Maddie Blaustein (1960-2008) was an American voice actress, best known for her long run
as the voice of Team Rocket's Meowth on the Pokémon
If you need proof of her talent, just look at how varied her roles just within Valkyrie Profile
are; being a male-to-female transsexual allowed her to voice a wide range of characters from both genders (though Maddie specialized in voicing men who were tough, sarcastic, or cowardly). You could have a show with her as the only voice actor, and no one would notice
She was also Creative Director for the Weekly World News
and was herself a former comic book writer and artist. Translator and Localization Director Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.
She fell ill in December 2008 and died in her sleep.
Notable roles by Maddie Blaustein: