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H. Corden, voice of Fred Flintstone

LOS ANGELES -- Henry Corden, the voice of cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone's ''Yabba-dabba-doo!" for more than two decades, died Thursday of emphysema. He was 85.

Mr. Corden took over as the lovable loudmouth when original voice Alan Reed died in 1977. Reed had been doing Flintstone since the character debuted in 1960.

Born in Montreal, Mr. Corden moved to New York as a child and arrived in Hollywood in the 1940s. His first acting role was in the 1947 film ''The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Known for playing villains, he found small parts in movies, including 1952's ''The Black Castle" and ''The Ten Commandments" in 1956.

Mr. Corden moved into voice acting in the 1960s, and deployed his dialect skills in bit parts for Hanna-Barbera, including ''Jonny Quest," ''Josie and the Pussycats," and ''The New Tom & Jerry Show."

Mr. Corden, who lived in Encino, had been working until his health suffered about three months ago. He can most recently be heard on ubiquitous cereal commercials yelling ''Barney, my Pebbles!"

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