'Rudolph's' Yukon Cornelius, Larry D. Mann, Dies at Age 91

Veteran Canadian actor Larry D. Mann, who logged dozens of credits in film and television, died Monday of age-related causes at the age of 91.

Mann was perhaps most familiar to audiences as the voice of boisterous prospector Yukon Cornelius in the 1964 holiday classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” It was a family business; his brother, Paul, was a Golden Globe nominee for “America, America” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Mann started out as a DJ in Canada, then graduated to doing commercials. His acting career spanned four decades, starting in the 1950s with appearances on children’s shows like Canada’s “Let’s See” and “Howdy Doody.” Mann then went on to gain small roles in movies including “The Sting” and “In The Heat of the Night,” as well as TV series including “Hogan's Heroes," "Hill Street Blues," and "Gunsmoke."

Mann’s son, Richard, told The Associated Press that his father’s last role was in the 1991 series “Homefront.”

Hear Mann as "Rudolph's" Yukon Cornelius right here: