23 March 1925
Megargel, Archer County, Texas, United States
14 June 2005 (aged 80)
Robie Lester was born March 23 1925 in Detroit Michigan and raised in northern Ontario Canada.She joined US army corps before attending UCLA with a major in music. In Hollywood she worked with Herb Alpert and Henri Mancini. Recorded for Liberty, Warner Bros and A & M Records. Sang demo for songwriters.
One of the busiest voice overs for commercials in the 1960s. Such as Kellogs. cereals.
In the early 1960s, Disney songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman brought Lester to the attention of Disney's in-house record label. Lester's voice was heard on literally dozens of Disney's children's records. Her singing voice was heard on the song "Hippity Hop" from the Disney Album "Peter Cottontail and Other Funny Bunnies". and " Beginning in 1965, Lester was the "Disneyland Story Reader" on records where she read the stories, acted out all the parts and reminded children to "turn the page" in their accompanying booklet. Her famous phrase “when Tinker Bell rings her little bells…turn the page" was heard by countless children of a generation. Her "Storyteller" album for The Aristocats was nominated for a 1970 Grammy Award.
She died on Tuesday June 14 2005 at St Josephs Hospital in Burbank, California from cancer. She was 80
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