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Finding Aid for the Alan Reed Papers, ca. 1931-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alan Reed Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1931-1972
    Collection number: 1222
    Creator: Reed, Alan, 1907-1977
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes 1 oversize folder
    Abstract: 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.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. Includes a Fred Flintstone poster.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Reed, Alan, 1907-1977--Archives.
    Actors--United States--Archival resources.