Bill was quoted in this Los Angeles Times article about Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse for the last 28 years!
I don’t know anybody in the world who is as lucky as I am,” said Taylor, who has a splash of pink in her whitish-blond hair. “I work with the best people.”
Her co-workers return the feeling.
“Russi has the tendency to get the giggles,” said Bill Farmer, a longtime friend who is the voices of Goofy and Pluto. “When she starts laughing sometimes it’s very difficult for her to stop. It is a blast.
“She embodies Minnie. What she adds is a large part of her personality to the character.”
When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself.
“It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain” boat ride. “There was a man sitting on the bench. We went past him to get popcorn.”
Taylor, who was a big fan of Disney’s TV series, knew the man sitting alone was Disney, but her mother didn’t believe her. “She said, ‘Honey, it couldn’t be.’” So her mother walked over and asked him if he was Uncle Walt. He told her he was. “My mother sat down and they started talking.”
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