Death of Stan Freberg

August 7, 1926 - April 7, 2015
Los Angeles, California | Age 88

Comedy genius, father of funny commercials dies
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By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Freberg, the spirited comic genius who lampooned American history in his landmark recordings "The United States of America" and was hailed as the father of the funny commercial, died Tuesday. He was 88.

Freberg died at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, his wife, Hunter Freberg, told The Associated Press.

His face might not have been as recognizable as other humorists', but Freberg's influence was arguably greater,...

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