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Lucille Bliss dies at 96; voice of Crusader Rabbit and Smurfette
Lucille Bliss dies at 96; voice of Crusader Rabbit and Smurfette

Lucille Bliss, who provided the voice of the cartoon character Crusader Rabbit in the early days of television and gained recognition a generation later as the voice of Smurfette in the 1980s television hit "The Smurfs," has died. She was 96. Bliss died Nov. 8 from natural causes at an assisted living center in Costa Mesa, according to the Orange County coroner. Bliss parlayed a childhood love of radio theater into a career as an animation voice actress that stretched more than 60 years. She was working as recently as last month. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2012 "Actors from her generation who came up in live radio, you'd do one or two takes with Lucille and...

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