Birth Date: July 11, 1906
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Date of Death: November 21, 1981 / Age: 75
Location of Death: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Cause of Death: cancer
Biography: Harry von Zell (11 July, 1906 - 21 November 1981) was a U.S. radio announcer and a film and television actor, best remembered for a verbal slip made as a young announcer, when he referred to U.S. President Herbert Hoover as "Hoobert Heever."
This spoonerism was made during a tribute on Hoover's birthday, and came at the end of a long reading of Hoover's career - during which von Zell had correctly pronounced the president's name several times. The accident did not occur during a broadcast at Hoover's presidential inauguration, as is commonly believed: That version was fabricated by Kermit Schafer for an album titled Pardon My Blooper.