Radio Legend Stan Freberg Dies at 88
Stan Freberg was a US comedic genius who revolutionized the industry.
He rose to fame in the ’50s through his comic records and syndicated radio shows lampooning American popular culture and also had a long list of awards and credits in radio, Television and film. His passion was radio and radio advertising.
One of his most famous pieces, which you can hear below, was the Maraschino Cherry. It showed the power of radio advertising and theatre of the mind. He also coined the phrase “try doing that in television”.
Stan later moved back into voice work for several TV shows and films, including the animated Walt Disney classic Lady And the Tramp and the comedy It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He also launched a career in advertising.
Stan Freberg died Tuesday, aged 88.