Wayne Allwine took over the voice acting for Mickey Mouse in 1977. He was only the third person to ever voice Mickey (Walt Disney himself was the first one). He voiced Mickey until he died in 2009, doing it for 32 years! Actress Russi Taylor began performing for Minnie Mouse in 1986 and still does so to this day, making her the longest lasting performer for Minnie Mouse.
The two got married in 1991 and remained together until Wayne died in 2009! Details of their personal life aren’t easily available, but it’s not hard to imagine the two falling in love after long recording sessions while playing their rodent characters!
Some personal info of Wayne Allwine :
|Born||Wayne Anthony Allwine
February 7, 1947
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Died||May 18, 2009 (aged 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||acute diabetes, heart attack|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale|
|Occupation||Voice actor, sound effects editor,foley artist|
|Known for||The voice of Mickey Mouse|
(1991–2009; his death)
|Awards||Emmy Award (1986)
Disney Legend Award (2008)
Some personal info of Russi Taylor :
May 4, 1944 (age 69)
Cambridge, Massachusetts,United States
|Other names||Russi Allwine
|Years active||1977 – Present|
|Known for||The voice of Minnie Mouse|
(1991-2009; his death)