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'Rudolph's' Yukon Cornelius, Larry D. Mann, Dies at Age 91

 

By Kelly Woo
22 hours ago
Yahoo.com
 
EXCERPT:
 
Veteran Canadian actor Larry D. Mann, who logged dozens of credits in film and television, died Monday of age-related causes at the age of 91.
Mann was perhaps most familiar to audiences as the voice of boisterous prospector Yukon Cornelius in the 1964 holiday classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” It was a family business; his brother, Paul, was a Golden Globe nominee for “America, America” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
 
Mann started out as a DJ in Canada, then graduated to doing commercials. His acting career spanned four decades, starting in the 1950s with appearances on children’s shows like Canada’s “Let’s See” and “Howdy Doody.” Mann then went on to gain small roles in movies including “The Sting” and “In The Heat of the Night,” as well as TV series including “Hogan's Heroes," "Hill Street Blues," and "Gunsmoke."
 
 

 

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Just read today that Larry D. Mann, the voice of Yukon Cornelius died at age 91.  Thank you Mr. Mann for a wonderful childhood memory!

 

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KKringle

Loved that character. One of my childhood favorites. May he rest in Peace and may continued generations find joy in that character and voice.

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Morgan Putnam

He had one of those voices. I haven't seen that wonderful show in years; but I hear that voice like it was across the room even now.

" Bumbles bounce!"

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Santa Johnathan

Very sad, he was a favorite character of mine too. 

 

Rest in peace Larry Mann.

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Santa Hill

What a loss.  Of course I remember Yukon as being one of my favorite characters of that special.  Interesting fact is that Yukon was not searching for silver and gold but peppermint which is why he would throw the pickax up in the air and when it landed would taste the end of it. "Yahoooooooooooooooo, slurp, slurp, nutin."

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SCSanta

RIP 'Yukon'...You made generations smile!

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Santa Johnny Boy

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Yukon.  Hope you've found lots of silver and gold and peppermint.

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Santa Bruce Geron

I am sorry to hear hear of Mr. Mann's passing. He was part of that incredible group of voices and talent in the earlier years in Canadian media. He was a role model for many of us.

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Santa Walter B

He was a memorable character. I watched that show every year as I was growing up.

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Santa Dave T

My brother named one of his children Yukon Cornielius!

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Santa Oliver

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Mr. Mann, thanks for being a part of my childhood.

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Elf Without Jingles

And so, the Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass has lost another of its beloved icons. Bumbles may bounce, to be sure, but only the greatest Bumbles endure --- and Larry was one of the best. So long, you old prospector, you. Heaven always has treasure to be shared by all.

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Santa Dave T

hmmm don't remember this clip....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUteEurBtqU

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