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Hans Georg Conried, Jr. (April 15, 1917 – January 5, 1982), was an American actor, voice actor and comedian, who was very active in voice-over roles and known for providing the voices of Walt Disney's Mr. George Darling, and Captain Hook
Captain Hook
in Peter Pan (1953), for playing the title role in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Dr. Miller on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Professor Kropotkin on the radio and film versions of My Friend Irma, his work as Uncle Tonoose on Danny Thomas's sitcom Make Room for Daddy, and multiple roles on I Love Lucy.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early years 1.2 Radio career and other voice work 1.3 TV appearances

2 Personal life and death 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Early years[edit] He was born on April 15, 1917 in Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland
to Hans Georg and Edith Beryl (née Gildersleeve) Conried. He was named Hans Georg Conried Jr. Claims that his real name was Frank Foster are false.[2] His Connecticut-born mother was a descendant of Pilgrims, and his father was a Jewish immigrant from Vienna, Austria.[3] He was raised in Baltimore
Baltimore
and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University
Columbia University
and went on to play major classical roles onstage. Conried worked in radio before working in movies in 1939. During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army in September 1944.[4] Conried trained at Fort Knox
Fort Knox
as a tank crewman until the army decided he was too tall. He became a heavy mortar crewman then was sent to the Philippines as an engineer labourer until fellow actor Jack Kruschen obtained his release for service with the Armed Forces Radio Service.[5] Radio career and other voice work[edit] One of Conried's early radio appearances came in 1937, when he appeared in a supporting role in a broadcast of The Taming of the Shrew on KECA in Los Angeles, California.[6] Four years later, a newspaper reported about his role on Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: "But at the mike he's equally convincing as old men, drunks, dialeticians, or Shakesperean tragedians. Miss Hopper favors him for her dramatizations when the script will allow him, as she puts it, 'to have his head.'"[7] Conried appeared regularly on radio during the 1940s and 1950s. He was in the regular cast of Orson Welles's Ceiling Unlimited, for which he wrote the December 14, 1942, episode, "War Workers".[8] On CBS's The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show he played a psychiatrist whom George regularly consulted for help in dealing with the ditzy Gracie. Conried made his Broadway debut in Can-Can[9] and was credited in six films (among them The Twonky
The Twonky
and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), all in 1953. Other Broadway productions include 70, Girls, 70
70, Girls, 70
and Irene. He can be clearly heard on the original cast recordings of Cole Porter's "Can-Can" and Kander & Ebb's "70, Girls, 70" where, among other songs, Conried performs a sensational fast-paced patter song called "The Caper." Conried's inimitable growl and impeccable diction were well suited to the roles he played, whether portraying the dim Professor Kropotkin in the radio show My Friend Irma or portraying comic villains and mock-sinister or cranky types, such as Walt Disney's Mr. Darling, and Captain Hook
Captain Hook
in Peter Pan (1953), and The Grinch/Narrator from Dr. Seuss' Halloween is Grinch Night. According to the DVD
DVD
commentary of Futurama, he was the inspiration for the voice created for that series' "Robot Devil". Conried was a cast member of other Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
specials, and The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, voicing the character of Snidely Whiplash
Snidely Whiplash
in the Dudley Do-Right
Dudley Do-Right
shorts, a creation of Jay Ward and Bill Scott, as well as Wally Walrus
Wally Walrus
on The Woody Woodpecker Show, Uncle Waldo P. Wigglesworth on Hoppity Hooper, and Dr. Dred on Drak Pack. He also performed as the "slave in the mirror" character, hosting several memorable episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. TV appearances[edit]

Conried as the grumpy Uncle Tonoose; a recurring role he played on Make Room for Daddy.

Besides hosting Fractured Flickers, Conried was a regular panelist on CBS's pantomime program, Stump the Stars
Stump the Stars
and a semi-regular guest on the Ernie Kovacs-hosted game show Take a Good Look. He was a regular guest on Jack Paar's Tonight Show on NBC from 1959 to 1962. Conried joined the cast of The Tony Randall Show
The Tony Randall Show
during the 1977-78 season. Guest appearances included I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
(as the English tutor Percy Livermore) Davy Crockett, The Californians, Meet McGraw, Hey, Jeannie!, The Ray Milland Show, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Real McCoys, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Mister Ed, The Islanders, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Lost in Space, Daniel Boone, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Lucy Show, Gilligan's Island, The Monkees, Have Gun – Will Travel, Love, American Style, Here's Lucy, Kolchak, Alice, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Hogan's Heroes, Match Game, Maverick, The Donna Reed Show, What's It For, Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island
and Quark. From 1955-64, Conried made twenty-one guest appearances as Danny Thomas's Lebanese "Uncle Tonoose" in Make Room for Daddy
Make Room for Daddy
on ABC and then CBS. He was featured in the 1958 episode "What Makes Opera Grand?" on the anthology series Omnibus. The episode, an analysis by Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
showing the powerful effect of music in opera, featured Conried as Marcello in a spoken dramatization of Act III of Puccini's La Bohème. The program demonstrated the effect of the music in La Bohème
La Bohème
by having actors speak portions of the libretto in English, followed by opera singers singing the same lines in the original Italian.[citation needed] Personal life and death[edit] He married Margaret Grant on January 29, 1942; the couple had four children.[10] Conried had a history of heart problems and suffered a stroke in 1974 and a mild heart attack in 1979.[11] He managed to remain active until his death on January 5, 1982, one day after suffering a massive heart attack and three weeks short of his 40th wedding anniversary. His remains were donated to medical science. Filmography[edit]

Dramatic School (1938) as Ramy Never Say Die (1939) as Bit Part (uncredited) On Borrowed Time
On Borrowed Time
(1939) as Man in Convertible (uncredited) Dulcy (1940) as Vincent Leach The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator
(1940) as Undetermined Role (uncredited) Bitter Sweet (1940) as Rudolph - Man at Mama Luden's (uncredited) Maisie Was a Lady
Maisie Was a Lady
(1941) as Georgie Porgie - House Guest (uncredited) They Met in Argentina (1941) as Guitar Player in Cantina (uncredited) Underground (1941) as Herman - Underground Member (uncredited) Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Clayton - Manager at Brocks (uncredited) Weekend for Three (1941) as Desk Clerk More About Nostradamus
More About Nostradamus
(1941) (uncredited) The Gay Falcon
The Gay Falcon
(1941) as Herman (uncredited) A Date with the Falcon
A Date with the Falcon
as Desk Clerk (uncredited) Joan of Paris
Joan of Paris
(1942) as Second Gestapo Agent (uncredited) Blondie's Blessed Event (1942) as George Wickley Saboteur (1942) as Edward (uncredited) The Wife Takes a Flyer
The Wife Takes a Flyer
(1942) as Hendrik Woverman Pacific Rendezvous
Pacific Rendezvous
(1942) as Park Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) The Falcon Takes Over
The Falcon Takes Over
(1942) as Quincey W. Marriot (uncredited) The Big Street
The Big Street
(1942) as Louie - Headwaiter (uncredited) The Greatest Gift (1942, short subject) as Father Fabian (uncredited) Once Upon a Honeymoon
Once Upon a Honeymoon
(1942) as Vienna Tailor's Fitter (uncredited) Nightmare (1942) as Hans - Nazi Agent Underground Agent (1942) as Hugo Hitler's Children (1943) as Dr. Graf Journey into Fear (1943) as Swami Magician Hostages (1943) as Lt. Glasenapp A Lady Takes a Chance
A Lady Takes a Chance
(1943) as Gregg Stone Crazy House (1943) as Roco His Butler's Sister
His Butler's Sister
(1943) as Reeves Passage to Marseille
Passage to Marseille
(1944) as Jourdain (uncredited) Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Mr. Ernst Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945, short subject) as Narrator (voice) Woody Dines Out
Woody Dines Out
(1945, short subject) as Taxidermist (voice, uncredited) The Clock Watcher (1945, short subject) (voice, uncredited) The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947) as Waiter Variety Time (1948) as Rudy La Paix Design for Death (1948) as Narrator (Japanese) The Barkleys of Broadway
The Barkleys of Broadway
(1949) as Ladislaus Ladi My Friend Irma (1949) as Prof. Kropotkin Bride for Sale
Bride for Sale
(1949) as Jewelry Salesman (uncredited) On the Town (1949) as François - Head Waiter (uncredited) One Hour in Wonderland (1950) as Slave in the Magic Mirror Nancy Goes to Rio
Nancy Goes to Rio
(1950) as Alfredo Summer Stock
Summer Stock
(1950) as Harrison I. Keath New Mexico (1951) as Abraham Lincoln Rich, Young and Pretty
Rich, Young and Pretty
(1951) as Jean - Maitre D' Behave Yourself! (1951) as Norbert 'Gillie the Blade' Gillespie Texas Carnival
Texas Carnival
(1951) as Hotel Clerk Too Young to Kiss
Too Young to Kiss
(1951) as Mr. Sparrow I'll See You in My Dreams (1951) as William Rossiter (uncredited) The Light Touch (1951) as Leopold (uncredited) The World in His Arms
The World in His Arms
(1952) as Eustace - Hotel Clerk Three for Bedroom "C" (1952) as Jack Bleck - Press Agent Big Jim McLain
Big Jim McLain
(1952) as Robert Henried Johann Mouse
Johann Mouse
(1952, short subject) as Narrator (voice) I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
(1952) English Professor Peter Pan (1953) as Captain James Hook / Mr. George Darling (voice) The Emperor's New Clothes (1953, short subject) as Various (voice) Siren of Bagdad
Siren of Bagdad
(1953) as Ben Ali The Twonky
The Twonky
(1953) as Kerry West The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
(1953) as Dr. Terwilliker The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
(1953) as Professor Amos Pomfritt Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
(1955) as Thimblerig The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) as Mr. Shellhammer[12] [TV adaptation] You're Never Too Young
You're Never Too Young
(1955) as François (uncredited) The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Duc Jacques de Montaigne Bus Stop (1956) as Life Magazine Photographer Carnival in Munich (1956, short subject) as Narrator The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. (1957, short subject) as Prosecutor (voice, uncredited) The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957) as Wally Walrus The Monster That Challenged the World
The Monster That Challenged the World
(1957) as Dr. Jess Rogers Jet Pilot (1957) as Colonel Matoff (originally filmed in 1949 but not released until 1957) The Big Beat (1958) as Vladimir Skilsky Maverick (1958) (episode - Black Fire) as Homer Eakins Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958) as Mr. Wright Juke Box Rhythm (1959) as Balenko The Real McCoys
The Real McCoys
(1959) (episode - The Actor) as Sterling Ames The Alphabet Conspiracy (1959, short subject) as Mad Hatter 1001 Arabian Nights (1959) as The Wicked Wazir (voice) The Real McCoys
The Real McCoys
(1959) (episode - The Actor) as Mr. Ames The Magic Fountain (1961) as Otto the Owl (voice) The Bullwinkle Show
The Bullwinkle Show
(1961) as Snidely Whiplash Mister Ed
Mister Ed
(1962) (episode - Ed and Paul Revere) as Igor Fractured Flickers (1963-1964, 26 episodes) as Host My Six Loves
My Six Loves
(1963) as Kinsley Kross Robin and the 7 Hoods
Robin and the 7 Hoods
(1964) as Mr. Ricks - Architect (uncredited) The Patsy (1964) as Prof. Mulerr Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
(1964-1965, 2 episodes) as Wrongway Feldman Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper
(1961-1966, 104 episodes) as Professor Waldo Wigglesworth Lost in Space
Lost in Space
(1967, 1 episode) as Sagramonte The Cricket on the Hearth
The Cricket on the Hearth
(1967) as Tackleton (voice) Wake Me When the War Is Over
Wake Me When the War Is Over
(1969, TV) as Professor Herman Erhardt The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) as King Azaz / The MathemaGician (voice) Horton Hears a Who! (1970) as The Narrator / Horton / Dr. H. Hoovey (voice) O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
(1972) (episode - Operation: Dorias) as Count Anton Brelius Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
on the Loose (1973) as Narrator/North-going Zax/South-going Zax (voice) The Brothers O'Toole (1973) as Polonius Vandergelt The Shaggy D.A.
The Shaggy D.A.
(1976) as Professor Whatley The Magic Pony (1977) (voice) The Hobbit (1977) as Thorin Oakenshield
Thorin Oakenshield
(voice) Halloween Is Grinch Night
Halloween Is Grinch Night
(1977) as Narrator/ The Grinch
The Grinch
(voice) The Cat from Outer Space
The Cat from Outer Space
(1978) as Dr. Heffel Every Girl Should Have One (1978) (voices) Alice (1979, 2 episodes) as Randolph Briggs Oh, God! Book II (1980) as Dr. Barnes Drak Pack
Drak Pack
(1980, 16 episodes) as Dr. Dread (voice) Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me? (1980) Scruffy (1980) as Joe Tibbles/Solo the Scottish Terrier (voice) Faeries (1981) as Faerie King / Shadow (voice) The Trolls and the Christmas Express (1981) as Troglo (voice) Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
(1981) as Chameleon (voice) Miss Switch to the Rescue
Miss Switch to the Rescue
(1982) as Mordo, the Warlock (voice)

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References[edit]

^ "HANS CONRIED, 66, AN ACTOR ON STAGE, TV AND IN MOVIES". The New York Times. 6 January 1982.  ^ Gargiulo, Suzanne (22 August 2002). "Hans Conried: A Biography; With a Filmography and a Listing of Radio, Television, Stage and Voice Work". McFarland – via Google Books.  ^ Gargiulo, Suzanne; Leonard Maltin (2002). Hans Conried: a biography. McFarland. pp. 9, 10. ISBN 0-7864-1338-7.  ^ National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II
World War II
Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, US: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. ^ p. 46 Gargiulo, Suzanne Hans Conried: A Biography; With a Filmography and a Listing of Radio, Television, Stage and Voice Work McFarland, 22 Aug. 2002 ^ "Toscanini Will Conduct Vienna Orchestra on Air". The San Bernardino County Sun. July 26, 1937. p. 11. Retrieved May 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Shirley Temple on Air Tonight". Belvidere Daily Republican. January 27, 1941. p. 5. Retrieved May 3, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Welles, Orson, and Peter Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum, This is Orson Welles. New York: HarperCollins Publishers 1992 ISBN 0-06-016616-9 page 375 ^ "Delmar to return to radio". Billboard. 1953-03-07. Retrieved 2015-03-26.  ^ "Hans Conried, 66". New York Times. January 6, 1982. Retrieved 2009-01-21. Hans Conried, a versatile character actor and comedian who entertained audiences on stage, radio and television and in films for more than 40 years, died of a heart attack yesterday in a hospital in Burbank, Calif. A resident of Hollywood, he was 66 years old. Mr. Conried, a tall, ...  ^ http://www.upi.com/Archives/1982/01/06/Hans-Conried-the-versatile-comedian-who-delighted-radio-TV/4437379141200/ ^ "YouTube". 

External links[edit]

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at the Internet Broadway Database
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at the TCM Movie Database Hans Conried
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at Find a Grave Hans Conried
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