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Published on Apr 12, 2012
Dick Tufeld was the famous voice of the Robot in the hit 1960s TV series "Lost in Space"
"Warning .. Warning .. Danger Will Robinson" and "that does not compute" were some of the familiar calls and he was also an announcer for CBS TV in the United States for many many years.
He passed away aged 85 on the 22nd of January 2012.
Dick possessed one of Hollywood's most often-heard disembodied voices, especially from the 1950s through the 1970s, announcing or narrating television shows.
His broadcasting career began in the 1940s in radio and reached into the contemporary age of television on "The Simpsons."
But most television aficionados of a certain age will remember Tufeld for his roles in adventure series of the 1960s produced by his friend Irwin Allen. "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," about the crew of a submarine, which starred Richard Basehart and David Hedison; "The Time Tunnel," about scientists who find themselves present at historic events; and "Lost in Space," a futuristic — it was set in 1997 — reimagination of "Swiss Family Robinson."
In "Lost in Space" a clean-cut, space-traveling clan (the Robinsons), along with a pilot and a talking robot (physically, a hulking ancestor of R2D2 from "Star Wars," played by Bob May but voiced by Mr. Tufeld), is sent careening around the galaxy by the machinations of a conniving villain, who is somehow marooned on the spacecraft himself. Alighting on various planets, they have campy, semi-threatening adventures.
In this excerpt from the Tribute show "Lost in Space forever" .. Dick explains how he created the voice with a little help from the series Producer Irwin Allen.
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