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Allen Swift is a Actor and Writer American born on 16 january 1924 at New York City (USA)

Allen Swift

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Birth name Ira Stadlen
Nationality USA
Birth 16 january 1924 at New York City (USA)
Death 18 april 2010 (at 86 years) at New York City (USA)

Ira Stadlen (January 16, 1924 – April 18, 2010), known professionally as Allen Swift, was an American voice actor, known for playing characters including Simon Bar Sinister and Riff-Raff on the Underdog cartoon show. He provided the voices of many of the characters in The Bluffers, most of the voices for the 1960s underwater puppet show Diver Dan, and the voices in Gene Deitch's 1961–1962 group of Tom and Jerry cartoons. Swift was a children's television show host on WPIX in New York City as "Captain Allen". He took his professional name from radio comedian Fred Allen and 18th century satirist Jonathan Swift.

Swift was an early television star who hosted The Popeye Show from September 10, 1956 to September 23, 1960, until he was forced to leave the program. The reason for his dismissal from The Popeye Show was creative differences with station management.

Swift did the majority of the voices in Rankin/Bass's Mad Monster Party?, credited as Alan (sic) Swift in the movie's credits. He was also in another Rankin/Bass TV special "The Emperor's New Clothes", as the voice of Musty, and also as the original voice of the Frito Bandito.

He supplied most of the character voices for the NBC Howdy Doody Show, and when Buffalo Bob Smith, who himself did the voice of the lead puppet character Howdy Doody and had many times proclaimed that "nobody else could do Howdy" suffered a heart attack, Swift took home some recordings over the weekend, came back on Monday and did Howdy's voice for more than a year.

Swift also served as the second comedy writer for Howdy Doody. He took on the job following the abrupt departure of the series' first comedy writer and songwriter, Edward Kean. He also wrote the play Checking Out.

He was married to actress Lenore Loveman, and is the father of character actor, mimic and singer Lewis J. Stadlen, holistic health practitioner, Maxime Stadlen and psychotherapist, Clare A. Stadlen. He resided in Manhattan.

In the 1970s & 1980s, he was the talking drain on Drano television commercials.

Allen had been "suffering with a series of health calamities for several years, since he fell and broke his hip while walking his dog. From that moment, one thing led to another," said personal friend and director Gene Deitch. "Even though [I've been] here for 50 years, hardly a year went by without a visit to his 57th Street apartment, nor a day go by without e-mail and most recently Skype visits," added Deitch, an American expatriate living in the Czech Republic.

Swift was also a gifted figurative painter, doing landscapes and figures reminiscent of Leland Bell and Fairfield Porter, which he showed professionally.

After a full and well-lived life, he died at his home on April 18, 2010, surrounded by his family.

Usually with

Gene Deitch
Gene Deitch
(8 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(3 films)
Maury Laws
Maury Laws
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Allen Swift (10 films)

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Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, 1h25
Directed by Richard Williams
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Jeu, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Didi Conn, Mark Linn-Baker, Mason Adams, Allen Swift, George S. Irving, Arnold Stang
Roles Maxi-Fixit (voice)
Rating66% 3.3425953.3425953.3425953.3425953.342595
In 1974, Raggedy Ann is the beloved doll of Marcella, along with her brother Raggedy Andy and a whole nursery full of colorful toys. Whenever Marcella leaves the room, the dolls come to life. On Marcella's seventh birthday, a new doll named Babette, arrives from Paris, France to New Hampshire. Babette is a spoiled girl who is unaware she is a doll, but the friendly Raggedy Ann does everything she can to make Babette feel at home. Soon, however, the Captain Contagious, who lives in Marcella's snow globe, becomes smitten with Babette and kidnaps her. Raggedy Ann and Andy set off to try to rescue her before Marcella discovers Babette is gone. Out in the world outside the nursery, the two meet the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, a blue toy camel who has been cast off by past owners and is now heartbroken and lonely. Raggedy Ann assures him a home with Marcella, and he joins their rescue party.
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town, 50minutes
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Billie Mae Richards, Laura Dean, Harvey Korman, Paul Frees
Roles Gadzooks, Newsreel announcer, blue engine, red engine, Guards, Various
Rating72% 3.6392353.6392353.6392353.6392353.639235
S.D. Kluger (From Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and once again, voiced by Fred Astaire) returns as a train engineer, but still a mailman, to answer questions concerning the origins of the Easter Bunny while reading the children's letters, such as why eggs are painted for Easter and who made the first jelly beans and chocolate bunny.
Where the Wild Things Are, 8minutes
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Allen Swift
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating71% 3.573823.573823.573823.573823.57382
The plot of the film is basically the same as that of the book. (See Where the Wild Things Are).
Mad Mad Mad Monsters, 1h6
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift, Bob McFadden, Bradley Bolke
Roles Count Dracula, Igor, The Monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Invisible Man, Invisible Boy, Count Dracula's Son, Ron Chanley/Werewolf, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Rosebud the Vulture
Rating64% 3.2304153.2304153.2304153.2304153.230415
After Baron Henry von Frankenstein creates a bride his monster, he decides to make arrangements for a lavish wedding at the Transylvania Astoria Hotel. Many monsters are invited to the wedding including Count Dracula and his son, Ron Chanley the Werewolf, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man and his family, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Once the wedding guests arrive, they terrify guests and staff. Frankenstein's assistant Igor is jealous of the monster and wants the bride for his own. So Igor plots to steal her which doesn't go according to plan when the bride ends up snatched up by a Pterodactyl and lands in the clutches of a giant gorilla named Modzoola.
Mad Monster Party?, 1h34
Directed by Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Musical, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller
Roles Felix Flankin / Yetch / Dracula / Invisible Man / Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde / Additional Voices
Rating66% 3.3479253.3479253.3479253.3479253.347925
Baron Boris von Frankenstein (voiced by Boris Karloff) achieves his ultimate ambition, the secret of total destruction. Having perfected and tested the formula, he sends out messenger bats to summon all monsters to the Isle of Evil in the Caribbean Sea. The Baron intends to inform them of his discovery and also to reveal his imminent retirement as head of the "Worldwide Organization of Monsters". Besides Frankenstein's Monster (referred to as "Fang") and the Monster's more intelligent mate (voiced by Phyllis Diller) who live in the island castle with Boris, the invites also include Count Dracula, the Mummy, Quasimodo (referred to as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"), the Werewolf, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon (referred to as the "Creature").
Alice of Wonderland in Paris, 52minutes
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Norma MacMillan, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Allen Swift, Lionel Girard Wilson
Roles François / Narrator / King (segment "Many Moons") / Lord High Chamberlain (voice)
Rating51% 2.5582.5582.5582.5582.558
Young Alice, having become a celebrity for her adventures in Wonderland, is in her bedroom dreaming about visiting Paris and sharing adventures with the storybook girl Madeline. While no comment is made as to where this Alice comes from or what time the film is set in, Alice seems to be American, as she likes Cheese Burgers and is having a great deal of trouble when it comes to getting to France. As Alice points out, “Getting to Wonderland was easy – all I had to do was fall down the rabbit hole. But let’s face it – it takes money to get to Paris!”.
Buddies Thicker Than Water
Directed by Leonard Maltin, Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift
Rating57% 2.8605752.8605752.8605752.8605752.860575
On a snowy night in New York City, Jerry is comfortably asleep in his hole inside a penthouse, while Tom tries to keep from freezing to death in the alley below, after being thrown out by his owner. He writes a note, slips it into a bottle, and throws it up to hit the penthouse window. Jerry, awakened by the noise, goes out to the balcony and finds both this note and a second one sent up by Tom:
The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating55% 2.7598552.7598552.7598552.7598552.759855
Le dessin animé explique qu'avec un bon kit "n'importe qui peut maintenant entrer dans le domaine lucratif de dessins animés." Les éléments du kit comprennent les éléments suivants: Tom, Jerry, Un marteau, un couteau et un bâton de dynamite, Le café et les cigarettes (pour les dessinateurs) et une tranche de pastèque.
Tall in the Trap
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift
Roles (voice)
Rating52% 2.6278652.6278652.6278652.6278652.627865
Tom est recruté par un shérif pour arrêter Jerry qui serait à l'origine d'un vol de fromage...
Sorry Safari
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift
Roles Tom Cat / Jerry Mouse / Clint Clobber (voice)
Rating44% 2.243552.243552.243552.243552.24355
Tom et Jerry accompagnent un homme lors d'un safari dans la jungle. Comme d'habitude, Tom tente d'attraper Jerry, mais l'homme dans le safari ne supporte pas les singeries de Tom
Down and Outing
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift
Roles Tom Cat / Jerry Mouse / Clint Clobber (voice)
Rating48% 2.4157452.4157452.4157452.4157452.415745
Tom part avec son maître pour une journée de pêche. Jerry s’invite dans la voiture, où une bataille se déroule entre-deux. Une fois à bord du bateau (le "Sea Note"), Tom jette Jerry dans l'eau, et la souris se venge en attachant le crochet de Tom au pied de son maître.
It's Greek to Me-ow!
Directed by Gene Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Allen Swift
Roles Tom Cat / Jerry Mouse / Clint Clobber (voice)
Rating46% 2.323942.323942.323942.323942.32394
Tom et Jerry sont dans l'ancienne Athènes. Tom, à la poursuite de Jerry, essaie d'entrer dans un club "pas de chats permis". Jeté par un garde, il se déguise avec la tête d'une statue...

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