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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 6 October 1942Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 28 June 2009Encino, California, USA  (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
Birth NameFrederick Albert Travalena III
Nicknames The Man of a Thousand Faces.
Mr. Everybody

Mini Bio (1)

Fred Travalena was born on October 6, 1942 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Frederick Albert Travalena III. He was an actor and writer, known for Baby Races (1993), The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983). He was married to Lois Travalena. He died on June 28, 2009 in Encino, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Lois Travalena (1970 - 28 June 2009) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

In 1978, Fred Travalena hosted a pilot for a would-be variety series called "The Funny World of Fred and Bunni". The only episode was aired in August "Bunni" was actually a cartoon co-host, sort of a forerunner to Jessica Rabbit. Like other variety shows of the 70s, this show was filled with musical numbers and comedy skits.
He battled non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002 and the disease returned in Summer, 2008 after going into remission.
Impressionist and singer.
Said to have a repertoire of more than 360 celebrity, political, and cartoon-character voices.
He met his wife, also a singer, while he was in the Army. They performed together at officers' clubs.
He started out as a singer, with impressions and sound effects occasionally thrown into his act. The impressions gradually became the main attraction. He became a regular performer in Las Vegas.
Auditioned for Saturday Night Live (1975) 17 times.

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