May 25, 1908|
Great Falls, Montana, U.S.
|Died||April 1, 1979
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Lung Cancer|
|Known for||Original voice of Kanga|
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.
|1955||Lady and the Tramp||Lady||Voice role|
|1959||Sleeping Beauty||Merryweather||Voice role|
|1961||One Hundred and One Dalmatians||Rover||Voice role|
|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|