14 Facts About Alan Reed


Alan Reed was born on Herbert Theodore Bergman; August 20,1907 – June 14,1977 and was an American actor, best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone on The Flintstones and various spinoff series.

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Alan Reed was born Herbert Theodore Bergman on August 20 1907 in New York City to Jewish parents.

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Alan Reed's father was a Lithuanian-Jewish immigrant and his mother was born in the United States to Ukrainian-Jewish parents from Galicia.

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Alan Reed attended Washington High School and majored in journalism at Columbia University.

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Alan Reed began his acting career in the city, eventually working on Broadway.

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Alan Reed had two other jobs—operating a wholesale candy factory and working at the Copake Country Club as "social director, entertainment producer and actor".

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Alan Reed was "heard regularly on the Crime Doctor series, " and "was the original Daddy to Fanny Brice on Baby Snooks".

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From 1957 to 1958, Reed appeared in a recurring role as J B Hafter, a studio boss, on the CBS sitcom Mr Adams and Eve.

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Alan Reed played the same character in The Bob Cummings Show.

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Alan Reed provided Fred's voice for the entire six-season run of the show, as well as in several spin-off series and specials.

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Alan Reed's final performance as Fred Flintstone was a cameo guest role on an episode of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.

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In May 1932, Alan Reed married the former Finette Walker, a Broadway actress whom he met at television station W2XAB in New York City.

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Alan Reed appeared on stage in the early 1930s and was a chorus member in the original 1934 Broadway production of Anything Goes with Ethel Merman.

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Alan Reed's bladder was removed, which eradicated the cancer, but he later developed emphysema.

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