Freleng, Friz

Freleng, (Isadore) Friz

(1906–  ) animator; born in Kansas City, Mo. He joined Disney in 1927, moving in 1930 to Warner Bros. to work on Looney Tunes shorts. Such creations as Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Speedy Gonzales won him three Oscars.
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