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Stan Freberg
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Comedian
    (August 7, 1926-April 7, 2015)
    Recorded the singles 'John and Marsha' (1950), 'Try' (1952), 'St. George and the Dragonet' (1953), 'Little Blue Riding Hood' (1953), 'Point of Order' (1954), 'Sh-Boom' (1954), The Yellow Rose of Texas' (1955), 'Heartbreak Hotel' (1956), 'Banana Boat (Day-O)' (1957), 'Wun'erful, Wun'erful' (1957) and 'Green Chri$tma$' (1958)
    Recorded the album 'Stan Freberg Presents the United States Volume 1' (1961)
    Wrote and did voices for the TV show 'Time for Beany' (1949-54)
    Hosted 'The Stan Freberg Show' on radio (1957)
    Appeared in 'The Weird Al Show' (1997-98)
    Hosted the anthology 'When Radio Was' (1995-2006)
    Won 21 Clio Awards for excellence in TV and radio advertising
    Capitol Records refused to release his records 'That's Right Arthur' (a parody of Arthur Godfrey) and 'Most of the Town' (a spoof of Ed Sullivan), feeling they were libelous.
    He was a jazz snob with disdain for other forms of music.
    He denounced commercialization in 'Green Chri$tma$' but made much of his living from advertising.
    He did not give his son Donavan a name for five years, instead calling him 'Baby Boy Freberg.'
    He put his son Donavan in commercials for the Encyclopedia Britannica.
    His radio show was short-lived because he refused to accept tobacco and alcohol ads.
    His radio sketch 'Elderly Man River' skewered political correctness decades before the term existed.
    The catchphrase 'Just the facts, ma'am' was introduced in Freberg's 'Dragnet' parody 'St. George and the Dragonet.'
    He is credited with introducing satire and self-aware humor into TV advertising.

Credit: C. Fishel


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