Fans of cartoons such as Dextor’s Lab and Rugrats lost one of their favorite voice actresses, Christine Cavanaugh, earlier this week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Born Christine Josephine Sandberg, she is also known for her voicing of the title character in the Oscar winning Babe. Cavanaugh was a prolific voice artist, with characters in Darkwing Duck, Aaaah! Real Monsters, and The Critic, along with dozens of other roles.
Cavanaugh retired at 38 in 2001, for unpublicized personal reasons. She also ceased any other acting for television; she had had many on-screen roles as well, as recently as 2000.
A Memorial Stone ceremony was held in her honor on Antelope Island, a place she loved and visited often with her father.
with research from IMDb, Wikipedia, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Los Angeles Times. Home page photo by H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY
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