Thurl Ravenscroft

American actor

Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American movie, television, stage, and voice actor, and singer who is known for his voice roles as Kirby in The Brave Little Toaster Movie Series and as Tony the Tiger.

Thurl Ravenscroft
Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft

(1914-02-06)February 6, 1914
Norfolk, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedMay 22, 2005(2005-05-22) (aged 91)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Cause of deathProstate cancer
Resting placeChrystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens, Garden Grove, California
Alma materOtis College of Art and Design
Years active1940–2005
Known forKirby in The Brave Little Toaster Movie Series,
Tony the Tiger
Spouse(s)June Ravenscroft
(1946 – 1999; her death)
ChildrenRon Ravenscroft,
Nancy Ravenscroft

He was born on February 6, 1914 in Norfolk, Nebraska. Ravenscroft was educated at Otis College of Art and Design. He was married to June Ravenscroft from 1946 until her death in 1999, they had two chidren. Ravenscroft died on May 22, 2005 in Fullerton, California from prostate cancer, he was 91 years old.[1]



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