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Purv Pullen (1909–1992)

Purv Pullen made a living imitating birds and animals. His greatest exposure came from his work with Ben Bernie, and with Spike Jones and his City Slickers (using the name Dr. Horatio Q. Birdbath). Frequent radio and movie performer, usually anonymous. Sometimes worked on stage with his ventriloquist doll, Johnny. See full bio »

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Hark Ye Hark!
Hark Ye Hark! Bird Imitator
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty Sound Department
The Courtship of Eddie's Father


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 1954 The Spike Jones Show (TV Series)
Magic Mirror
- Snow White (1954) ... Magic Mirror (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Bedtime for Bonzo
Minor Role (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Birds (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Hark Ye Hark! (Short)
Bird Imitator
 1935 Who Killed Cock Robin? (Short)
Cock Robin's Whistling (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Little Nell in Skit (uncredited)
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 1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (sound - 2 episodes)
- The Unbirthday Present (1970) ... (sound)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (sound of birds - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (sound of birds - uncredited)
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 1958 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Contestant
- Episode dated 13 July 1958 (1958) ... Himself - Contestant (as A. Purves Pullen)

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Horatio Q. Birdbath | A. Purves Pullen

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Performed puppet shows at the Nut Tree Retaurant and Tourist Stop in Vacaville, California , during the 1970's and 80's. See more »

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