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  • [Fun] Rex Elvie Allen (December 31, 1920 – December 17, 1999)

    Rex Elvie Allen (December 31, 1920 – December 17, 1999)

    Today is Rex Allen's Birthday.

    For those of you old enough to remember the original Carousel of Progress, Rex voiced the "Father" and was the narrator. Rex had a distinct voice which was pleasing to the ear and his slight southern accent made his voice sound quite comforting and "homey".

    Rex also narrated several Disney films, including; The Wetback Hound (1957), The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon (1960), The Legend of Lobo (1962), Yellowstone Cubs (1963), The Incredible Journey (1963), and Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)

    Aside from his Disney career, Rex was also an accomplished country singer and actor in his own right.

    Happy Birthday Rex!





    If you want for information on Rex Allen -
    https://d23.com/walt-disney-legend/rex-allen/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Allen
    Last edited by Laugh-O-Grams; 12-31-2020, 05:54 AM.
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    My favorite Disneyland attraction was the Carousel of Progress and it saddened me that they removed it.

    I know it's at WDW, but for me, Jean Shepherd's narration seems so bland as if they called him in one morning and they knocked out the script in 30 minutes. I always thought that Tom Bodett would have been a better narrator than Jean. Tom has a similar voice as the great Rex Allen.
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    • #3
      Loved the CoP and I agree, Rex Allen's narration was the best. I remember just staring at the Progress City model trying to figure out how they made everything move. The folks at WDW have just a small piece of this model and it has no motion, they don't know what they're missing.
      Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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      • #4
        Rex Allen was known as "the Arizona Cowboy"
        IMO
        His Voice, was great part of "Carousel of Progress" !
        Soaring like an EAGLE !

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