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"His comic delivery is so natural that I don't think he can prevent it. If Fred Willard was a doctor, it would take him 15 tries to convince you he wasn't kidding about your bone cancer."
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Frederick Charles Willard (September 18, 1933 – May 15, 2020) was an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy. He sadly passed away in his sleep from natural causes on May 15, 2020 at the age of 86.

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Tropes that apply to his works include:

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He was well-known for playing characters with a perpetual spaciness to them. His quavering voice certainly helped him in this regard.
  • The Comically Serious: His signature was spouting off inane nonsense with enough straight-faced sincerity to make his characters seem like genuine eccentrics you could actually encounter in real life rather than affected performances by an actor.
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