He’s probably known for the most memorable single cartoon voice of all time.
But – It’s really hard to get a hold of Reed. You’d see him in a movie – and – flash, he was gone. You wanted to hear his voice – because – really – Fred Flintstone is much more prominent than Alan Reed ever was. Don’t get me wrong, Reed did lots of movies and television – but, let’s face it – more people know his voice because of “The Flintstones.” He also looks a bit like the cartoon character.
Reed died in 1977 – and newer Flintstone cartoons used an imitation of Reed. The original is always the best.