The Voice of Gumby Has Died at 85

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The voice of the popular character known as Gumby has died at the age of 85. Dick Beals was stricken with a glandular condition that lead to one of the most unlikely careers.

His voice-overs are what led to his success and he died earlier this week, leaving behind him a legacy of success. He passed away Tuesday.  His voice become well know in the late 1950’s when he was the voice behind “The Gumby Show. His glandular condition actually left him at a height of 4 feet 6 inches and a weight of less than 70 pounds. Additionally, he never outgrew his high school voice leaving him with a great opportunity for voice over rolls.

He was frequently used for children’s voices and also animals in cartoons. His talent was noticed but even if you have heard him, you likely never knew his name.

 

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