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2015-07-25T17:34:29Z
Recently we learned a bit  about Gus Wicke, the guy who voiced Bluto in the 30s. Because he stopped working in animation in 1938, it was hard to know what he did after that time.

Similarly, after composer Frank Marsales left Lantz in 1940 (after scoring [woody] ), he has no credits in cartoons, or even movies. What happened to him? Did he do any other music work, or did he perhaps retire?
ToonStar95
2015-07-25T17:57:43Z
I heard Wickie died in 1938, his last performance being "Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh"
Toadette
2015-07-25T18:40:39Z
David Gerstein debunked that myth about Gus Wicke here:
http://ramapithblog.blog...from-binko-to-bluto.html 

As for Frank Marsales...if only the experts posted here as often as they did during the GAC and early IAD days! (Oh Yowp...perhaps you have newspaper clippings that can help us!)
Yowp
2015-07-25T21:29:31Z
Originally Posted by: Toadette 

David Gerstein debunked that myth about Gus Wicke here:
http://ramapithblog.blog...from-binko-to-bluto.html 

As for Frank Marsales...if only the experts posted here as often as they did during the GAC and early IAD days! (Oh Yowp...perhaps you have newspaper clippings that can help us!)



Marsales did some radio work (he had been musical director for a transcription company after Harman and Ising left Schlesinger). The Los Angeles Times mentions (Nov. 20, 1940) he was the director, and one of the conductors, of the Los Angeles County Band and (Oct. 1, 1949) he was the director of the 1st Division Band of the California National Guard.

Marsales died August 15, 1975 at age 88.

Yowp

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