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Russi Taylor
Taylor in 2018
Born(1944-05-04)May 4, 1944
DiedJuly 26, 2019(2019-07-26) (aged 75)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1976–2019
(m. 1991; died 2009)

Russi Taylor (May 4, 1944 – July 26, 2019) was an American voice actress. She was best remembered for voicing the character of Minnie Mouse in English from 1986 to 2019, and was married to voice actor Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, until his death on May 18, 2009. She was the longest-tenured voice actress to voice the character, having held the role for 33 years. She also provided the voices of several characters in The Simpsons.

Early life[edit]

Russi Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1944.[1]


Taylor began her voice-over career in the mid-1970s. Her first voice-over role was the voice of Ted and Georgette's baby on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.[2] Taylor became the voice of Minnie Mouse in 1986, and continued to voice the character for 33 years until her death in 2019.[3] She also voiced Huey, Dewey, and Louie and Webby Vanderquack in the television series DuckTales and in other appearances.[3] Taylor provided the voices of numerous characters in the animated series The Simpsons, including fourth-grade nerd Martin Prince, purple-haired twins Sherri and Terri, and German exchange student Üter.[4] After her death, The Simpsons producers hired Grey DeLisle to succeed her.[5]

She voiced Pebbles Flintstone in The Flintstone Comedy Show for Hanna-Barbera in 1980.[6] Taylor was also the original voice of Strawberry Shortcake and the voice of Baby Gonzo in Muppet Babies, Nova in Twinkle, the Dream Being, Pac-Baby in the television series Pac-Man, the high-pitched Nurses that were mice in The Rescuers Down Under, Melissa in the Pound Puppies episode Garbage Night: The Musical, Queen Rosedust in My Little Pony and her last non-Disney role was Birdie the Early Bird in McDonaldland commercials. She was also the voice of Drizella and the Fairy Godmother in the Cinderella sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor was married to Wayne Allwine, the third voice of Mickey Mouse, from 1991 up until his death in 2009.[8][9][10] In 2008, a year before Allwine's death, they were both named Disney Legends.[11]


Taylor died from colon cancer on July 26, 2019, at her home in Glendale, California, at the age of 75.[1][12][13][14] She is now interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park next to Allwine's grave.



List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role(s) Notes
1980 The Private Eyes Doll [15]
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Morning Glory, Rosedust, Skunk, Bushwoolie [15]
The Adventures of the American Rabbit Mother, Lamb [15]
1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania Huey, Dewey, Louie, Grandma Duck Short film
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Minnie Mouse, Birds [15]
1990 Jetsons: The Movie Fergie Furbelow [15]
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby [15]
The Rescuers Down Under Nurse Mouse [15]
1995 Babe Duchess [15]
Runaway Brain Minnie Mouse Short film
1998 Babe: Pig in the City The Pink Poodle, Choir Cat [15]
1999 Fantasia 2000 Daisy Duck Screaming only
2005 Pom Poko Otama [15]
2007 The Simpsons Movie Martin Prince [15]
2013 Get a Horse! Minnie Mouse Short film[15]
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island Birdie, Parrot
1990 Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun Minnie Mouse
1994–95 Mickey's Fun Songs series
1995 The Tale of Tillie's Dragon Pie Lady [15]
1998 The Spirit of Mickey Minnie Mouse
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Robbie [15]
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie [15]
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Minnie Mouse
2002 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Fairy Godmother, Mary, Beatrice, Daphne, Countess Le Grande, Drizella Tremaine [15]
Mickey's House of Villains Minnie Mouse
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers [15]
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie
Nine Dog Christmas Little Girl, Agnes Anne [15]
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 Widow Tweed
2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Fairy Godmother, Drizella Tremaine [15]
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Fauna [15]
Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Minnie Mouse [15]
2008 Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King The Owl Witch, Tiddlywink [15]
2009 Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland Minnie Mouse [15]
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express [15]
2010 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally [15]
2011 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Minnie Mouse, Quoodles [15]
2013 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's The Wizard of Dizz Minnie Mouse [15]
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure! Minnie Mouse/Wonder Minnie [15]
2014 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Winter Bow Show Minnie Mouse, Quoodles [15]
2015 The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Pebbles Flintstone [15]
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical Minnie Mouse [15]
2016 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: A Goofy Fairy Tale Minnie Mouse (as herself and as Gretel Mouse) [15]


List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Ted and Georgette's Baby 1 episode
1980 The World of Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Shortcake
1980–81 The Flintstone Comedy Show Pebbles Flintstone, Cavemouse 19 episodes
Heathcliff Barbie Winslow 13 episodes
1981–89 The Smurfs Smoogle
1981 Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City Strawberry Shortcake
1982 Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade
The Little Rascals Dolly
Christmas Comes to Pac-Land Pac-Baby
1982–83 Pac-Man 17 episodes
1983 Peter and the Magic Egg Lollichop
Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise Strawberry Shortcake
1983–85 Dungeons & Dragons Amber the Fairie Dragon
1984 Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name Strawberry Shortcake
1984–91 Muppet Babies Gonzo, Camilla, Robin 107 episodes
1985, 1994 ABC Weekend Special Hasy, Leota Episode: "The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin"
Episode: "The Magic Flute"
1985 Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberrykin
Kissyfur Miss Emmy Lou, Beehonie, Toot, Cackle Sister, Donna
Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Madame Placebo
1986 My Little Pony Rosedust, Cupcake, Morning Glory
Glo Friends Glo Cappy
1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania Huey, Dewey, Louie, Grandma Duck Special
Blondie and Dagwood Cora Dithers, Mrs. Hannon [15]
D-TV series Minnie Mouse, Dalmatian Puppies
1987–88 Little Clowns of Happytown Ralphie 18 episodes
Yogi's Treasure Hunt Candy Girl Episode: "The Greed Monster"
1987–90 DuckTales Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby 92 episodes
1988 Totally Minnie Minnie Mouse
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Phantasma Special
Superman Lana Lang (young)
The Magical World of Disney Minnie Mouse Episode: "Mickey's 60th Birthday"
1989–90 Dink, the Little Dinosaur Squirt
1989 Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout Cora Dithers [15]
1989–2019 The Simpsons Sherri, Terri, Martin Prince, Wendell Borton, Uter Zorker, Lewis Clark, Martha Prince, Sydney Swift 193 episodes
1990–91 Widget the World Watcher Widget
1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Gonzo, Huey, Dewey, Louie
1990–96 What-a-Mess Esmeralda
1991–93 Mr. Bogus Brattus, Dust Bullies
1992 Mickey's Nutcracker Minnie Mouse Uncredited
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Miles "Tails" Prower Unaired pilot
1992–94 The Little Mermaid Pearl's Mom
1992–93 Twinkle, the Dream Being Nova
1993–94 Bonkers Missing Toon Kid
1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby Baby Pebbles Flintsone Television film
The Magic Paintbrush Haley [15]
Biker Mice from Mars Weathermeister Episode: "Chill Zone"
1994–95 The Critic Penny Tompkins, Effeminate Kid 10 episodes
1994 Aladdin Woman
A Flintstones Christmas Carol Pebbles Flintsone Special
1995 The Baby Huey Show Momma [15]
Capitol Critters Bluebird
1995–99 Timon and Pumbaa Fairy
1995–97 What a Cartoon! Baby, Hard Luck Duck [15]
1995–96 The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats Carbs, Jag 7 episodes
1996 Quack Pack Helga Needlehofer
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Inga [15]
1999–2000 Mickey Mouse Works Minnie Mouse, Clara Cluck
2000–01 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Becky, Old Lady [15]
2001–03 House of Mouse Minnie Mouse, Clara Cluck, Fairy Godmother, Duchess, Fauna, Toothpaste Commercial Boy 51 episodes
2002 Shin Chan Various characters Vitello dub[16]
2003 Kim Possible Rocket Booster #2
2003–04 Clifford's Puppy Days Mrs. Zablione, Tricsie [15]
2003–07 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Fernando "Ferny" Toro, Annie Winks, Mom 46 episodes
2005 Teen Titans Melvin, Timmy [15]
2006–16 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie Mouse, Quoodles 121 episodes
2011–16 Minnie's Bow-Toons Minnie Mouse 40 episodes
Jake and the Never Land Pirates Never Bird, Gilly, Hermit Crab 16 episodes
2012 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Fauna Television film[15]
2013 Sofia the First Fauna, Cedric's Mother, Mrs. Higgins [15]
Wheel of Fortune Minnie Mouse Episode: Making Disney Memories Week
2013–19 Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie 94 episodes[15]
2016 The Lion Guard Muhanga the Aardvark and Mbuni the Ostrich 8 episodes[15]
Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie Television special[15]
2017 The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie, The Witch
2017–19 Mickey and the Roadster Racers/Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Minnie Mouse, Clara Cluck, Mrs. McSnorter 50 episodes[15]
2018 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Florina, Lorb Guard [15]
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Phantasma Episode: "Monster Party"[15]
DuckTales Young Donald Duck Episode: "Last Christmas", Final TV Role[15]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
1990 DuckTales: The Quest for Gold Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby
1992 King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow Celeste
1993 Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness Tanya Markarov
1996 The Simpsons Cartoon Studio Martin Prince
1997 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield
101 Dalmatians Animated StoryBook Lucky, Nanny
1998 My Disney Kitchen Minnie Mouse
1999 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Simone [15]
2000 Mickey Mouse Preschool Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie [15]
Mickey Mouse Kindergarten Minnie Mouse [15]
Mickey Mouse Toddler Minnie Mouse, Gopher [15]
The Flintstones: Bedrock Bowling Pebbles Flintstone [15]
Donald Duck Goin' Quackers Huey, Dewey, Louie
2001 Disney Learning: Phonics Quest Minnie Mouse
2002 Disney Learning Adventure: Search for the Secret Keys
Kingdom Hearts
Disney Golf
Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows Huey, Dewey, Louie
Disney Sports Soccer Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie
Disney Sports Skateboarding Minnie Mouse
Disney Sports Football Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie
Disney Sports Basketball
2003 Disney's Party Minnie Mouse
Disney's Hide and Sneak
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Minnie Mouse, Fauna
2007 Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey Fairy Godmother, Student Crab
The Simpsons Game Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri, Uter Zorker
2008 WALL-E Axiom Passenger
Disney Think Fast Minnie Mouse
2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Minnie Mouse, Drizella Tremaine, Fairy Godmother, Fauna, Huey, Dewey, Louie
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Minnie Mouse
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
2013 DuckTales: Remastered Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse
2014 Disney Magical World
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 [17]
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Theme park attractions[edit]

List of voice performances in theme parks
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic Minnie Mouse Unseen
2020 Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Posthumous

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Refs
2005 DVDX Award Best Animated Character Performance Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Nominated
2006 Daytime Emmy Award Nominated
2007 Nominated
Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production Nominated
2008 Disney Legend Award Animation - Voice Won
2012 Behind the Voice Actors Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Video Game Voice Acting Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Won [18]
2013 Behind the Voice Actors Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors Television Voice Acting Award Won [19]
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical The Simpsons Nominated
2014 Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Slapstick Mickey Mouse Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Children's/Educational Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Nominated
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational Jake and the Neverland Pirates Nominated
NAVGTR Award Best Performance in a Comedy, Supporting DuckTales: Remastered Nominated
2015 Behind the Voice Actors Television Voice Acting Award Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Children's/Educational Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Nominated
Minnie's Bow-Toons Nominated
2018 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular! Nominated [20]


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