Monday, April 12, 2010

Eddie Carroll, R. I. P.

Actor Eddie Carroll dead at 76 - "The voice of Disney's Jiminy Cricket -- actor Eddie Carroll -- has died of a brain tumor in California at age 76, his wife says.

Carroll, who was also known for his stage tribute to comic Jack Benney, died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, his wife, Carolyn, told the Los Angeles Times.

Carroll became the second actor to give voice to Jiminy Cricket, starting in 1973, the Times said. The native Canadian holds the record for voicing the same Disney character
longer than anyone else, Rick Dempsey, senior vice president of Disney's Character Voices division, told the Times."

1 comment:

Tom said...

Yes, he provided the voice for Jiminy in "Mickey's Christmas Carol". Wonderful job.