One of the last surviving members of a cherished Canadian voice troope from the early ’60s has passed away. Alfie Scopp, 101 years of age, died July 24 in Toronto. He was one of the golden voices associated with the talented Toronto troope who spoke for characters from the 1964 beloved annual holiday classic “Rudolph

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One of the last surviving members of a cherished Canadian voice troope from the early ’60s has passed away. Alfie Scopp, 101 years of age, died July 24 in Toronto. He was one of the golden voices associated with the talented Toronto troope who spoke for characters from the 1964 beloved annual holiday classic “Rudolph

The one and only time I encountered Jackie Mason in person he was selling Chicken Soup. Not the dish; the TV show. Co-starring the English actress Lynn Redgrave as his Irish Catholic girlfriend, Chicken Soup cast Mason as what he was at the time, a middle-aged Jewish man with a droll but searing sense of

Herb Tarlek earned a place of honour on TV’s Mount Rushmore of boorish, weasel-y characters. The WKRP in Cincinnati sales manager just oozed phony charm with every, “Hey big guy” entrance. The white shoes, white belt, plaid jacket with elbow patches – it is a wonder Frank Bonner could even be heard over his wardrobe.