Today In Disney History ~ March 23rd

Today In Disney History ~ March 23rd

Paula Winslowe (March 23, 1910 – March 6, 1996), sometimes credited as Paula Winslow, was a radio and television actress and is known for her role as Bambi’s mother in the 1942 movie Bambi. 
Winslowe played the role of Mrs. Martha Conklin in Our Miss Brooks on both radio and television. On radio, she played Peg Riley in The Life of Riley. She was also heard in Silver Theater, Big Town and Broadway Is My Beat. Winslowe was cast in numerous TV shows, including I Love Lucy and at least one episode of the courtroom drama series Perry Mason : in the season six, 1962 episode entitled “The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle”, she played a night court judge. She also voiced Greta Gravel on The Flintstones (ep.The Entertainer).
In animated films, she did two voices in Disney’s Bambi: Bambi’s mother and the pheasant who panics when the hunters come leading to her demise. Jean Harlow died of kidney disease shortly before the completion of the film Saratoga in 1937. The film was 90% completed and MGM used body double Mary Dees for Harlow. Dees’s voice was higher than that of Harlow, so MGM allowed Winslowe to step in as a voice double. The film was a box office hit.
Winslowe married fellow Bambi co-star John Sutherland on September 16, 1939, and had four children. Winslowe died in her home at the age of 85 in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles.

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