Alan Reed was an American film, stage, and voice actor, best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone on the show
The Flintstones. The collection includes photographs of Reed assembled for his portfolio, correspondence from Fred Allen, newspaper clippings,
short essays that Reed wrote, and business matters with the Screen Actors Guild.
Alan Reed was born Theodore "Teddy" Bergman on August 20, 1907, in New York City, New York. He majored in Journalism at Columbia
University before leaving school to pursue an acting career. A talented voice actor with a command of 22 foreign dialects,
he became much sought after for radio broadcast programs, particulary comedic programs such as The Fred Allen Show and Life with Luigi. He also worked steadily on Broadway with the Theatre Guild. In 1932, Reed married Finnette Walker (1909–2005), a Broadway
singer and actress. The couple had three sons, Alan, Christopher, and Steven.
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