Friday, May 09, 2014

Tony The Tiger Voice Actor Dies

 Actor Lee Marshall, who gave Tony the Tiger his grrreat purr, has died. He was 64.





13 comments:

OneEyeCharlie said...

That is not grrrrrrreat.

Karen said...

:( Tony the Tiger was always my favorite cereal mascot. I met him once when I was little, too! (Not the voiceover guy--just some dude in a costume).

Gayeld said...

Darn. I think I need a box of cereal for lunch.

texas rose said...

Geesh enty - couldn't find a video of him doing the voice??

nora nader said...

His voice is a childhood memory to many of us. RIP

Count Jerkula said...

I didn't like him as a wrestling announcer, but I liked Tony the Tiger.

Nolesgirl said...

64??? I'd have thought he was farther along, I mean dayum, I was a little sh*tter and remember those commercials. RIP

sandybrook said...

He died a week ago I always knew he did wrestling had no idea until he died he did Tony the Tiger.

bookjacket said...

Unless he started when he was about 15 this can't be the original voice actor.

Slim Peachy said...

The original voice, and actually the one for a really long time was singer Thurl Ravenscroft. He himself can up with the GRRRRRREAT! part of the line. Originally it was just "Frosted Flakes... They're Good!" but he told the producer and demonstrated that a Tiger would be better Grrrrrreat!

I remember seeing him on Geraldo's old syndicated show in the 90s. He had a couple of episodes where he had a lot of great cartoon voices on.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP.

AnalogExperience said...

Huh??? Thurl Ravenscroft is the voice of Tony the Tiger- and it is well known! Who is this Lee guy- maybe his family would have liked to think he was Tony the Tiger- but its Thurl. Look it up... sorry.

Count Jerkula said...

Thurl was the original, not the only.