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Dick Tufeld Lost In Space Robot Dead

January 24, 2012 by staff 

Dick Tufeld Lost In Space Robot Dead, Dick Tufeld intoned that warn­ing as the voice of the robot on Irwin Allen’s clas­sic 1960s science-fiction series Lost in Space. He was the show’s nar­ra­tor, as well.

Tufeld has died, long­time friend and co-star Bill Mumy (who played Will) announced on Face­book. He was 85.

Beyond Lost in Space, Tufeld fre­quently was heard in TV car­toons, fre­quently as an announcer.

The main title nar­ra­tor on the 1979 DePatie-Freleng series Spider-Woman, he was also the main title announcer on the 1981 Mar­vel Pro­duc­tions show Spider-Man and his Amaz­ing Friends.

Tufeld was the open­ing nar­ra­tor of DFE’s The New Fan­tas­tic Four (1978). He nar­rated sev­eral episodes of Thun­darr the Bar­bar­ian (1980), as well.

For Dis­ney, he nar­rated Ward Kimball’s Man In Space, orig­i­nally broad­cast on the Dis­ney­land tele­vi­sion show in 1956. The half-hour ani­ma­tion was nom­i­nated for an Oscar for Best Doc­u­men­tary, Short Sub­ject. He nar­rated Kimball’s 1955 ani­mated Dis­ney short Man and the Moon, which also first aired on Dis­ney­land.

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