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Full Name  Cecil H. Roy
Name  Cecil Roy

Role  Actress
Children  Richard
Born  October 2, 1900 (1900-10-02) St. Paul, USA
Occupation  Radio Performer Animation Voice Performer
Died  January 26, 1995, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Movies  Boo Moon, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy, The Enchanted Square
Similar People  Isadore Sparber, Seymour Kneitel, Dave Fleischer

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


Early life

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she grew up in Oklahoma. Her father was an opera singer.

She started her acting career with a Chicago stock company.


Soon entered radio during the 1930s, appearing on The Rise of the Goldbergs, The Henry Aldrich Show, Pepper Young's Family. Marthy and Elmer, and many other programs.

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.

Roy's roles on radio programs included those shown in the following table.

She also was featured "enacting dilemmas" on Daily Dilemmas.:89


Between 1944 and 1962, she provided voices for numerous animated cartoons, specializing in children's voices, originating the voice of Little Lulu.

She also did the voice of Casper in the Casper the Friendly Ghost theatrical animated series of the 1940s and 1950s.


Her recordings for children included the role of Winnie the Pooh on a recording with Jimmy Stewart.

Personal life

Roy spoke German and French and sang in Italian and French. She was reported to have a "polished repertoire of 20 dialects."


In her last years, she lived in the Actors' Fund Home 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.


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