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Paul Frees

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'''Solomon Hersh Frees''' (1920-1986, aged 66) was an American actor and author, but above all else a legendary voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices". He lent four of those to characters in the [[Rankin/Bass]] animated films: in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|The Hobbit]], he voiced [[Bombur]] and the first [[Trolls|Troll]]; in [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|The Return of the King]] he took over [[Cyril Ritchard]]'s part of [[Elrond]], and voiced an unnamed [[Orcs|Goblin]].
 
'''Solomon Hersh Frees''' (1920-1986, aged 66) was an American actor and author, but above all else a legendary voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices". He lent four of those to characters in the [[Rankin/Bass]] animated films: in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|The Hobbit]], he voiced [[Bombur]] and the first [[Trolls|Troll]]; in [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|The Return of the King]] he took over [[Cyril Ritchard]]'s part of [[Elrond]], and voiced an unnamed [[Orcs|Goblin]].

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Paul Frees
LifetimeJune 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986
PortrayedBombur
InThe Hobbit (1977 film)
PortrayedElrond
InThe Return of the King (1980 film)
IMDbProfile

Solomon Hersh Frees (1920-1986, aged 66) was an American actor and author, but above all else a legendary voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices". He lent four of those to characters in the Rankin/Bass animated films: in The Hobbit, he voiced Bombur and the first Troll; in The Return of the King he took over Cyril Ritchard's part of Elrond, and voiced an unnamed Goblin.

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