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VOICE-OVER STAR HAS DIED AT 85

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            Richard "Dick" Beals (March 16, 1927 – May 29, 2012

(AP) The radio and television voice-over star whose work included the animated characters Gumby and Speedy Alka-Seltzer died Tuesday, May 29 in Southern 
California. Dick Beals was 85. 

A friend, Peter Gorman, tells the Los Angeles Times that Beals died in the
northern San Diego County community of Vista.

Beals was the original voice of the title character on "The Gumby Show" in the
late 1950s. He also was the unseen pitchman in more than 3,000 commercials
for such products as Oscar Mayer and Campbell’s Soup.

He was also the voice of the Davey in the television series "Davey and Goliath."

Beals often got jobs that called for him to sound like a child because he suffered
from a glandular condition.

His voice hadn’t changed since elementary school.

 

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NUMBER-ONE SINGLE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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RAY CHARLES

"I Can’t Stop Loving You" was written and composed by
country singer,
songwriter and musician Don Gibson who
first recorded
it on December 30, 1957.

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JERRY MATHERS IS 64 TODAY

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The situation comedy ran originally on CBS (1957-1958) and ABC
(1958-1963). Mathers portrayed Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver. 
 

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Gerald Patrick "Jerry" Mathers was born in Sioux City, Iowa.

 

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IT WAS 59 YEARS AGO TODAY!

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June 2, 1953

The ceremony in
Westminster Abbey, except the anointing and the 
communion, was televised for the first time.

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Queen Elizabeth ll turned 86 in April

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