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Parker Fennelly (October 22, 1891, Northeast Harbor, Mainemarker - January 22, 1988, Peekskill, New Yorkmarker, aged 96) was an Americanmarker actor who appeared in ten films, numerous television episodes and hundreds of radio programs.

Allen's Alley

Fennelly personified the crusty New Englandmarker Yankee in roles on radio, films and television. He was heard weekly as Titus Moody on the "Allen's Alley" segment of Fred Allen's radio show where he delivered his famous opening line: "Howdy Bub."

TV and films

Fennelly made numerous appearances on live television shows of the early 1950s, including Lux Video Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse and Studio One.
In later years he became a familiar face as the Pepperidge Farm's television spokesman between 1956 and 1977, telling viewers"Pepperidge Farm remembers" in his New England accent.

Fennelly portrayed the millionaire in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955), and he replaced Percy Kilbride as Pa Kettle in the final film of the Ma and Pa Kettle series. After Angel in My Pocket (1969), his last movie role was Universal's movie How to Frame a Figg (1971) starring Don Knotts.

He is interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemeterymarker in Sleepy Hollow, New Yorkmarker.

Further reading

  • Old-Time Radio Memories by Mel Simons (BearManor Media).


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