‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Voice Actor Larry D. Mann Dies At 91

Larry D. Mann, best remembered for supplying the voice of Yukon Cornelius in the perennial animated holiday favorite Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, died on Monday in Los Angeles of age-related causes according to his son Richard, reports CBS News. He was 91.

Mann’s gruff but endearingly friendly voice of the robustly red-bearded Cornelius remains part of memorable set pieces among a sea of many in the special, as generations of fans fondly remember the character each annual airing. The special originally aired on NBC-TV during the 1965 Christmas Season and set the template for many of the stop-motion “Animagic” (the process of animating figures to create a seamless movement) specials to follow, mostly mired in Christmas themes.

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