Ann L Rothschild a movie actress and the original voice of Betty Boop has died at the age of 71.
Miss Rothschild gained fame nearly 50 years ago as the voice of Betty Boop, a diminutive cartoon character with a kewpie doll face who was modeled after 1920s flappers.
From 1933 to 1945, she made recordings for the Betty Boop cartoons and traveled the country appearing in variety shows.
In the late 1940s, Miss Rothschild operated Betty Boop Studio in St. Petersburg where she taught acting, singing and dancing.
In 1954 she was ordained a minister in the Unity Church of Christianity.
Services for Miss Rothschild who died Thursday, are sheduled for Monday in Fort Myers with burial at Hawthorne, N. Y.