|Cause of death Stroke|
Name Ken Sansom
Known for The voice of Rabbit
|Years active 1970–2012|
Occupation Actor, voice actor
|Full Name Frank Kenneth Sansom|
Born April 2, 1927 (1927-04-02) Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Died October 8, 2012, Holladay, Utah, United States
Spouse Carla Sansom (m. 1961–2012)
Education Brigham Young University (1949)
Children Matthias Sansom, Melissa Sansom, Melanie Sansom
Movies and TV shows The Tigger Movie, Pooh's Heffalump Movie, Piglet's Big Movie, The New Adventures of Winnie, Pooh's Grand Adventur
Similar People Jun Falkenstein, Saul Andrew Blinkoff, Francis Glebas, Frank Nissen, A A Milne
(Ken Sansom Born In 1964)
Frank Kenneth "Ken" Sansom (April 2, 1927 – October 8, 2012) was an American actor and voice actor. Among his best known roles, Sansom voiced Rabbit in animated television series, television specials, and films for Disney's Winnie the Pooh from 1988 to 2010.
Perhaps you can, Rabbit?
Sansom was born on April 2, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted in the United States Navy soon after graduating from East High School in Salt Lake City in 1944.
Sansom enrolled at the University of Utah following World War II, but did not complete his studies at that university. He transferred to Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor's degree in radio broadcasting in 1949.
He was recalled by the U.S. Navy for service during the Korean War. He served as a member of the United Service Organizations, providing entertainment to American troops while in Korea.
Sansom started his career with a radio show in Los Angeles called Sansom and Then Some. He began acting in the early 1968 when he moved to Los Angeles. His first role was in an episode of Mayberry R.F.D., a continuation of The Andy Griffith Show. He was best known for his role as Rabbit in the television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. He also voiced Stan, the Woozle in the series. He also voiced Rabbit in a number of TV specials and movies of Winnie the Pooh, taking over for original Rabbit voice Junius Matthews after his death in 1978.
In an interview with ABC 4, when asked about voicing Rabbit in the upcoming Winnie the Pooh film, he stated, "I'm not sure." Tom Kenny voiced Rabbit in the movie, although Sansom claimed he was still under contract. Ken was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sansom died on October 8, 2012 due to complications of a stroke at the age of 85. He had been residing in Sandy, Utah. He is survived by his wife and his three children.