Stan Freberg

American comedian, writer, and actor (1926-2015)

Stanley Victor "Stan" Freberg (August 7, 1926 – April 7, 2015) was an American author, recording artist, animation voice actor, comedian, radio personality, puppeteer and advertising creative director. His career began in 1944. He was still active in the industry in his mid-80s, nearly 70 years after entering it.[1]

Freberg in July 2009

Freberg was born on August 7, 1926 in Pasadena, California.[2] He studied at Alhambra High School. Freberg was married to Donna Freberg from 1959 until her death in 2000. He had been married to Betty Hunter since 2001. He had two daughters with Donna.

In 1985, Paul McCartney said that Freberg was an influence to The Beatles’ "anarchic humor".[3]

Freberg died on April 7, 2015, at the age of 88 at a hospital in Santa Monica, California from pneumonia.[1][4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Comedian and Voice Actor Stan Freberg Dies at 88". Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. Jalon, Allan (February 18, 1988). "Stan Freberg, a Sage for the Masses, Returns to Public Eye". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 3, 2011.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  3. "Stan Freberg, Madcap Adam and Satirist, Dies at 88". New York Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  4. Byrge, Duane (April 7, 2015). "Stan Freberg, Acclaimed Satirist, Dies at 88". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  5. "My father died this morning". April 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-07.

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