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Harry Babbitt

Harry BabbittBorn: 2-Nov-1913
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 9-Apr-2004
Location of death: Newport Beach, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Voice of Woody Woodpecker

Military service: US Navy (1944-46)

Sang with the Kay Kyser Big Band 1938-49, whose hits with Babbitt include The White Cliffs of Dover, On a Slow Boat to China, and The Umbrella Man. He is also well remembered for a recording of All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. Perhaps more famous was his laugh, which was used as the trademark voice of Woody Woodpecker.

Babbitt retired in 1964 and became a real estate agent, but returned to the business in 1985 after Kyser's death, puchasing the band's back catalog from Kyser's widow and toured for about a decade.

Wife: Betty (married 69 years)
Son: Christopher
Son: Michael
Son: Stephen
Brother: Bob

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    That's Right -- You're Wrong (24-Nov-1939) · Himself

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