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Bradley Bolke, Voice of Chumley the Walrus, Dies Age 93

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Bradley Bolke, Voice of Chumley the Walrus, Dies Age 93

Voice actor Bradley Bolke, whose most memorable roles includes Chumley the walrus in the 1960s Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales on CBS and Jangle Bells the elf in Rankin/Bass holiday special The Year without a Santa Claus (1974), died Tuesday in Dobbs Ferry, New York at age 93. The news was shared with The Hollywood Reporter by Rick Goldschmidt, official historian and biographer for Rankin/Bass Productions.

Bolke also portrayed the Ghostly Trio and assorted characters on The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963), and played Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev on the Grammy-winning comedy album The First Family, recorded in 1962.

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Bolke was predeceased by his brother Dayton Allen, also an actor and voice artist who played Deputy Dawg. Bolke is survived by a niece.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]


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