Goodbye, cool Thurl

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Thurl Ravenscroft, he of the deep, deep voice that sold billions of Frosted Flakes, died Sunday, age 91. You may not know the name, but the voice is instantly recognizable. You've heard him as Tony the Tiger, and you've heard him sing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!" Over at the Internet Movie Database, you'll find an incomplete list of his lengthy and largely uncredited career doing voice work for cartoons, movies, television, and even Disneyland rides.

All Things Thurl is a comprehensive fan website that features RealAudio clips -- on this page, you'll find Thurl's group, the Mellomen, singing "Zorro" and other Disney theme songs.

Another page on All Things Thurl features his solo recordings. Click on that link, and you can listen to Thurl sing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."

His voice will be missed.


Mike said:

Michael, thank you for sharing this information with us. I spent some time on Thurl's website yesterday evening, and it was a blessing to listen to his rich, rich basso profundo voice, both speaking and singing.

He's reached his heavenly reward now, and his life left the world a richer place. In a word, his contribution was "Grrrrrrrrreat!!"

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