Category Archives: Stan Freberg

California Scheming

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – This was a quite ambitious movie for its time, bringing together many of the most famous comic actors of the time. Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Phil … Continue reading

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Fostering Musical Talent

Doo-Dah!: Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture, by Ken Emerson – I believe Beth purchased this biography of the songwriter at a used bookstore in Portland, Oregon, some years ago. I decided to read it when my … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Stan Freberg

Crap, the people I admire are dropping like flies. Stan Freberg died today of pneumonia at the age of eighty-eight. He was active in the entertainment industry for decades, someone I think we’ve pretty much all come across at some … Continue reading

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