Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (; February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and bass singer known as the booming voice behind Kellogg's Frosted Flakes animated spokesman Tony the Tiger for more than five decades. He was also the uncredited vocalist for the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the classic Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Ravenscroft did some voice-over work and singing for Disney in both the films and the attractions at Disneyland (which were later featured at Walt Disney World). The best known of these attractions are Haunted Mansion as a singing bust, Country Bear Jamboree, Mark Twain Riverboat, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland Railroad, and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room as "Fritz".

His voice acting career began in 1940 and lasted until his death in 2005 at age 91.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 6th, 1914 (Norfolk), Died May 22nd, 2005 (Fullerton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7104 3/24/1953 And the bull walked around, olay Jerry Gray Orchestra vocalist  
Decca L 7166 4/27/1953 Pale moon (An Indian love song) Jerry Gray Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ravenscroft, Thurl," accessed June 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339288.

Ravenscroft, Thurl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339288.

"Ravenscroft, Thurl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339288

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