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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 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 100684 10/2/1956 Bolla Walla winkle Jack Barry ; Mae Questel vocalist  
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