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Billie Lou Watt (June 22, 1924 - September 7, 2001) was an actress in theater and television, including several voice acting roles for commercials and animated series. She is best known as the voice of the title character of the anime Astro Boy and the character Elsie the Cow for Borden Cheese's TV commercials. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... A voice actor (or voice artist) is a person who provides voices for computer and video games, puppet shows, amusement rides, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, stop motion, and animation works (including cartoons, animated feature films, animated shorts), and radio and television commercials. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. ... Astro Boy Volume 1 (English version) Astro Boy is the American title for the Japanese animated series Tetsuwan Atomu (鉄腕アトム), which roughly translates to Mighty Atom (literally Iron-arm Atom);or Atom boy first broadcast on Japanese television from 1963 to 1966. ...


Life & Career

Watt was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where her career on the stage began at the age of 12 in the role of Becky in a local play based on the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Her first role on a professional stage came two years later at the Saint Louis Municipal Opera production of The American Way. Her first acting role using mainly her voice was heard by listeners of the KMOX radio program The Land We Live In. She graduated from Ritenour High School and Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois before continuing her acting career in the touring company of the play Kiss and Tell. This would lead up to performing on the stages of New York City, with special thanks to George Abbott for hiring her for the play Barefoot Boy with Cheek. She also appeared in Little Women and King of Hearts during her time on Broadway. Watt's first regular role on television was for the 1958 series From These Roots as Maggie Barker Weaver. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Cover of a combined edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. ... General Information KMOX is an AM radio station broadcasting in St. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university, located in Evanston, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Official website: http://egov. ... New York City portal The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... George Abbott (June 25, 1887 - January 31, 1995) was among the greatest of Broadway showmen. ... Little Women is a novel by Louisa May Alcott published on September 30, 1868, concerning the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. ... King of Hearts (original French title: Le Roi de Coeur) is a French film about a town in France that has been evacuated due to a bomb placed by the German army. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... From These Roots was an American Soap Opera which ran from 1958 to 1961. ...


Watt's career in animation began after she and her husband Hal Studer were suggested by Fred Ladd as actors in his journey into animation, with their successful project being Astro Boy for the NBC in 1963. Along the way, Billie Lou and Hal learned how to write character dialog and situations as Ladd went out to search for more shows to work on, resulting in the discovery of Kimba the White Lion and Gigantor. Ladd's cast remained close during Watt's career, including her friend Ray Owens, his wife Sonia, and Gilbert Mack. Watt returned to acting as herself on the soap opera The Edge of Night in the role of Florence Hatcher in 1967, but her longest TV role would be Ellie Harper Berman on Search for Tomorrow from 1968 to 1981. Watt's vocal talent continues in multiple roles for Superbook and The Flying House. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kimba the White Lion (Japanese: ジャングル大帝/Janguru Taitei Jungle Emperor) is a animated series from the 1960s, created by Osamu Tezuka, the creator of another beloved anime star, Atomu (Astro Boy), based on his manga of the same title which started in 1950. ... Gigantor (originally Tetsujin 28-go 鉄人28号, literally Iron Man #28) was a manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama published in 1958 which was later made into several anime series, the first in 1963. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... The Edge of Night title card from 1956-67. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on September 3, 1951. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Flying House opening Corkey, Angela, SIR, Justin, and Professor Bumble The Flying House (タイム教室トンデラハウスの大冒険, Time Kyoshitsu: Tondera House no Daiboken) is an anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States. ...


Later in life, Watt and her voice became of great help for radio listeners of In-Touch Networks who are hearing impaired or completely blind. Watt's final acting role was the voice of Ma Bagge on the series Courage the Cowardly Dog from 1999 to 2001. She would succumb to cancer in the lungs later that year, leaving her husband Hal and their three children with memories of a lady of multiple talents. This article is about hearing impairment in the pathological sense. ... Blind can refer to: Look up blind on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ...


External links

  • Billie Lou Watt at the Internet Movie Database

 
 

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