Obituary: Billie Mae Richards

Actress Billy Mae Richards (b.1921) died on September 10 following a series of strokes. Richards appeared in the 1988 TV series War of the Worlds and the films Gammera the Invincible and Shadow Builder. Her best known role, however, was providing the title character’s voice for the Bass-Rankin production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and subsequent films.

  1. Corinne Conley — September 21, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    I have always thought Billie Mae deserved a Star on Toronto’s Walk of Fame.
    Everyone in the entire world seems to know Rudolph and it is surely Billie Mae’s voice that resonates in all our hearts.
    Corinne Conley

  2. Sarah — January 31, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    What a tragedy, I grew up watching Rudolph every year. Such an excellent woman. My condolences to her friends and family.