Although there have been several actors to voice Minnie Mouse, Marcellite Garner would be the most prominent. Not only was she the first female to play the role, but she performed the part in 52 of the 73 cartoons that Minnie starred in. Marcellite was born in Redlands, California and began her career in Disney's ink and paint department. Walt Disney obviously realized that her talent could be better utilized as a voice actress, and he chose her to replace himself as Mickey's significant other. It proved to be a good decision as Marellite played the part of Minnie for over a decade. Even though she voiced such a prominent character in Disney history, there is very little information available about Marcellite Garner. I could not even find a picture of her online. She passed away in 1993 at the age of 83.
|Nana on the phone with Italy.|
|Me, Nana, and her great grandson.|
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