Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shirley Bell Cole, R. I. P.

Shirley Bell Cole, the Voice of Little Orphan Annie, Dies at 89 - Obituary (Obit) - "In real life, the red-haired Annie was Shirley Bell, a brown-haired girl from the South Side of Chicago, who was the primary radio voice of the character from 1930 to 1940. She got the part, adapted from Harold Gray’s popular comic strip, when she was 10 and, managing to maintain that bubbly preteen voice, played Annie until she was 20.

Shirley Bell Cole died on Jan. 12 at 89, her daughter, Lori Cole, said, adding only that her mother had lived in Arizona."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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