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Billie Richards

Billie Mae Richards (née Dinsmore, November 21, 1921 – September 10, 2010) was a Canadian voice actress, and singer who also appeared onstage and on television. She was the voice of Rankin/Bass' version of the character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from 1964 to 1979, and of the Kid in the radio series Jake and the Kid.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 21st, 1921 (Toronto), Died September 10th, 2010 (Burlington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 116167 7/14/1965 We're a couple of misfits-2, 3 Billie Richards ; Paukl Soles vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Richards, Billie," accessed July 26, 2021,

Richards, Billie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from

"Richards, Billie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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