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Lake, Arthur

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(1905-1987)

    Actor who made a career out of playing the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead from Blondie on both the screen and on radio. Lake also provided the voice of Hook, the sailor who was the rough equivalent of Private Snafu in the films produced by the studio for the U.S. Navy. He may also have provided the voice for the caricature of Dagwood in Hollywood Canine Canteen (McKimson, 1946).

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