Posted 12-01-2004 at 19:06:38
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Yes...Edward Everett was the man who spoke before Lincoln...2 hours in the rain...
However, it was indeed Edward Everett Horton who did Fractured Fairy Tales...There was no narrator for 'Peabody'...It always started with Peabody (Bill Scott) explaining to Sherman where they were 'going' in history...'Aesop and Son' was one of the later additions to the show, and the narrator was Charles Ruggles...
"During one of Rocky and Bullwinkle's five seasons, Ward and Scott gave up on the Fractured Fairy Tales and produced Aesop and Son episodes instead. Though the format of Aesop's fables was similar to the Fractured Fairy Tales (even the new narrator was similar to Edward Everett Horton; Charles Ruggles was born in 1886, just like Horton----and ironically they also both died in the same year)"
Edward Everett Horton
Photo from: From the Internet
Birthday: March 18, 1886
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth Name: Edward Everett Horton Jr.
Date of death: September 29, 1970
Cause of death: Cancer in Encino, California, USA
Also credited as:
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1961) - Narrator (Fractured Fairy Tales)
Rocky and His Friends (1959) - Narrator (of Fractured Fairy Tales)
The Bullwinkle Show (1959) - Himself (Fractured Fairy Tales Narrator)
My favorite movie with Horton is 'Arsenic and Old Lace', where he plays Mr Witherspoon...
I must admit, that I didn't even know who Edward Everett Hale was (or I didn't remember) till I looked him up just now...
I just noticed that Hortons birth date is the same as mine...Other than the year of course...