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Madeleine Joan "Maddie" Blaustein (né Adam Seth Blaustein) (October 9, 1960 — December 11, 2008) was an American voice actress, best known for her long run as the voice of Team Rocket's Meowth on the Pokémon anime.
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If you need proof of her talent, just look at how varied her roles just within Valkyrie Profile are; being a transgender woman (though, unlike most trans people, Maddie was actually born intersexnote  and was assigned male at birth before transitioning to a woman) 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 writer and editor for Marvel Comics. She was also a content creator for Second Life under the name Kendra Bancroft. Translator and Localization Director Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

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She fell ill in December 2008 and died in her sleep from an untreated stomach virus she had since Thanksgiving of that year.


Notable roles by Maddie Blaustein:


  • Author Existence Failure: Sadly, she didn't live to see the completion of Dinosaur King. Other voice actors would take over her characters for the remainder of the show's run.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: She had quite the range in her lifetime, from Meowth to Omega to many others. It'd be very difficult to tell it even is the same person!
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