Sad news from Santa Monica, legendary satirist and later ad man Stan Freberg has passed away.
Via LA Observed
Stan Freberg had one of those Los Angeles careers. He was at the end of the national radio programs and the start of TV, including for KTLA Channel 5. He did voice work for Warner Bros, Disney and others. He was known to many first as a cultural and political satirist, putting out albums that spoofed hit songs of his day, and as an advertising executive he created memorable unconventional campaigns. The phrase “just the facts, ma’am” attributed to Dragnet’s Joe Friday is actually from Freberg’s spoof of Dragnet, apparently. His friends included Ray Bradbury.