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Paul frees

Solomon Hersh Frees, better known as Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986), was an American voice and character actor who did much voice work for Disney, Rankin/Bass, and Jay Ward Productions.

Best known as the voice of Boris Badenov from Rocky and Bullwinkle, Frees provided narration for Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor, and was also the original voice of Ludwig Von Drake and the Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.

Frees is also well-remembered for many characters in the Rankin/Bass cartoons and stop-motion animated TV specials, including many of the company's Christmas specials.

Voice work in Christmas specials

Production Year Character(s)
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962 Fezziwig
Charity man
Eye patch man
Tall top-hatted man
Cricket on the Hearth 1967 Various voices
The Little Drummer Boy 1968 Ali
Aaron's father
The Wise Men
Frosty the Snowman 1969 Traffic Cop
Santa Claus
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 1970 Burgermeister Meisterburger
Frosty's Winter Wonderland 1976 Jack Frost
Traffic Cop
Rudolph's Shiny New Year 1976 Santa Claus
General Ticker
Aeon the Terrible
Humpty Dumpty
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 1977 Olaf
Donkey Dealer
The Stingiest Man in Town 1978 The Ghost of Christmas Past
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July 1979 Winterbolt
Jack Frost
Jack Frost 1979 Kubla Kraus
Father Winter

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