Ever wondered what the professional actors and celebrities who loaned their voices for our favorite Rankin/Bass animated specials looked like? Want to actually SEE them in live action Christmas programs? Last January, I wrote a series of blog entries about the actors and actresses who shared their voice talents in the Rankin/Bass animated specials, and where you can see them in live action (that is, non-animated) Christmas entertainments. Today I've collected the links to those posts together in one place. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by some of these other Christmas episodes, specials and movies.
Rankin/Bass Voice Actors in Other Christmas Entertainments:
|Mrs. Claus in The Year Without A Santa Claus is voiced by Shirley Booth.
Part 1 : Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Durante
|The magician Professor Hinckle in Frosty the Snowman is voiced by Billy DeWolfe.
Part 2 : Billy DeWolfe, Art Carney, Buddy Hackett, Greer Garson, Angela Lansbury
|Father Time in Rudolph's Shiny New Year is voiced by Red Skelton.
Part 3 : Red Skelton, Danny and Marlo Thomas, Cyril Ritchard, Morey Amsterdam
|Alicia in Santa Baby! is voiced by Vanessa Williams
Part 4 : Vanessa Williams, Fred Astaire, Dennis Day
|Crystal in Frosty's Winter Wonderland is voiced by Shelley Winters.
Part 5 : Shelley Winters, Tom Bosley, Robert Morse