R.I.P.: Richard “Dicky” Beals

You have probably never seen Dick Beals, but you’ve almost certainly heard him. Since the early 1950s Richard Beals was the voice of American youth on radio and television. Due to a glandular condition Beals voice never matured, and he specialized in portraying youngsters throughout his career in voice acting, perhaps most notably as “Gumby” and “Speedy Alka-Seltzer”.