Barbara Luddy

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Barbara Luddy
Born (1908-05-25)May 25, 1908
Great Falls, Montana, U.S.
Died April 1, 1979(1979-04-01) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung Cancer
Resting place Cremated
Occupation Actress
Years active 1925-1977
Known for Original voice of Kanga from the 1960s Winnie The Pooh film series, original voice of Lady in Lady and the Tramp, and Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty

Barbara Luddy (May 25, 1908 — April 1, 1979) was an American actress from Great Falls, Montana. Her film career began with silent pictures in the 1920s, during which time she was also a prolific radio performer. One of her better known performances on radio was on the The First Nighter Program from 1936 until the series ended in 1953.

Barbara Luddy is perhaps best remembered for her voice work in Disney animated films such as Lady and the Tramp (in which she played the titular Lady), Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Robin Hood and the Winnie-the-Pooh featurettes including Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, all of which were edited into the composite feature The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Her other film credits include Terrified (1962) and the TV film Lost Flight (1969). She also guest starred in episodes of such television programs as Hazel, Dragnet, Adam-12, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

She died in Los Angeles, California, in 1979 age 70 from lung cancer.


Year Movie Role Other notes
1955 Lady and the Tramp Lady Voice role
1959 Sleeping Beauty Merryweather Voice role
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rover Voice role
1962 Terrified Mrs. Hawley
1966 Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Kanga Voice role
1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Kanga Voice role
1973 Robin Hood Mother Sexton (church mouse), Mother Rabbit Voice roles
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Kanga Voice role
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Kanga Voice role

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