Voice of Fred Flintstone dies

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The Independent US

Henry Corden, the voice of cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone's "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for more than two decades, has died. He was 85.

He took over as the lovable loudmouth when the original voice artist, Alan Reed, died in 1977. Born in Montreal, Corden moved to New York as a child and arrived in Hollywood in the 1940s. His first acting role was in the 1947 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

He moved into voice acting in the 1960s, and deployed his skills in bit parts for Hanna-Barbera, including The New Tom & Jerry Show and Scooby-Doo. (AP)