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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Russi Taylor, 1944 - 2019

Russi Taylor, whose voice has been heard on countless hours of animated programming has passed away at age 75.

Ms. Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1944. As a child, one of her biggest dreams came true when her parents took her to DISNEYLAND. During their visit the family ran into Walt Disney himself one night and he asked Russi what she wanted to do when she grew up. She told Mr. Disney that she wanted to work for him.

Russi’s dream would come true after she arrived in Southern California to become an actress. She would attend a voice actor’s workshop in the late 1970’s that would lead her to her destiny- as a much sought after voice actress. She would become the official voice of Strawberry Shortcake and eventually get the job of her dreams, working for the Walt Disney Company as the voice of Minnie Mouse. In a sweet story out of a fairy tale, she actually fell in love with and married Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse.

Russi was a sweet woman who loved meeting with her fans and always gave them the biggest hugs and smiles. She provided voices for such beloved characters as Webbigail Vanderquack, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Martin Prince and Uter. She will be missed by her friends, family and billions of grateful fans around the world.