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Billy Murray
Voice of bimbo the dog from early betty boop cartoons

Name

Billy Murray

Born

May 25, 1877

Died

August 17, 1954 (aged 77)

Heart Attack

Billy Murray (May 25, 1877 - August 17, 1954) was a popular singer in the early 1900's. By the late 1920s and early 1930s, the music from his early days was considered nostalgic (the modern term would be "oldies") and Murray was in demand again. He did voices for animated cartoons,especially the popular "follow the bouncing ball" sing-along cartoons and was one of several voices the character Bimbo.

Characters voiced by Billy Murray

Death

  • He died of a heart attack in 1954 at the age of 77.

Trivia

  • Billy Murray discovered Margie Hines as he had found in her voice exactly what the Fleischers had been seeking for Betty Boop.
  • Often did the singing voice for Bimbo but also did voice-over for the character on a few occasions. 

Filmography

See Also

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