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Thurl Ravenscroft
Born Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft
February 6, 1914(1914-02-06)
Norfolk, Nebraska, U.S.
Died May 22, 2005(2005-05-22) (aged 91)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Cause of death Prostate cancer
Resting place Chrystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens, Garden Grove, California
Residence Fullerton, California
Nationality American
Alma mater Otis College of Art and Design
Occupation Actor/Singer
Years active 1940–2005
Known for Kirby in The Brave Little Toaster Movie Series,
Tony the Tiger
Spouse June Ravenscroft
(1946 – 1999; her death)
Children Ron Ravenscroft,
Nancy Ravenscroft

Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American movie, television, stage, and voice actor, and singer who is known for his voice roles as Kirby in The Brave Little Toaster Movie Series and as Tony the Tiger.

He was born on February 6, 1914 in Norfolk, Nebraska. Ravenscroft was educated at Otis College of Art and Design. He was married to June Ravenscroft from 1946 until her death in 1999, they had two chidren. Ravenscroft died on May 22, 2005 in Fullerton, California from prostate cancer, he was 91 years old.[1]


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