Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America, Volume 1: The Early Years
Begins working in advertising
First hit single, "John and Marsha"
Began working for Warner Brothers cartoon studios right out of high school
His advertising agency, Freberg Ltd (But Not Very), won 21 prestigious Clio awards. His commercials also won prizes at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals in the short film categories.
When Jack Benny moved to television in 1957, Freberg took over his Sunday night slot on CBS Radio; The Stan Freberg Show was the very last weekly comedy show ever carried by a national radio network.
His parents named him after Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the British journalist who trcked down Dr. Livingstone in darkest Africa during the Victorian age.
His son Donavan Freberg starred in a long-running series of commercials for Encyclopedia Brittanica from 1987 to 1993, which were written and directed by Stan, who also did the voiceover work.