Bill Thompson

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Bill Thompson
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Years active at Hanna-Barbera: 1962-1963
Characters played: Touché Turtle

William H. Thompson was an American radio personality and voice actor. At MGM's cartoon studio, he was the main voice of Droopy. For Hanna-Barbera, he provided the voice of Touché Turtle on the Touché Turtle and Dum Dum shorts.

Thompson passed away of septic shock on July 15, 1971, at the age of 58.


20th century

Other roles

Apart from MGM and Hanna-Barbera, Thompson was also a prominent voice actor for Disney's films. Several of his notable roles there include The White Rabbit and Dodo from Alice In Wonderland (1951); Mr. Smee in Peter Pan (1953); Jock, Bull and Joe from Lady and The Tramp (1956); King Hubert in Sleeping Beauty (1959); and Uncle Waldo in The Aristocats (1971), the last of whom was his final role before dying. He also portrayed Scrooge McDuck in the 1967 animated featurette, Scrooge McDuck and Money.

Voice acting aside, Bill also had a radio career dating back as further as the 1930s. He was prominently in the cast of the Fibber McGee and Molly radio series, where he voiced several characters such as Wallace Wimple; a timid birdwatcher with a mildly monotonous demeanor.