Sunday, September 12, 2010

RIP the Voice of Rudolph

Billie Mae Richards, best known as the voice of Rudolph in the classic 1964 Christmas special, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and it's sequels died on Friday at age 88. She was also the voice of Billy in the King Kong cartoon series, the paperboy in the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon series, among many other animated shows and specials. She also appeared in live action tv series and movies, including a small role in Shadow Builder (based on a story by Bram Stoker) in which she is attacked with an ax by Paul Soles who plays her husband and was also the voice of Hermie in Rudolph (as well as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1960s animated tv series).



Robert Pope said...

I didn't know about the axe-wielding movie stuff, ya learn somethin' new every day!

John Rozum said...

I learned about it in an interview with Billie Richards in FILMFAX a number of years back. I immediately felt compelled to see that movie. I still haven't gotten around to it.