Mae Questel

Mae Questel (September 13, 1908 – January 4, 1998) was an American actress and voice actress best known for providing the voices for the animated characters Betty Boop and Olive Oyl from 1931. She began in vaudeville, primarily as an artist impersonator and played occasional small roles on Broadway and on television and films, later in her career, most notably the role of Aunt Bethany in 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1910 (The Bronx), Died January 4, 1998 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: Pseudonym for Mae Questel.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75211 10-in. 2/13/1933 Don't take my boop-boop-a-doop away Betty Boop Female vocal solo, with male vocal solo and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75212 10-in. 2/13/1933 Girl in the little green hat Betty Boop Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor MS-75288 16-in. 2/24/1933 Betty Boop Mae Questel Radio broadcast vocalist  
Victor BS-Test-1167 10-in. 1/3/1933 Mimi Mae Questel Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Decca 39250 10-in. 1/16/1935 I've got a pain in my sawdust Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 39251 10-in. 1/16/1935 On the good ship lollypop Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 39484 10-in. 4/19/1935 The choc'late soldier man Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 39485 10-in. 4/19/1935 Practising the piano Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 39850 10-in. 4/19/1935 When I grow up Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 39851 10-in. 4/19/1935 Animal crackers in my soup Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 60280 10-in. 12/23/1935 The wedding of Jack and Jill Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 60281 10-in. 12/23/1935 Polly-wally-doodle Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 60316 10-in. 1/8/1936 The music goes 'round and around Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 60317 10-in. 1/8/1936 The broken record Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 60975 10-in. 4/3/1936 At the Codfish Ball Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 60976 10-in. 4/3/1936 The right somebody to love Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 61169 10-in. 6/15/1936 Medley of songs from Shirley Temple pictures: Part 1 Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 61170 10-in. 6/15/1936 Medley of songs from Shirley Temple pictures: Part 2 Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 61171 10-in. 6/15/1936 Medley of songs from Shirley Temple pictures: Oh! My goodness Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 61172 10-in. 6/15/1936 Medley of songs from Shirley Temple pictures: You've gotta eat your spinach, baby Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 62757 10-in. 11/10/1937 In our little wooden shoes Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 62758 10-in. 11/10/1937 I want you for Christmas Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 67036 10-in. 1/11/1940 Oh! Gee, oh! Gosh, oh! Golly, I'm in love Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 67037 10-in. 1/11/1940 You'd be surprised Mae Questel vocalist  
Decca 100683 10/2/1956 Huckleberry Finn Jack Barry ; Mae Questel vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)


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