Paula Winslowe

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Paula Winslowe
Born (1910-03-23)March 23, 1910
Grafton, North Dakota
Died March 6, 1996(1996-03-06) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death Natural causes
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Occupation Radio actress/Voice actress
Years active 1936 - 1996
Spouse(s) John Sutherland (1939 - 1996)

Paula Winslowe (March 23, 1910 - March 6, 1996), sometimes credited as Paula Winslow, was a radio and television actress and is known for her role as Bambi's mother in the 1942 movie Bambi.


Radio career[edit]

Winslowe was born in Grafton, North Dakota in 1910.

On radio, she was heard in many shows, including The Life of Riley, Big Town and Broadway Is My Beat, and she played the role of Mrs. Martha Conklin in Our Miss Brooks on both radio and television.

Television career[edit]

Winslowe was cast in numerous TV shows, including I Love Lucy and at least one episode of the courtroom drama series Perry Mason : in the season six, 1962 episode entitled "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle", she played a night court judge. She also voiced Greta Gravel on The Flintstones (ep.The Entertainer).

Film career[edit]

In animated films, she did two voices in Disney's Bambi: Bambi's mother and the pheasant who panics when the hunters come leading to her demise.

When actress Jean Harlow died on the set of the film Saratoga in 1937, it was decided that the film, 90% of which was completed, would be finished using a body double (Mary Dees) for Harlow, however Dees's voice was higher than that of Harlow. Winslowe stepped in as a voice double and the film was released to great success.

Winslowe married fellow Bambi co-star John Sutherland in 1939, and had four children.


Winslowe died in her home at the age of 85 in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles.

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