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Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse
Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse

When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself. "It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the bench. We went past him to get popcorn." Taylor, who was a big fan of Disney's TV series, knew the man sitting alone was Disney, but her mother didn't believe her. "She said, 'Honey, it couldn't be.'" So her mother walked over and asked him if he was Uncle Walt. He told her he was. "My mother sat down and they started talking." Taylor quickly "squished" herself between her...

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