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Finding Aid for the Alan Reed Papers, ca. 1931-1972
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Description
Alan Reed (1907-1977) performed on Broadway (1930s-40s), and appeared in more than 50 films, including The postman always rings twice and Breakfast at Tiffany's. He also played character roles on television, most notably, as the voice of cartoon character Fred Flintstone (1960-77). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, photographs, sheet music, and scrapbooks from Alan Reed's career as a character actor in radio, television, and film.
Background
Born as Teddy Bergman, New York City, August 20, 1907; attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Columbia University; acting debut, Provincetown Theatre, Greenwich Village, 1927; performed on Broadway, 1930s-40s; worked in radio as a straight man with Eddie Cantor and Fred Allen among many other assignments; went to Hollywood in 1943 and appeared in more than 50 films, including The postman always rings twice, Marjorie Morningstar, and Breakfast at Tiffany's; founded Alan Reed Enterprises, an advertising specialities and business gifts sales firm, in 1955; appeared on television in character roles and, most notably, as the voice of cartoon character Fred Flintstone, 1960-77; died June 14, 1977.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes 1 oversize folder
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.