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Rare Radio Interview The Voice Of Rudolph Billie Mae Richards Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Billie Mae Richards radio interview. She provided the voice for the Original voice of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from 1964 to 1979.

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Billie Mae Richards, then 43, was an actress and singer who had a knack for doing little-boy characterizations. Late in life, Richards became a neighbor of Soles at Toronto's Performing Arts Lodge, a housing complex for showbiz vets. She died in 2010

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The Rankin/Bass animagic film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first appeared on December 6, 1964. Since then, it has become the longest-running of all holiday TV specials (with, we hope, no end in sight). It's fitting that the grandfather of all Christmas specials features Burl Ives, still remembered warmly by millions as the voice behind the film's narrator, Sam the Snowman. Although this soundtrack bears his name, Ives appears only on a handful of songs: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Holly Jolly Christmas, and Silver and Gold. The remaining vocals are handled by various cast members: Jingle Jingle Jingle features Stan Francis as Santa; We're a Couple of Misfits is sung by Billie Mae Richards (the voice of Rudolph) and Paul Soles (the voice of Hermie); There's Always Tomorrow is immortalized by Janet Orenstein (as Clarice), and a chorus shares The Most Wonderful Day of the Year. The real musical genius behind the movie is Johnny Marks, a songwriter who had earlier written the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as well as holiday favorites like Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (which is featured in a medley here). His songs, in the hands of musical director Maury Laws, simply sparkle with Christmas magic. The second half of the soundtrack features instrumental versions of the songs, featuring the Decca Concert Orchestra conducted by Herbert Rehbein. The instrumentals keep the holiday spirit flowing, but it's the equivalent of a long musical intermission (in other words, you'll probably find yourself straightening out candy canes on the tree before long). Few soundtracks hold as many happy memories or contain as much Christmas spirit as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Hardcore fans (who number more than a few) can also purchase the film in DVD format or check out a book from Rick Goldschmit that chronicles the making of the film (with lots of fascinating facts about the film's history). ~ Dave Connolly

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W.O. Mitchell's "Jake & The Kid" captivated radio audiences in the days before television and enjoyed ratings that rivalled those for the radio broadcasts of the CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada." These homespun tales about the hired hand, Jake Trumper and his sidekick, The Kid, explored very human stories about life on the often cruel Prairies of Saskatchewan in a humorous vein that made a household name for the series across the breadth of Canada. Although he wrote many novels, most notably " Who Has Seen the Wind," featured during the ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Mitchell was as well known for these folksy plays. They enabled him to hone his writing craft in a mass medium, when few other outlets were available; to tackle social issues of the day with a light hand, and to...

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Best Holiday Films of All Time

There are certain things that people expect out of Christmas, a tree, presents, time together as a family, and sometimes even eggnog. Christmas movies can be one of the most important parts of Christmas as everyone in the family watches together. One of the best movies to watch is “Lost Christmas. ” directed by John Hay (“The Truth About Love” 2005) the value of family should never be taken for granted. It inspires people to bring families closer together and spread the love, perfectly capturing the spirit of Christmas. It’s great to watch, and since not everyone has seen it, the family can all watch something new together. If they are looking for more of a classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a close second. Directed by Henry Selik (“Coraline” 2009) and written by Tim Burton (“Alice Through the Looking Glass” 2016), It might not seem like the best holiday film as a large part is about Halloween, but a lot of the movie is spent in Christmas Town. While the main character Jack Skellington, voiced by Chris Sarandon (“I Smile Back” 2015) is the Pumpkin King, he is looking for more beyond his day of Halloween. After stumbling upon Christmas, he very quickly becomes rather obsessed with it and tries to become Santa Claus. Despite his effort, he doesn’t quite understand the meaning of Christmas. It’s a classic movie that is great to watch because it presents Christmas from an outsider’s point of view. Perfect for people that likes things a bit unconventional. It came out 2004, directed by Robert Zemmeckis (“Allied” 2016). It inspires people to believe in things they can’t see, even when the world insists it’s not real. The main character, a young boy growing up played by Tom Hanks (“Sully” 2016), is beginning to doubt the existence of Santa Claus. It is a great story about friendship, trust and believing. It can make kids feel giddy and the adults feel like they’re kids again. “White Christmas” is a classic holiday story of love and comedy mixed with a bit of drama and a few musical numbers. As the song goes, Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer, voiced by Billie Mae Richards (Shadow Builder 2004), gets picked on for his unusual nose, but soon gets to prove himself by helping Santa through a storm. Unlike the song, the movie adds more backstory and a bit of a prologue to Rudolf’s tale. This story of acceptance and friendship is great for kids to watch and adults to reminisce. The “Winter Stallion” is a story of family and forgiveness. After his father dies, Alan, played by Daniel Travanti (“One Small Hitch” 2013), must take care of the farm of horses and his orphaned niece. The “Winter Stallion” came out in 1992 and was directed by Peter Edwards (“Guns of Honor” 1998). It’s relatively unknown, but is still a heartwarming Christmas movie about bringing families together. There have been a lot of Christmas romantic comedies made, but none quite like “Christmas Angel. ” Originally released on 2009 and directed by Brian Brough (“Singing with Angels” 2016) this movie has a much deeper sentiment than what’s on the surface. The main character, Ashley Matthews, played by Kari Diaz (“Friend Request” 2013) , has had to fend for herself for a lot of her life and has become somewhat antisocial and standoffish. However when her neighbor convinces her to start helping him help others, secretly, she starts to warm up to people. With strong messages of helping people who need it and allowing other people to help you, this romantic comedy, sets itself apart. If the family is looking for something a bit more relaxed and not as deep, “The Santa Clause” directed by John Pasquin (“Miss congeniality 2: Armed and fabulous” 2005) is just the movie. After accidentally killing Santa Claus, Scott Calvin played by Tim Allen (“Three Geezers” 2013) must become Santa and deliver all the presents before Christmas Day. The live action “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” that came out in 2000 and directed by Ron Howard (“In the Heart of the Sea” 2015) never fails to make people laugh.


  1. Billie Mae Richards, then 43, was an actress and singer who had a knack for doing little-boy characterizations. Late in life, Richards became a neighbor of Soles at Toronto's Performing Arts Lodge, a housing complex for showbiz vets. She died in 2010
  2. A 1964 stop-motion animated classic directed by Kizo Nagashima and Larry Roemer, and featuring the voices of Billie Mae Richards and Burl Ives. Teased about his light-emitting nose, young Rudolph runs away from Santa's workshop only to save the day 
  3. Hermey the Elf (Paul Soles) and Rudolph (Billie Mae Richards) star in 1964's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." CLASSIC MEDIA. Hide caption. Jack Skellington (voiced by Danny Elfman and Chris Sarandon) appears in a scene from 1993's "The 


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