The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 13, 1946 · 117
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · 117

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Sunday, October 13, 1946
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POPEYE has been bulging his muscles in movies for 14 years. Jack Mercer has been singing "I'm Popeye, the Sailor Man" for 12. Recently separated from the Army, after two years overseas service, he wears four battle stars. Jack is called the "triple-threat man" at the studio, where he writes original stories, draws cartoons and records the voice all for Popeye. BLACK ETE. Sara Berner came home from school at the age of six with a shiner. She had aped a fast-fisted youngster's southern drawl. As a salesgirl she mimicked an important customer was fired. So, she joined a vaudeville act as an imitator. M-G-M cartoon executives discovered Sara and made her the voice for mouse Jerry. Today sheis hired, not fired, for mimicking. S ' ' " ' ' ' -' I tv j , : --i ' ' - - 1 . 1 : t J- FIRST ACTOR to get screen credit lor his voice in cartoons, Mel Blanc is the man behind America's No. 1 carrot muncher, Bugs Bunny, Mel is also the wico for Porky Pig. Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Tweedie, Beady Buzzard and so on. But Mel doesn't know how he gathered so many and hj, He started out quite peacefully as a violinist, comedian, tuba player and pit director. IMPERSONATOR of Hugh Herbert. Edward C. Robinson, Churchill and others, Dayton Allen was a cinch as the Talking Magpie. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he hit the road as a youth with a roadshow. A few years later he won first prize with an original spot for radio. He was in as writer, actor, commentator. Today he talks for magpies and w rites shows for prominent radio artists. mi 9

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