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Robert Mott

  • Birthplace: Nyack, New York
  • Birthday: September 27
Date of passing: 
September 28, 2016

Obituary

Robert Mott was a sound effects specialist best known for his work on the children's television series Captain Kangaroo. He also penned comedic bits for Red Skelton and Dick Van Dyke.

Mott began his career in radio, working as a freelance sound technician, and went on to provide sound effects for early “live” television shows, including Playhouse 90 and Studio One.

He created character sounds and sound effects for Captain Kangaroo and worked with Dick Van Dyke early in the actor's career and Jack Benny late in Benny’s career.

He also provided sound effects for many other shows, including Days of Our Lives, What's My Line?, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Honeymooners.

Robert Mott was a sound effects specialist best known for his work on the children's television series Captain Kangaroo. He also penned comedic bits for Red Skelton and Dick Van Dyke.

Mott began his career in radio, working as a freelance sound technician, and went on to provide sound effects for early “live” television shows, including Playhouse 90 and Studio One.

He created character sounds and sound effects for Captain Kangaroo and worked with Dick Van Dyke early in the actor's career and Jack Benny late in Benny’s career.

He also provided sound effects for many other shows, including Days of Our Lives, What's My Line?, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Honeymooners.

He earned two Daytime Emmy Nominations in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Live and Tape Sound Mixing and Sound Effects for a Drama Series, for his work on Days of Our Lives.

Mott died September 28, 2016, in Arroyo Grande, California. He was 92.

 

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