Thursday, July 15, 2010

RIP Peter Fernandez

Actor and voice dubber Peter Fernandez died today July 15th in Pomona, New York, after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. Best known as the voice of the cartoon character 'Speed Racer', Fernandez wrote the scripts and the score for the 1967 animated TV series. Born January 29, 1927 in New York City, he had a career on radio and Broadway before joining the Army during World War II. His radios shows included “Superman”, “Suspense”, “Gangbusters”, “Mr. District Attorney” among others. Among his work on Euro-westerns he dubbed English voices to various actors in “Apache Gold” (1963), “Last of the Renegades” (1964), “For a Few Dollars More” (1965), and was the English voice for Kurt Zips the hotel owner in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966).

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