Billie Mae Richards (Voice Actress)

Billie Mae Richards

Billie Mae Richards 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.

Born: Billy Mae Dinsmore, November 21, 1921, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 10, 2010, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Voice actress, singer
Years active: 1946–2004
Children: Judi Richards
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About Billie Mae Richards

Canadian voice actress who was best known for voicing Rankin/Bass’ version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from 1964 to 1979.

Before Fame

She was raised in Toronto.


She voiced Tenderheart Bear in both the first two Care Bears movies and on the television series.

Family Life

Her daughter Judi Richards is a successful pop singer.


She voiced characters on the 1960’s animated Spider-Man series, which was created by Stan Lee.

Information related to Billie Mae Richards

  • Canadian voice actresses
  • Actresses from Toronto
  • 20th-century Canadian actresses
  • 21st-century Canadian actresses

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