96 (passed away Nov. 8th, 2012)
Mar. 31st, 1916
New York City, New York, USA
Lucille Bliss' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - Robots
1989 - Miracle Mile
1988 - The Night Before
1987 - Assassination
1982 - The Secret of NIMH
1961 - One Hundred and One Dalmatians
1950 - Cinderella
Guest TV Roles
Crusader Rabbit (Voiced)
The Librarian (Voiced)
Lucille Theresa Bliss (March 31, 1916 – November 8, 2012) was an American actress and voice artist.
A New York City native, she lent her voice to numerous television characters, including the title character of the very first made-for-television cartoon, Crusader Rabbit, Smurfette on the popular 1980s cartoon The Smurfs and Ms. Bitters on the Nickelodeon animated series Invader ZIM. In addition to her television roles, she was known for her work as a voice actor in feature films.
Her first voice work was the role of the wicked stepsister Anastasia Tremaine in Walt Disney's classic 1950 feature film Cinderella, for which, she was honored 50 years later by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award in March 2000.
From 1950–57, Bliss was "Auntie Lou" on ABC/KRON-TV's The Happy Birthday To You Show, also known as Birthday Party Show, which had guests from adults, to children, to animals. At the same time, she did voices for Hanna-Barbera while they were working for MGM; as Tuffy in Robin Hoodwinked, as Leprechaun in Droopy Leprechaun and later was Hugo on an episode of The Flintstones. She was also the narrator on three stories from the Disney Album "Peter Cottontail and Other Funny Bunnies"; those three stories being "Story of Thumper", Story of the White Rabbit", and "Story of Grandpa Bunny". Bliss was a voice-over performer for Airborne radio spots in 2004.
- Bliss continually went to audition for a voice in Hanna-Barbera cartoons for approximately 20 years. She was then finally cast as the voice of Smurfette on "Smurfs, The" (1981)_.
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