|Lifetime||June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986|
|Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit|
|Rankin/Bass' The Return of the King|
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.