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A man, a martini, and a lot of microphones.: Allen Swift, RIP

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Allen Swift, RIP

I just read in the NY Times today that the voice over world had lost another one of it's greats, Allen Swift passed away at the age of 87.

Swift was the voice of Mighty Mouse, Dinky Duck and, for a brief period, Howdy Doody, not to mention a host of other characters in over 30,000 TV and radio commercials.

A link to his obituary can be found here.

What I enjoyed about Swift (and it's quoted in the article) is that he never minded being "unknown" in the public eye. “I’m perfectly willing to be the anonymous man of television.”, was his response in an interview for the NY Daily News. So long as he got to bring life to the characters in the copy, he was content.

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