there any question
the name Daws is plural?
No single human being could have created so many amusingly convincing
voices as did the talented, singularly plural Daws Butler. For Daws,
the term 'genius' must perforce be exponentially multiplied: voices
times voices times voices, and so on. I am flattered and honored
that he based Fibber Fox on me."
Actor ("Curb Your Enthusiasm'), Standup Comedy Pioneer
and Founding Member of Chicago's "Second City"
NEW DAWS BUTLER BIOGRAPHY
DAWS BUTLER, CHARACTERS ACTOR
by Ben Ohmart & Joe Bevilacqua
FORWARD BY: Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson)
His voice can be heard in countless classic
animated cartoons, still seen on TV around the world daily. He was
Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super
Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally
Gator, Elroy Jetson, Cap'n Crunch and hundreds of others. He worked
with nearly every major animation director, including Messers Hanna
and Barbera, Jay Ward, Walter Lantz, Chuck Jones, and Tex Avery.
He worked puppets for Bob Clampett (Beany and Cecil). Fans included
Groucho, Harpo, Lionel Barrymore and even Albert Einstein.His collaborations
with satirist Stan Freberg sold millions of records. Yet you have
probably never heard of him. His name was Daws Butler.
for the first time, DAWS BUTLER: CHARACTERS ACTOR brings
you up close and personal into the life of the man who many consider
to be the greatest voice magician of the 20th Century. From his
early days in radio in the 1940s to his five years as puppeteer
on Time for Beany, from his astonishingly creative days at Hanna-Barbera
in the 1950s and '60s to his enduring legacy as mentor to the likes
of such up-and-coming actors as Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson)
in the 1970s and '80s until his death in 1988, this authorized biography
includes detailed eye-witness accounts and personal reminisces by
his colleagues, including Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna, Doug Young (Doggy
Daddy), Don Messick (Boo Boo, Ranger Smith), June Foray (Rocky the
Flying Squirrel) and Stan Freberg, as well as Daws's friends and
family. Best of all, the book includes the words of Daws Butler
himself telling his own story, through never-before-published interviews,
letters and personal phone conversations. In addition, Nancy Cartwright
pays loving tribute to her mentor in the book's foreword.
did Daws create the voice of Huckleberry Hound? What did comedian
Bert Lahr think of Snagglepuss? Who made the first Cecil puppet?
What was the Daws Butler Workshop? What was it like having Yogi
Bear as a dad?
stories in this book will entertain, inform and astound! He was
an actor, a writer, a mentor, a husband and a father.
He was DAWS BUTLER: CHARACTERS ACTOR.