Saturday, June 18, 2011

unKNOWN Actors: Eva Gabor

This actress we are featuring has a very recognizable voice and an even more recognizable name, Eva Gabor.  Born February 11, 1919 in Hungary and passed away July 4, 1995, Eva is most known for portraying Lisa Douglas on the 1960’s shows Petticoat Junction and Green Acres. Since she is so well known, you are probably wondering why on earth we are going to talk about her on this site.  Well, what is not as well known about Eva was that she had a few Disney appearances in her time, which is naturally what I’m going to be talking about.

She first came to work for Disney in 1963 for a TV movie, voicing Contessa Czigoina in Mickey and the Contessa.

Eva must have enjoyed working with Disney because she accepted her first animated movie voice over job in 1970 providing a voice to Duchess in The Aristocats.

1977 is when we hear Eva again. She is heard in The Rescuers as the brave mouse, Miss Bianca.  She revived this role thirteen years later in 1990’s The Rescuers Down Under.

While her Disney parts are few, she has her place in Disney history because of them.

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