Contents
Tribute to Walter Tetley
Walter Tetley: Twilight of an Identity
Walter Tetley, Fountain of Youth
Random Thoughts in 2004
The Incredible Magic of Paul Frees
Frees Frame: an Interview
Paul Frees: Smoke and Mirrors
Jay Ward
Without Fanfare: The Bill Scott Story
Bill Scott Revisited
Chamber of my Mind
Fractured Fairy Tales: The Crown Jewel
Mysterious, Elusive Chris Allen
Tribute to June Foray: June of the Jungle
On the Doorstep of 1974: June Foray Trivia
June and the Dazzling Night Sky
June Foray: That Bewitching Cackle!!
June Foray: More than a Woman
Daws Butler's Corner
Unmasking Daws
Showcasing Daws' Talent
Daws' Song
Honorable Mentions: the Other Voices
Walter's Radio Career
Walter's Radio Career Part 2
A 19th Century Carousel
Sound Bites
Peabody's Pony Express
Links
About us
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Mission Statement





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THIS IS!!...........

THE HOME OF!!.........

THE WALTER TETLEY WEB PAGE!


(TRIBUTE TO "A LONG FORGOTTEN ENTERTAINER")

Mr Peabody and Sherman

SHERMAN!!!...........No, not General William T. Sherman, as glorified in the Civil War and the Gone with the Wind Halls of Fame..........Sherman, as in Mr. Peabody and the Way Back Machine..........that very clever, very adult animated side-show of the Rocky & His Friends (1959-1961) and The Bullwinkle Show (1961-1964) series.

What is so special about Walter Tetley, that he deserves a Web Page? After all, as far as I know, that orange-haired, "four-eyes" pre-teen cartoon boy, that he voiced, for Peabody's Improbable History, was the only character that he did, at all, for Jay Ward's many animated series. Certainly he could not hold a candle to the likes of the other voice-over artists, that Ward used (Ward also produced the Hoppity Hooper and George of the Jungle series).

Walter Tetley deserves a Web Page because he is an extremely interesting man. The last few years of his life were also of an extreme nature.........that of extreme sadness, due to a tragic twist of fate around 1971. Coincidentally, it was shortly after that year, that I put on my "junior detective hat", as a young man, not too much older than Sherman (I was about thirteen or fourteen, at the time). I tried to track him down, in an attempt to write him a letter. I wanted to tell him how much I had enjoyed his work, and learn a little bit about what made him tick. I was also hoping to get an autographed picture and see, for the very first time, what he looked like.

I had already received letters (and in some case pictures), from all of the other voice artists from this same cartoon dynasty. I was thinking that my collection would really be complete, if I could exchange letters with Mr. Tetley. Though I never did manage to touch base with him, I uncovered quite a few interesting facts, in my relentless search for him, that I might never have learned otherwise. Recalling my search, now, makes me feel a little like the author who penned, In Search of J.D. Salinger (though I was nowhere near as relentless, as he, and I did not wind up in court, as did that author, with my subject).

The majority of what I learned, about Walter, came from people, with whom I communicated, in the mid 70s. I did glean, a few added details, in 2000, when I bought my first computer. The information that I did learn on the computer, however, was on a website which was really difficult to find, for the average person. When I had tried to pull information up, on him, simply by using the Search option, there were absolutely no entries found at all (at least no entries which showed his name in the heading). I then got to thinking.......'Why not create my own web page for Walter Tetley?' (doubtless, no suprise to anyone, in the last year or so, there are now quite a few more sites, on-line, about Walter.)

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