Just For Fun: Alka Seltzer

These are three commercial spots for Alka Seltzer, featuring silent movie comedian Buster Keaton, circa 1950.

dick_beals_1Speedy Alka Seltzer was voiced by voice actor Dick Beals, who also did the voice for Gumby when the show first aired in 1957. Beals also provided the voice for Davey in Davey and Goliath, kid voices for The Flintstones and The Jetsons (including Mr. Spacely’s son, Arthur) and many others.

Beals disclosed in his autobiography that a glandular problem caused him to not undergo puberty and was responsible for his boyish look.

By Marc Librescu


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