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Cecil Roy
American actress

Cecil Roy

Cecil Roy
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Intro American actress
Was Actor Voice actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 2 October 1900, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 26 January 1995, Lillian Booth Actors Home, Englewood, Bergen County, USA (aged 94 years)
Star sign Libra
The details (from wikipedia)


Cecil H. Roy (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.

Program Role
The Adventures of Dari-Dan Stanley Hall
Amanda of Honeymoon Hill Aunt Mazie
Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories infant
Big Sister Jerry Jr.
Kaltenmeyer's Kindergarten Daisy Dean
Ma Perkins Junior Fitz
The Timid Soul Madge Milquetoast
Quiet Please Carol Sue

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


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." Her long-time partner, Beni (missing last name), was a hairdresser in New York City. His clientele included many Broadway and vaudeville stars. Cecil Roy also lived in Cozy Lake, Oak Ridge, New Jersey. Her "summer" or weekend home was a place where she entertained many of the neighborhood children with her accordion, singing, and voice talents.


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 Jersey; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 14 Feb 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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