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Lorenzo Music (1937–2001)

Lorenzo Music was born on May 2, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Gerald David Music. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bob Newhart Show (1972), Rhoda (1974) and Garfield and Friends (1988). He was married to Henrietta Music. He died on August 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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For many years, and up until his death, he did radio commercials for Ruggles Ice Cream, and he wrote their jingle, "The Ruggles Ice Cream Tune." As of June, 2010, his voice-overs--both the song and his dialogue are still being used in Ruggles radio ads. See more »

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Jerry Music | L. Music

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Never being seen on Rhoda (1974) as Carlton the doorman - and becoming well-known for it - gave him the idea of never being photographed directly in public or on film. Either he'd have something blocking his face, or he'd only be seen in silhouette. See more »


Well-known for providing the voice to "Garfield" the cat on numerous television specials, series, and commercials. See more »

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