Provided the voice of Disney's Donald Duck for over 50 years.
He was a popular impressionist on Los Angels's KHU radio station, and his talent for voices got him a publicity gig with the Adohr Milk Clompany.
Walt Disney himself invited him to provide a voice for his talking duck in upcoming animated short, "The Wise Little Hen."
He grew up in Watonga, Oklahoma.
He also provided the early voice William Hanna and Joseph Barbara's animated cat, Tom, in Tom and Jerry.