21 Facts About Thurl Ravenscroft


Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft was an American actor and bass singer.


Thurl Ravenscroft was known as one of the booming voices behind Kellogg's Frosted Flakes animated spokesman Tony the Tiger for more than five decades.


Thurl Ravenscroft's voice acting career began in 1939 and lasted until his death in 2005 at age 91.


Thurl Ravenscroft left his native Norfolk, Nebraska, in 1933 for California, where he studied at Otis Art Institute.


Thurl Ravenscroft achieved early success as part of a singing group called The Mellomen.


Thurl Ravenscroft is heard with the quartet on some of the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes with Mel Blanc at Warner Bros.


Thurl Ravenscroft sang on the soundtrack for Ken Clark as "Stewpot" in South Pacific, one of the top-selling albums of the 1950s.

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Thurl Ravenscroft was the bass singer on Bobby Vee's 1960 Liberty hit record "Devil or Angel".


Thurl Ravenscroft sang the opening songs for the two Disney serials used on The Mickey Mouse Club, Boys of the Western Sea and The Hardy Boys: Mystery of the Applegate Treasure.


Thurl Ravenscroft sang the "Twitterpatter Song" and "Thumper's Song" on the Disneyland record Peter Cottontail and other Funny Bunnies.


Thurl Ravenscroft's voice was heard during the Pirates of the Caribbean ride as well as The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland as Uncle Theodore, the lead vocalist of the singing busts in the cemetery near the end of the ride.


Thurl Ravenscroft played the Narrator in The Story and Song From the Haunted Mansion.


Thurl Ravenscroft is heard in the Enchanted Tiki Room as the voice of Fritz the Animatronics parrot, as well as the tree-like Tangaroa tiki god in the pre-show outside the attraction.


Thurl Ravenscroft was the voice of the Disneyland Railroad in the 1990s.


The song, now credited to Thurl Ravenscroft, peaked on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 32 for the week ending January 2,2021.


Thanks to You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch, Thurl Ravenscroft has officially hit the Top 40 as a solo artist.


Thurl Ravenscroft sang "No Dogs Allowed" in the Peanuts animated motion picture Snoopy, Come Home and I Was a Teenaged Brain Surgeon for Spike Jones.


Thurl Ravenscroft was teamed up with the Andrews Sisters on the cover of Johnny Cymbal's "Mr Bass Man".


Thurl Ravenscroft said his lifelong dream was to record the entire Bible on tape, but James Earl Jones "beat him out".


Thurl Ravenscroft married June Seamans in 1946 and they had two children.


Thurl Ravenscroft semi-retired and did not work at any other studio, but continued to voice Tony the Tiger through 2004 and was interviewed that year by the Disney "Extinct Attractions Club" website.