Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, dies


This image provided by Walt Disney Co., shows Wayne Allwine, the actor who voiced Mickey Mouse for more than 30 years, who died Monday May 18, 2009 of complications from diabetes. (AP Photo/Walt Disney Co.)Wayne Allwine (AHL&apos-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&aposs 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.


©Disney - Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine, the voices of Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse respectively, share a kiss near the InspEARations statue they designed to help celebrate Mickey and Minnie's 75th Birthday.
©Disney
Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine, the voices of Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse respectively, share a kiss near the InspEARations statue they designed to help celebrate Mickey and Minnie's 75th Birthday.


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

Source: AP


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