Henry Corden

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Henry Corden
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Born Henry Cohen
January 6, 1920
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died May 19, 2005
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S
Years active at Hanna-Barbera 1960-1997
Characters played Fred Flintstone
Paw Rugg
Doctor Bigot
Truck Driver
Sheriff Muletrain Pettigrew

Henry Corden (born Henry Cohen; January 6, 1920 – May 19, 2005) was a Canadian-born American voice actor. For Hanna-Barbera, he was best known as the voice of Fred Flintstone, after Alan Reed had passed away on June 14, 1977. Before taking on the role, Corden had previously provided the singing voice for Reed on the theatrical film The Man Called Flintstone in 1966, and the special Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid like You Doing in a Place like This?. After his official debut as Fred's new voice in the 1965 record Saving Mr. Flintstone,[1] Corden took over the role full time starting with the series Fred Flintstone and Friends.

Corden died of emphysema on May 19, 2005, at the age of 85.


20th century

Behind the scenes

  • Before Reed's death, Corden acted as his replacement for when Fred Flintstone had to sing because Reed could not sing in pitch.[2]

Other roles


  1. ^ Ehrbar, Greg (July 26, 2016). "Hanna-Barbera Characters Talk 'Safety'-on Records". Cartoon Research. Retrieved December 7, 2023.
  2. ^ Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (December 4, 2004). The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors]. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 289. ISBN 978-1578066964.