Dick Tufeld, who provided the voice for the robot from Lost in Space has died. He was 85. From TMZ: “He died peacefully at an L.A. area hospital, according to Dick’s Lost in Space co-star Bill Mumy. According to Mumy, Tufeld – a cancer survivor – suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Mumy tells us, ‘Everything just caught up to him’ – adding, ‘He lost his wife a few years ago and lost his pep after that.’ Funeral Plans are already in place.” In addition to Lost in Space, Dick was also the opening announcer of The Judy Garland Show, The Red Skelton Hour, The Julie Andrews Hour, Zorro, Space Patrol, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, Surfside 6, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Woman, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also did voice work on Garfield and Friends, The Simpsons, and was the voice of the Acme commercial announcer on a number of Road Runner cartoons. Pretty cool. Oh yeah, he was also Mr Bubble.
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