"Is 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."

-Shelley Berman
Actor ("Curb Your Enthusiasm'), Standup Comedy Pioneer and Founding Member of Chicago's "Second City"

NOW AVAILABLE !

THE 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.

Now, 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.

How 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?

The 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.

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