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Encyclopedia > Pinto Colvig

Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig was a vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer whose schtick was playing clarinet off-key while mugging. He was born September 11, 1892 in Jacksonville, Oregon, USA, and died of lung cancer on October 3, 1967 in Woodland Hills, California. Vaudeville was a style of multi-act theater which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A cartoonist at work. ... A voice actor (or voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animation (including animated feature films, television series, animated shorts), radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... The term circus originates from Latin and can mean several things: A public equipped space for shows and other spectacles of the Classical period (e. ... A bass clarinet, which sounds an octave lower than the more common Bâ™­ soprano clarinet. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jacksonville is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ... The incidence of lung cancer is highly correlated with smoking. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ...

Colvig is probably best known as the voice of Disney's Goofy and the original Bozo the Clown, a part he played for a full decade beginning in 1946. Colvig worked for not only the Disney studio, but the Warner Bros. animation studio, Fleischer Studios, and MGM, where he voiced a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. He was also one of the pioneers in advocating warning labels about cancer risk on cigarette packages in the USA. The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Goofy Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Bozo the Clown is the name of a clown whose widespread syndication in early television made him the best-known clown character in the United States. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Termite Terrace is the nickname for the old building on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA where Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were first created. ... Fleischer Studios, Inc. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...

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Brainboost - who was the original voice of goofy (823 words)
Pinto Colvig who played Chopper was the original voice of Goofy, and he also did records as Bozo the Clown..
There seems to be good historic evidence that Pinto Colvig (the original voice of Goofy) was the very first Bozo the Clown, in LA I came across this in a bio of Colvig, or a clown magazine from a couple of years ago.
Vance Colvig Jr - (1918 - 1991) - Son of Vance "Pinto" Colvig - (the original voice of Goofy) - Former Bozo the Clown - (from 1959 to 1964) -..
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