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Disney legend Russi Taylor dies at 75

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jul 27, 2019

Disney legend Russi Taylor has passed away at age 75, according to the Walt Disney Company.

Taylor "brought to life an illustrious cast of beloved characters during a career that spanned nearly four decades."

Taylor is best known for her role as Minnie Mouse; she voiced the character for over 30 years and has lent her voice to hundreds of Disney projects.

She had a desire to work for Disney since her childhood. She was at Disneyland with her mother and brother when they saw Walt Disney himself sitting on a bench. They introduced themselves, and at one point, Disney asked her what she wanted to do when she grew up. She replied, "I want to work for you!"

Taylor also lent her voice to animated series, modern classics, and non-Disney projects, including the twins, Sherri and Terri on The Simpsons.

Taylor once said, "I never wanted to be famous. The characters I do are famous, and that's fine for me."

Read the Walt Disney Company's post about Russi Taylor here.