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Danny webb
Danny Webb
General information
Born: David Weberman
May 24, 1906
USA Flag New York City
Died: September 16, 1983 (aged 77)
Cause of death:
Alternate names: Dave Weber
Occupation(s): Voice actor
Years active: 1930s-1983
Spouse:
Children:

David "Danny" Weberman (May 24, 1906 - September 16, 1983) was an American voice actor, known for A Star Is Shorn (1939), City of Missing Girls (1941) and "September in the Rain" (1937).

Early Life

Webb was born David Weberman in New York City, the third child of Herman and Lena Weberman. His father emigrated to America from Budapest in 1887 and was in the fur business as a cutter and a salesman.

Career

When Webb arrived in Hollywood, he was using the name Dave Weber. He did celebrity impersonations on the on the Burns & Allen anniversary show along with doing voice work for a Screen Gems cartoon called "Sing Time," where he impersonated Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Eddie Cantor, Andy Devine and others.[1]

He started working for Warner Bros. in the mid 1930s and his first cartoon was "The CooCoo Nut Grove." He also voiced Egghead in "Daffy Duck & Egghead" and did voices for the 1939 Merrie Melodies "A Day at the Zoo".

Webb, for a brief time, voiced the Disney character Goofy after Pinto Colvig had a falling out with Walt Disney and left the studio.[2]

In 1941 after Mel Blanc signed a contract with Leon Schlesinger in which he exclusively did voice work for Warner Bros., Webb became the first person to succeed Blanc as the voice of Woody Woodpecker. He voiced the character for two shorts until he enlisted in the army and was succeeded by Kent Rogers.

Looney Roles

References

  1. https://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2014/09/danny-webb.html
  2. Canemaker, John (2006). Paper Dreams: The Art And Artists Of Disney Storyboards. Disney Edition, page 86. ISBN 978-0786863075.  "After four years, Walt apparently forgave Colvig for he returned to Disney to record Goofy's voice for the next twenty-six years. (During his absence Goofy was recorded by a Colvig imitator named Danny Webb)"
  3. Ohmart, Ben, Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices
  4. Ohmart, Ben, Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices
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