Saturday, January 16, 2016

Brian Bedford, R. I. P.

Brian Bedford, Voice of Disney's Hottest Cartoon Fox, Has Passed Away at 80: In a week already rife with loss, Brian Bedford—theater great and voice of Robin Hood (i.e. the first cartoon animal you ever looked at and thought “I would definitely hit that”)—has passed away at the age of 80. 

Since the age of 15, Bedford has been performing on stage. He won two Tonys, one for Two Shakespearean Actors in 1992 and another for London Assurance in 1997. He also performed in Ontario’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival for over thirty years.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Jeff Meyerson said...

We saw him on Broadway twice, first in 1974 in Tom Stoppard's JUMPERS (opposite Jill Clayburgh) and then 37 years later in 2011 as a very entertaining Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. I certainly think of him first for his theater work long before a Disney cartoon.

Deb said...

I KNEW this had to be a link from Jezebel. Only Jezebel would include a phrase about "hitting" a cartoon character in an obituary.

Jerry House said...

I would never hit that.