Barbara Goodson is a Brooklyn-born voice actress. Her best known roles are either older women (or old ladies in general) or young boys (and back in the day, The Chick
too). She is very well known as either Laharl
or Rita Repulsa
. Her capacity for ham
knows few bounds.
She is notable for being one of the first actresses to get regular work dubbing anime, being very prominent throughout the 80s and early 90s, appearing in many projects considered gateway drugs
for anime fans at the dawn of the medium's popularity, and many titles regarded as classics today. She has also appeared in many older anime dubs that have since been redone
over the years.