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Voice Of Speedy Alka-Seltzer Dick Beals Dies At 85

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene with a remembrance of Dick Beals, the man whose voice gave lie to Gumby. A glandular condition gave Beals his small stature and youthful voice, a voice that was used in more than 3,000 commercials. Beals played a wide range of roles - babies, teenagers, chipmunks. Perhaps most notably the Speedy Alka-Seltzer character.

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GREENE: Dick Beals passed away yesterday. He was 85. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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