)
A Ham in a Role1949ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
Bear Feat1949ShortJunyer Bear (voice, uncredited)
Curtain Razor1949ShortFox (voice, uncredited)
The Bee-Deviled Bruin1949ShortJunyer Bear (voice, uncredited)
Big Tim1949ShortBig Tim (voice, uncredited)
Mouse Wreckers1948ShortBertie (voice, uncredited)
A Hick a Slick and a Chick1948ShortElmo (uncredited)
Two Gophers from Texas1948ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
House Hunting Mice1948ShortBertie - House of Tomorrow Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Haredevil Hare1948ShortVarious (voice, uncredited)
Little 'Tinker1948ShortSkunk Crooner (voice, uncredited)
It's a Grand Old Nag1947ShortCharlie Horse (voice)
Hobo Bobo1947ShortBobo (voice, uncredited)
Leave Us Chase It1947ShortSuperkatt (voice, uncredited)
Birth of a Notion1947ShortPeter Lorre Mad Scientist (voice, uncredited)
Cockatoos for Two1947ShortMr. Sidney (voice, uncredited)
The Goofy Gophers1947ShortTosh (voice, uncredited)
One Meat Brawl1947ShortGrover Groundhog, Walter Winchell (voice, uncredited)
Roughly Squeaking1946ShortBertie (voice, uncredited)
The Hick Chick1946ShortClem (voice, uncredited)
Kongo-Roo1946ShortKangaroo (voice, uncredited)
Swooner Crooner1944ShortFrank Sinatra Rooster (voice, uncredited)


Timeshift2008TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Looney Tunes Sing-Alongs1998Video short performer: "The Three Little Bops"
The Muppet Show1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fanfare1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tom Thumb1958performer: "The Yawning Song" - uncredited
To Paris with Love1955writer: "John and Marsha" - uncredited
Sam and Friends1955TV Series performer - 1 episode
Geraldine1953performer: "Flaming Lips", "Rat Now", "Try" / writer: "Flaming Lips", "Try"
Meet Me at the Fair1953writer: "I Got the Shiniest Mouth in Town" - uncredited


The Stan Freberg Commercials1999Video
Another Froggy Evening1995Short story
Chariots of Fur1994Short uncredited
Down and Out with Donald Duck1987TV Movie written by
Chun King Chow Mein Hour1962TV Special writer
Time for Beany1951TV Series 1 episode


The Stan Freberg Commercials1999Video


Super Bloopers and Practical Jokes1984TV Series


Time for Beany1949TV Series puppeteer


Friz on Film2006Video documentary special thanks
Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes2003Video documentary thanks


Under the Smogberry Trees2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The Last 70mm Film Festival2014Video documentary shortHimself
I Know That Voice2013DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Beany and Cecil Show
Comic-Con 2010 Live2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic-Con '09 Live2009TV MovieHimself
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices2008Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Tunes: One Hit Wonders2006Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: Wild Lines - The Art of Voice Acting2006Video documentary shortHimself
Lady's Pedigree: The Making of 'Lady and the Tramp'2006Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Tunes: Strictly for the Birds - Tweety & Sylvester's Award Winning Team-Up2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: Blanc Expressions2003Video documentary shortHimself / Chester / Pete Puma
Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings2003Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: Merrie Melodies - Carl Stalling and Cartoon Music2003Video documentary shortHimself
Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes2003Video documentaryNarrator / Himself
Great Performances2000TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Daws Butler: Voice Magician1987TV MovieHimself
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television1986TV MovieHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1983TV SeriesHimself
Science Fiction Film Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
ABC Comedy News1973TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Frost on Saturday1968TV SeriesHimself
Everybody's Talking1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Fanfare1965TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Program1964TV SeriesHimself
Chun King Chow Mein Hour1962TV SpecialHost / Sketch Actor
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesHimself - Recipient
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams1959TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Lux Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Satirist
The NBC Comedy Hour1956TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954-1955TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Natural Vision 3-Dimension1952Documentary shortCecil

Archive Footage

The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - In Memoriam
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
3-D Rarities2015Documentary
Behind the Tunes: Needy for Speedy2003Video documentary shortLennie (uncredited)


Won Awards

1992Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards

Nominated Awards

1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in ComedyChun King Chow Mein Hour (1962)
1951Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest ActorAs the voice of Cecil the Sea Sick Serpent.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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