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General Electric Lamps featuring Kenny Delmar - published in Life - April 14, 1947

General Electric Lamps featuring Kenny Delmar – published in Life – April 14, 1947
Scan credit: Vintascope

If Delmar’s character of Senator Beauregard Claghorn has a familiar speech pattern, he was the inspiration for Foghorn Leghorn. Oddly enough, even though Delmar invented the character and was still well remembered, he had to get permission to play Senator Claghorn or use his voice for other characters after Warner Brothers copyrighted Foghorn Leghorn in 1960.

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