The Official Biography Of The Voice Of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound And All Things Hanna-Barbera - To Be Released On The Late Actor’s 89th Birthday: November 16, 2004, From Bear Manor Media

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Veteran public radio producer, Joe Bevilacqua authors the official biography of his mentor: the voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and all things Hanna-Barbera. This first book on master voice actor Daws Butler has been assembled through personal scrapbooks, letters and intimate interviews with family and co-workers. Foreword by Daws' most famous student, Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson).

Is there any question the name Daws is plural?  No single human being could have created so many amusingly convincing voices as did the talented, singularly plural Daws Butler.  For Daws, the term 'genius' must perforce be exponentially multiplied: voices times voices times voices, and so on. I am flattered and honored that he based Fibber Fox on me.

He was the voice of an astounding number of the cartoon characters we grew up with: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally Gator, Hokey Wolf, Fibber Fox, Lippy the Lion, Peter Potamus, Elroy Jetson, Cap'n Crunch and hundreds of others. He worked with nearly every major animation director, including Messers Hanna-Barbera, Jay Ward, Walter Lantz, Chuck Jones, and Tex Avery. He worked puppets for Bob Clampett (Beany and Cecil). Fans included Groucho, Harpo, Lionel Barrymore and even Albert Einstein. His collaborations with satirist Stan Freberg sold millions of records. Yet you have probably never heard of him. His name was Daws Butler.

Now, a new, authorized biography DAWS BUTLER: CHARACTERS ACTOR takes a revealing look at the surprising and charmed life of the man who many consider to be the greatest voice magician of the 20th Century. Co-written by former Daws Butler protégé and veteran radio producer, Joe Bevilacqua, and author-historian, Ben Ohmart, the book features personal reminisces by Daws’s colleagues, including Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna, Doug Young (Doggy Daddy), Don Messick (Boo Boo, Ranger Smith), June Foray (Rocky the Flying Squirrel) and Stan Freberg, as well as Daws’s friends and family. Best of all, the biography includes the words of Daws Butler himself telling his own story, through never-before-published interviews, letters and personal phone conversations. In addition, Nancy Cartwright pays loving tribute to her mentor in the book's foreword.

How did Daws create the voice of Huckleberry Hound? What did comedian Bert Lahr think of Snagglepuss? Who made the first Cecil, the Seasick Sea Serpent puppet? What was the Daws Butler Workshop? What was it like having Yogi Bear as a dad? The stories in this book will entertain, inform and astound!

He was an actor, a writer, a mentor, a husband and a father. He was DAWS BUTLER: CHARACTERS ACTOR.

"Is there any question the name Daws is plural?  No single human being could have created so many amusingly convincing voices as did the talented, singularly plural Daws Butler.  For Daws, the term 'genius' must perforce be exponentially multiplied: voices times voices times voices, and so on. I am flattered and honored that he based Fibber Fox on me."

 

  • Shelley Berman

Actor ("Curb Your Enthusiasm'), Standup Comedy Pioneer and Founding Member of Chicago's "Second City"

DAWS BUTLER: CHARACTER'S ACTOR

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2004

Just $24.95 + $2 postage (foreign orders please add $3 additional for airmail).

Go to: http://www.dawsbutler.com for more details or order directly at: http://bearmanormedia.bizland.com/id20.html.

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