George Fenneman (1919–1997)


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Fenneman's most enduring role was as announcer and sidekick for Groucho Marx on over 200 episodes of the popular game show, You Bet Your Life, which ran throughout the 1950s until 1961. Fenneman was the foil and straight man for Groucho's comedy and wisecracking while at the same time managing the flow of the show as announcer. See full bio »

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Batman Newsman
(1966)
Mystery Lake Bill Richards
(1953)
(1968)

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 2005 The Naked Monster
Narrator (voice)
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Narrator
- Marge on the Lam (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
 1978 Talk About Pictures (TV Series)
Host
 1971 Big Jake
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger...
Announcer
 1967-1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Main Title Announcer
- The Squeeze (1969) ... Main Title Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- The Joy Riders (1969) ... Main Title Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- The Big Problem (1968) ... Main Title Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- The Big Gambler (1968) ... Main Title Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- The Investigation (1968) ... Main Title Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Bernie Stern used-car salesman on TV
- Dark on Top of Everything Else (1969) ... Bernie Stern used-car salesman on TV (uncredited)
 1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
David Farnum
- All You Need Is One Good Break (1968) ... David Farnum
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
1st Newscaster
- Incident in Berlin (1968) ... 1st Newscaster
 1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Newscaster
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
TV Interviewer
- And What Does Your Husband Do? (1966) ... TV Interviewer
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Newsman
- The Yegg Foes in Gotham (1966) ... Newsman (as George Fennaman)
 1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Ad Pitchman / Lipton Tea pitchman
- Beatles '65 (1965) ... Ad Pitchman (as George)
- Episode #18.20 (1965) ... Lipton Tea pitchman
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Announcer
- 5: Part 4 (1963) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- 5: Part 2 (1963) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- 5: Part 1 (1963) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Randy Rambo
- The Prying Eye (1961) ... Randy Rambo
 1960 The Horse with the Flying Tail (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1960 Ocean's 11
On Phone Talking to Sheriff Wimmer (voice, uncredited)
 1960 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Face to Face interviewer
- Danny Meets Andy Griffith (1960) ... Face to Face interviewer (uncredited)
 1951-1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
Announcer (Opening)
- The Big Red (1959) ... Announcer (Opening) (uncredited)
- The Big Counterfeit (1959) ... Announcer (Opening) (uncredited)
- The Big Byron (1959) ... Announcer (Opening) (uncredited)
- The Big .38 (1959) ... Announcer (Opening) (uncredited)
- The Big Appetite (1959) ... Announcer (Opening) (uncredited)
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Quizmaster
- A Question of Romance (1958) ... Quizmaster
 1958 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Pigeon That Worked a Miracle (1958) ... Narrator (voice)
 1957 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series)
Max Factor pitchman
- Margaret's Romance (1957) ... Max Factor pitchman
 1954 Stormy, the Thoroughbred
Narrator
 1953 Mystery Lake
Bill Richards
 1953 Topper (TV Series)
Announcer
- The Movers (1953) ... Announcer (voice)
 1953 Tanga-Tika
Narrator
 1953 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Voice
- Riley the Executive Type (1953) ... (voice)
- Riley's Gift from the Boss (1953) ... Voice (voice)
 1951 The Thing from Another World
Dr. Redding (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1949-54) Radio: Announcer/"straight man" for Groucho Marx on CBS Radio's "You Bet Your Life". See more »

Alternate Names:

George Fennaman | George
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Trivia:

He appeared weekly on the Dragnet radio show and, along with co-announcer Hal Gibney, Fenneman was as much a part of the show's iconic sound as its star, Jack Webb. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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