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Lou Fleischer (July 16, 1891 – November 16, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, and brother of Max and Dave Fleischer. He was the head of the Fleischer Studios Music Department[1] until the company was reorganized as Famous Studios Paramount Pictures in 1942. He is thought to have been the voice J. Wellington Wimpy in "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard” from the Popeye film series in 1936.

Lou Fleischer
Born(1891-07-16)July 16, 1891
DiedNovember 16, 1985(1985-11-16) (aged 94)
Years active1923 - 1942
RelativesMax Fleischer (brother)
Dave Fleischer (brother)
Richard Fleischer (nephew)
Ruth Fleischer (niece)

Following his dismissal at the changeover to Famous Studios, he worked as a Lens Grinder for the World War II effort, and later worked for the Army Signal Corps Film Unit in New York. For a short period in the 1940s he did scoring for George Pal and taught piano while residing in Redondo Beach, California until his retirement in the late 1960s.


  1. ^ Dial, Donna (2000) Cartoons in Paradise: How the Fleischer Brothers Moved to Miami and Lost Their Studio. Florida: Florida Historical Society pp. 309-30

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