Cecil Roy

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Cecil Roy
Born Cecil H. Roy
(1900-10-02)October 2, 1900
St. Paul, USA
Died January 26, 1995(1995-01-26) (aged 94)
Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Occupation Radio Performer
Animation Voice Performer

Cecil H. Roy (October 2, 1900 – January 26, 1995) was a radio actress who was well known in radio broadcasting of the 1930s and 1940s as The Girl of a Thousand Voices.

Early life[edit]

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she grew up in Oklahoma. She started her acting career with a Chicago stock company.


Soon entered radio during the 1930s, appearing on Ma Perkins, The Rise of the Goldbergs, The Henry Aldrich Show, Pepper Young's Family. Marthy and Elmer, and many other programs.[1]

The "Girl of a Thousand Voices" label came about due to her ability to immediately shift through a wide range of characters and ages, from an elderly woman to a crying baby.[1]


Between 1944 and 1962, she provided voices for numerous animated cartoons, specializing in children's voices, originating the voice of Little Lulu.

She also did the voice of Casper in the Casper the Friendly Ghost theatrical animated series of the 1940s and 1950s.


Her recordings for children included the role of Winnie the Pooh on a recording with Jimmy Stewart.[1]


In her last years, she lived at the Actors' Extended Care Facility in Englewood, New Jersey, where she died in 1995 at age 94. She was survived by her son, Richard, of Montclair, New Jersery; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


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