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

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she grew up in Oklahoma. She started her acting career with a Chicago stock company but soon entered radio during the 1930s, appearing on Ma Perkins, The Rise of the Goldbergs, The Henry Aldrich Show, Pepper Young's Family 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]

Animation

Between 1944 and 1962, she provided voices for numerous animated cartoons, specializing in voices of young boys such as Tubby in the Little Lulu cartoons. She also did the voice of Casper in the Casper, the Friendly Ghost theatrical animated series of the 1950s.

Recordings

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.

References

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