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Voice Of Speedy Alka-Seltzer Dick Beals Dies At 85

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Voice Of Speedy Alka-Seltzer Dick Beals Dies At 85

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Voice Of Speedy Alka-Seltzer Dick Beals Dies At 85

Voice Of Speedy Alka-Seltzer Dick Beals Dies At 85

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A glandular condition gave Dick Beals his small stature and youthful voice. That voice was used in more than 3,000 commercials. Beals played a wide range of roles: babies, teenagers and chipmunks. Perhaps most notably was the Speedy Alka-Seltzer character.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene with a remembrance of Dick Beals, the man whose voice gave lie to Gumby. A glandular condition gave Beals his small stature and youthful voice, a voice that was used in more than 3,000 commercials. Beals played a wide range of roles - babies, teenagers, chipmunks. Perhaps most notably the Speedy Alka-Seltzer character.

(SOUNDBITE OF ADVERTISEMENT)

DICK BEALS: (Singing) Alka-Seltzer, plop, plop, fizz, fizz - oh, what a relief it is.

GREENE: Dick Beals passed away yesterday. He was 85. It's MORNING EDITION.

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