When people ask us if we are ready for a baby to wake us up constantly, I stop and think about moments like this. Olive has been staring at me since 4 AM so around 630 I got up to feed her. Let her out, play with her ball, 7:10 she is snoring next to me on the couch curled up with her ball... #dogparents
Happy 110th to the late, great Mae Questel, who voiced Betty Boop, Olive Oyl, Little Audrey and Casper, and whose 1934 recording of "On the Good Ship Lollipop" reportedly sold over 2 million copies. She worked steadily until her death, including in TV spots for Scott paper towels and in such films as "Funny Girl" (1968), "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (1988), "New York Stories" (1989) and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989). She died in 1998-be-doop. #maequestel#bettyboop#oliveoyl#whoframedrogerrabbit#voiceactors#onthegoodshiplollipop#celebritybirthdays#gr8erdays
💕 Father & Daughter lifting side by side. Intensity & weight load is different but the effort is 💯 @macmissy_tran repping 85# #Thruster that's big weight for #OliveOyl 😂 She will be #SheHulking soon enough! 🏋️♀️ It's not how heavy or how fast that makes you stronger, it's the work that you put in that will make YOU better. Slow & steady wins the race! #SmashWODCrew#SmashFamily @danilocayabyab
Mae Questel (Mae Kwestel; 13 September 1908-4 January 1998) When Mae was 17 and living in the South Bronx, she won a local contest to find the girl who most resembled Helen Kane, a popular singer known as the "Boop-Oop-A-Doop Queen". She was promptly signed by an agent and began performing in the Vaudeville circuit. Billing herself as "Mae Questel - Personality Singer of Personality Songs," she performed dead-on vocal imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and of course Helen Kane, among many others. Her mimic talent also provided duck, dog, chicken, owl, monkey, lion and baby sounds for radio shows.Betty Boop creator Max Fleischer heard Mae doing her "boop-oop-a-doop" routine and hired her to do the character's voice in 1931. She served as the voice on more than 150 Betty Boop animated shorts until the character was retired in 1939. Her recording of "On The Good Ship Lollipop" sold more than 2 million during the Depression.Best known as the voice of "Betty Boop", she was also the voice of not so less famous "Olive Oyl" in the Popeye's cartoons, but also the toddler Swee'pea, and others. She did Popeye's voice once, in the cartoon Shape Ahoy (1945), because Jack Mercer was serving in the military during World War II. Her versatility is probably better appreciated in the cartoon Never Kick a Woman (1936) in which she provides the quivery, nervous-Nellie voice of Olive Oyl, based on comedic actress Zasu Pitts, and the deep, assured, alluring voice of the blonde saleswoman, based on Mae West.In 1968, the City of Indianapolis honored her with a "Mae Questel Day". In 1979, she won the Troupers Award for outstanding contribution to entertainment.She played occasional small roles in films and television later in her career, most notably the role of Aunt Bethany in 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.