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Prolific, if not well known announcer with a pleasing baritone voice. Perhaps best known for introducing the Superman radio and television programs during the 1940s and 1950s: "Faster than a speeding bullet...more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.... Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's SUPERMAN!"

For more than 20 years and dozens of animated shorts Beck was also the voice of Bluto, Popeye's archnemesis.

Beck's career began in 1943 with the Popeye short "Spinach for Britain" and lasted until his final performance before retirement in Woody Allen's Radio Days. As of this writing, Beck is still alive. He was born in New York City in 1912.

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