Monday, January 23, 2012

RIP Dick Tufeld

DICK TUFELD, the voice of the “Lost in Space” Robot has died, his long
time pal and costar BILL MUMY announced via Facebook.

Mumy, who starred on the Irwin Allen classic space opera as Will
Robinson, posted on his official Facebook page, “Dick Tufeld was a
really cool guy. He's reunited with his wife Adrian now. R.I.P. Dick.
You will be missed bigtime.”

In addition to voicing the Robot, Tufeld was a familiar voice actor
having served time announcing the exploits of the super-sub Seaview on
“Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”, “Time Tunnel” and in commercials
for the bubble bath Mr. Bubble.

Mumy later posted a jazz video, “This one's for Dick Tufeld. He was
close friends with Miles Davis. Peace on your journey, pal...”

Ironically. Tufeld also was the announcer on various Disney TV shows
including the 1957-59 series, Zorro, which starred future Lost in
Space lead Guy Williams.

He also reprised in his role as the Robot in the 1998 feature "Lost in
Space" which starred Matt LeBlanc.

“Danger! Danger!” Just won’t be the same without Dick saying it.
Adios, amigo . . .

TUFELD, Dick (Richard Norton Tufeld)
Born: 12/11/1926, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 1/22/2012, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Dick Tufeld's westerns - narrator/announcer:
Annie Oakley (TV) - 1954 (narrator)
Zorro (TV) - 1957 (announcer)

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