Showing posts with label Ward. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ward. Show all posts

Sep 23, 2009

Speaking of Way Back

Bullwinkle's name came from a friend of Jay Ward's, Clarence Bullwinkel, who was a property owner in Berkeley, California and also owned a Chevrolet dealership. J Troplong 'Jay' Ward was the creator and producer of Bullwinkle and many other animated series, including Dudley Do-Right, George of the Jungle, Crusader Rabbit, Super Chicken, and more.

The narrator of Bullwinkle was William Conrad (d 1994) who played Cannon on TV and was the voice of Marshall Dillon on the radio version of Gunsmoke. He also narrated the TV Fugitive series and 'The Making of Star Wars'.

Gunsmoke also had Chester Proudfoot on radio, but on TV it was Chester Goode, played by Dennis Weaver. Milburn Stone was Doc Adams on radio and TV. Burt Reynolds, born in Lansing, MI. 1936 was the Gunsmoke TV blacksmith, Quint Asper. from 62 - 65. Amanda Blake, Miss Kitty, passed away in 1989