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Henry Corden

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B: January 6, 1920 in Montréal, Québec
D: May 19 2005 in Los Angeles, California

It’s probably best not to think of Henry Corden as a Canadian. Born here, he moved to New York with his family when he was still a young boy and grew up as an American. Although he became an actor, it was his voice that kept Henry busy in Hollywood. Interestingly, he started his career as a radio announcer. But in the 1940s he moved to Hollywood looking for work in the movies. He never achieved stardom, but found regular work and was usually cast in uncredited roles in all sorts of movies where they needed a non-descript foreign-type. One notable change was playing Barbara Eden’s genie father on an episode of the popular sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. He continued working as an on-camera actor but it was his voice that set Henry apart. When animation made a huge impact on TV’s younger viewers in the 1960s, Henry finally came into his own. His voice supplied the words for a Who’s Who of cartoon characters but the role he will probably always be remembered for was that of Fred Flintstone. Henry more or less inherited the voice when the show’s original Fred, Alan Reed, passed away in 1977 and he would go on to be the voice of Fred Flintstone for nearly three decades. Henry Corden died of emphysema.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
She Shoulda Said No (1949)
Bride of Vengeance (1949)

Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
Please Believe Me (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
Kim (1950)
Mrs. O’Malley and Mr. Malone (1951)
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)
Behave Yourself! (1951)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
Scaramouche (1952)
The Wild North (1952)
Carbine Williams (1952)
Son of Ali Baba (1952)
The Black Castle (1952)
Hiawatha (1952)
I Confess (1953)
The System (1953)
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Fort Algiers (1953)
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
The Egyptian (1954)
Jupiter’s Darling (1955)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Cry Tough (1959)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Blueprint for Robbery (1961)
When the Clock Strikes (1961)
Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
Island of Love (1963)
Strange Bedfellows (1965)
McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)
Frankie and Johnny (1966)
Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title (1966)
Hook, Line & Sinker (1969)

Keep the Faith (TV-1972)
Yogi’s Ark Lark (voice, 1972)
Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby… (TV-1973)
A Flintstone Christmas (TV-1977)
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (voice, TV-1979)
The Flintstones Little Big League (voice, TV-1979)

The Flintstones’ New Neighbors (voice, TV-1980)
Fred’s Final Fling (voice, TV-1980)
Wind-Up Wilma (voice, TV-1981)
Flintstones: Jogging Fever (voice, TV-1981)
Modern Problems (1981)
Here Comes Garfield (voice, TV-1982)
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (voice, TV-1987)
The Flintstone Kids’ Just Say No Special (voice, TV-1988)

I Yabba-Dabba Do! (voice, TV-1993)
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (voice, TV-1993)
The Flintstones: Wacky Inventions (voice, VR-1994)
A Flintstones Christmas Carol (voice, TV-1994)

TV Series – Cast:
The Jetsons (voice, 1962)
The Secret Squirrel Show (voice, 1965)
The Atom Ant Show (voice, 1965)
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show (voice, 1967)
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (voice, 1968)

Josie and the Pussycats (voice, 1970)
The Harlem Globetrotters (voice, 1970)
The Flintstones Comedy Hour (voice, 1972)
The Barkley (voice, 1972)
The New Scooby-Doo Movie (voice, 1972)
Yogi’s Gang (voice, 1973)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (voice, 1973)
These Are the Day (voice, 1974)
Jokebook (voice, 1975)
Return to the Planet of the Apes (voice, 1975)
The New Tom & Jerry Show (voice, 1975)
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (voice, 1976)
The Kelly Monteith Show (voice, 1976)
Fred Flintstone and Friends (voice, 1977)
The C.B. Bears (voice, 1977)
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder (voice, 1978)
The Challenge of the SuperFriends (voice, 1978)
The New Fred and Barney Show (voice, 1979
Fred and Barney Meet the Thing (voice, 1979)
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo (voice, 1979)

Thundarr the Barbarian (voice, 1980)
Heathcliff (voice, 1980)
Fangface and Fangpuss (voice, 1981)
The Smurfs (voice, 1981)
The Kwicky Koala Show (voice, 1981)
Goldie Gold and Action Jack (voice, 1981)
The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (voice, 1983)
Mister T (voice, 1983)
Challenge of the GoBots (voice, 1984)

The 10 Commandments, 1956 movie poster
The 10 Commandments, 1956 movie poster