"Rudolph" voice actor Larry D. Mann dies

Larry D. Mann provided the voice of Yukon Cornelius, the genial prospector who befriends runaways Rudolph and Hermey on "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

LOS ANGELES - Larry D. Mann, who voiced Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," has died. He was 91.

 His son, Richard Mann, says the actor died of age-related causes on Monday in Los Angeles.

Beginning in the 1950s, the
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Larry D. Mann voiced Yukon Cornelius on "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
 Canadian-born Mann had small roles in movies, including "The Sting" and "In the Heat of the Night."

On TV, his appearances included "Gunsmoke," ''Bewitched" and Hill Street Blues."

 He also did voice work for animated shows, including 1964's "Rudolph." 

His son says Mann's last role before retirement was playing a talent agent in the 1991 TV show "Homefront."

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