Russi Taylor Biography – Russi Taylor Wiki
Russi Taylor born Russell Taylor, was an American voice actress. She was the voice actress of Disney’s Minnie Mouse character from 1986 until her death.
She beat out 200 other hopefuls during a 1986 audition to win the coveted role of Minnie Mouse. She would go on to voice Minnie in the films Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Runaway Brain, Get a Horse!, and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, as well as several television series, including Mickey MouseWorks, House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, and the award-winning Mickey Mouse shorts series for Disney Channel from Disney Television Animation that debuted in 2013, according to the Walt Disney Company.
Russi Taylor’s other Disney voices have included Nurse Mouse in The Rescuers Down Under, as well as Donald’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and their friend Webbigail Vanderquack in the original DuckTales animated series. She also lent her voice to roles on other classic TV animated series like TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Kim Possible; as well as modern favorites that include Sofia the First, The Lion Guard, and Tangled: The Series.
Among the most famous roles on Russi’s impressive extended resume of credits are Strawberry Shortcake, Baby Gonzo (of Muppet Babies fame), Pebbles Flintstone, Duchess the Cat in the film Babe, and Ferny Toro in Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks. She also provided the voice of Martin Prince and the twins, Sherri and Terri, on more than 100 episodes of The Simpsons, as well as the blockbuster feature The Simpsons Movie.
Russi Taylor Age
She was born on May 4, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. She died on July 26, 2019 in Glendale, California. She was 75 years old.
Russi Taylor Husband
Taylor was married to her husband Wayne Allwine, the third voice of Mickey Mouse, from 1991 until his death on May 18, 2009. The couple met at a voice session for Totally Minnie (1988). In 2008, they were both named Disney Legends.
Russi Taylor Children
Taylor and her husband Wayne Allwine did not have any children together.
Russi Taylor Death
Taylor died on July 26, 2019 at her home in Glendale, California. Her death was announced by the Walt Disney Company. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement, “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor. For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world—a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere.
“We’re so grateful for Russi’s talent as well as the tremendous spirit and great joy she brought to everything she did. It was a privilege to have known her and an honor to have worked with her, and we take comfort in the knowledge that her work will continue to entertain and inspire for generations to come. Russi will be sorely missed and our hearts go out to her family and friends, along with our deepest condolences.”
Statement from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger on the passing of Disney Legend Russi Taylor: pic.twitter.com/4TpSVkT8BE
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) July 27, 2019
Russi Taylor Cause of Death
Russi Taylor’s cause of death was not revealed.
Russi Taylor Height
She stood at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 m).
Russi Taylor Net Worth
Information about Russi Taylor’s net worth is being updated.