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RIP 1961-1999

"My dream is that someday in the future, a kid will be watching some animated flick Mary Kay did, like Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Toy Story 2, Batman Subzero, etc. ... and that kid won't even know that they are being entertained by Mary Kay - and yet that kid is in this world because the efforts we do today saved the life of one of their parents. That's the legacy I want for my Mary Kay."
Dino Andrade
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Mary Kay Bergman (June 5, 1961 – November 11, 1999) was an American voice actress. Born in Los Angeles, she was one of the most prolific voice actresses of The '90s, with an extensive career in voiceovers for commercials, television, and movies. Her decade-long career saw her involved in some of the decade's most iconic cartoons, including South Park, many of the first few Disney video sequels, and the Scooby-Doo revival movies.

Though many new cartoon fans don't remember hearing her voice, there was a period of time when her voice appeared in almost everything. She replaced Meg Ryan as the voice of Dr. Blight during the later seasons of Captain Planet, and appeared in a number of the early 1990s Marvel cartoon adaptations, including Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man: The Animated Series, the latter as Gwen Stacy. She played Ariel's sister Arista in The Little Mermaid animated series, and was the official Disney voice of Snow White during the entire 1990s. She also played some of the iconic redheads of animation, including Barbara Gordon in Batman: Subzero and Daphne in the first three 1990s Scooby Doo films, Zombie Island, Witch's Ghost, and Alien Invaders. She could do boy voices as well, ranging from Jay-Jay the Jet Plane to Timmy Turner on The Fairly OddParents pilot short (Tara Strong voiced Timmy Turner in the actual series). She also could be heard on South Park, voicing every single female character on that show (except for a select few done by series co-creator Trey Parker).

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Bergman taught voice acting professionally. Her students included Grey DeLisle and Tara Strong, who both became ubiquitous in American animation, and who both took on roles formerly performed by Bergman.

After Bergman tragically committed suicide on November 11, 1999 at the age of 38, her husband, fellow voice actor Dino Andrade, launched SoulGeek in her honor. So that other geeks could find love just as he and Mary Kay found each other.

The Mary Kay Bergman Memorial site can be found here.


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