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Subject: ARCHIVE: Actor Roy Glenn Jr., remembered for dramatic roles in films like Carmen Jones (1954), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), and as Sidney Poitier's father in 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", known also for his formidable voice talents as the original voice of "Tony the Tiger" in Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes commercials, dies after heart attack at 56. ...

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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 12:49:10pm

American character actor...

Roy Glenn Jr.
[ Roy Edwin Glenn, Sr. ]
(June 3, 1914 – March 12, 1971)

Early life …
On June 3, 1914, Glenn was born as Roy Edwin Glenn in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Career …
In 1949, Glenn's radio career started in Rocky Jordan - The Adventures of Rocky Jordan The Man With No Name. Glenn's career spanned five decades, beginning in radio with The Amos 'n' Andy Show and The Jack Benny Show. He made numerous appearances from the dawn of television (including many authoritative roles on The Amos 'n' Andy Show, 1951-53) until 1970.

His first film appearance was in Kelly the Second (1936), followed by Dark Manhattan (1937). His other film credits include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy and Bess (1959), The Sound and the Fury (1959), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Claudia McNeil, and a memorable turn as Mr. Prentice (the father of Poitier's character) in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner". …

Among Roy Glenn's last screen appearances, were "Support Your Local Gunfighter",
and "Escape From Planet of the Apes" as the lawyer (his last role), both in 1971. …

Personal life …
Glenn's wife is Pauline "Lilla" (née Fractious). They have three children, Roy Glenn Jr., Darryl Ward Glenn, and Renatta Darlene Glenn. Glenn died from a heart attack brought on by cardiovascular disease in Los Angeles, California on March 12, 1971, at the age of 56, and buried at Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, CA.

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Dallas McKennon 1952-3 and Thurl Ravenscroft 1953-2005 were the originators of the voice of Tony the Tiger. (NT)sciteaTuesday, March 12, 03:00:44pm

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