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Mickey Mouse dead

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 12:57 pm in Uncategorized.

I just saw this story about the man who was the voice of Mickey Mouse for more than three decades. And I can’t help but think it’s the cutest friggin thing I’ve ever heard that his wife happened to be the woman who voiced Minnie Mouse.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Allwine (AHL’-wine), the actor who voiced Mickey Mouse for more than 30 years, has died.

The Walt Disney Co. says Allwine died Monday of complications from diabetes. He was 62.

His wife of 20 years and the voice of Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor, was by his side.

Allwine has voiced Disney’s main mouse since 1977. He joined the company in 1966 when he took a job in the mail room and went on to work in the sound effects department, where he began trying his voiceover talents.

He won an Emmy Award in 1986 for his sound editing on the NBC series “Amazing Stories.”

 

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