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Thurl had a long and varied career in entertainment. He worked in almost every field, from radio to film to television.

Radio
Thurl began his entertainment career on radio in the mid-1930s. He was on shows with some of the biggest stars of time including Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Edgar Bergen. On most of these shows he was part of a singing group such as the Sportsmen or the Mellomen.

Film
Thurl's voice can be heard on numerous films, usually singing as part of a large ensemble. Over the years, he appeared on-screen occasionally. In addition, he has sung or provided voices for a number characters in animated films.

Television
While Thurl was never a television star, he made numerous guest appearances in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also part of a weekly series, Johnny Mann's Stand Up and Cheer, which ran for three years in the early 1970s. Thurl also lent his voice to many animated specials including The Hobbit and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Commercials
Tony the Tiger was undoubtedly the most famous role in Thurl's vast body of work. But Kellogg's Frosted Flakes was not the first product that Thurl advertised. He did commercials for all kinds of products from beer, cigarettes, and razor blades to popcorn, hot dogs, and soft drinks.

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