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


Billy Murray


May 25, 1877


August 17, 1954 (aged 77)

Heart Attack

Billy Murray (May 25, 1877 - August 17, 1954) was a popular singer in the early 1900s. 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. Murray portrayed Bimbo from 1930 to 1931. His last role as Bimbo was in Silly ScandalsClaude Reese later took over the full-time voice role of Bimbo.

Characters voiced by Billy Murray 


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


  • Billy Murray discovered Margie Hines as he had found in her voice exactly what the Fleischers had been seeking for Betty Boop.


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