|Full Name Grace Boyle|
Years active 1935–1975
|Name Grace Stafford|
|Born November 7, 1903 (1903-11-07) New York, New York|
Died March 17, 1992, Burbank, California, United States
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
Spouse Walter Lantz (m. 1940–1992), Tom Keene (m. 1919–1940)
TV shows The New Woody Woodpecker Show
Movies Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Real Gone Woody, Niagara Fools, Hot Noon or 12 O'Clock f, Termites from Mars
Similar People Walter Lantz, Ben Hardaway, Dallas McKennon, Mel Blanc, Jack Hannah
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Gracie Lantz (born Grace Boyle, November 7, 1903 – March 17, 1992), also known by her stage name Grace Stafford, was an American actress and the wife of animation producer Walter Lantz. Stafford is best known for providing the voice of Woody Woodpecker from 1950 to 1972.
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- WOODY WOODPECKER Audio Story EVERGLADE RAID Grace Stafford Daws Butler
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Stafford provided the character voice of Woody Woodpecker from 1950 to 1990, but she asked not to be credited in that role until the cartoon Misguided Missile (1958). She believed that audiences both young and old would be "disillusioned" if they knew Woody was voiced by a woman. Walter Lantz always insisted that his wife had submitted her audition tape for the role anonymously, and was cast before he knew it was her voice. Stafford appeared on an episode of What's My Line? on November 10, 1963.
Gracie Lantz died of spinal cancer on March 17, 1992, at the age of 88.