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Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Biographical information
Full name

Russell Taylor


May 4, 1944


Cambridge, Massachusetts


July 26, 2019

Career information

Voice actress




The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
The Lion Guard

Russi Taylor (May 4, 1944 – July 26, 2019) was an American voice actress. She voiced the fairy and the puppet in The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa and Mbuni and Muhanga in The Lion Guard.


Taylor has largely been involved with voice acting for Disney. Her roles include Huey, Dewey, and Louie in DuckTales and Daisy Duck in Fantasia 2000. She is most famous for being the official voice actress for Minnie Mouse, a title she has held since 1986, which is longer than her predecessors.[1]

Taylor has been involved in other films and television series, such as The Simpsons, My Little Pony, and the sequels to Cinderella.

Taylor died on July 26, 2019 at her home in Glendale, California at the age of 75.[2]


  1. Longtime Voice Actress Russi Taylor on Playing Minnie Mouse and Falling for Mickey in Real Life. Variety (March 8, 2017).
  2. Disney Legend Russi Taylor Dies at 75. The Walt Disney Company (July 27, 2019). Retrieved on July 27, 2019.
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