Hans Conried was an American actor.

Biography

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Conried studied acting at Columbia University and became a classical stage actor as well as performing Shakespeare on radio, where he became well regarded for his diversity and range of characters. He also gained a regular role as a psychiatrist on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show . In 1953, Conried would make his greatest mark as Captain Hook and Mr. Darling in Disney's Peter Pan, as well as making his stage debut in the musical Can-Can. Although he was replaced by Taylor Holmes for the voice role of King Stefan in Sleeping Beauty, Conried remained a live action model performance for Stefan and possibly did a minor voice role for Lord Duke (the Royal Herald), though it is still unknown to this day who voiced Duke.

Though he occasionally appeared in live action films, Conried was best known for his character roles and various animated characters, notably appearing in several Dr. Seuss holiday specials and creating the character of Snidely Whiplash in the Dudley Do-Right series.

Conried passed away in 1982.

Singing

Conried performed a number of his songs in the course of his career, frequently comic character pieces. In 1953 he sang his first number on stage and screen with respectively with Can-Can (originating the role of Boris) and Peter Pan. He also sang that same year as the title character in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Conried continued to sing during his voiceover roles in productions such as Horton and Dr. Hoovey in Horton Hears a Who!. The Phantom Tollbooth, in which he played the brothers King Azaz and The Mathemagician. He also continued to play stage roles, originating the role of Harry in 70, Girls, 70 and Madame Lucy in Irene.

Film

Peter Pan (1953)

  • The Elegant Captain Hook (contains solo lines)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

  • Get Together Weather (contains solo lines)
  • Dressing Song: Do-Mi-Do Duds (solo)

Kismet (1967)

  • Was I Wazir? (contains solo lines)

Horton Hears a Who (1970)

  • We Are Here! (solo)

The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

  • Word Market (solo)
  • Numbers Are the Only Things That Count (solo)

Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)

  • Ooga Booga (solo)
  • The Grinch Night Ball (solo)

The Hobbit (1977)

  • Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold

Stage

Can-Can (1953)(originated the role)

  • If You Loved Me Truly (duet)
  • Never, Never Be an Artist (contains solo lines)

70, Girls, 70 (1971)(originated the role)

  • Home (contains solo lines)
  • The Caper (solo)
  • Hit It, Lorraine (contains solo lines)
  • Boom Ditty Boom (contains solo lines)
  • Believe (contains solo lines)

Irene (1973)

  • They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me (contains solo lines)
  • Stepping on Butterflies (contains solo lines)
  • We're Getting Away With It (contains solo lines)
  • You Made Me Love You (reprise)(duet)

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